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 awards for the 2014 season will take place at the club presentation evening on Saturday January 24. The event will take place at Woolmer Green Village Hall. Tickets are £10 for U18's and £15 for adults and can be obtained from Peter Waghorn at any of the club sessions.
See here for the list of 2014 award winners.
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
Welwyn Wheelers caters for riders from all sections of the cycling community but principally is a racing club, encouraging members to participate in the many types of racing available both locally and nationally.
As part of the on-going development of women riders, the club is now forming a Women’s Race Section. This is for any women wishing to race, from Novice to Elite standard and aged between 17 and 60 years. The aim of the Race Section is to provide:
In addition if you think you can contribute in other ways, such as administration, coaching etc. this is also for you.
Welwyn Wheelers Cycle Club