Hello, and welcome to the home of Wigmore Cycling Club. Based in Rainham Kent, we are a club for any cyclist, we cater for many disciplines for sport & recreation, and have an members aged from under 4 to over 80. Whether you already a keen cyclist looking for like minded folk to ride with, someone looking to get back into cycling after taking a little break, or brand new to cycling and want to see what all the fuss is about - we'll be able to help.
So take a look at the site, see what our members are up to, and learn how to get started. We hope to see you soon!
With the cyclo cross season now ended it is good to see the club well represented in the different categories in the London Cyclo Cross Leagues.
In The Junior league it was a very successful one for the club riders. With 30 riders battling for honours Chris Hyde finished 2nd overall. He was closely followed by Ben Wood and Haden Davis in 6th and 7th positions respectively. Fantastic rids by all of them and a credit to the club coaches at the Go Ride sessions which they have all attended.
The club was also represented in the veterans groups. With Paul Buckley 16th and Michael Wood 22nd from 104 riders in the 50+ races and Dave Bishop 30th and Russ Saunders 78th out of an enormous entry of 216.
Congratulations to all of our riders and I am sure all the younger members will improve and find themselves finishing in the top 10 placings.
The Anderson Cup is the club trophy awarded to the rider who competes and places in the most Open and Club race events throughout the year. Before this year points were taken from early spring through to late September; but with the rise in popularity of CycloCross racing and new Winter Race Leagues, points can now be optained throughout the whole year.
Paul Vine was the first to get points on the board with a very fine 7th place in the club Open Hill Climb in October, but Chris Hyde is the star performer at the moment. His best achievement was taking a superb 2nd place in the London & South East Cyclocross 2014/15 Junior Series. In the same series, Ben Wood and Hayden Davis achieved 5th and 7th places respectively.
Elsewhere, the club’s leading lady Anna Saunders, has also had some very good placing’s with 6 top 11 positions. Phil Appleby is taking part in the inagural London Olympic Velodrome Winter Track League, and has had some decent results in his races.
Check out the full table on the club leagues page
Here's a little update on the dates of the upcoming Go-Ride Saturday schools sessions:
Normally the club meets at the Howard School in Rainham for coaching activities, which are all traffic free and safe. The meeting point is adjacent to our container on the school playground at the rear of the site. We occasionally go out for rides, starting from the Howard School. If coaching sessions are at an alternative venue, we will notify on the Blog, Facebook and via e-mail.
Please arrive on time 09:30, sessions start at 09:45, which means registration should be finished by 09:40!
Are you interested in taking part in a fitness study? Are you a racer, but want to gain an indea of you metric? Every wondered what your 'VO2max' score is? Do you want to prove to the doubters that you're a fast rider? Then read on... there's a student at the Uni Of Kent that need you're help!
With the cold dark winter months now upon us, many of us have turned to indoor training on either turbo trainers or rollers. But gathering the enthusiasm to put in the effort can be hard to find. But fear not, we've got you sorted.
On Wednesday 3rd December we start our weekly indoor group turbo session. Come along and work out and train together, and learn effective and efficient training exercises and techniques. Lets all suffer together!
Hosted in the at the Howard School (the old gym round the back near the containers); things get started 7:30pm with a quick briefing by our first class coaches, before a maximum of 1hour routine designed to maximise your workout.
All are welcome to come along, and at jsut £3 (£5 non-members), there's not really any reason to not do!
On Sunday 24th November we held our annual dinner and awards presentation afternoon, once again at the Roffen Club in Rochester. The guest of honour was former club member, and current World Master 70+ Track Champion Geoff Wiles. Click here for all the winners, and a collection of photos taken on the evening.
On sunday we hosted our annual Hill Climb competition at the grueling Hollingbourne Hill. The official results and full writeup are due very soon, but for now here are a few photos to enjoy, and the times of our very own club riders. The event was won, for the 5th time, but Peter Tadros of In-Gear, with our own Chris Hyde winning the Juvenile title, Keith Walker winning the Vet 45-49 catagory, and Paul Vine being best placed Wigmore rider in 7th place. A big thank you to everyone that helped out marshalling and officiating, and a hearty congratulations to those that rode. (Read More)
Here are a few excellent photos that were taken by Gerald Farrow, with the full set available here.