Posted On: Mon 24-Jul 2017
By: Penny Schenkel
Think about the Weekend - Lots going on!

This Saturday (29th July) Pete is leading a group down to the London FREE CYCLE event. This is an awesome day out ... meet at Bragbury End at 8am to join in with this.
On Sunday we have at least 2 riders doing the RIDE LONDON event, Nicola and Jason Morris are regular riders with the group and they are very excited about this event.
Not to be outdone our own Bruce White is taking on London-Edinburgh-London 2017 (1436 km long and has 11,128 m of climbing). It starts on 30 July and goes on until 4th August, it's one hell of a bike ride. Post any encouragement to cyclingukstevenage@gmail.com (I will collate and pass them onto him) ... not that he will have much time for such things on route but I know he will appreciate it!
You can follow him and see how he progresses here: https://londonedinburghlondon.com/tracking-rider/
Posted On: Sat 01-Jul 2017
By: Tina Walker
Sorry *CANCELLED* Sunday A ride - due to family emergency

Sorry folks Jill's A ride tomorrow is cancelled due to a family emergency.

Alan's C ride will go ahead as planned.
Posted On: Wed 21-Jun 2017
By: Tina Walker
Volunteers wanted

Dear Sir/Madam,

On 16 July, Welwyn Wheelers will be promoting the Welwyn Petit Tour: closed-road circuit racing in the centre of Welwyn Garden City. This event is a organised in partnership with Kinetic Cycles and Herts County Council.



To deliver an event on this scale we are going to need a small army (60+) of marshals, more than we are able to muster from within the club.

So I write with a request: would your club or organisation be able to provide any additional marshalls to us for the a part of the day? Any assistance - even just one or two names - would be hugely welcome.



Marshalling will be not be onerous (primarily manning pedestrian crossings during races): marshals will be required from 9:30am to 6pm but will be organised in at least two shifts, and refreshments for marshals will be provided. If you have members participating in races on the day, perhaps their accompanying family or friends would be prepared to volunteer? Any assistance for clear-down (6-7pm) will also be very welcome.



Please respond to welwynwheelers@gmail.com or chair@welwynwheelers.org.uk, with volunteer names, mobile number, email and preferred time slots.

Many thanks in advance,



Andrew Brown,

Chair, Welwyn Wheelers CC



For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Welwyn-Garden-Petit-Tour-Cycling-Festival-863645367044205/

For race entries (there are races/events for most ages/categories, including novices and youngsters with little experience of organised cycling), see BC website: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/161303/Welwyn-Garden-City-Petit-Tour
Posted On: Tue 20-Jun 2017
By: Penny Schenkel
Cycling UK tourist competition - lets try winning it!!

Please remember that this year each individual wanting to take part in the Cycling UK tourist competition must register. Follow the link for more information.

https://www.cyclinguk.org/ctc-tourist-competition

You only need to register once for the year. In the recent past we have been second team nationally, won the junior girl and boy contests and got as high as second and fifth in the individual competition.

Our events such as SSoSS; Stevenage Circular; Emitremmus; Skills Challenge; Off Road Challenge and the Baldock Challenge count.

Let’s get a good team, as many as possible, registered this year (and maybe rattle Chester and North Wales’ cage a little).

Please tell other local members.
Posted On: Sat 06-May 2017
By: Penny Schenkel
Pete Woolmer will ride 1000 km in June ... Twin Towns

On behalf of Pete Woolmer and the TwinTowns1000 Team we would like you to be aware of their supporters' ride on 9th June 2017.
In case you did not know, they are undertaking a charity ride across Europe to raise money to buy equipment for Lister Hospital, Stevenage. The TwinTowns1000 ride has been the brainchild of Graham Hoare who received treatment at Lister Hospital for prostate cancer.
More information on the ride can be found below:
Twin Towns 1000
Pete has a JustGiving page and any donations would be gratefully accepted.
Petes Charity Page
The Team depart from Lister Hospital on the 9th June 2017 at 10.00 and would like as many supporting riders to attend to help promote the event, as TV and Radio crews may be in attendance. No entry fee or sponsoring is requested, just join in.
There are a few supporters’ rides ranging from a few miles in Stevenage, to all the way to Harwich to see the Team off on the ferry. If anyone would like to ride with the TwinTowns1000 Team please complete the following simple survey to help give an indication of expected numbers:
Twin Towns Survey
If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to ask.