WV AGM 2018

WV AGM 2018

Walden Velo held its AGM on 28 November in our local cycling café hangout, Bicicletta. It was an opportunity for members to meet up, dressed in something other than lycra, to review successes over the past year and think about plans for 2019.

Here's a video review of an awesome 2018 - and it's not over yet! - and slides that were shared with our members.

WV Hill Climb 2018

We were blessed with perfect conditions for this year's Hill Climb competition - a sunny, blue-skies day in the middle of Autumn, with little wind. It's a popular event in the WV calendar, not just for the competitive challenge, but for the hot dogs, coffee and donuts served by Alan and Sue from their camper van afterwards.

All contenders are required to go through the "weigh-in" ordeal of standing on the precision scales with bike in hand, while Claire shouted out the figure for all to hear along with your age to determine which category you fall into.

The categories are flatteringly named to encourage participation - from Young Whippersnappers and MAMILs to Old Gits and Very Old Gits. The ladies' category names are slightly more forgiving, with one brave contender for the Not So Young Ladies. The quickest time of the day came from Laurence Kirby, one of the Young Whippersnappers, who powered his way up the 0.6 mile-hill with its 5-6% gradient in 2 minutes 8 seconds.

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