Wee ring will be cycling from Abbey to Howwood , cycle path to Glengarnock , Beith , over to Bowfield descent down it 😃, cafe break Boarding House , we could add a few miles after cafe break or head home see how we all feel , approx 31 miles
Niceleisurely pace, no one gets left behind, We ride at the pace of the slowest rider on the day and we wait at the top of hills etc.......
Bring a helmet, spare tubes, tools, nutrition and a drink Plenty fluids. Money for coffee/tea, and a mobile phone......and your bike!! Leaving from Paisley Town Hall at 9am, so get there just before 8.50am!
Week 1 of the PVCC HCC done then on a cool but reasonably calm Sunday morning on the Bowfield. 10 riders competed so given that it is a 2 stage event, they will be the 10 riders who will compete for the overall prizes.
As expected Dave McCormack is setting the pace and will be difficult to catch on week 2, unless he gets a mechanical - which could be arranged!! 😉 We have a cracking battle for the second and third places with Kevin Carr putting in a fast time and Danny Thomson not far behind and with a longer route on Auchenlodment these small time splits could be easily made up. We have a very close grouping between Dimitar, Mark, Terry, & Andy who all had really good rides and they are by no means out of the race for trophy.
Thanks to Sandy, Tahir and Gavin for helping me with the timing and starts.
All to play for, see you on the 6th October.
Paisley Velo CC Hill Climb Championship
Week 1 Bowfield 15/09/19
Week 2 Auchenlodment 06/10/19
Liam, great report and well done for leading the wee ring group again.
Great to see Andy Brown back out again as you say and I hope Fraser enjoyed his morning out with and that he got that special buzz of riding in a group which we all get when we first go out in a bunch.
Julie seems to be improving nicely too so great stuff all round.
Great Wee Ring ride today with Davy, Julie, Andy and Fraser (who was joining us on his first group run). We all stuck together nicely, even though Julie was setting a middle ring pace at the front out past the airport. Davy soon restored order! 😆
The ride itself was thankfully uneventful, apart from my chain coming off on the climb after Ingliston...... A good way to get off the front, and end up sitting at the back!! 😜
No other mechanicals which is always good!
We diversed from the planned route due to Fraser's lack of mileage to-date, and we didn't want to split the group. So we missed out a small loop, and progressed to Kilmacolm. Davy went off for some extra miles by himself, and said he would catch us back up later on............Still waiting on him reappearing!! 😂🤣
Cafe stop at The Coach House, which everyone agreed was a lovely place, and a few are planning to return to sample the Steak night Specials (Tues evenings check their webpage https://www.thecoachhouse-bow.co.uk/) or maybe even the Chateaubriand at £55 which includes sides and a bottle of Malbec!! Think its one of our poshest cafe stops! lol!
As we sat a bit longer than expected (Still waiting for Davy!) we decided to head back to Paisley via Houston and Georgetown, up to St. James (hate that section past Airport...too busy!) and into Paisley where Andy and Fraser split for home and Julie and I went the opposite way.
Good work all round, Julie getting stronger each week, even having to reign her back a few times. Great to see Andy Brown back out with the Velo again, and I'm sure he'll be back to full fitness pretty soon.... and signing up! 😉 . Kudos to Fraser! Well done mate, that was a tough shift you put in, but you held on there with us all the way. Not been out much lack of miles in the tank, and fairly new to road biking, or at least biking without an engine!! 🏍️ You done well Sir! and look forward to seeing you out next week again!
Weather held good for us too, so all round a nice morning out with fellow cyclists and good banter.
At nearly 65km for me and an average speed of 22.3 kmh Thats pretty good for the Wee Ring..... Pat yourselves on the back this evening!
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