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Online Activities During Lockdown

We currently have various activities with club members participating online which may interest some of our members.

If anyone has any questions or advice on setups etc for the below please ask on the Members Facebook group.

Zwift
https://zwift.com/
Currently the most popular online riding platform.
We have the most activity going on here currently with the following.

Youth Training
Monday nights at 4:30pm with 2 or 3 of our usual coaches generally led by John Horlock with Anthony Moy assisting. We are looking to introduce video/audio communication to this to better aid instructions and discussion.
https://www.facebook.com/CWCCYouthTrainingLeague2000
Free youth accounts are available on Zwift.
https://support.zwift.com/en_us/zwift-accounts-for-children-HyleeRkr7

Team Time Trial
Described by one of our top riders as “the most fun he’s had on a bike in years”…
Thursday is TTT day on Zwift which we have had a team of up to 8 riders competing in over the last 4 weeks.
https://wtrl.racing/ttt/TTT-Rules-and-Info.php
If anybody wants to get involved there is often a spot in the current team available on the day or we can easily set up a second team in a different time slot.
We do require the use of a accurate smart trainer or power meter to ensure relative fairness.

Zwift Racing
We have multiple riders who race fairly regularly in the multitude of events available on the platform. Currently we are in the middle of the Tour for All but there are short 20 minute Crit Races to multi hour efforts and Time trials with no drafting.
This weekend we are tyring to get as many lined up during a race up the Alpe and use video chat to “encourage” each other to get under the hour or record a new PR.
A smart trainer or power meter isn’t required but you’ll generally be removed from the “official” results on Zwift Power if you use a “dumb” trainer and speed sensor.
https://www.zwiftpower.com
We have a club team setup on Zwift Power also.
https://www.zwiftpower.com/team.php?id=3661

Meetups
We aren’t currently running any meetups on Zwift but if anyone wishes to lead any please do. Throw in video chat on your favourite application for a cruise and a chat or to shout go at the start of a mini race.
Other Options
And there’s always just riding on Zwift or organised group rides or badge hunting.
Useful Zwift resources
https://zwiftinsider.com/
https://zwifthacks.com/

Other online cycling platforms are available but are less used by us currently

Trainerroad
https://www.trainerroad.com/
An online training environment with a recent addition to complete workouts in a group online via video connection.
We have a few members who have a limited amount of free introductory offers if anyone wishes to try this.
We do have a “Team” setup up but it’s of limited use at this time.
https://www.trainerroad.com/app/teams/12358-cwcc

The Sufferfest
https://thesufferfest.com/
An online training environment with a free 14-day trial available.

Road Grand Tours
https://www.rgtcycling.com/
The CTT is running a weekly 10 mile time trial on the platform
https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/articles/view/549
The Cycling Podcast is running a virtual Giro

Our Giro

Other Online Presence
For those more active outside (I remember outside, cold and wet isn’t it) we have the following to amuse you.

Strava Club
https://www.strava.com/clubs/cleveland-wheelers

Veloviewer Segment Leaderboard
https://veloviewer.com/segmentHunterSeries/29

Complete the 365
https://clevelandwheelers.com/365-introduction/

Manually tick off Paul Christon’s climbs list
https://clevelandwheelers.com/root/climbs/killer-climbs/

If you need any further advice or information contact Steve Tilly, Anthony Moy, John Horlock or Tom Levell by whatever means is easiest for you.

Announcement

I have been Chairman of Cleveland Wheelers for many more years than I can remember but over the last year I have been thinking that it is about time that I stepped down and let someone new take over the handlebars!

I have enjoyed my time holding on to the ‘handlebars’ and am proud of the things that we have achieved, such as having 10 British Cycling level 2 coaches! There are many other things that we have also accomplished and I am grateful to all those people who have worked with me to get the club to where it is today.

The current world situation is indeed terrible and cycling unimportant. It has left the club year rightly suspended. With nothing club orientated taking place now or for some considerable time it feels like an appropriate moment to retire and give the committee time to find someone new to pilot the club from Septembers AGM.

Regards

Mike Cole

CWCC Prize Presentation

It’s the club’s Annual Prize Presentation on Friday, 28 February 2020 at Guisborough Rugby Club. Tickets are now available from Richard Carter or any committee member. The cost is £6 to include a pie and peas supper. A vegetarian option is also available.

The list of prizewinners can be found here.

Junior Training Christmas Party & Awards Night

On the 9th December CWCC held their annual Junior Training Xmas party & awards evening. As always it was a fun-filled evening with food, trophies and Santa Clause.
Here are just a few of the trophies that were up for grabs, and below is a gallery of the winners being presented with their trophies by Shereen Binks.

British Cycling “Attitude” Awards

L-R Felix Levell, Ralph Poole, George Davies

British Cycling “Sprinters” Awards

L-R Ethan S-Willis, William Horlock, Sophia Brooks

Newcomer Award

Jasmine Grant

Young-STAR Award

Leo Lucas-Barker

Volunteer Award

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Finlay Davies

Parental Award

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Kate Sanderson

Best Attendance Award

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Riley Norton

Best Character Award

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Matilda Robertson

Show Your Colours Award

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Holly Sanderson

Track Talent Award

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Isabel Mayes

Commitment To Sport Award

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Rebecca Mayes

Team Player Award

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Daniel Thompson

Broken Spoke Award

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Lily O’Shea

Smiler Award

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Clara McCullagh

Role Model Award

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Stephen Bailes & Islay Wilson

Most Improved Award

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Joseph Davies

Golden Star Award

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Lewis Maynard

As well as the awards it was Xmas party night so there was plenty of food…


…and a visit from Santa, who’s clearly been on a diet.

 

Many thanks to all of the club coaches and helpers too who give of their time on Monday evenings to make this all possible.

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L-R Chris Hatton, Paul Norton, Tom Levell, Anthony Moy, Josef George, John Horlock, Ian Thompson, Shaun Joughin

British Cycling – Accreditation Course

British Cycling North East is holding an accreditation course in February 2020 for anyone who would like to help out at road races.

It will focus upon the management of traffic. The club will cover any costs incurred.

Should you be interested please get in touch with the chairman, Mike Cole.