V718 Fast 10 Course under threat
23 February 2018
Stop Highways England banning cycling on the A63
Highways England has put forward a proposal for a Traffic Restriction Order (TRO) to ban cyclists from the A63 near Hull. The stretch of the A63 which would be affected includes the entire course used for the ultra-fast 10 course, the V718 and all its derivatives. If the TRO is put in place, that would mean the V718 would cease to exist as a course and no more events could be held on it.
You may have already sent your objections to Highways England, if not, you still have time, since the consultation period is now extended to end on 12 March.
This is the thin edge of the wedge, click here to register your objection.
VTTA AGM 2018 - Report
20 February 2018
12 January 2018
New photos of our champions are added to the banner at the top of the home page.
Right: Alison Vessey BAR winner riding in the CTT 10 event on an Aroon.
Middle: Rob Pears multiple event winner riding in VTTA Nat 50 on a Cervelo.
Left: Mick Fountain BAR winner riding on an H course on a 1980 Mulett.
The leftmost photo is of Frank Wells the WestVet journal's creator, here with Keith Williams at a Benger Binge in 1981.
30 December 2017
Chippenham & District Wheelers' vet Ken Duncumb, sadly passed away just before Christmas.
VTTA West Group Newsletter November 2017
22 November 2017
2017 TOUR OF BRITAIN NEWS
04 September 2017
The 2017 Tour of Britain visits the Cotwolds on Saturday 9 September finishing Stage 7 (the penultimate stage) in Cheltenham after racing 185km from Hemel Hempstead.
The stage will pass through Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh, before arriving in Cheltenham at between 14:42 and 15:35.
VTTA National 50 Results
23 August 2017
Click here to view the event photos (Download by selecting a photo & then right click & download)
National Champion: Brian Sunter, Condor RC, Yorkshire Group +27.47
2nd: Rob Pears, Bath CC, West Group +26.10 Rob retains the ARTHUR WILCOCKSON TROPHY
3rd: Terry Icke, VC St Raphael, Wessex Group +24.32
1st woman: Chris Melia, Born to Bike, North Midlands Group +19.51
2nd woman: Jayne Dickens, Vision Racing, Manchester North West +12.31
3rd woman: Zoe Betteridge, Southfork racing.co.uk, West Group +8.01
Team on Standard: Bath CC, Pete Wilson, Rob Pears & Steve Cottington + 48.29
Tandem on Standard: Mick Ives - Team Jewson - M.I. Racing - Polypipe - Midlands Murray Kirton - A5 Rangers CC - South East Midlands
Group Team on Std: West, Rob Pears, Steve Cottington, Derek Dowdeswell +57.13
10 August 2017
Terry Brown sadly passed away on August 6th aged 80.
Terry was Keith Williams' "stoker" for many years, during which time they had great success.
Terry's funeral is on the morning of the 25th August. There will be a church service at 9.30 at All Hallows Church, Church Lane, South Cerney, GL7 5TT.
followed by a service at 10.30 at the Kingsdown Crematorium and Cemetery, Kingsdown Road, Swindon, SN25 6SG.
with at 12.00 refreshments at The Eliot Arms Hotel and Pub, Clarks Hay, South Cerney, Cirencester, GL7 5UA.
Group 10 mile Champs - Harry Marsh Memorial Cup
27 July 2017
or download the results xlsx including the 2016 results
Tour de France 2017 - update
05 July 2017
West Group 2016 Competition Winners/Frank Wells
18 May 2017
New photos added of the WestVet Journal creator Frank Wells (shown on the right) giving a speech at a "Benger Binge" in 1981. On his left is Keith Williams taking notes. Keith took over as editor later that year.
Our West Group 2016 Competition Winners - second from left to right:
John Murphy: 2016 Winner BAR Competition (25/50/100/12hr).
Joanna Knight: 2016 Winner BAR Competition (10/25/50)
Jonathan Wynn: 2016 Winner 3 Distance Competition (25/50/100) & National 100 record holder
Classics, Yates Bros, Weighty matters & other news
23 February 2017
WestVet Records & 2016 Competion Results
15 February 2017
Don't forget to look at the Results page for the latest VTTA West Group Records and 2016 West Group Competition Results.
West Vet Newsletter
20 January 2017
Keep in Touch - click on the links below for the latest from our Committee:
16 March 2016
Beryl: A Yorkshire Woman’s Cycle Through Life, is at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, until March 19th
A history of cheating in cycling
16 March 2016
Strength Training for Cyclists
16 January 2016
Mobility, strength and stability are crucial to generating maximum power on the bike. Can strength training help you gain a more efficient position and faster TT times?