Shimna Cross 2019

Last Sunday morning, young Ben Seffen set off to compete at Shimna Wheelers CC Cyclocross event at Donard Park, Newcastle. The freezing overnight conditions after the heavy rain the day before led to a mud fest! With a much improved start (lessons learnt from the previous round) Ben was in 2nd position for most of…

VCI Winter League 2019

Now that we’re officially into winter, the 2019 Winter League has kicked off. The goal of the Winter League is to encourage riders to stay on their bikes over the winter months. In previous years points have only been awarded for outdoor activities, however this year we have modified this to allow for turbo training…

VCI Awards Night 2019

Friday 25 October saw our annual Club Dinner and Awards Night. This year we returned to Sintons at the Bridge, Scarva, where everyone enjoyed a great meal and fantastic service. Our thanks to Sintons for accommodating us and also to Kevin for organising the evening for us. Fed and watered, we moved upstairs for the…

VCI @ World Championships 2019

With the 2019 World Championships visiting Yorkshire, five of our members took the opportunity to arrange a trip to Harrogate to take in the last two days of racing. Unfortunately, a conspiracy between Ryanair and the Passport Office meant we were a man down before departing the Barony of Iveagh, leaving one rocket stuck on…

Hurt Locker 2019/20

With the dark nights now upon us, that can mean only one thing – the return of winter training.  For many, this will involve countless hours spent on a turbo trainer, losing copious amounts of sweat.  However, for the hardier amongst us, the call of the outdoors is too strong – wrapped up in several…

Lurgan Park CX 2019

Sunday past was the start of the Ulster Cyclo-Cross League, with Apollo CT hosting Round 1 at Lurgan Park. The 24 hours of rain prior to the event resulted in a muddy, waterlogged course – apparently this is ideal for cyclocross; but not for the car interior!!! Two junior VCI members (Ben & Charlotte Seffen)…