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Exeter Wheelers CC - your friendly local road cycling club
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New Tuesday Route
The club is trialling a new Tuesday night route on the Rockbeare Roman road. See here for details
New Sunday Clubs
See the 2013 club run list here!
After last years success with the Summer Social 100 - we have added a Spring Social 100 to the calendar on the 19th May. Hope to see you there, should be the same format as last time - see how many manage a pint and Sunday dinner this time!
New Year 10
Year Day 10 on January 6th on the Budlake course at 11.00 am.
Massive thanks to Mike Rose, Pippa Wheeler and all the volunteers for helping out! Here are the results
Mince Pie Run Sunday 16th, December 2012
It’s carb loading time! This Sunday the club run will be the reverse Triangle route stopping at the cafe in Willand. It is a pan flat 35 mile social ride. If you really must do your two hours of tempo you can do it after the Cafe!
The cafe has had a bit of a refurb so now has fabric covered chairs. For those crazy boys and girls who persist in riding without mudguards at this time of year please bring something to sit on to ensure we can keep using this venue.
Come and join us for a Christmas Pint
Next weeks the time for the evening pub ride!
Tuesday 18/12/2012 pint - meetup at the Exeter Cycle Cafe on the Quay 1830
Thursday 20/12/2012 pint - meet at the usual place - Aldi Pinhoe 1830
The Bike Shed Roller Race Report
Thank you to the volunteer staff from Exeter Wheelers CC, our sponsors and most of all the the riders for providing a great evening of racing. Now, you will have to click here to get the full report!
Thursday Night Roller Riding Sessions
For the next 3 Thursday nights - 12th, 22nd and 29th November, the club is putting on some roller riding sessions as a fun alternative to the regular chaingang (tempo!) rides.
So instead of meeting at Aldi's, come on down to the Bike Shed at the same time (1830) for some rollers action! We'll be showing people how to ride smoothly and there'll be plenty of rollers available to have a go... and who know's maybe a little racing too!
It's a good warm-up before the December inter club competition.
2012 Hill Climb Results
Well done to Peter Medhurst for storming the hill in a blinding 4:49 - Peter wins the cake - see here for results and pictures
The Christmas Lunch
Spread the word! It's on the 2nd December at the Twisted Oak same format as last year. Hope to see you there for a bit of festive celebration.
Time: 12:30, it's a carvery – pay on the day
£11.95 with dessert or £8.95 main course only. £5.95 carvery for kids
We do need to give the pub a rough idea of numbers so please let us know if you're coming - either by email here or by ringing Didier on 01392 833478
Introductory Rides go Fortnightly
Due to the huge success and enthusiasm behind these rides - we have stepped up and put them on bi-weekly. The next ride will be on 10th November 9am Odeon. Spread the word it's a great way to get started with group riding and see what the clubs all about.
Tuesday Chaingang is moving
As of Tuesday 16/10/2012 - the Tuesday chaingang is moving from the Dawlish road to a new and safer route on the old Tedburn road from Pocombe bridge. The new meeting place will be 1830 at Swaines garage. See the course details here
It's a gradual climb out towards Cheriton Bishop on a quiet road with a fast return from the roundabout after Goldscross Hill. Should make for a safer more fun route - with lots of possibilities for adaptation for riders looking to do a bit more.
Now we just need to think of a new pub for a Christmas pint!
We will shortly be compiling a top up order for club clothing. We typically only stock summer kit - Shorts, Jerseys and Gilets.
If you have any ideas about winter kit - now would be a good time to let us know. It takes a few months to come in from Endura and we don't stock it so please do let us know what you want and we'll order it in for you.
We'll post a reminder in a couple of weeks with a view to placing an order on Endura at the end of July.
You can email your clothing requirements here
Racing at WestPoint
After a break of four years, bike racing is returning to the popular westpoint circuit nr Exeter. The kilometre circuit features sweeping bends and a short incline to the finish which will provide exciting racing. These demo events will provide the potential for an expanded series in 2013. On entering the site riders will be provided with guidance for car parking, warm up area and spectating, please adhere to this advice. for more information contact email@example.com
See the events on British Cycling here
This is a fantastic development for Exeter and a great opportunity to try out racing.
Enter by post or Enter on the line - Fee £5(Youth)/£15(Adult)
12 Jul 12
2 Aug 12
||E/1/2/3/4 Women Only
East Devon Circuit Race Series
Come and try road racing! The events do not require a licence and have a minimal entry fee. If you're new to racing and want to give it a go, it's an excellent place to start.
