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3 days ago

As we are living so close now, I thought I'd go down to the start of the Women's Tour start in Tewkesbury. I've never been to a start before, will there be much going on? Any freebies? ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

Group B ride. Tenbury Wells and Cleehill route.

Group B ride. Tenbury Wells and Cleehill route.May 29, 8:30amNew Road, Worcester83.51km distance and 1,341m elevation. There is a coffee stop at the top of Clee hill. We will wait for riders at the tops of hills, you need to be reasonably fit to ride the 17/18mph average. Route www.strava.com/routes/2742420383820222912. ETA back to Worcester around 12 following a 30 min coffee stop.
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Group B ride. Tenbury Wells and Cleehill route.
2 days ago

'D/E' ride. Hill Top Cafe.

'D/E' ride. Hill Top Cafe.May 28, 9:30amPremier Inn Worcester City CentreD/E ride to enjoy at an easy pace and distance. Smiles not miles. Approx 27 miles. Pace 12-13mph AVE.
Cafe stop at Hill Top Cafe, Top Barn.
I will be leaving the group in Hallow, straight route back to the start.
Route Link below.
www.strava.com/routes/2914968410801420652
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D/E ride. Hill Top Cafe.
3 days ago

Bit of a long shot but does anyone have an old Shimano Ultegra Wh 6600 rear wheel or wheelset sat in a shed they'd be interested in selling? I broke a spoke on the way home from the pub in the dark the other night and it turns out spares are a little difficult to come by. ... See MoreSee Less

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How long is the spoke?

It's the nipple on the left side rear that I need, I have a spare spoke though finding that was not the easiest so I ordered 2 front spokes and nipples, 2 rear right and nipples and then 2 rear left spokes. I'm thinking it'd be easier to find a spare wheelset I can rob for parts, probably cheaper too.

3 days ago

Unusually, today, the two regular Wednesday Club rides followed broadly the same route ( and both got wet courtesy of the same heavy shower ). However, one was slower ( ours ) and they followed the Upton - Wych - West Malvern - Birchwood axis in opposite directions. It’s reasonable to conclude each had the same amount of climbing - I’d forgotten about the ramp up to Birchwood from the Old Hollow end. Alfrick Village Café looked after us very well, and good to welcome Stephen Perry to our rides for the first time. ... See MoreSee Less

Unusually, today, the two regular Wednesday Club rides followed broadly the same route ( and both got wet courtesy of the same heavy shower ). However, one was slower ( ours ) and they followed the Upton - Wych - West Malvern - Birchwood axis in opposite directions. It’s reasonable to conclude each had the same amount of climbing - I’d forgotten about the ramp up to Birchwood from the Old Hollow end. Alfrick Village Café looked after us very well, and good to welcome Stephen Perry to our rides for the first time.

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Lovely ride thanks Nigel Rees

Thanks Nigel Rees, wasn't as wet as predicted by the forcast.

Thanks Nigel and everyone, very enjoyable ride.

3 days ago

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3 days ago

Saturday C/D ride

Saturday C/D rideMay 28, 9:00amPremier InnThis week we are back to the usual meeting point - outside the Premier Inn. The ride will be 54 miles Bridge to Bridge, out to Clent via Belbroughton and back via Chaddesley Corbett. Café stop at Willow and Boar after 32 miles. Pace 14/15 mph, 3,200 ft of climbing. MAXIMUM 12 RIDERS including me.
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Saturday C/D ride
3 days ago

As promised the overall points so far. The season takes your best 15 events as the total, so the last column shows how many events have been done by each rider. Some points may have changed slightly as I became aware of 2nd claim riders (who get no points).
The tab marked Ov is the overall done on fastest times. The tab marked HC is the points with the Vets on Standard Handicapping applied which is for interest only. I have not done separate road points at the moment but those points in highlighted in bright blue are TT bikes so you can interpret it accordingly.
Hopefully this all makes sense!
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Did you put me onto the spreadsheet just so you could type “0” a few times? 🤣

It’s wrong and Adrian bird got 49 points at the first event I think you’ll find

3 days ago

530 from the new inn

530 from the new innMay 26, 5:30pmThe new inn at ClainesWe leave the new inn at Claines at 5;30
14/15 average speed
All welcome
Return back to worcester in Norton area.

