AGM and Events for 2016

Willingham Wheels AGM 20th February 2016

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2015 was a good year with contacts made with other cycling groups, primarily Longstanton and Histon and Impington. We enjoyed another excellent trip to France and once again need to thank to Liz (in absentia) and Les (omnipresent) for their hospitality in Les Houches. The Gran Fondo was a great success with the club well represented and sporting its new livery, and with Robin and Dom posting impressive times to qualify for Denmark in their age categories. We were again well represented on the Dunwich Dynamo, this time by Les, Ken, Robin, Kev, David and Paul. Driving up and leaving the van worked well. Bacon, eggs etc. and a stove will be taken next time. The Hunstanton ride was another great occasion, with thanks to Nigel for his map and meticulous preparation. Unfortunately the fates were against us and we failed to all meet up at the final destination, but that is something unlikely to happen again.

Little in the way of change discussed, but later Sunday starts occasionally would be welcomed by some. Default time is 9 a.m. at the Porterhouse, 9.10 at the Guided Busway in Longstanton. Usual weekday rides remain: Tuesday and Thursday evenings with the same two standard meeting points each time: 7.30 at the Porterhouse, 7.40 at the Guided Busway in Longstanton. The Tuesday ride is a 25 to 30 miles round trip. The more leisurely Thursday ride (approx. 20 miles round trip) includes a visit to a pub or beer festival. We apparently have been to more than 50 pubs in the area over the last six years or so. We also regularly visit the Cambridge (summer and winter), Histon and St. Ives Beer Festivals, 

Paul to look into booking CRC catering department for Christmas do and possibly an article in the Willingham News.

See below for events. Each member is asked to be proactive on the planning side so that we have a few ideas flowing in week by week. We look forward in particular to the Willingham Wheels Somerset Cider Bonanza Relay in June!


Willingham Wheels (Possible) Events 2016




Cambridge Pork Pie
Interested as of AGM: Paul


Richardsons Rumble

Interested as of AGM: Les, Robin, Chris, Kev, Paul


Stansted Flyer


Cambridge 50/100


Lincoln Grand Prix Sportive £35


May Bank Holiday


129.07km closed road Gran Fondo - Race | Sport | Challenge | Leisure



Willingham Wheels Somerset Cider Bonanza Relay


Cycle for Heroes (Gillingham, Kent)


London to Cambridge


Hero Ride 2016 – could be 100 miles from Portsmouth to London ( or my own DIY from Duxford to London – to be discussed



Saturday start Dunwich Dynamo overnight to 17.07.16
Interested as of AGM: Chris


Hunstanton/Heacham or Southwold depending on wind direction


The Southern Sportive (South Downs)
Interested as of AGM: Paul

08 - 15.09.16

Les Houches, France


Cambridge to Norwich Sportive



Other info
16 best sportives




To be decided

Thetford / Cannock Chase MTB


Strawberry 50 as organised by Histon and Impington


20-23 East Anglian Beer Festival, Apex, Bury St Edmunds
29 – 2 MAY Yelling Beer Festival, Cambs

1 Sun Inn Beer Festival, Waterbeach, Cambs
14 Wicken Beer Festival, Cambs
23-28 Cambridge Beer Festival
27-29 Tickell Arms Beer Festival, Whittlesford, Cambs
27-30 King of the Belgians Beer Fest, Hartford, Cambs
18-19 Wilburton Beer Festival, Cambs

1 Haddenham Beer Festival, Cambs
1-2 Grafham Beer Festival, Grafham Village Hall, Cambs
28-30 Sutton Summer Beer Festival, Cambs

13 Tharp Arms Beer Festival, Chippenham, Cambs
23-27 Peterborough Beer Festival
26 Railway Vue Beer Festival, Impington, Cambs

5-9 Red Lion Beer Festival, Histon, Cambs
6-8 Booze on the Ouse, St Ives



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