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1 Ladies evening Stephanie Wheatley Development Secretary

2 Background of Verulam CC Club activities Other Club activities Future topics/sessions Refreshments Introduction

3 Background Verulam Cycling Club – St Albans Bicycle Club founded c1878. – Verulam CC Founded in 1890, refounded after WW1 in – Currently has c280 members – one of the largest clubs in the region – Club constitution: “The purpose of the Club shall be to encourage cycling as a sport and pastime.” – A very broad, inclusive purpose – almost anyone on a bike is welcome.

4 Club Activities (1) – Weekly Sunday club runs – 5-6 groups of different abilities – Time trial series, ladies 10, 25, 50 and 100 mile trophies, ladies Seabird trophy, Stokes trophy, ladies BAR trophy – Open 25 miles time trial 22 nd July – Ride4aReason (24 June) – community cycling event; aimed at encouraging cycling – Group participation in Cycletta sportive – Weekly clubroom – talks and social events

5 Other club activities – Monthly mountain bike rides. – Club coach – fully qualified coach available to members at modest cost: (Rachel McKay, ) – Social events and trips – Annual dinner- November. – Training trips abroad – Mallorca, Alps – Website forum

6 Other club activities Not organised by the club – but going on ‘beneath the surface’ between members. … a big benefit from being in a cycling club, being part of a community. – Trips to UK sportives (ie, White Horse Challenge) – Trips to continental sportives (ie La Marmotte) – Mountain bike weekends (ie, Afan in November).

7 Other club activites Occasional Audax rides (non competitive, cyclo-orienteering type event – good fun); 100km, 160km, 200km, 300km, 400km, 600km,…. Annual trips to the Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites etc. – Experience to tap into; mistakes to avoid, knowledge of routes etc Trips to Mallorca – – At much lower cost than going through a commercial venture Commute to central London group (it’s not as bad as you think!) – Weekly coordination . – 10 – 15 riders who commute (although not all at one time).

8 Two more events Mountain Biking at Afan in South Wales Just 4 hours from St Albans Mountain Biking racing in Black Park (nr M40)

9 My choice for VCC ladies Various Sportives – Magnificat, Ups & Downs, French Revolution, South Downs Club 10 mile time trial – Tuesdays near Codicote 25 and 50 mile time trials Challenging events, such as the John O’Groats to Land’s End ride VCC Hill climb - Preston Age group participants in both Ironman and 70.3 Triathlons

10 Future topics/sessions Future topics for ladies evenings could include Basic maintenance, practical sessions on how to change an inner tube. Training to succeed – where do I start Nutrition

11 Summary You’ve joined a club you can get involved in! We have many Club activities, so try some Your cycling interests are maybe others too Future session you would like to see covered

12 Thank you for listening Any questions?


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