Early season TT update

Stephen BrookNews, Time Trials

With the TT season in full swing, here’s an update on how the WSW testers are going in local Open events. On 21st April, 3 wheelers faced the timekeeper in the Kings Lynn 10 , a very strong cold northerly put paid to hopes of a quick ride but the promoting club’s hospitality was as always excellent. Mark Eastwood: 27.42 …

Diminutive differences – Fred Filby 2023

Stephen BrookNews, Time Trials

A hardy group of 16 riders ventured out on Boxing Day for our annual Fred Filby time trial. Given the typical Christmas diet, thankfully riders didn’t need to attempt a full gas effort over the 10 mile Horringer course – the format of this event allows them to pick a target time within a given pace range; their goal is …

David tops the SPOCO East competition for 2023

Stephen BrookNews, Time Trials

David Young is one of our club’s band of committed time triallists, and also the organiser of our annual Grass Track event. His reward for extensive training this season, including substantial strength and conditioning work, has been winning the Senior category in the season-long Sporting Courses competition for the East region. Sporting courses are those held on (often undulating and …

Autumn activity update

Stephen BrookNews, Social Rides, Time Trials, Triathlon

The first astronomical autumn weekend of 2022 saw WSW engaged in a range of activities – Road Racing and Triathlon events are winding down, the Cyclocross season has started, but club rides are still going strong. Ray Reeves led a squad of Wheelers at the Centurion Relay Triathlon in Great Yarmouth – the race format being a 2km swim, 82km …

Wheelers battle the breeze in Bungay

Stephen BrookNews, Time Trials

9 Wheelers lined up for the DAP 10 over at Bungay on Saturday 17th September. With roadworks on the original course the event organiser did a great job in keeping the event on using an alternative course; with a very gusting cross wind it was described by some WSW riders as brutal !! Jordan Black was the fastest Wheeler home …

Midsummer TT update

Stephen BrookNews, Time Trials

WSW riders have been out in force at local TTs recently, both the club events on Thursday evenings and Open events. Godric 10 Seven WSW made their way over to Wortwell to ride the Godric 10 on 11 June, with the fields being so small this year we made nearly 20% or the entry. We were greeted with a strong …

Vets on form at Yarmouth and Crowfield

Stephen BrookNews, Time Trials

On Sunday 22 May three old veterans ** took part in the Great Yarmouth CC 25 based on a new course between Wayford bridge and Caister on the A149, very little traffic on a single carriageway with a light westerly crosswind, John Steed rolled the years back with 1:07:36 ( at 73 a super ride), Mark Eastwood 1:08:44 , and …

Hilly 21 Time Trial – 12 March 2022

Stephen BrookNews, Time Trials

Strong southerly winds greeted the 39 riders to face the timekeeper in this year’s open Hilly 21 Time Trial, starting at Risby. The event had 3 categories TT bike, Road bike and Medium gear and featured riders from a number of local clubs including West Suffolk Wheelers (hosting), CC Sudbury, Stowmarket & District CC, Cambridge University CC and Newmarket Cycling …

Time trial round-up

Stephen BrookNews, Time Trials

Kings Lynn 10 Mile – 25 September Three members took part in the time trial which passes South Runcton, Downham Market and Stradsett and finishes at Tottenhill. There was a slight headwind the roundabout then a bit cross and slight tailwind. The winning time was a 20:19, with Wheelers finishing as follows: Martin Pyne in 25:48, David Young in 26:33 …