October 2014 in Photos

Finishing off VCLs 50th year, surely the most successful year in the history of the club – Ethan and Fred won the U16 national madison championships both sharing the 5th national title won by the club this year.

The event was squeezed into the Revolution event in London, where the youth racing  is often more exciting than that of the pros.

They both rode in the Future Stars support events later that evening. Fred had enough energy left to win the 6 lap dash, and earn £17 per lap in prize money.

The headlines this year have been overrun by Fred, Ethan as well as Becky who dominated the U12 circuit series and won the circuit national championships…

…It’s made it easy to not pay due attention to plenty of other excellent results. Here are a few other results from just this month, that could quite deserving be a headline story:

Charlotte and friend of the club Amy Smith also rode in the national madison championships. They took a great 5th place in the girls race. Particular attention to detail was made to duplicate the same inverted Assos sock combination as Fred and Ethan.

Rachal rode in the Future Stars events too, picking up a point in the points race. Along with Fred and Ethan she’ll be traveling to the whole series, with rounds in Manchester, Glasgow and another in London.

Josh Haasz came 4th Junior in the National Hillclimb in Stocksbridge, but didn’t manage to produce a photo.

New members Peter Harber and Ed Simpson also dabbled with hill climbs, at the much more local Catford and Bec hillclimbs. Jules has penciled in VCLs club hillclimb for 7th December before the Christmas lunch.

Poor old Philip. He’s having one of his best cross seasons in years, but keeps getting bumped from the top story. After winning the final round, and overall of the Summer Series in August, this month he won the London League round at one of his favourite courses – Stanmer Park. At least he’s got a few months left of the cross season to get the results in.

Staying off-road, 9 VCLers went on the annual trip to Wales. This year as well as the usual ride up Fan-Y-Big, we went to Glyncorrwg trail centre.

New member James Grey broke his 4th cat duck with a 3rd place at Hillingdon.

And finally, we don’t usually mention the countless training sessions VCL run, but Mark organised a one-off session at the new Lee Valley Road circuit, and it got an incredible turnout – 70 riders! After this success, the session will be repeated soon and we also have a number of sessions booked at Lee Valley Velodrome and Calshot coming up over winter. Keep an eye on the Facebook group.

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