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530 from the new inn
3 days ago

Hi,
Anyone want a nearly new set of Mavic Askium's?
Around ~15 rides on them.
Cassette is a Shimano 8 speed 11-28
Looking for £100
Thanks
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3 days ago

Hi,
Does anyone want a Cannondale CAAD 8?
Size 58.
Shimano Claris group set with FSA cranks.
Very good condition.
Looking for £300 for it?
Thanks
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3 days ago

Tonight's time and points. As per usual the actual times and points are on the left hand side and then on the right hand side are the handicapped times and points according to age and gender as adopted by the governing body of Cycling Time Trials. Any problems - message me. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to everyone who helped- excellent marshalling on the turn onto the A38 👍

Thanks as always to everyone who helped organise this evening

Thanks all, as Nick says good job on the A38 turn 👏

Hi Andrea, thanks for this. I know I advised before but Henry Welsby is 15 not 16 as listed. Please could you update? Cheers

Thank you all who helped out tonight, a very enjoyable evening

David Pullen 1:44 faster than your first Madge Hill run of the season; I'd keep that bike if I were you! 👏

Thanks for all your hard work Andrea sorting out the excel sheets and well done in tonight's TT. Will there be an overall points excel sheet published soon?

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5 days ago

The Holdstock off road race team had another fun day out at a very sunny round 2 of the Welsh MTB series in the Forest of Dean yesterday. The U6 and U8 course was very technical and included the main start/finish climb! Quinn got round for 5th U6 boys and Austin set off in earnest in the U8 boys with a podium in sight after the climb on the second lap, but a crash in the very rooty mud dropped him back to a respectable 6th place. Great job in picking himself up quickly to still finish 👏👏. ... See MoreSee Less

The Holdstock off road race team had another fun day out at a very sunny round 2 of the Welsh MTB series in the Forest of Dean yesterday.  The U6 and U8 course was very technical and included the main start/finish climb!  Quinn got round for 5th U6 boys and Austin set off in earnest in the U8 boys with a podium in sight after the climb on the second lap, but a crash in the very rooty mud dropped him back to a respectable 6th place.  Great job in picking himself up quickly to still finish 👏👏.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Well done

Brilliant ...well done 👏👏👏

Wish I'd started at that age 🤔😂

Well done 👏

Awesome!!! Well done boys!!

Fantastic work👏

Good show boys!

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6 days ago

Tuesday TT is Madge Hill. The first rider will leave at 18:45pm and we will be signing on from 17:45pm. So far there are no notifications online for roadworks. ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday TT is Madge Hill. The first rider will leave at 18:45pm and we will be signing on from 17:45pm. So far there are no notifications online for roadworks.

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Can’t possibly think about Time Trials at the moment as I am the wrong side of a rum & coke and this French poussin requires my full attention! Bon appetite 😁

I will ride over to the start from the new inn bout 5:15. We should get to St. Peter’s garden centre bout 5:45 ok. Then pedal onto madge hill.

Is this open to non WSJ club members and what's the cost if so? Might try and make it out for a good blast if so otherwise its probably a zwift tonight

4 days ago

0930 Club Run to Upton

0930 Club Run to UptonMay 25, 9:30amPremier Inn Worcester City CentreUpton - that sounds nice and gentle!
However it is a hilly route out, coffee after 32 miles, flat back. 50 ish miles in total, 3,300ft of ascent, 16/17mph.
www.strava.com/routes/2964132271730391746
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0930 Club Run to Upton
4 days ago

Wednesday Gentler Alternative ride

Wednesday Gentler Alternative rideMay 25, 9:30amPremier InnTomorrow’s edition will be 43 miles Bridge to Bridge, and the route will be Ryall - Hanley Swan - Wyche cutting - West Malvern - Alfrick ( café stop ) and back to Worcester. C/D pace.
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Wednesday Gentler Alternative ride
5 days ago

Sorry this is late.
Top ride yesterday .10 turned up. Cracking weather too.
We crossed the Powick footbridge then headed for jennet tree lane.
Not long after I suffered a front wheel blow out due to a brake shoe that became misplaced. Anyway. All sorted (thanks Steve and Nigel) on to Hanley swan then the old “children’s zoo”…
Next went through lanes to Longdon. There we passed Chris Giles .
Onward round the back of corse lawn to Ashleworth hub for a very nice coffee stop. Here we saw Evie Richards in her world champion kit no less.
Refreshed we rode on to Harpury ,pendock then Welland. By now fatigue was setting in and riders dropped off the back at times.
Thoroughly enjoyed.
Thanks all for your company.
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Sorry this is late. 
Top ride yesterday .10 turned up. Cracking weather too.
We crossed the Powick footbridge then headed for jennet tree lane. 
Not long after I suffered a front wheel blow out due to a brake shoe that became misplaced. Anyway. All sorted (thanks Steve and Nigel)  on to Hanley swan then the old “children’s zoo”… 
Next went through lanes to Longdon. There we passed Chris Giles .
Onward round the back of corse lawn to Ashleworth hub for a very nice coffee stop. Here we saw Evie Richards in her world champion kit no less. 
Refreshed we rode on to Harpury ,pendock then Welland. By now fatigue was setting in and riders dropped off the back at times. 
Thoroughly enjoyed. 
Thanks all for your company.

