The past weekend the whole VCUK family gathered at Haigh Hall near Wigan to launch what promises to be a very exciting season!
Our primary sponsor is VCUK – a nationwide cycling and triathlon development club that was established to help anyone get into the sports and reach their potential.
Wayne Greenhalgh and his team behind the scenes want to create a development pathway right through from grass roots to get riders to the big time. Now I know my limits, but what they are putting in place is sure to create some champions. There is a Youth, Junior, Senior and Triathlon team for 2016. A pretty huge and exciting project!
We were joined at Haigh Hall by the team’s other sponsors for this season, without whom none of this would be possible. Our main sponsors this season are Champion System UK, Limar Helmets, Pro-Lite, Shark Composites.
Honestly we have some awesome gear for this season. The Wheels and Shark frames in particular are so cool, and definitely give a lot of motivation to train in 3C.
The day after the launch we had a team training ride, which was a proper northern grit ride. Winter bikes, potholed roads, cold, rain, hills and a cafe stop. 105 miles later I was glad I had eaten possibly the largest flapjack ever served at the caff.