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Inter Island Zwift Race - This Sunday
Thu, 04 Mar 2021 11:42:11 +0000

This Sunday we have secured a Private ZWIFT race - this is an actual race event and not a meetup race. 

Race start is at 9am and entry is open to all Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey riders. 

Sign up link 
https://www.zwift.com/events/v...


The race will be on the Innsbruckring circuit with category starts and race distances as follows 

CAT A/Div 1 - 7 Laps 38.5miles/61.6km
CAT B/Div 2 - 6 Laps 33miles/52.8km
CAT C/Div 3 - 5 Laps 27.5miles/44km
CAT D/Div 4 and Under 16's 4 Laps 22miles/35.2km 


Link to course details https://zwiftinsider.com/route...
and race recon here https://www.zwift.com/news/121...


Race start is at 9am and entry is open to all Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey riders. 


Results will be provided by Zwiftpower - if you are not yet registered on Zwift power you will need to create an account and link your Zwift profile - full instructions can be found here https://support.zwift.com/en_u...

GVC & Guernsey Rouleurs Zwift Meetup Number 4 - HOT HOT HOT!
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 12:38:35 +0000

This weekends GVC/Guernsey Rouleurs Zwift ride is one for the badge hunters!

We're turning up the heat and heading to the Volcano circuit! There's 3 badges available for this route. 5 Laps, 10 laps and 25 laps. The meetup is set for 26 laps (just to make sure you can get that important 25th lap done) but no need to do all 26 if you don't want to.

As it's a short lap (2.6miles) and to make it a bit more fun we'll have the rubber band OFF so you can ride at your own pace and jump between groups which will inevitably form. For a bit more spice we've also enabled Race Results so you can see your finishing time.

Total Distance for each badge The “Warmed Up” badge is awarded for 5 laps 20.4 km (12.7 miles), “Hothead” for 10 laps,40.9 km (25.4 miles) and “On Fire!” for 25 laps 102.2 km (63.5 miles) Each badge also awards 1000XP, helping you level up faster!

If you want to join in, you'll need to follow me on the Zwift Companion app Mark Smith GVC and accept the invite - if you haven't got an invite already let me know in the comments below and I'll send you one.

GVC & Guernsey Rouleurs Zwift Meetup Number 3 - London!
Thu, 11 Feb 2021 08:20:14 +0000

This weekend we’re off to London for the GVC/Rouleurs CC meet-up at 9am on Sunday. 

We'll be doing 2 laps of the Triple Loops course, 83km and 1088m of climbing. 


Rubber band will be on. If its anything like last weekends ride it will break on one of the climbs and a faster group will form. 

If you already follow me then i’ve likely sent you an invite, if you don’t have an invite and want to join in then please follow me on Zwift, Mark Smith GVC and let me know in the comments below and i’ll get you an invite.

Rubber band will be on. If it's anything like last weekends ride it will break on one of the climbs and a faster group will form. 

GVC & Guernsey Rouleurs Zwift Meetup Number 2 - France!
Wed, 03 Feb 2021 10:15:33 +0000

Hi all, after the popularity of last weekends GVC and Guernsey Rouleurs meet-up we are joining forces on Sunday for another Zwift meet up.

Zwift  invites have been sent to everyone who did last weekends meet up, If you haven’t got one yet want to join in and you don’t already follow me on Zwift then you will need to look me up on the companion app Mark Smith (GVC) and follow me and then comment below that you’d like an invite so that I can invite you. 

This week we’re going to get the virtual Condor to France and ride the Tire-Bouchon course for 70km and and about 430of climbing - should be about 1hr 45 to 2hrs - if that’s not enough climbing for you we’ll have an optional climb up the might Ventoux after the main meet-up has finished.

Rubber band will be on again as we try and keep the group together. 


Meet up is limited to 100 riders so if you can’t make it but have received an invite can you let me know so we can free up a place.

Marshalling duties live - Monday 1st October 9pm
Sun, 31 Jan 2021 11:18:01 +0000

Marshalling duties will be live on Monday 1st Feb 9pm


Go to Sportmember, choose the event you want to marshall - click the attend  button, and then click on the volunteer for task button.


You need to do 5 duties (3 for dh) - DH set up duties are for Dh only members. 


Please only one person per duty. They are time stamped so the first person to volunteer will have rhe duty. 


Unless we are told otherwise we are still planning on starting road races on 7th March - if the race ( or any subsequent races )postponed the duties will be carried over to the new date. 


