VC St Raphael Cycling Club

Club News

Following the success of the 51st Perfs Pedal Race and the inaugural Hardriders Time Trial in February, we will also be promoting:

Two Surrey League circuit races at Dunsfold Aerodrome on Wednesday June 29th and July 6th racing starts at 19.00.

Also:

Newly joined VC St Raphael member Tim Crumpton is promoting the LVRC Derek Witt Memorial Road Race on behalf of his former club GS Europa on Sunday August 14th with the first race at 10.00.

Volunteers are needed and would be very much appreciated for these three races. Further event details/contact information will be published nearer the time.

Here are the results for the weekend of 18th March, VC still on the up and getting further podium placings!!

 

LVRC Circuit Race at Dunsfold Aerodrome:

40-49 Age Groupn - Rowan Horner 2nd, Simon Brooks 3rd

50-59 Age Group - Mike Anderson Finished in bunch

60-69 Age Group - Tim Crupton Finished in bunch

 

Royal Dean Forest CC 25:

Jason Streather 7th 56.47

George Jones 14th 58.07 and first Junior

Andy Bevan 29th 1.00.48

1st Team - VC St Raphael

VC St Raphael are delighted to welcome the following riders who have joined the club for 2016:

Female Riders:

Gwen Bevan-Time Trials

Emily Edwards-Track

Penny Gardener-Time Trials

Jen Lemen Hogarth-Time Trials

Bec Lemen Hogarth-Time Trials

Rosey Mushens-Time Trials

Emma Pitt-Track and Road

To view the male riders click the heading above

Charlie Cooper who will be a 1st year junior in 2015 has joined VC.  Charlie who rides circuit and track will be one of the team's youngest members but should benefit from riding with the team's more experienced riders.  Charlie has during 2014 rode senior events with BC dispensation.  The Calshot Winter League is a target followed by regional road and circuit races next year with a few national series races mixed in.

The last "open" event that Chippenham Wheelers promotes took place on Sunday 12th October near Devizes. The 24 mile race where teams of three riders ride together and the time being taken as the third rider crosses the line.

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Greg Parker (VC St Raphael/Waites Contracts) won the Poole Wheelers Summer 10 with a personal best 19:39, on a super-fast morning in Dorset. In-form Parker pipped teammate Steve Walking by just 2 secs and was the fastest of four riders inside 20 minutes.

Gary Dighton (Primera-sports.com) clocked 19:55 for third place with his teammate Paul Jones just scraping under the 30MPH barrier in 19:59. Jimmy Little backed up Parker & Walking to give VC St Raphael the team award with a combined time of 59:53, believed to be a South DC Record.

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Greg Parker (VC ST Raphael/Waites Contracts) wins the Antelope RT 10 at a windy Thruxton Motor circuit.
"The race went really well apart from a warm up crash when my rollers collapsed! I have made quite a few changes to equipment in the last few weeks so didn't really know how those would work out but bike felt really good and the windy conditions suited me." commented Parker.

Given the recent poor weather, the sun was a welcome visitor and the temperatures were up to 14 deg C. However there was a freshening westerly wind which helped the riders up Portsdown Hill but it hampered them on the return leg.