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2020 Calendar of Events

Happy New year from VC Bristol.  After a successful 2019 we have a full calendar of events planned for the year ahead.  This post will be updated with further details as they are confirmed and they will be added to the events calendar.

January
Tuesdays starting 7th January – Winter turbo sessions

February
Tuesdays through to 25th February – Winter turbo sessions

March
14th-22nd March – Majorca training camp

April
7th April – VC Bristol Open TT

May
10th May – VC Bristol Road Race – Circuit of Charfield (Cotswold League)
TBC May – Evening TT Series Starts

June
Tuesdays Evenings – Club TT Series

July
Tuesday Evenings – Club TT Series
TBC July – VCB Open TT

October
TBC October – VC Bristol Club Hill Climb Championships

November
TBC November – Winter Turbo sessions

December
TBC November – Winter Turbo Sessions

 

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2020 Winter Turbo Session and Membership Deal

The next tranche of Turbo sessions is up and running and we are once again offering a special Turbo+Membership deal: sign up for an 8-week structured turbo training programme plus club membership for just £45!  Application form below:
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Annual Club Dinner and Awards Evening 2019

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2019 Autumn Turbo Sessions – Book Here

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Club Hill Climb Championships NEW DATE

Due to the poor weather on the original date the hill climb has been rescheduled.

Test yourself against Belmont Hill in the annual club hill climb championships on 27th October.

Location:  Belmont Hill, Flax Bourton (sign on at the top of the hill)
Date:  Sunday 27th October 2019
Time: Sign on 10:30 (first rider off at 11am)

Keep an eye on the club Facebook page for details of the ride out to the course from Warmley.

 

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Gilets…the best a man can get

We are now taking orders for a new club gilet.  Orders will be open until the end of June so if you would like to pick up this latest piece of stylish kit place you order now to avoid disappointment.
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Evening Time Trial Series 2019 #3

Date: 14th May 2019
Course: U103 (shortened)
Distance: 7.4miles
Weather: Warm, Dry, Wind 10mph E

The third evening time trial of the series was once again held on a shortened course due to the ever-present roadworks.  Sodbury Cycle Sport hosted the event that saw 25 riders compete.

Top spot on the night went to Rob Hall (SAS) with 17min 23sec, Wayne Osmond (VCB) finished second with a time of 17min 30sec and Simon Hunt was third overall (17min 33sec).  Fastest female was Jo Jago (Sodbury Cycle Sport) in 18min 01sec.

Thanks to SCS for organising the marshalls and timekeepers.

Full results:

Position Race No Name Time
[hh:mm:ss]
Club Ave Speed
[mph]
1 15 Rob Hall 00:17:23 Salt and Sham 25.4
2 12 Wayne Osmond 00:17:30 VC Bristol 25.3
3 17 Simon Hunt 00:17:33 N/A 25.2
4 10 Chris Britten 00:17:45 Sodbury Cycle Sport 24.9
5 1 Michal Gniewek 00:17:50 Sodbury Cycle Sport? 24.8
6 13 Tom Saunders 00:17:57 Sodbury Cycle Sport 24.6
7 21 Jo Jago 00:18:01 Sodbury Cycle Sport 24.5
8 20 Matt Reynolds 00:18:10 Sodbury Cycle Sport 24.3
9 25 Tim Scruton 00:18:11 SAS 24.3
10 24 Rob Sutton 00:18:12 VC Bristol 24.3
11 23 Stu Gardiner 00:18:27 VC Bristol 24.0
12 9 Richard Franklin 00:18:29 Salt and Sham 23.9
13 4 Ash Dunn 00:18:53 VC Bristol 23.4
14 7 Matthew Norris 00:19:27 Sodbury Cycle Sport 22.7
15 16 Nick Jeanes 00:19:38 N/A 22.5
16 8 Matt Brooke 00:19:42 N/A 22.4
17 2 Des Green 00:19:49 Dr J Performance 22.3
18 6 Tom Millar 00:19:53 N/A 22.2
19 14 Jason Galpin 00:20:05 N/A 22.0
20 5 Claire Gregory 00:20:26 Kingswood Tri 21.6
21 22 Claire Graham 00:21:02 Kingswood Tri 21.0
22 11 A Miles 00:21:17 N/A 20.8
23 18 Leon Baker 00:22:54 VC Bristol 19.3
24 19 Andy Beveridge 00:22:54 Kingswood Tri 19.3
25 3 Mick Payne 00:23:27 Kingswood Tri 18.9
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Evening Time Trial Series 2019 #1

Date: 30th April 2019
Course: U103 (shortened)
Distance: 7.3miles
Weather: Warm, Dry, Wind 4mph S

Thirty three riders turned up to ride the first of the evening time trial series.  The first event, hosted by VC Bristol, was held in ideal conditions on a shortened course (7.3 miles due to roadworks)

Top spot on the night went to Brett Halliwell (SW Cycling) with 15min 59sec, Will Fussell(Thornbury CC) finished second with a time of 17min 10sec and the Tandem of Jo Knight/Andy Legge (Bristol South) and Wayne Osman (VC Bristol) were joint third overall (17min 30sec).  Fastest female was Jo Jago (Sodbury Cycle Sport) in 18min 50sec. Fastest Junior was Ryan Abram (Newport Pheonix) in 18min 6sec.

