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VC Walcot rider Claire Cottrell speeds through Flanders countryside on a gravel track

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…
VC Walcot rider Claire Cottrell speeds through Flanders countryside on a gravel track
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…
VC Walcot rider Claire Cottrell speeds through Flanders countryside on a gravel track
Omloop het ZuidwestenOmloop het Zuidwesten Omloop het Zuidwesten - Classics Ride It’s that time of year when we go a little bit mad for the spring classics and ride our own version using the very best of the steep climbs, sharp descents,…
VC Walcot rider Claire Cottrell speeds through Flanders countryside on a gravel track

Classics Ride 2012

Classics Ride 2012 - Sunny but chilly start to the ride, we eschewed our usual spot opposite the Guildhall for once. No one really aware of what was ahead of them: 56km, 1154m total ascent, 11 climbs, 16 riders, tights lanes and plenty of rough…
VC Walcot rider Claire Cottrell speeds through Flanders countryside on a gravel track

2012 Spring Classics Ride - 15th April 2012

Back for 2012 it’s the Classics Ride. Expect steep hills, tricky descents and rough lanes in true VC Walcot tradition. Route this year is the La Fleche Avon loop from 3 years ago. 34 miles doesn’t seem that far, does it? Retro wear…