Entries by Velo Club Walcot

Time to gear up for Bike Bath June 28th/29th

For Velo Club Walcot members who have ridden BIke Bath before, it’s time to chat to clubmates and think about deciding which of the distances and days to enter for this premier event on Bath’s sportive cycling calendar. For newbies, it’s an ideal opportunity to enter the world of organised international-standard sportives with our home […]

Audax and Sportive Update – Bryan Chapman Memorial and Somerset 100 Special

http://www.aukweb.net/ Audax website   http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/sportives Sportive calendar   Long distance natter & stuff on twitter hashtag… #vcwaudax    News   Somerset 100 mile Sportive VC Walcot members turned up in force for this event and so we are lucky to have 2 different perspectives from one event this week. Great reads both of them…   First up […]

Provisional race schedule above for Odd Down Circuit this summer. British Cycling is starting to put the events online. The first VC Walcot events on 10th and 17th June are already filling up after being live for less than 24hrs. 3rd and 4th Cat races are likely to fill up. The final 2 x Bath […]

4 groups, close to 60 riders all heading southeast of the city on varying Wiltshire based routes. Here’s some Veloviewer magic for you viewing pleasure.

Bryan Chapman Memorial Audax Insight/Preview by Andy Curran

Some time over the winter I decided I wanted to ride my 8th Audax Super Randonneur series of events in 2014, which is 200km, 300km, 400km & 600km distances. The Bryan Chapman memorial will be my 600km event on Saturday 17th from Chepstow at 6.00am. Can’t pinpoint exactly when this decision was though, it could […]

Successful evening of racing at Castle Combe circuit as John Fowles (centre in main pic) had the quickest legs in the sprint at the end of the 3/4s race to take a much deserved win. Tav was his usual combative self in the E12s. Youth club member Laura Curle bagged her first ever points in […]

Everything Audax……..

http://www.aukweb.net/ Audax website   http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/sportives Sportive calendar   Long distance natter & stuff on twitter hashtag… #vcwaudax   News Jon Curle rode the Isle of Wight Randonnee on Sunday 4th May in very sunny conditions. Reckon Jon must like this event as it was the fifth time he had ridden it, so we will take that as a recommendation and […]

Getting ‘Honed’ at Odd Down Circuit ‘Twas good to get back up to the circuit for the 2nd club coaching session with El Presidente Pete Giddings (Honed Coaching) with some excellent support from Jeroen and Jon.  The racer types were drilled in echelon and paceline formations whilst the Sunday ride groups worked on bunch communication, safe […]

The Heart of England 307km Audax on Saturday 26th April

Audax UK website http://www.aukweb.net/home/    Sportive calendar http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/sportives   News   The Heart of England 307km Audax on Saturday 26th April http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Heart-of-England-300 The forecast was for heavy rain and sitting eating a breakfast of cereals and toast at 3.30am it was already was crashing against the patio door. In the car on the way up to Cirencester […]

The club’s TT team put in another strong performance on Sunday to clinch the team prize at the Bristol South CC Mega Hilly 28. Tav, Alec and James were all in the top 10 on a day when current national hill climb champion blitzed everybody to win by over 5 mins in a time of […]

They’re back. We’ll be running a session every fortnight from 1st May. Hopefully Bath CC will post some info about their session which will run in the alternate weeks. 

Audax & Sportive News

News   Somerset Audax on Sunday 13th April   Father and son club members Jon & Morgan Curle rode the 120km Audax in Somerset and write about their ride below. “On Sunday 13th April, VC Walcot members Jon and Morgan (Curle) set out to ride the AudaxUK event “Dustman Dave’s Doddle”, a 120km (75 mile) ride […]

Club Coaching Session at Odd Down Circuit Tuesday saw the first of what will hopefully become a mainstay of the club’s activities in future months and years. Pete Giddings of Honed Coaching (and also VCW Club President) put 15 club members through a series of mini sessions expertly tailored to help out our Sunday group […]

Preview: Bristol South CC Hilly 28 Mile TT  It was another successful event for the VCWRace team last weekend at the Gloucester City CC 25 mile TT. Tavis, James and Alec romped to another team prize with all three of them placed in the top 15 overall and breaking the hour barrier. Results. Possibly the […]

VCW Omloop het Zuidwesten – Overzicht  Sunday was another fantastic edition of our annual Classics Ride. Every year the route changes but the enthusiasm shown by members to turn out in their droves (60+ on the day) meant 2014 will go down (everybody say ‘Aye’) as probably the best yet.  You have to track back to April […]