CLUB CHRISTMAS MEAL & AWARDS 2019

HO! HO! HO!

Yes, it’s that festive time of year once again and time for Velo Club Venta’sChristmas Dinner and Awards evening. This year we’re back at the Running Horse in Littleton.

DATE – Saturday 14 December, 7 pm till-late (to sit down at 8 pm)
VENUE – Running Horse Pub, Littleton, SO22 6QS
PAY – prepayment of either £27.50 for 2 courses or £32.50 for 3 courses (includes tip)

Bookings are now closed, though if you contact Crispin directly, there may be a chance to squeeze you in. Please email chairman@vcventa.co.uk.


PARENTINI WESSEX CYCLO-CROSS LEAGUE ROUND 7

VC Venta is hosting the Parentini Wessex Cyclo-Cross League Round 7 on Sunday, 3rd November 2019 at Sparsholt College. To make this event a success we need the help of as many members as possible.

We’re looking of volunteers to help with setting up the course the day before, then on the Sunday, signing-on, marshalling and removing the the course at the end.

Volunteer Schedule for 3 November


FIVE TAKE ON VENTOUX 3 WAYS

VC Venta flew the flag over the ‘Giant of Provence’ this last weekend, when Crispin Quail, Adrian Gamble, Ysarn Higgins, Alan Parker and Louis Parker (sadly missing James Collins due to last minute work demands) took on the Cinglés du Mont Ventoux challenge, to ascend (and descend) Mont Ventoux on all 3 asphalted roads from Bédoin, Malaucène and Sault in a day, with 4,400m of climbing over 137km.

An added dimension planned was to summit from Bédoin in the dark in time to see the sunrise. This meant a 4.30 am departure, but it was definitely worth it and was the highlight of the trip. The heat steadily built up with around 30 degrees by mid-day.

There was plenty of refuelling at Malaucène and Sault and then a rewarding ice cream in Bédoin after all the hard work was done!

All in all, a tough but memorable weekend and one more ticked off the list!