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A super route Dave.. thanks 😊 👍

Awesome 60 mile ride Dave, just what I needed. Broke my PB for fastest 40k and my highest average of the year, very pleased considering I haven’t ridden much, feeling it today though…🙃🚴🏻‍♂️

Great to see you guys! Fab weather for it.

Matt Mac made it then!

1 week ago

Big Kids v little kids in sumo; and team little kids relaxing after a hard coaching session at Perdiswell this evening. ... See MoreSee Less

Big Kids v little kids in sumo; and team little kids relaxing after a hard coaching session at Perdiswell this evening.Image attachment

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Well done 👏

Superb evening. Isabelle absolutely loved it.

Brilliant stuff Paul Sobczyk ,the team have done a grand job. Wilfie loves the sessions.

Good turnout there Paul

Great to see

Well done Paul and everyone who helped 👍

Well done Paul Great work

A big thanks to Paul Sobczyk, Sheena and Laura for running these events, my kids have really enjoyed them 😀🚲🚲🚲

Ditto Julian Church

Well done Paul, looks like they are all having loads of fun! x

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1 week ago

WJSCC Crit at Stourport Track (BMCR membership required)

WJSCC Crit at Stourport Track (BMCR membership required)May 21, 12:30pmStourport Track, StourportA, B, C riders start at 12:30, 50 minutes plus 2 laps
D, E, F, G and women start at 14:00, 50 minutes plus 2 laps
Sign on will open at 11:30
Warm up 12:00-12:30 for race 1
Warm up 13:30-14:00 for race 2

There is space for entries on the day - £15
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WJSCC Crit at Stourport Track (BMCR membership required)
6 days ago

Fantastic turnout today for the Well-being ride. 18 riders took off from Revills Farm Shop in Defford. We split into 3 groups and headed off towards Tewkesbury and Longdon. The sun was shining and it wasn’t too windy-thank God! No mechanical issues along the way, although my group had lots of other issues…..toilet stops-not once but 3 times! I was beginning to wonder wether I was leading a ride for ‘ Help the Aged ’ 🤔. Anyway we all made it back safely and tucked into some much needed snacks and drinks at Revills. It’s the first time we have started a ride from here and I have to say that the service and food was excellent. Thank you Revills. We will definitely be returning! A big thank you to all the ride leaders and back markers-without you we wouldn’t be able to organise this ride. I hope everyone who took part in the ride enjoyed it today-we would love to see you all again in two weeks 👍 ... See MoreSee Less

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Had a lively ride. Thank you again. Xx

It looks like you all had a great ride, really well organised Jackie. Sorry I couldn’t be with you 😸😊.

Well organised Jackie, successful morning.

Another picture from today, thank you so much Jackie for organising the routes and arranging perfect weather!

2nd time out with you guys and enjoyed the route and the company.

Thanks for organising the weather as well Jackie 🌞🌞

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6 days ago

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Nice to see Andy Walker out with the club again….

7 days ago

Today’s C/D ride to Newent began less than promisingly, as a mechanical in the form of a loose crank impeded progress after a quarter of a mile. It got worse, a broken spoke compelled one of our number to branch off to Echelon bike shop. However, it got better - the sun came out and the stiff climb in Ketford wasn’t as bad as we remembered it. Roses Garden Centre were welcoming and friendly hosts, and the ride home was helped partly by a tailwind but especially by the prospect of a pint of Bathams at the Huntsman to celebrate Chris Obern’s birthday. I’m sure we’ve celebrated his birthday with a post ride beer several times already this year. ... See MoreSee Less

Today’s C/D ride to Newent began less than promisingly, as a mechanical in the form of a loose crank impeded progress after a quarter of a mile. It got worse, a broken spoke compelled one of our number to branch off to Echelon bike shop. However, it got better - the sun came out and the stiff climb in Ketford wasn’t as bad as we remembered it. Roses Garden Centre were welcoming and friendly hosts, and the ride home was helped partly by a tailwind but especially by the prospect of a pint of Bathams at the Huntsman to celebrate Chris Obern’s birthday. I’m sure we’ve celebrated his birthday with a post ride beer several times already this year.

