25th March - the usual early morning meet at Coffee Fix...
...for the Sunday club run
4th April - Novices 25 reduced to 10 miles because of roadworks, Stu at HQ
The marshals goodie bags...
...kindly supplied by Tony & Valerie
... and John racing in the Novices 10
James with his marshals goodie bag
22nd April - the annual Inter Club 10, Brid
Early May and Rob & Steve head off on another adventure
20th May - Goyt Valley club run
27th May - Sunday Club Run over the Cat & Fiddle
Ben at the top
Jane takes a nap
The annual Extravaganza weekend was based at Youlgreave this year
Here's the group picture with Chatsworth in the background
Ben leads the way
John smiling as usual
A bit misty up ont hills
Ben has a 'burst on the banjo' (to quote David Duffield)
A bit dampish
Some lovely quiet tracks
Howard's Longest Day...
... deep into Wales
1st July - Sunday Club Run...
..up the beautiful ..
Down the Cat & Fiddle
Early July and James, Rob, Simon and John return to Youlgreave
Club Evening 10 on Chelford - James leads off
Handicap Result Board - Rob fastest, Tony best handicap
All the riders
Shantelle - lovely smile!
Rob looking focused
Brid - another lovely smile!
Phil and Phil (Wilkins and Lawton)
Howard in Ireland
Chris races in the new WW kit
Chris Yianni, Howard Newhall and Matt Larkins ride the 24 Hour
Chris in the Feed Tent
Howard chatting up the helpers
Which way am I going?
Chris takes a break..
..for fish and chips!
Howard on the Battlefield leg
Later the next day and Howard..
.. and Chris both looking tired
Chris and Matt before the start
Howard fills a bottle (not as it might appear though!)
Chris, Matt and Howard at the finish
Chris and Matt
Matt goes off first
followed by Chris
Sadly we lost one of longest serving members in 2018.
Eric Moore had been a member of Withington Wheelers for over 80 years!
Eric in action
Chris starting in the Seamons 25
Jane starting in the Seamons 25
John Newton with his new bike in the Pyrenees
A rare event - Russ and Tony on a club run
Withy Wheelers ride the Manchester 100
Steve Wykes starts his End2End ride
Fastest Withington Wheeler - Phil Wilkins
Fastest Withington Wheeler Lady - Brid McMahon
Brid received a bob hat in WW colours..
..presented by Louise Clark (wife of last year's winner Sam Clark)
Fastest Junior - Tyler Koch
Third lady - Jo Holden
Second Lady - Alexandra Kendall Smith
Fastest Lady - Dame Sarah Storey
Manchester Wheelers - Fastest Team
Overall Winner - Adam Kenway..
.. with the Jim Forbes Memorial Trophy
First, Second, Third
The 80th edition of the Withington Wheelers Open Hill Climb
Howard Newhall - Number 1..
.. in period costume avec pipe!
..the first Withington Wheelers Lady to ever ride in the Open Hill Climb
Phil Wilkins - Fastest Withy Wheeler
Sterling work by catchers Ben and Steve
A professional photographer took some great pics - Dame Sarah Storey
Valerie doing a great job!
Here's the photographer at work about to capture Alexandra
Third Lady - Jo Holden
Tyler koch - Junior Winner
John lowe was second Withy Wheeler on the day
and so to the Prize Presentations - Timekeeper, Christine White
The photographer gets up close and personal with John..
.. Oh the agony..
..not so much ecstasy
Simon Lever finishes..
..and is caught by Ben and Steve
Feel the burn!
Event Organiser - Tony Baxter
Phil and Ben
Waiting for the result..
..and here it is, the Finish Board
Well done everybody!
WW Club Hill Climb - Tyler warms up
Phil raring to go
Stretford Wheelers helpers
Wai Hong (last year's winner of the Nan Forbes Cup)..
Jan, Phil and Jane (this year's winner of the Nan Forbes Cup)
The Cat & Fiddle
At the finish
Paul does his calculations
What's my time?
Rob - Sa Colabra, Majorca
Joint Club Dinner..
..Withington Wheelers and Stretford Wheelers..
..at Flixton Golf Club, 8th December 2018