Velo Club 167

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Formed in 1993, Velo Club 167 is a modern cycling club, based primarily in the North on England, but with a varied membership spread over wide geographical area; from Tyneside, through most of Yorkshire and Lancashire.

VC167 Club Run meets at the White Horse
Members of VC167 meet at the White Horse, Darlington for a Sunday club run. L to R: Ken Reid, Clive Nunn, John Byers, Graham Wanless, Ian Dunn, Gordon Panicca, Andy Oliver and Chris Cooke.

Velo Club 167 has seen some great riders pass through its ranks over the years, including Andy Oliver and Richard King, who both went on to become 1st category road racers, and we also have some great current members such as Cyclo Cross Veteran, Tony Liddle who finished at an excellent 8th place in the TLI National Veterans Championships in the 2007.

Tony Liddle riding VC167 cyclo cross event at Branksom
Tony Liddle riding VC167 cyclo cross event at Branksome.

We currently have around 40 active members taking part in many aspects of cycling, including Cyclo Cross, Audax and Time Trials.

Jenette Thompson starting VC167 evening 10 mile time trial
Jeanette Thompson starting VC167 evening 10 mile club time trial.

Members also tour and cycle-camp around the world and organise audax and cyclo cross events, cycling holidays and youth hostel trips for other members.

Stu Wearmouth heads the peleton at a Croft evening road race 
Ian Stokoe heads the peleton at a Croft Autodrome evening road race.

There is no list of club or training runs, but members meet to ride audax and other events all year round.

Miff Anderson and Graham Wanless on Chevy Chase
Miff Anderson and Graham Wanless climb Cottonshope Head on Chevy Chase Audax ride

Social events are organised throughout the year, and include the club Christmas dinner, youth hostel weekends and an annual trip to Semaine Federale.

Club run coffee break at Stanhope
Club run takes a coffee break at the Stanhope Visitors Centre. L to R: John Byers, Terry Parvin, Graham Wanless, Miff Anderson, Tony Hodgson, Gordon Panicca, Ken Reid, John Whittle, Andy Oliver.

Velo Club 167 is a club for anyone who enjoys riding a bike, for whatever reason. With such a varied membership there is always someone to ride with.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 October 2011 21:31