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…

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…