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.
The new year kicked off with some atrocious cyclo-cross conditions, though plenty of VCL members still turned out for the final events of the year.
Half way through the cyclo-cross season the pictures keep on coming in. Expect even more next month after a run of local events in December and January.
It’s now officially winter season. Which means the ever photogenic cyclo-cross season spawns a plethora of photos. Within the month we’ve ranged from rock hard dry ground (actually containing rocks at Herne Hill), to mud bath saturated fields.
The cycling-specific fitness classes led by VCL Coach Joseph Alberti resume in November at the Charter School, Red Post Hill SE24 9JH.
Do you wish to improve your strength?
Learn the techniques of super-strong with bodyweight exercises only every Tuesday at the Charter School – the VCL club nights are back!