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 2014 Welwyn Track League will get under way on Friday 25th April.
Track League training sessions on track bikes will be run on Friday 4th and 11th April plus the usual Monday sessions from 7th April onwards. All starting at 7.00pm. Note that these are for experienced track riders.
Please fill in the Track League registration form and either post it to me or bring it to any of the training sessions with the correct fee.
We look forward to a successful season with a high number of riders in all categories.
As you may recall Peter Waghorn recieved the MBE in the New Years Honours List for services to cycling and sailing. This is an account of his investiture.
The original date for Peter’s investiture was in December, but this was postponed due to illness (Peter, not Her Majesty), and then rescheduled.
The Peter Bissell Memorial Ride will take place this year on Sunday 23 March.
There will be several led groups following two predefined routes and catering for multiple ages/abilities of rider. Routes will be around 25/30 miles (10-12mph) and around 55 miles (16+ mph). Depending on numbers we will likely have a slower and faster group following the longer route. Youth riders should be accompanied by a responsible adult and all riders should be properly equipped. Rides will start and finish at Gosling Sports Park (AL8 6XE). Parking and shower facilities are available. Welwyn Wheelers and guest riders are invited to join club, family and friends for lunch after the ride in the Gosling Cafe Bar.
Start: 9:15am. Finish: 12-12:30pm (target).
Further details to follow....
The photo was taken at The Rake during the National Hill Climb Championships in 2005, helping Shorter Rochford to the team prize. He really enjoyed himself that day as you can see!
It is with great sadness that we received the tragic news that Simon Layfield lost his fight for life in the early hours of 2nd February 2014 following a serious cardiac arrest.
Simon was an integral part of Welwyn Wheelers/Team Welwyn and a regular and successful participant in road races, track racing and time trials. Simon held a first category licence for many years and was an inspiration to his numerous team and club mates.
Simon gradually reduced his racing commitments to enable him to devote more time to the coaching and development of youth riders. Along with his wife Sophie, he was instrumental in the setting-up and running of the Saturday Club for young and novice riders. Over the years countless riders have benefited encouragement, guidance and assistance from Simon. In their formative years Andy Fenn, Emma and Laura Trott were all coached by Simon.
Simon was always generous with his time and resources to assist those in a less fortunate position.
Although many knew of Simon through cycling what maybe less well know is that Simon also had a successful professional career; becoming a Partner at Wilks, Head & Eave LLP Chartered Surveyors and Town Planners.
If Simon’s commitment to cycling wasn’t enough he somehow also found time to work at the Rutland Railway Museum and for many years was the proud owner of a working steam train.
Simon will be sadly missed by the many who received the considerable support that he so freely offered without doubt or hesitation; a true gentleman.
Our thoughts are with Sophie, her family and friends.
In "damp" conditions the Christmas ride saw one of the best turn outs of the year with 23 riders. Tinsel, Christmas hats, fairy lights and cow bells decorated riders and bikes!!! A Cafe stop included 16 hot chocolates, 15 donuts and a collection of iced buns, so many thanks Ushers Bakery in Wheathampstead. Returning to Welwyn at 11:50 the pictures tell the tale.
It was announced yesterday (November 14) by the SweetSpot Group, the organiser of next years Womens Tour of Britain, that stage 4 of the event will start in lifetime club member Laura Trotts home town of Cheshunt and will finish in Welwyn Garden City where she began her career.
The stage race will start on Wednesday May 7 and finish on Sunday May 11. Stage 4 will take place on Saturday May 10.