‘The Wolfe of Westerham’

‘The Wolfe of Westerham’

Cycling Sportive and Family Day

Sunday 2nd  July 2017

To be opened by Dame Kelly Holmes MBE, DBE

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Wolfe of Westerham


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Brought to you by Westerham Cycling Club & Squerryes Estate.

Over 200 riders chose between a 75 mile (121km) or a 44 mile route (70km).


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Plagued by appalling weather in the lead-up to the event, we were all very nervous but the sun shone through to make our inaugural event a very special one. Circa 200 riders left Squerryes’ under the waved flag of Dame Kelly Holmes, setting their sights and Garmins on either the 42-mile or 72-mile route, having been slightly revised owing to the closure of Tandridge Lane.

Sign-posted and marshalled throughout, the riders navigated the challenging climbs, some technical descents and stunning views before returning to Squerryes’ to collect their medal, goodie-bag, food and glass of sparkling wine. With sun on their shoulders, many re-grouped with friends and family on the grass to enjoy the atmosphere, music and views.


Go-Ride Racing Event

go-rideWhilst the sportive was underway, we hosted a Go-Ride Racing event around Squerryes’ Court with 22 riders from 5 to 11 years old competing in an individual time-trial, age-group races and a mixed relay race. Dame Kelly Holmes was again on hand to provide start and finish flag-waving duties, bell-ringing and many photo ops for the smiling and excited young riders. Our Club volunteers and parents provided marshalling duties with everyone providing encouragement and support for the racer

Throughout the day our army of marshals and volunteers – mostly the Westerham Cycling Club members, their friends and family – did a sterling job, encouraging the riders, directing participants accordingly, soliciting feedback and helping create the atmosphere that has been so often mentioned in participant feedback.

So the Wolfe of Westerham, if measured by rider feedback alone and, was a success, and we set the bar high! Not bad considering this was our first sportive. And with this success comes the realisation that we will have to do this again in 2017.


Family Day

The Inaugural ‘The Wolfe of Westerham’ at Squerryes Estate was a celebration of cycling for all

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The Wolfe of Westerham family day was a celebration of cycling being held in the grounds of Squerryes Court, which was open exclusively for this event.
 
This was a unique opportunity to enjoy a glass of Squerryes’ in fine surroundings.  There was be a band playing on the lawn, food, drink and games for the children as well as the opportunity to ride the 1.2 mile Mountain Bike course around the grounds of the estate.