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Great ride Nigel even with the 20% thrown in, thanks with a little refreshment at the end 👍👍

Great place is Roses, Anne and I were in yesterday Very busy but friendly and welcoming😊😊

Thanks Nigel, a great ride in the unexpected sunshine! 🌞

Thanks for organising a great cycle today Nigel.

Thanks Nigel great ride .

Fab ride brilliant organisation as always Nigel

Thanks for the thoroughly enjoyable ride

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6 days ago

Hello everyone. I have an entry to the Ride London Free Cycle for the 29th May. It looks transferrable as there's no name on the race number. You get a map, race number, arm band and a bright green tabard to wear. Message me with your address and I'll post it straight away. I've only got one. Regards Will ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

I would like to Thank all the club members and non club members for helping to run today race I could not run the race with out your help Thank you also Steve Dring and Adrian Bird and Vince Page with Steve 4th and Adrian 9th in the first race. And VInce always at the front of the race with Deano Sibthorpe Echelon RT in the end winning and Vince Page very close second only mm in it ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for organising it Clinton.

1 week ago

Hi, is anyone going out this weekend 30+ miles at between 17-19mph? My son who’s 16 is looking to join the club. He’s a GB biathlete and cycling is part of his summer endurance training - rides with his 15mph mum aren’t cutting the mustard 😂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Well cycle faster. That's what mums do 🙂

Strap a electric motor on it 🤭

Normally there’d be a 10am from the bridge but we’re running an event on at Stourport track so I don’t imagine it is on.

I’m going for a ride tomorrow morning and I’m more than happy for you to come along, going to take it easy on a flattish 2hour route, probably average 18-19mph Let me know, can meet 10am on Worcs Bridge👍

I am going on a 50ish one with some pals at 9am sunday if he wants to come. Pm me 🙂. Its a dcc ride not a wsjcc but more than welcome 🙂.

Chris Giles

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7 days ago

Group B/A ride Ashleworth Hub and return

Group B/A ride Ashleworth Hub and returnMay 22, 8:30amSt Peters Garden Centrestrava.app.link/IuFPtjGwdqb

We will riding at around a 20 mph average. Stop at Ashleworth for refreshments if people wish and ETA back at St.Peters around 11am.
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Group B/A ride Ashleworth Hub and return
7 days ago

Today's E ride was put together following a plea from Pippa Whitmore, who then had the temerity to say she could not attend. She compensated for this *faux pas* by fashioning our outfits from '70s nylon carpet and old Ocado Bags for Life. Things have moved on since Maria von Trapp's time, so we added helmets made out of colanders as a nod to road safety, aero considerations and WSJCC rules. Fortuitously, this all made us look *less *silly than in the *Pollock*-esque lycra dis-ensembles normally sported by our tribe.

Thus, myself, Rick Allen and Mark Platts headed for the hills.

Having lulled the group in a false sense of bucolic serenity along Jennet Tree Lane, Madresfield Road and the micro-rurality that is Mayfield Road, I plunged them into the industrial brutalism of Spring Lane Industrial Estate in Malvern Link, before heading for more greenery out to Leigh Sinton.

Having promised 'no major hills' we did have to tackle the double whammy of steep bits past the Knapp and Papermill reserve. A few more undulations were brushed aside, before our stop at Holloways.

We enjoyed 'at table' service for our drinks and cakes; with hindsight, this may have been a ploy to get us out of sight of more sensitive customers as quickly as possible, to avoid lost sales through distraction, disbelief or migraine.

Fortified with food and tweaked into alertness by Rick's tales of near death bike vs. vehicle incidents, we had a lovely run down to Knightwick, along a relatively quiet A44, then up that sneaky little hill off the main road towards Martley. I think I heard Mark call it the 'wee-Ankerdine', but I may have misheard a comment he was making to Rick about me breaking the aforementioned promise about avoiding hills!

Easy run back to Lower Broadheath, Rushwick, where Rick split, and St John's, were Mark headed back to his car on Weir Lane and I carried on to Sabrina Bridge.

