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 …

End of season Cyclocross report for 2023-24

Stephen Brook Cyclo Cross, News

This end of season round-up is brought to you by Peter Golding, WSW CX stalwart and race organiser As the season is finally over in the UK it’s time to put together the final report and I’m doing so whilst watching a televised race from Middlekerke in Belgium !It has been a wonderful season for all of the Wheelers Cyclocross …

Shouldham Warren XC MTB

Stephen Brook Mountain Biking, News

Nine wheelers braved a sodden Shouldham Warren course to take on Kings Lynn MTB Club’s XC race on Sunday 18th February, with the water torture coming in 1 hour, 1.5 hour and 3 hour varieties! Congratulations to Lee Sturman and Kevin Burton for tackling the 3 hour race, Paul Watson, Nick Rush, Karl Hale, Megan Free and Matt Denny riding …

Suffolk Punch Reliability Trial 2024

Stephen Brook News

This year saw the second incarnation of the Suffolk Punch under Jason Alcock’s stewardship, with revised routes over 38, 62 and 80 miles. There were some last minute route adjustments to account for roadworks around Bildeston, plus plenty of water on the roads on the day to test the riders. 67 riders braved the conditions, returning to WSW Club HQ …

Club ride update – 10th February

Stephen Brook News, Social Rides

An update on club rides – and news of a Ride Leader’s course at Club HQ on Saturday 2 March. Wheelers on the Community Ride on 3rd February While we’re still putting up with damp, squally weather, most of our club rides are already in full swing. If you want to get out on the weekend, you’ll be in safe …

End of season cyclocross relay frolics!

Stephen Brook Cyclo Cross, News

Peter Golding’s Cyclocross Report – Week ending 4 February 2024 Well it’s finally over, the Easterncross League 2023/24 season has finished and what a way to finish it was. Simon Wilson from Colchester Rovers CC, decided to resurrect the end of season relays which would be followed by the League Prize presentation. It turned out to be a superb idea, …

Cyclocross update – National Champs weekend!

Stephen Brook Cyclo Cross, News

Peter Golding’s race report Last weekend was the British Cyclocross Championships which, for the first time ever, were held in Scotland. The host town was Falkirk, famous for the Antonine Wall, which was the furthest North the Romans ventured, the fantastic ‘Kelpies’ and the engineering marvel that is the ‘Falkirk Wheel’. If you’re ever driving that far North, visit the …

Cyclocross update, week ending 7 January

Stephen Brook Cyclo Cross, News

Peter Golding brings you this week’s cyclocross report Happy New Year one and all, and what a start to the year it has been for Cyclocross. As you’re all aware, the rain has affected the whole of the UK and Europe during the past few weeks, the road cycling aficionados amongst you, will know what lengths you’ve all gone to, …

Diminutive differences – Fred Filby 2023

Stephen Brook News, 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 Brook News, 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 …

West Stow Cross Sunday 17th December

Stephen Brook Cyclo Cross, News

This cyclocross report comes directly from Peter Golding, organiser of Round 10 of the Eastern Cyclocross League, and the West Suffolk Wheelers’ home event I’ve finally found the energy to sit down and write about the West Stow Cross ! The event at West Stow Country Park, is probably one of the most anticipated races in the Easterncross League calendar …