VCI support Air Ambulance NI

Last year, the proceeds from our annual sportive were set aside for Air Ambulance NI.¬†¬†With AANI being an incredibly busy charity, it took a little bit of organising to find a suitable date, but finally it was arranged that Saturday 25 January would be the cheque handover, with a visit to their base at the…

VCI Club MTB Day

Having a club mountain bike day is something that has been discussed on and off for quite a while now. The date of 30 December was set aside and thankfully a good number turned up at Castlewellan Forest Park to have a go on the trails. We had a mixture of abilities – some experienced…

VCI Chairman’s Christmas Run 2019

The Chairman’s Christmas Run has become something of an annual tradition in Velo Club Iveagh.  Some may conjure up images of a short spin to a restaurant where the Chairman has laid on a lavish feast – almost like ‘President’s Day’ in a Golf Club…sadly this this is not the case.  For us, the Chairman’s…

VCI Support Mourne Mountain Rescue

In 2019, we have been raising money for our chosen charity, with the big fundraiser our annual sportive in April. Our chosen charity this year is Mourne Mountain Rescue Team. The Mourne Mountain Rescue Team is made up entirely of volunteers who live close to the Mournes. The team maintains an operational membership of around…

VCI @ The Cycling Podcast

“Where are we Lionel?” “We’re at the MAC, Belfast, for Stage 5 of the Cycling Podcast Live Tour.” On Friday night past, a group of 6 from VCI attended the Belfast stage of the Cycling Podcast Live Tour, in the MAC. Some of the group hadn’t heard of the Cycling Podcast before, while others were…

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…