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 …

Autumn activity update

Stephen Brook News, 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 Brook News, 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 …

Summer 2022 Multisport success

Stephen Brook News, Swimming, Triathlon

This summer has seen a wealth of multisport success in both senior and junior events – here’s a round-up of the most recent senior triathlon events. On Sunday 18 September Anna Street, Malcolm Macfarlane, Tom Weaver Smith and David Allen swam the length of lake Windermere (10.5 miles!) in a respectable 6hrs 37 including feed stops. Coach Anna is immensely …

Eastern Cyclocross Round 2 – Amis Velo, Hillyfields

Stephen Brook Cyclo Cross, News

We had 19 Wheelers (across all age groups) at the Amis Velo Cyclo Cross at Colchester. A compact and challenging course on the dry ground made it very easy to spectate and follow the action. Well done to the younger riders; Sam and James Ollenbuttell 17th and 22nd in the U10/U8 race; Matthew Blackwell, Erin Stewart and Poppy Moore 11th, 13th …

Cross kicks off again at Springfield

Stephen Brook Cyclo Cross, News

Following the participation of a host of members in last weekend’s Tour of the Cornfields Off Road Sportive ~ a precursor to the start of the CX season ~ the Eastern league got underway on Sunday at the Springfield course in Chelmsford. Good weather brought out some fast racing with Sam Brook riding well to 11th in the U16 race. …

Family Bike Ride for Charity – Sunday 9th October

Stephen Brook Anniversary, News, Social Rides

West Suffolk Wheelers is a cycling and triathlon club based in Bury St Edmunds; formed in 1922 it is celebrating its 100th year Anniversary.  Based at their purpose built Club House in Shakers Lane the Club has over 250 members who participate in all forms of cycling, swimming and running. The Club is holding a Family Bike Ride for Charity …

Midsummer TT update

Stephen Brook News, 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 …

Inaugural ladies’ ride to Lavenham

Stephen Brook Anniversary, News, Social Rides

Sunday 26 June was a lovely sunny day for our ladies ride. We soon became a lady down as one of our leaders Yasmin encountered a mechanical en route so sadly we had to leave without her. Megan led Zara, Lesley out of Maglia Rosso whilst Sara was at the rear. It was very windy and a bit lumpy on …