News

AGM Roundup
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 15:28:19 +0000

Thank you to all those who attended our virtual AGM last night.

We are pleased to announce that Alex Margison has taken over as President from Mark Smith, who made good on his promise that 2021 would be his last year in the role. Alex is replaced in his previous role of Treasurer by Pete Miller, whilst Steve Palmer was elected as Vice-President, and both Richard Saunders and James Duguid also join the Board.


The following Committee members were also appointed:


Club Welfare Officer: Collette Mechem


Chief Race Marshal/Safety Officer: Steve Palmer


Road Racing Co-Ordinators: Matt Osborn & Chris Earles


MTB Co-Ordinator: Gary Robert


Flyers Co-Ordinator: Adrian Tourtel


Website Co-Ordinator: Mark Smith


Thank you to everyone who helped out and enabled us put on our racing programme last year, and especially to Mark for his hard work and dedication over the last 4 years, the last 2 of which have been particularly challenging through events not entirely in our control. It’s great to have him still involved in the Committee as Website Co-Ordinator, and we look forward to him teaching everyone how to use the timing kit!

For those who were unable to attend, please be advised that it was agreed that membership fees would be frozen at existing rates for 2022 and that an updated handbook has been issued. We would recommend that all members have a read to refamiliarise themselves with the rules and regulations of the Club.

Ian Browns XC Series Round 3
Wed, 24 Nov 2021 10:25:57 +0000

Round 3 of the Ian Browns MTB XC Winter Series will be at Thorntons


Parking on site in the entrance field - expect it to be muddy! Directions will be put out from the top of Frie Baton.


Sign-on and practice from 8.30am, sign-on closes 15 mins before each race start. Usual mix of singletrack, grassy fields, the odd earth bank and of course the vineyard! Flyers canteen will be in attendance in the packing shed with hot drinks & cakey goodness.


Winter season race format: 

8.30am Sign on Opens 9.45am Sign on Closes

8:45am sharp Under 12s, 10s Practice lap

9:00am – Race 1 = Kids race Under 12s Under 10s (24’’ wheel upwards) This race will be held on a shorter, less-technical course. Race duration 20mins.

9:30am - Race 2 = U14, U16 & Sport race – 35 mins + 1Lap

10:15am – Race 3 = Expert, Advanced, Veteran Grand Veteran race – 1 hr + 1 lap. This race will be held on the full course.

If there’s not enough riders for Race 2 we will do Race 2 and 3 together at 10am


Adventure Cycles DH Winter Series
Thu, 18 Nov 2021 11:00:26 +0000

The first round of the Adventure Cycles DH Winter Series will be on Sunday at La Pomare.


Signs will be put out from La Houguette School, and as usual there will be no parking in the field itself.


Anyone 12 years and above come a give downhill ago as all courses are built for all abilities and all types of Mountain bikes, non GVC members £5 entry fee + £5 chip rental. FULLFACE HELMETS ARE COMPUSORY, gloves and pads are recommended.


Hope to see you all there.


For more information or any questions please message me or call Gary on 07781 419540


*********** Event Timings ************


9:00am - sign on and walk the course

9.15am - practice runs

11.00am - timed runs

Five Island Winter Zwift League 2021/2
Mon, 15 Nov 2021 09:23:03 +0000

Overview


Athletes from Gibraltar, Guernsey, Iceland, Isle of Man and Jersey will score points for their islands in each of five Zwift races held during the winter of 2021/2. 


Any athlete who can claim a reasonable tie to that island and uses the appropriate island flag in Zwift can score points for that island (no individual points totals are registered). 


All athletes must be registered on Zwift Power and race in the appropriate category indicated. Any DQs issued by Zwift Power will stand. 


Each race will have a maximum of 250 points available (except for the final race where 500 will be available). League results will be published on the Jersey Tri Club Facebook (public) group as soon as possible after each event. 


A Committee of Vaughan Robinson (Chair, Jersey), Emily Squire (Guernsey), Chris Walker (Gibraltar), Juan Kinley (Isle of Man) and Sigurour Orn Ragnarsson (Iceland) will: a) choose each of the five events, b) decide on the points distribution for each event, c) communicate the timings of events, rules, results and related matters to their domestic athletes and d) resolve any disputes or queries which may arise from time to time. 

Event 1 19:00 GMT Sunday 28 November 2021: The Stampede (ITT) by Herd Racing League 37.12km Tempus Fugit 


The first 10 riders (from the five islands) in each category (A-D) will score 10, 9, 8, 7…, 1 points. Subject to each island only being able to accumulate points for two riders, a third rider will instead zero out the points available for other islands. For example, if Iceland had the top three riders they would score 19 points and the other islands would only be able to score positions 4-10 (with points of 7-1).