Along the route, to enhance the *Sound of Music *vibe, we belted out a few classics appropriate to the ride, including:

"Eezer Goode, Eezer Goode, He's Ebeneezer Goode"

"E aye a de oh, the farmer wants a wife - and a lane that's not full of people who patently can't afford a car, yet seem happy to spend many £s on ill-fitting clown-gear and ride bikes that are clearly far too precious to get muddy"

"E'll be coming round the Malverns when E comes"

Oh, such fun!?
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Todays E ride was put together following a plea from Pippa Whitmore, who then had the temerity to say she could not attend. She compensated for this *faux pas* by fashioning our outfits from 70s nylon carpet and old Ocado Bags for Life. Things have moved on since Maria von Trapps time, so we added helmets made out of colanders as a nod to road safety, aero considerations and WSJCC rules. Fortuitously, this all made us look *less *silly than in the *Pollock*-esque lycra dis-ensembles normally sported by our tribe.
Thus, myself, Rick Allen and Mark Platts headed for the hills.
Having lulled the group in a false sense of bucolic serenity along Jennet Tree Lane, Madresfield Road and the micro-rurality that is Mayfield Road, I plunged them into the industrial brutalism of Spring Lane Industrial Estate in Malvern Link, before heading for more greenery out to Leigh Sinton.
Having promised no major hills we did have to tackle the double whammy of steep bits past the Knapp and Papermill reserve. A few more undulations were brushed aside, before our stop at Holloways.
We enjoyed at table service for our drinks and cakes; with hindsight, this may have been a ploy to get us out of sight of more sensitive customers as quickly as possible, to avoid lost sales through distraction, disbelief or migraine.
Fortified with food and tweaked into alertness by Ricks tales of near death bike vs. vehicle incidents, we had a lovely run down to Knightwick, along a relatively quiet A44, then up that sneaky little hill off the main road towards Martley. I think I heard Mark call it the wee-Ankerdine, but I may have misheard a comment he was making to Rick about me breaking the aforementioned promise about avoiding hills!
Easy run back to Lower Broadheath, Rushwick, where Rick split, and St Johns, were Mark headed back to his car on Weir Lane and I carried on to Sabrina Bridge.
Along the route, to enhance the *Sound of Music *vibe, we belted out a few classics appropriate to the ride, including: 
Eezer Goode, Eezer Goode, Hes Ebeneezer Goode
E aye a de oh, the farmer wants a wife - and a lane thats not full of people who patently cant afford a car, yet seem happy to spend many £s on ill-fitting clown-gear and ride bikes that are clearly far too precious to get muddy
Ell be coming round the Malverns when E comes
Oh, such fun!?

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Sounds like you had a spiffing time, I hope the colander helmets all had the prerequisite eu marking 😜🙀. I keep suggesting the hill of Ank for a Well Being Ride, only to be met with threats of slow death and evisceration 🤔😹.

Lovely stuff,Mike. 😂👍

7 days ago

The Giro looks good today.

153km. The shortest stage today but very hilly. Up and down all day. Lots of tricky twisty descents. Could be intense. GC candidates could get caught out.
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Thank you Carlton Kirby 😂😂

7 days ago

The last leg - Stratford 70 - C Ride

The last leg - Stratford 70 - C RideMay 22, 8:30amPremier Inn Worcester City CentreThe last endurance training ride for Ride London. Just over 70 flatish miles to Stratford and back. This is a tried and tested route that originally came from the Ree's catalogue, so you know it is going to be good.

Speed, well not great for me at the moment so I will probably slow everyone down to a respectable 16 mph. This ride is all about the miles, so I am not going to fret about meeting the published speed. This ride sits under the C Category, please refer to the categories on the website wsjcc.co.uk/club-rides/

Route www.strava.com/routes/2938350922541599422

Cafe stop is likely to be the Pantry Cafe, although might change this as they don't do breakfast foods, just cakes and sandwiches. I am open to suggestions.

Important things to note
1. Start time is 8.30 am, if you want to go on the ride click on going (not maybe). If you change your mind, please remove yourself.
2. I am not a tour guide, pop the route on your garmin and remember this is a team effort. Everyone should be looking out for each other, if the front of are leaving someone behind you shout, if you lose someone you shout, and take your turn on the front. Especially if you are a giant.

Club rules apply wsjcc.co.uk/group-riding-guidelines/
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The last leg - Stratford 70 - C Ride
1 week ago

Nice to see some WSJCC members joining us for the Hay Skivers audax today. More pictures in the comments - I think I spotted Richard Rollason making his way up Clee Hill! ... See MoreSee Less

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Yup I was there too . Great day out .

1 week ago

Ashleworth hub

Ashleworth hubMay 22, 9:00amWorcester bridge Meet on sunday at 9 on worcester bridge.
14/15 average speed
We’ll go south ok.
Ashleworth hub

All welcome.

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Ashleworth hub
1 week ago

Anyone interested in doing a 70ish to 80 ride on Sunday? Last chance before Ride London. I will drag the speed down to a respectable 16 mph ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Hi to the St johns rider on the Wolverhampton road just outside of Bearwood at 16:45 today ... See MoreSee Less

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