Please dont volunteer for a duty before 9pm on Monday - it will be deleted.

Lockdown update
Wed, 27 Jan 2021 11:58:24 +0000

All GVC activities are currently suspended due to the current lockdown restrictions. The situation is being reviewed on a weekly basis and we will resume racing as soon as we are able. 


The States of Guernsey OG have once again allowed 2 hours exercise per day.  Please remember, this is restricted to members of your household only.  So you can go out for a ride with someone who lives with you or, in the case of those that live alone, you can join someone else. HOWEVER if you do this, you must remain social distanced. Deputy Soulsby explicitly said in the Sunday media briefing, "this does not mean that cyclists can ride along chatting to each other"  so please use your common sense,  avoid riding with others, be safe and wash your hands! 

Next Round of the MTB XC Series this Sunday
Sat, 16 Jan 2021 20:38:50 +0000

The next round of the GVC MTB XC Winter series - sponsored by Ian Browns Cycle Shop is this Sunday at La Guet. 

Please park at Cobo Kiosk Car Park - parking at the community centre is reserved for Centre users only. 

Round 4 of the GVC MTB Winter XC Race sponsored by Ian Brown's Cycle Shop is on Sunday 17th Januart. 
Location: Le Guet 
No Parking on the top area all Parking on the coast and walk up! 
Please DO NOT park in the road 
Sign-on and practice from 8.30am, sign-on closes 15 mins before each race start. 
This course will have a mix of flowing single track, steep climbs It'll make a great race and will be suitable for all riders 
Winter season race format: 
8.30am Sign on Opens 
8.45am sharp Under 12s, 10s Practice lap 
9am – Race 1 = Kids race Under 12s Under 10s (24’’ wheel upwards) This race will be held on a shorter, less-technical course. Race duration 15 - 20mins. 
9.45am – Race 2 = U14, U16 & Sport race – 35 mins + 1 lap. This race will be held on the full course. 
10:30am - Race 3 = Expert, Advanced, Veteran Grand Veteran race – 1 hr + 1 lap. This race will be held on the full course. 
Please remember your timing chip!  
See you all there !

2021 Racing Calendar is now live
Fri, 08 Jan 2021 10:16:16 +0000

The 2021 Racing calendar is now live and can be accessed by clicking the calendar link at the top of the page. 


This year we have tried to balance the number of road races/time trials /crits based on your feedback. The popular 10TT Series returns as well at the 50TT. There's a scattering of Hill Climbs too! We are also hoping to repeat our Ladies Only race but date is still TBC. 


MTB racing is taken care of with the winter series and spring series XC racing, the summer XC Crit Series, the even popular Tour of Guernsey and of course Winter and Summer DH series. 


Delancey Flyers will be starting in April/May and the Kids crit series will also continue. 


Also keep an eye out for our various social events including Cidercross and Jinglecross.


If you are already a club member you can access the full sportmember calendar for clicking on the login link. The calendar can also be synced with your devices or downloaded to your desktop.

Happy Cycling! 

Round 3 of the MTB Winter Series is this weekend!
Thu, 10 Dec 2020 08:54:51 +0000

Round 3 of the GVC MTB Winter XC Race sponsored by Ian Brown's Cycle Shop 


Sunday 13th December.
Location: Underground Hospital (fields above, not the tunnels)


Parking at the Underground Hospital Please DO NOT park in the road Overflow parking 100m further up the road - it will be signposted

Sign-on and practice from 8.30am, sign-on closes 15 mins before each race start.

This course will have a mix of flowing single track, steep climbs and flat fields and hopefully a fair amount of MUD!! It will be suitable for all riders

New to racing? If you've never raced with us, don't worry- you are very welcome to come along and try things out. We have a Sport category that's a good introduction. If you're not a member you can enter up to 2 races for £5 on the day (which includes insurance). If you want to continue racing you'll have to join the club.

Winter season race format: 8.30am Sign on Opens 8.45am sharp Under 12s, 10s Practice lap 9am – Race 1 = Kids race Under 12s Under 10s (24’’ wheel upwards) This race will be held on a shorter, less-technical course. Race duration 15 - 20mins.

9.45am – Race 2 = U14, U16 & Sport race – 35 mins + 1 lap. This race will be held on the full course. 

10:30am - Race 3 = Expert, Advanced, Veteran Grand Veteran race – 1 hr + 1 lap. This race will be held on the full course.
Please remember your timing chip! U14s and above.