Becoming a Member

At VC Venta we’re a friendly bunch and welcome new members seeking an active club-riding and racing scene. Our members come from Winchester and the surrounding area, and we pride ourselves on our friendly atmosphere and all-inclusive policy. The club includes many experienced cyclists who can offer advice and guidance on every aspect of the sport.

Before joining, we invite you to come along to one of our rides or training sessions as a guest, so you can try-before-you-buy!

JOIN VC VENTA

About Membership

Your VC Venta membership runs from 1st January to 31 December and costs £25 per adult, with a discount available for couples living at the same address. Junior membership (under 18 years) and Students (anyone in full-time education) are free of charge – but please note you must still complete a membership application.

If you are applying for membership for a family, please complete a form for each membership type. For example, for both parents and two children under 18 years, complete an application for a couple plus two juniors.

Senior

Adult member aged 18 years or over
£25
  • £12.50 from 1 July

Couple

Two adults living at the same address
£40
  • £20 from 1 July

Student

Students in full time education
Free
  • Still Free!

Junior*

Child member aged under 18 years
Free
  • Still Free!

*A JUNIOR MEMBER JOINING WITH A FEE PAYING ADULT (SENIOR MEMBERSHIP @ £25) CAN CLAIM A FREE CHILD’S SIZE CLUB JERSEY (OR HALF PRICED ADULT SIZED JERSEY) BY EMAILING CLUBKIT@VCVENTA.CO.UK, REMEMBERING TO INCLUDE YOUR JERSEY SIZE – PLEASE NOTE THIS APPLIES TO ONE QUALIFYING JUNIOR PER ADULT.

Expectations of Members

VC Venta is run by Club members on a voluntary basis and the more people that are involved, the lighter the load.

With the exception of members under 18 years, you’ll be expected to “do your bit”, helping out with the various events we run during the year or volunteering on the Club committee. This might be marshalling at a race or time trial, leading Club Rides, coaching or helping organise a social event.

Whether you’re new to the Club or have been a member for years, you will be required to help and training will be provided, as required.

Membership Benefit

Your annual membership fee goes towards promoting cycling in Winchester and running the coaching, training, rides, races and events throughout the year. Importantly, this include the junior’s Go-Ride programme which has been particularly successful in recent years.

The club now has over 180 junior members and we are continuing to expand the youth rides and coaching.

Welcoming Female Members to the Club

The youth programme is not the only area of growth for VC Venta. In 2018, the Club started running fortnightly Women’s Rides and we have seen our female membership grow dramatically since then. We’d like to see even more women join us and come along to the Women’s and Club Rides.

Couples living at the same address can take advantage of our discounted membership, for just £40 for the year.

 

If you’ve any questions about membership or any other aspect of the Club email us: info@vcventa.co.uk