September maintained the late-summer warmth, and marked the finishing of the racing season.
Another month, another national champion photo for the headline image. Fred won VCLs 8th and 9th (by my count) national championship in the last 15 years of recent memory, to add to the club’s 7th, and his first last month. To make the first result even sweater, Ethan took the silver medal alongside him in the pursuit.
This month I thought it was about time to have a photo of the seniors as the header photo. Maybe their great results at the Herne Hill team champs, or the impressive riding at the Tour of Sussex. Instead, it really can’t be anything other than these two photos:
So many photos this month. Hope you’re not viewing this on your phone – it’ll smash your data limit in one hit! Continue reading
The racing season is in full flow this month. Along with all the action shots, it also brought rain and a fair few crashes! Continue reading
A bumper crop of photos this month, testament to just how much is going on for club members at the moment.
Starting on the road. Philip, Iain and Andy Snowball have been getting stuck into a few particularly mucky Surrey League races. VCL is hosting a round of the Thursday night handicaps on 8th May. Let Chris Cole know if you can help out.
The month started with Fred and Max riding the Sprintfest event in Manchester. A national level event, and rare occasion for a full sprint competition, qualification, heats, finals – the lot! Both rode very well with Fred finishing 4th overall, and Max an excellent 2nd.
We hold our annual dinner early every year. Since the night mainly serves to summarise the year we don’t usually document the night itself. This year however, being the club’s 50th birthday celebrations – it was something special.
It’s been a bumper month for indoor track time, all over the country/ies. Hisham was in action at the penultimate round of the Icebreaker Future Stars series in Manchester – reminding all the indoor Air Attack wearing Manchester riders that it’s still winter by wearing a casquette.
The Cross Season ended with its traditional swan song – the Crawley Wheelers promoted Team Championship at Great Walstead School. At the AGM a few weeks previously expectations from the Club Chairman for a VCL victory were high following a prolific year for the VCL cross squads, but expectations have been high before; none of the day’s starters were being over confident.