Find out more here
More May Results posted
May 2012 Exeter Wheelers results
If you have any race reports from your racing, please send them in and share your experiences with the rest of the club. It's always good to hear how fellow riders get on.
Open 10 Results Up - 16/May/2012
See the latest results for the 16 May 2012 - more results coming soon.
Race Report National Junior Mens Road Race - 12/May/2012
Well done to George Pym for finishing an amazing 4th after 111km of racing against some fierce competition. He's written a great article on the race - read all about it here
Margret Baker / Four Firs Hilly TimeTrial
A big thanks to all those who helped pull off the event successfully this weekend, especially Didier, Mike and Jonathan, as well as all the marshals. Special thanks to Julius Jennings for helping get a substitute course approved the night before the race. Results to follow, but meanwhile Mr + Mrs O have some photos of the event
2012 Evening 10 Series
Dates for the evening 10 series are now up - see here for more information
Tom Hawkins 2012 - 11/03/2012
The Tom Hawkins 2012 Top 15
- Scott Davies M & D Kinetica Racing Team
- Steven Birch Exeter Wheelers
- Jake Durant Mid Devon CC
- George Pym Exeter Wheelers
- Andrew Hitchens Mid Devon CC
- Paul Derrick Strada Cycles
- Owen Thomas M & D Kinetica Racing Team
- Ashley Martin Cadence Cannondale
- John Russell Strada Cycles
- Mark Perry Wilier/Live to Ride
- Oscar Hutchings University of Exeter Cycling Club
- Ian Cullen Mid Devon CC
- Jack Reed Performance Cycles-CMI
- Stephen Chmiewliski Team Tor 2000
- Rowan Marshall Urban-Cyclery.co.uk RT
Race Reports Are now being put up on a monday afternoon.
Change of address for the Sid Valley Open 10 TT
If your entering the SVCC's open 10 on Wednesday 9th May, please send your entries to:
195 Beer Road,
Devon EX12 2QB
email SVCC here
Sunday Club Run Calendar updates
New rides published in the Sunday Club Run calendar see here for details
Saturday Race Training Rides
We are now operating a race training ride at 8am leaving from the Odeon. The same ride format will apply, however the length and type of rides will be discussed in advance on the
Sunday Club Ride Changes
We are now operating with a maximum group size of 20 riders due to popularity. If more riders turn out we will split the groups into mixed ability groups a few minutes apart so please listen to your ride leaders before setting off as they may ask you to depart in a particular group.
The club is now offering two sunday rides - while there is demand, we are operating a faster paced ride in addition to the standard Sunday ride. The main differences with this group are:
- This group goes in front of the main club run as a faster paced steady race training ride for experienced riders.
- It has a lower level of rider support.
- It will follow (for at least the first 25miles) the published route. If riders find it unsuitable they can then drop back to the main run.
- An additional mileage may be added on towards the end.
As our Club Chairman Greg Rorke is currently being nursed back to health from injury there has been some difficulty obtaining clothing from the Bike Shed. In the interim period, if you need any items, you can call Jamie Howard on 07525 253064 and arrange to meet over lunch at the Bike Shed to collect and pay for your items.
Our club president Mrs Rosemary Cloak died last night (Tuesday 21st February) at Wonford Hospital
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the Cloak family at this sad time. She will be well remembered fondly as an important club contributor.
Club Subs are due
Please remember to pay your club subs - you cannot race this season if your subs are unpaid - so don't forget - it's only £12 and you can do it online here
Four Firs Hilly - organiser wanted
Ian Moore will organise this for the last time this year. if you are able to take on the organisation of this event please contact Ian.
Christmas Prize Presentation
See here for all the details from the 2012 Christmas Lunch prize presentation. Photo's to come soon!
CTT Handbooks for 2012
CTT handbooks for 2012 are available from the CTT website
Website editors sought
We're always looking to promote your cycling stories in the club so please do send them in. You can either join the website and supply articles directly, or email them in. They would be very gratefully received.
Prices are updated. Please refer to the Club Clothing Page for more info, current as of 15/09/2011.
There's more XL and XXS stock on the way, we'll revise the chart once it's in.
New Crash Discount - 20% discount available for trading in crash damaged items.
Old Stock Sale - 50% discount - get some cheap winter training gear.