VC York Weekly Bulletin - 25th May 2017

Here’s your weekly VC York bulletin (with apologies for its lateness):


Pete Hook was in the Clifton TT last Thursday evening, coming a very respectable 2nd to a flying Richard Sharp.

Tom Hick was at the Boltby Bash on Sunday, a MTB Enduro event based around Boltby, North Yorks. Tom's been off the bike for a long time but made up for it with a fantastic 8th place out of the 500 entrants. He recommends the all-inclusive event for any of our members who like a bit of off-road action.


Lots coming up in the next couple of weeks.

Jonny Apaloo is racing tonight on local roads in the NYERRL 3rd Round on the Sheriff Hutton/Bulmer Bank circuit. Three laps with a finish up the back of Sheriff. Tough race.

Chris Clark is on his way to the Glentress 7 at Peebles, the signiture event of the Tweedlovefest and, according to Chris, the best race of the year. He'll be trying to improve on last year's third place in a mixed pairs category with Amy Souter.

Pete Hook is racing in the Holme Valley Wheelers 25m TT on Saturday and then the BBM 10 on Sunday.

Tom Hick will be in the PMBA Enduro series in two weeks time.


Neil Kerry has had a bad week, being hit head on by a motorcyclist who overcooked a corner between Escrick and Wheldrake. He's suffered cuts and bruises and is probably going to be off the chaingang for a short while. His bike came off much worse 😬.

I'm pretty sure this photo makes us all cringe.

I'm pretty sure this photo makes us all cringe.

Neil thanks everyone for all messages he's received, and feels very lucky to still be around. He says he'll be making a full recovery. Get well soon, Neil!

The Tuesday night route change to Malton has proved very popular. It's a great training route. Whilst resurfacing of the Tollerton road has finished, rumours are that the Flaxton road is next on the list, so it's likely we'll keep the Malton route in place for a while longer.

As always, chaingangs meet at B&Q deliveries entrance on Osbaldwick Link Road at 6pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Make sure you're in the correct group for your ability so you and everybody else can get the best training session. Keep it smooth, call out potholes and cars, be very careful at junctions and speak to eachother throughout. If somebody is surging, let them know, and if somebody tells you you're doing something wrong, it's not personal and it's for the good of the group.

Weekend rides, as always, are 9am Saturdays and Sundays from the bus shelter opposite Joseph Rowntree Theatre on Haxby Road. Distance and route is generally decided on the day.

Above all, obviously, stay safe and have a good ride.

Keep the race updates coming. Good luck in your upcoming races and stay safe on the roads.