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Matthew B report from South Region CX Champs

ShamXross@Keynsham December 2021 300 riders entered South Region Cyclocross Championships- 6 races – great course and fantastic organisation. Conditions started very cold and the course was frozen- the first few races cut up the surface which then melted into a treacherous sloppy top layer of skinny sticky mud. It was very hard to control the […]

Ride Leaders Awards at VC Walcot Christmas Party December 2021

Since lockdown in March 2020 we have had to change and adapt. Jason P did an amazing job of producing Virtual Rides every week in the early weeks of lockdown when local exercise was allowed and the roads were empty, to keep fitness and reduce isolation. Photos were shared. The ride hub was developed as […]

VCW Christmas Party Main Awards December 2021

This was a very welcome get together after a tough 20 months of covid restrictions. It was held at Bath Cricket Club. The Street Food was very tasty. John Lakin presented awards to Conn O’Rourke- Men’s Hill Climb Champion Claire Cottrell- Women’s Hill Climb Champion Nick Reardon – was given Legend of Walcot trophy in […]

VC Walcot Hill Climb 10.10.21

In October we hosted another successful hills climb on Claverton hill with over 90 entries including many walcot members. The weather was unseasonably warm which meant the cider barn hq was a big hit!    

VC Walcot Alicante Tour 5.10.21-10.10.21

    Four days in the mountains with climbs up to 17km and a 30 km downhill we suffered just one broken gear cable and the occasional ( speed driven ) misdirection but all came home safely. Thanks to everyone for making it such a lovely trip and in particular to Louise for her hard […]

The VCW Kit Shop is now open closes 16.1.2022

Want to look splendid on your clubride with some spanking new VC Walcot kit? Then get your order in now. But act quickly – the shop is open for orders for just a few weeks.There’s the usual range of long and short sleeve jerseys, jackets, gilets, bib shorts and tights, in mens, womens and kids designs. The […]

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VCW conquers the Classics Ride 2018

Once a year on the day of the famous cobbled Paris-Roubaix race in France, Velo Club Walcot members pay tribute to the horrors of terrible road surfaces by taking on some of the steepest, shoddiest lanes of the West Country.   Seven groups took part on Sunday 8 April 2018, setting out from the usual […]

Ride Report: Tour of Flanders 2018

Velo Club Walcot members return happy from pedalling-packed trip to the Belgian Classics   Over 3 days and 300km (87 miles), Claire Cottrell and David Acklam tackled the infamous cobbled climbs, joined the Gent Wevelgem Sportive and rode the 112km Red Loop of the Tour of Flanders. They still found time between rides to watch […]

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VCW blasts around Bristol

VC Walcot was out in force for Barry’s Bristol Blast, a jolly 116km loop south from Bristol via Glastonbury   Last Sunday 25th March, our 13 riders largely made up from the usual Sunday Clubriders 2 group did a great job of completing a hilly route, including conquering the sharp climb of Harptree Hill up onto […]