Presentation on theme: "Ladies evening Stephanie Wheatley Development Secretary."— Presentation transcript:
Ladies evening Stephanie Wheatley Development Secretary
Background of Verulam CC Club activities Other Club activities Future topics/sessions Refreshments Introduction
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.
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
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
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).
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).
Two more events Mountain Biking at Afan in South Wales Just 4 hours from St Albans Mountain Biking racing in Black Park (nr M40)
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
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
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