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Announcements 2012

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10 TT - Boxing Day (cancelled)

posted 9 Dec 2012, 09:32 by Admin WWCC   [ updated 9 Dec 2012, 09:32 ]

I'm afraid the event won't be running this year as there's no one avaiable to run it!


posted 18 Oct 2012, 07:04 by Admin WWCC   [ updated 18 Oct 2012, 07:05 ]

Cross village hall ~ 7:30pm, 31 October 2012

Club dinner

posted 18 Oct 2012, 03:55 by Admin WWCC   [ updated 27 Nov 2012, 01:45 ]


Friday, 23rd November 2011 (7:30pm for 8:00pm)


Commodore, Keystoke

How much:

£18 per person

How to place your order & pay:

Please see here (now closed)


If it's about booking or paying ..

please contact: Mike Broadley

Anything else ..

please contact Rob Heathcote (the organiser)

            Book and pay > (now closed)

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Club ride ~ Sunday 26th August

posted 19 Aug 2012, 12:46 by Admin WWCC   [ updated 19 Aug 2012, 12:46 ]

Type: social.

Pace: that of the slowest rider (no one gets left behind!)

Meeting time: 9.45 am

Meeting place: the junction of Shiplate Rd and White House Lane (see map below).

Any questions please email me at admin@.. - or post on Facebook - and please check this page, last thing, in case anything changes.

Click to enlarge

Club ride - Sunday 29th July 2012

posted 23 Jul 2012, 07:40 by Admin WWCC   [ updated 23 Jul 2012, 07:41 ]

This will be a social ride and the pace will be that of the slowest rider - no one gets left behind!

Meeting time 9.45 am at the junction of Shiplate Rd and White House Lane (see map below).

From there we'll head out to Wedmore and then take a 17 mile loop south of Wedmore (see map below) over quiet roads with a coffee stop at Sweets.

When we get back to Wedmore you can of course head for home by your preferred route or return to the start and head home from there.

Any questions please email me at admin@.. - or post on Facebook - and please check this page, last thing, in case anything changes.

Start - click to enlarge:

Loop from Wedmore:

Results: club TT 4th July 2012

posted 5 Jul 2012, 15:39 by Admin WWCC   [ updated 5 Jul 2012, 15:40 ]

19 mile course

10 mile course

How the club communicates with members

posted 27 Jun 2012, 08:12 by Admin WWCC   [ updated 3 Jul 2012, 08:05 ]

The club has three basic methods of communication: website, Facebook group and email circulations. 

The Facebook group has proved popular and the majority of club members have joined it. However, it has created a situation where some content gets duplicated (on Facebook and the website). Also it means that members have two places to check to see what's happening and I have two places to update.

To simplify the whole process I am discontinuing my monthly news updates (on the website) to rely on Facebook as the place where we can all catch up on other members' news. It also means that club members can simply post event reports and results straight on to Facebook instead of sending them to me and me posting them on the website.

At the moment only group members (as opposed to club members) can access the Facebook group. If we are going to rely on it as the main news source, I need to make it more accessible to all club members. This means changing the group setting from "closed" to "open". With both settings anyone can see the group and who's in it - the thing that changes is that "open" means anyone can also read posts. Arguably, it's good to make the posts public anyway as it's a way of promoting the club.

This is how I see the different roles of each communication method ..


This is the method that "the club" uses to communicate with members and it's often the way people find our about the club in the first place. 

Facebook group

This is where club members can share and communicate with each other. Please remember that the views expressed in the group by individuals do not necessarily reflect those of the club.

Email circulations

The best way to communicate when it's something important as members can read it straight from their inboxes.

Note: the club's mailing list is set up as a Google Apps group and only designated club officers can send mail to members via the group.

Club run - Sunday 24th June

posted 19 Jun 2012, 11:15 by Admin WWCC   [ updated 19 Jun 2012, 11:15 ]

The start is pretty central and it means that most of us have a few miles to do before we meet! For that reason I've kept the mileage  down to 20.75. The planned coffee (or cider if you prefer!) stop will be at Riches.

You may notice that over half the route contains roads that were used in the 2011 Cheddar Sportive. There are various points were you can drop out if you want to head for home without completing the whole circuit.

Meeting time 9.45 am at the junction of Shiplate Rd and White House Lane (see maps below).

Any questions please email me at admin@.. - or post on Facebook - and please check this page, last thing, in case anything changes.

Meeting point .. click map to enlarge:

May 2012

posted 1 Jun 2012, 05:04 by Admin WWCC   [ updated 1 Jun 2012, 05:17 ]

The new club jerseys arrived - I think that I can confidently say that those who wanted better visibility (to other road users) will be happy!

A key date in May appears to have been the 6th when the following members were in action ..

Tim Summerhayes [report by Steve S] .. On the super quick R25/7 course in South Wales Tim Summerhayes posted a solid 54:27 averaging over 27mph for the 25miles. Conditions were chilly and hard on the return, overall a good but not easy day. Still focusing on endurance in his tri training (in preparation for an iron man event in June) Tim is short on speed and lost out on the fast outward leg.

Rob Heathcote/Mike Dix [report by Rob] .. Rode the SRC two up today. Mike after his short Team Tor membership, was riding a very smooth and fast warm up when disaster struck ,first a slow puncture on the rear tub, then the back brake locking tight on the wheel. The last time we rode this event together my brake lever fell off. I rode a solo ride it was cold and the return leg was tough (well I found it tough) came home with 24.14.

Paul Smyth .. Paul completed an excellent ride on the Somerset Hills Medio Fondo. It was his second sportive of the year and whilst he found it tough he finished in an excellent time. Results here.

On the 13th, Tim Summerhayes took part in the Charlotteville CC 50mile Time Trial at Farnham Hampshire. Although having an off day his time of 2:01:55 was probably not too bad in his first 50mile TT, more so as he had the day before put in a hard 60 mile bike and 10 mile run as part of his Tri training! [report by Steve S].

On the 13th I (Mike Broadley) should have been taking part in the Taunton Deane Tri. The day before I had a chronic nosebleed and whilst I may have been OK on Sunday I was concerned in case it started bleeding again in the pool - not good for me and not nice for other entrants! So, I was reduced to the role of spectator at least gave me the oportunity to video Geraldine and my friend Geoff competing. 

Throughout May, various members competed in the weekly TTs held by Somerset RC - you can see the results here.

Club ride - Mixed ability - Emphasis on social not training!

posted 30 May 2012, 04:32 by Admin WWCC   [ updated 1 Jun 2012, 05:07 ]

Update: event will be held on the 24th June - more details to follow.

[Cross posted from Facebook]

Thanks to all those who completed the survey. The most popular day for such an event appears to be a Sunday (I'll do a separate post* to give you the opportunity to indicate which is best for you).

Proposed date is one of the following:

24th June or 1st July or 8th July (this avoids a clash with one of Paul's shorter rides).

Proposed route: to include, Weston - Clevedon - Portishead

Details: A lengthy refreshment stop at Portishead to allow plenty of time for socialising. Various pick up/drop off points so you can choose to do all the route or part. (More details later).

[* the "separate post" is on Facebook group]

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