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Summer riding

SUNDAY Club rides reverted to their usual summer time with British summertime – they now leave the Forum at 0900 on a Sunday morning and will do so until the clocks change back again.

EVENING rides will resume from Tuesday May 2nd. Details of the rides are here: https://vcnorwich.co.uk/rides/ but in short, Tuesdays are fast and open to anyone, Wednesday are VCN only club rides so no dropping people please, and Thursdays, VCN only again, are fast training rides.

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January 2016 Newsletter

VCN Newsletter-Jan2016

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Winter newsletter

VCN Newsletter-Win2015

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Autumn newsletter 2015

VCN Newsletter-Oct2015

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September newsletter

VCN News-Sept 2015

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VC Norwich summer newsletter

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Spring Newsletter

VCN Newsletter-Apr 2015

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Norwich Motor Group Sportive Trophy

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Whose up for a bit of mileage?

As the Norfolk Motor Group Sportive Trophy competition enters its third year the first two months have seen the usual bumper crop of miles from two-times champion Jonathan Greenway.

I find myself in third spot after what can be described only as a brave ride with a thigh strain and a broken chain to contend with.

So where do you stand in the Sportive Trophy table?

It’s a league table of miles ridden in organised, measured rides such as sportives, reliabilities and audaxes which must be completed wearing club kit (in order to get the sponsor name out there).

There’s no deadline (yet) on entering mileage for previous months which are emailed to newseditor@vcnorwich.co.uk

So if you have braved the wind and the cold over the past couple of months let us know and get some more names on the board.

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NMG Sportive Trophy – it’s the 2014 final countdown

Congratulations to Jonathan Greenway – winner of the NMG Sportive Trophy for 2014. He’ll get his trophy back at the annual awards dinner.Screen shot 2015-01-29 at 12.24.29

So the slate is clean for 2015.

To start at the very beginning: The NMG Sportive Trophy is awarded to the rider who completes the most miles in organised rides over a year. By ‘organised’ we mean events over a measured course, paid for entry, non-competitive, and completed wearing our wonderful VC Norwich club kit.

It takes in sportives, obviously, along with audax and reliability events. Anything where, if we feel the need to do so, we can check with organisers that the event was ridden as claimed.

So why not join in for 2015? Right now you are equal first with Jonathan Greenway. Claims should be submitted to newseditor@vcnorwich.co.uk by email only. And only this address please, submissions to info@ or to any committee member’s personal email won’t count. The claim needs to say the event and miles completed.

As a technical point, Garmin measurements can differ from claim to claim so the Sportive Trophy Committee meets and awards the same mileage to every rider who completes a given event, taking an average (mode average, not mean average that would be silly) of the submitted claims.

So put your name down and get riding!

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Awards Night: Stake your claim

With the annual dinner and awards night just weeks away it’s time to:

o Claim your prizes
o Return your trophies
o And make some nominations

Linked to this post you will find TT tables for club standards. If you qualify for a prize please email details (distance, event, time, and date) to Steward Lyons stewart.lyons@bbslimited.co.uk And please ensure your membership is up-to-date, in other words, renewed for 2015.

If you have a trophy to return please contact Stewart to ensure it can be cleaned and engraved ready. Stewart Lyons: stewart.lyons@bbslimited.co.uk Tel: Home 01603 426602 – Mobile: 07734 033612.

And we’re looking for nominations for two awards: Most Improved Rider and Club Member of The Year. Any thoughts on these please email to info@vcnorwich.co.uk

And this all needs to be done by: FRIDAY JANUARY 23rd. So get moving and get those claims, trophies and nominations sorted. Now.

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