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Last Sunday was the VCL’s annual Club Hill Climb and Christmas Lunch. This year saw Trevereux Hill used; a 0.8km climb that steepens as you climb, on a fairly uneven road surface.
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!
September marks not only the transition from the summer road and track season to the winter cross season, but the transition from old VCL kit to new! Plenty of members were showing off the new design at rides and races. Flicking through race photos took a bit of adjusting to spot the new designs.
For many, August marks the winding down of the racing season, before a few more races in September (not forgetting the senior nationals). August wound the racing season down with a bang. Continue reading
The weather is hot, and there’s been plenty going on for VCL members. A number of people escaped for a few days to watch the Tour de France and get in a bit of climbing while they were there.
The Assen youth tour starts again on Monday 29th July. VCL have 19 riders starting in 6 categories ranging from category 4 (girls born in 2001 and boys born in 2002) to junior. In category 4 we have India Gloag. Category 5 has Tom Gloag and Finley Newmark racing against girls a year older than them. Category 6 contains 6 VCL riders with boys Hayden, Kareem and Max Cheatle racing with Charlotte, Rachel and Georgie (all a year older than them). Boys born in 1999 (category 7) race without girls with Fred and Boru the riders in that category. Nieuwelingen (U16s) has a boys and girls category with Amy and Eleanor in the girls and Ethan, Hisham, George, Oliver and Max Bergin in the boys. We only have one representative in the junior category; Andrew. Continue reading
This month seems to be a very road-centric review:
As usual the VCL youth have been dominating the racing at Crystal Palace. For a few weeks we heard rumors of some of the seniors riding, but convenienty they seemed to always chose the alternate weeks Crystal Palace has been getting rained off.