Thanks as always go to marshalls, timekeepers and organisers.

Full results:

Position Race No Name Time
[hh:mm:ss]
Club Ave Speed
[mph]
1 14 Brett Halliwell 00:15:59 SW Cycling 27.4
2 5 Will Fussell 00:17:10 Thornbury CC 25.5
3 26 Jo Knight/Andy Legge 00:17:30 Bristol South 25.0
4 28 Wayne Osmond 00:17:30 VCB 25.0
5 18 Rob Sutton 00:17:38 VCB 24.8
6 29 Rob Hall 00:17:56 SAS 24.4
7 25 Theo Brumhead 00:18:03 Bristol South 24.3
8 16 Ryan Abram 00:18:06 Newport Phonix 24.2
9 3 Ash Dunn 00:18:14 VCB 24.0
10 22 Jeremy Tiley 00:18:14 SCS/Kingswood Tri 24.0
11 20 Matt Reynolds 00:18:33 Sodbury Cycle Sport 23.6
12 10 Rich Franklin 00:18:33 SAS 23.6
13 30 Stu Gardiner 00:18:39 VCB 23.5
14 23 Jo Jago 00:18:50 Sodbury Cycle Sport 23.3
15 31 David Rutty 00:19:03 VCB 23.0
16 33 Hamish Crow 00:19:05 SAS 23.0
17 17 Eric Downey 00:19:12 kingswood Tri 22.8
18 19 Matthew Norris 00:19:12 Sodbury Cycle Sport 22.8
19 11 Ed Stevens 00:19:14 kingswood Tri 22.8
20 13 Paul Rogoll 00:19:33 SAS 22.4
21 32 Dave   Cury 00:19:40 22.3
22 4 Claire Gregory 00:19:50 kingswood Tri 22.1
23 27 Tom Miller 00:19:52 SGSBR 22.0
24 8 Greg Wentland 00:19:59 kingswood Tri 21.9
25 15 Peter Sheath 00:20:24 kingswood Tri 21.5
26 24 Des Green 00:20:26 kingswood Tri 21.4
27 6 Gary Weeks 00:20:30 kingswood Tri 21.4
28 7 Claire Graham 00:20:43 kingswood Tri 21.1
29 1 Maggie Bromley 00:20:54 Kingswood Tri 21.0
30 12 Dannie Hayes 00:21:12 kingswood Tri 20.7
31 21 Andy Beveridge 00:21:22 kingswood Tri 20.5
32 9 Leon Baker 00:21:40 VCB 20.2
33 2 Mick Payne 00:22:45 Kingswood Tri 19.3
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The Magnificent U7B Ride

Five VC Bristol riders took on the U7B 10mile TT course at the Severn Road Club Open TT on 30th June.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Results are summarised below.

Position Name Time
[hh:mm:ss]
Club Ave Speed
[mph]
1 Matt Burden 00:20:45 73 Degrees CC, Westside Coaching 28.9
2 Dean Ware 00:21:08 Team Backstedt Bike Performance 28.4
3 Mark Hudson 00:21:16 Bristol South CC 28.2
13 Lee Francis 00:22:24 Velo Club Bristol 26.8
25 David Rutty 00:24:22 Velo Club Bristol 24.6
27 Rob Sutton 00:24:37 Velo Club Bristol 24.4
35 Matt Dale 00:25:37 Velo Club Bristol 23.4
40 Jim Tickner 00:26:15 Velo Club Bristol 22.9
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VCB Evening TT Series #6

Date: 25th June 2018
Course
: U103
Distance: 12.1miles
Weather: HOT!, Wind 9mph ENE

The sixth of the evening time trial series was held hosted by Kingswood Tri Club. Fourteen riders competed, with four representing VC Bristol.  Conditions were good, if a little hot, and this led to some fast times.  Lee Aston(SCS) took top spot with a time of 26min 50sec, Brett Halliwell second (27min 25sec) and Lee Francis (VCB/KiT) got third (27min 37sec).

Many thanks to Kingswood Tri and the volunteers for hosting.

Position Race No Name Time
[hh:mm:ss]
Club Ave Speed
[mph]
1 Lee Aston 00:26:50 Sodbury Cycle Sport 27.1
2 Brett Halliwell 00:27:25 SW Cycling 26.5
3 Lee Francis 00:27:37 VC Bristol / Kingswood Tri 26.3
4 Chris Davis 00:28:39 Giant CC Halo FIlms 25.3
5 Darren Pitman 00:29:02 Sodbury Cycle Sport 25.0
6 Simon Jennings 00:29:08 VC Bristol 24.9
7 David Leighton 00:30:07 Severn RC 24.1
8 Gaz Poulson 00:30:16 unattached 24.0
9 Jeremy Tiley 00:30:20 Sodbury Cycle Sport 23.9
10 Matt Dale 00:31:03 VC Bristol 23.4
11 Chris Britten 00:31:24 Sodbury Cycle Sport 23.1
12 Ian Sparrow 00:32:42 Sodbury Cycle Sport 22.2
13 Mark Bishton 00:33:39 VC Bristol 21.6
14 Claire Lawrence 00:34:16 Sodbury Cycle Sport 21.2
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