We're an expanding club based in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. The club offers many opportunities and services to the cycling community, and Welwyn Wheelers CC members participate in all aspects of cycle sport and leisure. You'll find plenty of information here about the club and what we do. If you'd like to get involved, or just find out a little more, don't hesitate to get in touch - we'd be pleased to hear from you.
The 2015 Pete Bissell memorial ride is taking place on Sunday 8 March 2015.
Meet at 9:00am for 9:20am start at Gosling Sports Park (Postcode AL8 6XE) – shower, changing and cafe facilities available. Target finishing time: 12:00-12:30pm.
As in previous years, the ride will take place on the closest Sunday to Peter’s birthday. Any cyclist who knew Peter is encouraged and invited to join the club in remembrance. We plan for three “navigated” groups (depending on numbers and the weather!):
“Fast” group following a 105Km route (≈18mph)
“Middle” group following a slightly shorter route (≈15mph)
“Easy” group on a 45Km route at a pace to suit slowest rider
U16 riders are welcome but should be accompanied by a responsible adult; all riders should be appropriately equipped to mend punctures and minor mechanicals. This is NOT a race! But please join us, enjoy the ride and meet some of Peter’s old friends – on the bike or in the cafe afterwards.
And for new club members who did not have the pleasure of knowing PB: he joined aged 11 and was ultimately one of two former club members to be National Champion (U23) on the road – the other is Andy Fenn (Team Sky). For more info, and a picture of commitment for you hill-climbers see here
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our members.
Training sessions return in the New Year in week commencing 5th January. As a reminder:
Monday - circuit training
Wednesday - road bikes on the track & cyclo-cross
Thursday - turbo session
Saturday - Go Ride, road bikes on the track, off-road & road rides
Sunday - road ride
Welwyn Wheeler duo Lauren Murphy and Jack Plumley were delighted to have been hand picked for British Cycling Olympic Performance Pathway Programme.
Murphy (15) who only joined Welwyn Wheelers this year has been impressing British Cycling with her progress throughout the season at a National level and has been invited to be an Olympic Development Apprentice (ODA). The ODA is aimed to support young riders with the transition into the junior ranks by developing their skills both on and off the bike.
Murphy has had a successful year having been selected for the Sainsbury’s UK School Games and winning bronze medal at the National Madison Championships last month as well as being selected to ride the Revolution Series alongside some of the top cycling stars such as Welwyn Wheelers very own Laura Trott. Speaking at the London Velodrome this week, Murphy said she is keen to progress in the sport and hopefully emulate her cycling hero, Dutch multiple world and olympic medalist, Marianne Vos.
After being selected onto the Olympic Talent team last year, Plumley (16) is very pleased to have been hand picked by British Cycling to progress on the Olympic Development Programme (ODP) for the 2015 season. Focusing on his discipline as a Track Sprinter, British Cycling Team Coaches provide Plumley with an individual training programme, structured race programme and support from GB Cycling Team’s performance support team. Plumley is looking forward to collecting his British Cycling kit later this month.
Plumley produced medals at the National Track Championships, National Madison champs and gold and silvers at the Sainsbury’s UK School Games. He has also been selected to ride with the Rapha Condor JLT professional cycling team in the Revolution Series at tracks across the UK. Speaking at the London Velodrome this week, Plumley told us he has set his sights on competing at the Junior Euro and World championships for Team GB next year. 'Its going to be tough, I will only be selected if I can continue to improve my performance and times'. Plumley further commented that he is appreciative of the support that British Cycling and Herts Talented Athlete Programme provide to help him achieve his ambitions to be a world class track sprinter.
More about the British Cycling Team Performance Pathway can be found here
The ever popular Muddy Monsters off-road go-race series is back again. Now in it's third year the next round is in Ashwell on Saturday December 13.
See here for the dates and locations for the series events.
As a follow on from the women's track bike sessions over the summer, Welwyn Wheelers have secured a block of 4 sessions starting on Saturday 22nd November. These sessions will run from 11:00 am until 12:00.
The sessions will be run on the Velodrome using road bikes and will focus on group riding skills and basic road race skills.
If the sessions are well supported then we hope to continue running them after Christmas, if we can secure the track time.
There is no need to book for these sessions, just turn up with a suitable bike and cycling kit.
If you need any more info then please get in touch.
Welwyn Wheelers coach