Welcome to VC Deal


Velo Club Deal is based at Fowlmead Country Park, Deal Kent.

We promote all aspects of cycle sport, on and off road, for all ages. We oraganise, promote,  support or compete in over 200 bike events every year, as well as social & recreational events.

We offer British Cycling qualified coaching and have supported several riders to National and Internalional level. We are British Cycling “Go-Ride” accedited, meaning we cater for junior and novice riders, as well as the more expereinced.

For day-to-day updates and chat about rides & events, see our Facebook page.

Club Night – Monday Nov 3rd – 7:30

Gary Harrison has done a deal with a local pub and has resurrected the traditional Club Night.
This is a chance for you to meet other riders from the club, natter a bit, buy club supplies, plan next years races etc.

If you like the idea (you like it by turning up, Ed…), then we plan to make this a monthly thing in the winter.

As a starter, we are pleased to announce that Alex Paton has agreed to talk about his past, the present and his future in 2015 with ” Pedal Heaven ” he will speak from 8.15 pm.

If you want to know about training and racing, cyclocross and criteriums, Alex has been there and done it, all the way to the National squad.

It all happens at the Railway Public House, Station Road , Walmer on November 3rd (Monday) from 7.30 pm. All are welcome (i.e. members and non members).

We are still seeking a more permanent venue and we can chat about this at the club night.

A link to the pub site, with a map showing how to find it, is available here: The Railway

VC Deal Team Photo – 10am Saturday 30th August

George Hammond PLC has been a great supporter and proud long-standing sponsor of VC Deal.
Their BP petrol station at London Road, Deal (next to the Police Station) has been impressively redeveloped, and prior to the official public opening, all VC Deal members wearing their club kit (and preferably with bikes) are cordially invited to the opening celebrations on Saturday 30th August at 10.00am.
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Sunday Club Run goes to France – 27th July.

Ben Hayes is organising a minor detour to the Sunday club run route on Sunday 27th July.
The plan is to go to France on the bikes and ride a hilly-ish 74 mile route round the lanes behind the Caps.
Meet at the port at 7:30, retuurn to Dover at 20:30. Cost should be just £12 + lunch etc.
I did this last year and it’s a nice ride, a route you’d never find on your own…

A map of the route is here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204167797144101&set=o.267754583272784&type=1&relevant_count=1

If you would like to go contact Ben Hayes at mailto:benhayes.mail@btinternet.com

Ronde Van Oost Kent Super Club Run – Sunday 6th April

Rob Kingsland has organised a superb sportive for everyone who is not going to be in Flanders on Sunday for the real Ronde. No pave, but the best of East Kent’s evil hills in a 120km loop. The course will be marked, the tea will be hot and the company convivial. It’s like a club ride only longer and hellingen-ier….

All welcome. Spread the word.

Ronde Van Oost Kent Flyer 06 04 14

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Saturday 15th March 7pm – Prize-giving/Quiz Night

The annual Prize-giving night will be combined with a quiz night this year.

Ian has invited  National Champion and International Cyclocross star Ian Field to attend.

The quiz will be general knowledge, with a cycling theme, so you won’t have to be a full-on bike nut to have a chance.

It’s not just for members! Friends of the club are very welcome, so if you can make up a table of 8-10 people, please book one with Ian or Arron, as it got pretty full last time…

There will be a best “retro cycling jersey” competition (yes, you have to prove it still fits), raffles & so on.

Nibbles will be provided, but bring your own food, drink and glasses etc.

The cost will be £2 for adults @ 50p for under 18s.

Contact IanFerrell@sky.com or harris7273@sky.com to make bookings.