Coalville Wheelers Cycling Club

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Our club mainly revolves around racing, there is a chain of events throughout the year to keep you buzzing and feeling in good health. Since 1976 we have been so lucky in having our own clubroom which provides us with a home for our activities, with a solid core of volunteers who keep the tea flowing and the place ship shape. We do also like to have the odd glass of “fizzy pop” together with a good natter, meeting member’s spouses, partners, children and other family and friends.

Our ploughman’s suppers are a feature of the start and end of the Wednesday time trial events, with a BBQ in the summer as a welcome feast after the Clubs Championship 25 mile race. We also have a slide show…can’t wait for the digital age…which is generally a good evening to see how cool you look in the bright lights and have others pass favourable comments about you…err…maybe that’s stretching it a bit!

Most years, we also organise a trip abroad to catch some early or late season sun for a week’s training and again some more “fizzy pop”. This has also been an opportunity for us to mix socially and talk about other things and not just cycling! Also there have been trips to see the Tour De France and track racing at the Derby and Manchester Velodromes.

At the end of the year it’s time for our annual dinner, prize presentation and disco bop and you’ve guessed, more “fizzy pop”. It is the time when we are honoured for our achievements, slap each other on the back and reflect how great it is to be a Coalville Wheeler.

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    Family Fun Day. Thank you to everyone who attended and made our first try out of the new cycle circuit good fun. Parents - please PM me if you'd like any individual photos of your child. Not included here for privacy reasons. ... See MoreSee Less

    Family Fun Day. Thank you to everyone who attended and made our first try out of the new cycle circu...

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    Opportunities for young people and adults in Coalville area. Can you spare an hour on a Thursday eve... ... See MoreSee Less

    Just a selection of some of the images from today at Picnic in the Park! A massive thank you to all ...

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    Thank you so much for adding me to this group. The reason I asked to join was my Dad used to do time trials for your club back in the 1970's & I wondered if anyone knew/remembered him.
    I've posted a photo below.
    His name was Stephen (known as Steve) Wellings. Sadly my Dad died in 1985 when we were living abroad in Mauritius, but was curious to see if anyone knew him.
    Hope you don't mind this post!
    Thank you.
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    FAMILY FUN DAY

    For those who are attending this event, thank you, directions from A50 roundabout at Glenfield hospital, turn right and then left at traffic lights for Aikman Avenue (fire station on the corner) and first right onto St Oswald Rd. Car park to circuit is on the left side.
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    Interesting email received by the club seeking volunteers. Anyone (first and second claim members only) seriously interested, please comment below.

    Dear Coalville Wheelers,

    My name is Kurt Bergin-Taylor and I am currently undertaking a PhD investigating strategies to optimise cycling performance, whilst also
    working part-time as a performance nutritionist at Loughborough University. I am recruiting participants for my current investigation
    and would like to propose a potential partnership opportunity to the club and its members.

    My current investigation involves the use of non-invasive measurements to understand the recovery practices of experienced cyclists. We would like to collect data for a 24h period around a scheduled long club ride, with all measurements being taken in a location convenient for the club. It would be great if we can organise a meeting where I can pitch this opportunity to your members. In return, I would provide a sports nutrition workshop to the club free of charge (Usually £250) after the data collection. For any individuals who wish to be
    participants, they will also receive:

    • Body composition assessment with an ISAK qualified practitioner (Usually £50)
    • Individualised data and tailored advice on how to best optimise recovery, adaptation and subsequent cycling performance (In excess of
    £100)

    Should this partnership be of interest, it would be great to arrange a schedule of content and support to help your members achieve their
    full potential.

    I would be keen to discuss this, so if you’re interested please let me know how best to contact you.
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