VCI @ Fermanagh 200 (2021)

On Saturday past (11th September) a band of merry men set off for the lakelands of Fermanagh, for the Audax Ireland Fermanagh 200. With 2021 being the centenary year for the Audax Club Parisien, this was also the Ulster Centenary event. Arriving at Ferney Park (home of Ballinamallard United FC) for a start time of…

VCI @ Hugo Loughran GP

The Hugo Loughran GP, hosted by Island Wheelers, on the Ballycrummy circuit (outside Armagh) was held on Friday 23rd July. Always a popular race on the calendar, with a slightly different atmosphere given it’s held on a Friday evening. Two races were held on the evening – an A3/Junior race and an A4 race. We…

VCI @ Hilltown GP

On Saturday past, Armagh Down Cycling Club hosted the Hilltown GP. Over the past few years, this has become a race that many (particularly A4 racers) target, with the hilltop finish often providing a different outcome than the bunch sprint often seen in other races. However, owing to current Covid restrictions, the organisers opted for…

VCI @ Annaclone GP

With restrictions eased, Saturday 24th April 2021 saw the recommencement of open race cycling in Northern Ireland with the Travers Engineering Annaclone GP – and the first opportunity for newcomer Pete to take part in his first ever cycling race! We asked Pete few for a few words to sum up his experience of the…

VCI @ The Lakelander – Gravel Grinder

Over the summer months I began looking for a winter bike. I had initially been looking for a used bike, but with limited availability and inflated prices, it soon became clear to me that my best option was to buy a new bike, although not wanting to ‘break the bank’ it would be very much…

VCI Lap the Lough

They say every cloud has a silver lining and to an extent this phrase can also be applied to the lockdown we endured earlier in the year.  With club runs put on hold for a couple of months, this provided the opportunity for many of our members to turn their attention to longer, solo, self-supported…