West Suffolk Wheelers – 100th Anniversary

Stephen Brook Anniversary, News

West Suffolk Wheelers celebrate our 100th year in 2022 and the members of the club wish to have a memorable year. Our extensive list of existing events will be complemented by a specific Anniversary programme that will embrace members and the wider community. We have set the following goals for our Anniversary year: Celebrate 100 years of cycling and triathlon …

Centenary celebrations!

Stephen Brook Anniversary, Mountain Biking, News

2022 is West Suffolk Wheelers’ Centenary year – the club was founded on 5 May 1922. To celebrate, the club has a series of events planned. This week, we held an open day at club HQ to introduce new members to the range of activities we have to offer, and recreated a scene on Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds …

Ixworth Cycle Races return!

Stephen Brook News, Road Racing

After an enforced absence owing to the pandemic, West Suffolk Wheelers were delighted to be able to bring our 6 race programme back to the village of Ixworth in its traditional May bank holiday slot. WSW were represented in most races across the programme: Scott Williams, Martin Brown and Stephen Brook in Men’s 4th category, Megan Free in Women’s 2/3/4 …

West Suffolk Wheelers Open Day – 7 May 2022

Stephen Brook Anniversary, News

On Saturday 7 May, West Suffolk Wheelers will host an Open Day at club headquarters on Shakers Lane, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7BH (in grounds of the Priory School) as part of the club’s events for our 100th Anniversary year. We’re particularly keen to share the joy of cycling and triathlon to the wider community, and build a larger, more …

Cycle jumble sale raises over £450 for club charities

Stephen Brook Anniversary, News

On Saturday 2 April, the club held a cycle jumble sale at Maglia Rosso, to coincide with their open day. A team led by Yaz Peachey with help from Ron Back and Neville Pettit collected unwanted cycling-related clothing & equipment from WSW members, raising over £450 from sales on the day and cash donations. WSW are holding several events during …

100th Anniversary jerseys still available

Stephen Brook Anniversary

A reminder to all WSW club members that the limited edition 100th Anniversary jerseys are still available from Maglia Rosso – being modelled here by 4 Wheelers on a recent Wednesday Wheelers ride to Framlingham. Note also that Anniversary neck scarves are also available at no cost to members at any club event this year – come along and pick …

Hilly 21 Time Trial – 12 March 2022

Stephen Brook News, 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 …

Ixworth Crits return on May bank holiday

Stephen Brook News, Road Racing

After a 2 year absence, Ixworth Cycle Races will return on Monday 2 May 2022. Entries are open now on the British Cycling website here. The six race program starts at midday, with the last race at 16:05.

Suffolk Punch Reliability Trial 2022

Stephen Brook Uncategorized

After a two year hiatus owing to you-know-what, the Suffolk Punch Reliability Trial returned last Sunday. Following a choice of 36 mile (Pony), 60 mile (Gelding) or 75 mile (Stallion) routes, a total of 29 riders set off into strong westerly winds and filthy wet roads. Conditions are always a challenge at this time of year, and several riders suffered …

Eastern CX Round 11 – Stowmarket Scramble at Haughley Park

Stephen Brook Cyclo Cross, News

The final round of the 2021-22 Eastern Cyclocross league was hosted by Stowmarket & District Cycle Club at Haughley Park. It’s a relatively new venue, and SDCC made some significant changes to the course this year – adding a bridge, a long sand section and a feature named ‘the bone’; a series of 5 hurdles set up a hill side …