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…

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…