In addition to the above 220 ranking points, 30 bonus points will be available for the following: 

1 points for the island whose rider has the highest 20min watts (in each category A-D) 

1 points for the island whose rider has the highest 5min watts (in each category A-D) 

1 points for the island whose rider has the highest 1min watts (in each category A-D) 

1 points for the island whose rider has the highest 30sec watts (in each category A-D) 1 points for the island whose rider has the highest 15sec watts (in each category A-D) 

4 points for the island with the most overall riders 

3 points for the island with the second most overall riders 

2 points for the island with the third most overall riders 

1 point for the island with the fourth most overall riders. 

Riders in Zwift Power with an A+ classification (appears as a black A) cannot score ranking points, but can score bonus points. Only riders appearing on the ‘Filtered’ view will count in all cases, those filtered out (DQ’d) will not be counted for the determination of any points. 


Event 2 – TBC (18:30 GMT Monday 13 December 2021: BTF Winter Series – Handicap (Hare & Hounds) 31.1km Greatest London Flat?) 


Event 3 - TBC 


Event 4 - TBC 


Event 5 - TBC 

MTB Winter XC Round 2 Results
Sun, 07 Nov 2021 12:57:25 +0000

Another great race up at La Pomare, with James Roe taking the top male honours and Kylie Vaudin leading the ladies home for the second round running. Full results & lap times in the 2022 results section!

GVC Awards Night 13 November 2021
Thu, 28 Oct 2021 09:52:20 +0100

The GVC Awards Night is on 13th November 2021 at The Last Post



Advance Tickets only from https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=258738

Buffet meal, awards, meat draw, bonus ball draw.

Vegetarian/Vegan options available.




MTB Winter XC Round 1 Results
Sun, 24 Oct 2021 16:07:13 +0100

Results from this morning's race at Norgiots are now uploaded. Bit of a disaster with a broken timing wire on the first lap, but most of the lap times are also there.

MTB XC Winter Series is coming
Tue, 21 Sep 2021 17:08:29 +0100

The 2021/2022 MTB XC Winter Series is coming.


The first race in the MTB XC Winter Series will take place on the 10th October at Le Guet. 


Usual race format of a Kids race at 9am (24 inch wheels and up) on a shorter less technical course. Under 14's and Adults will then have 2 separate races starting from 9.30am 


Race 2 - Under 14/Novice/Sport 35 minutes + 1 lap

Race 3 - Expert/Advanced/Veterans/U16 60 minutes + 1 lap


Sign on from 8.30am at the Guet Car Park


The rest of the series will be on the following dates with locations to be confirmed


24th October 

7th November 

28th November 

9th January 

30th January 

13th February 

6th March 


Championship points will be awarded for all races however only the best 6 results will count. 

Course Change - 100KM Road Race
Thu, 19 Aug 2021 11:00:39 +0100

Sundays 100KM Road Race has switched to L'eree circuit due to scaffolding in the road at Talbot Valley. 


There will be the 100KM trophy race of 8 Laps, this is a scratch race for all divisions. 


For those of you not wanting to do the full trophy race there will also be a 4 Lap scratch race. 


Meeting time 6.15am and race start will be 6.30am at Rocquaine

Junior Crit race results from the 28th June Delancey
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 17:05:12 +0100

Another great session at Delancey Park as the rain stayed away long enough for us to race. great races especially in the younger age groups with our Academy riders getting some great lap times.


U8 & U10s Crit Race Race 1 - 28_6.xls

U8 & U10s Crit Race race 2 - 28_6.xls

Delancey Crits - Race 1 - Results.pdf

Delancey Crits - Race 1 - laptimes.pdf

Delancey Crits - Race 2 - Results.pdf

Delancey Crits - Race 2 - laptimes.pdf

Delancey Crits - Race 3 - Results.pdf

Delancey Crits - Race 3 - laptimes.pdf

Delancey Crits - Race 4 - Results.pdf

Delancey Crits - Race 4 - laptimes.pdf

MTB XC Summer Series Round 4 Sunday
Fri, 04 Jun 2021 07:49:56 +0100

The MTB XC Summer series continues on Sunday with Round 4 being held at Delancey Park


There will be 3 races with sign on from 8.30am


9:00am Under 12s, 10s and 8s 

9:30am – Race 1 = Kids race Under 12s Under 10s Under 8s (24’’ wheel upwards) This race will be held on a shorter course 

10am - Race 2 Expert, Advanced, Veterans, Ladies, Sport, Under16s and Under 14s  Race length will be decided closer to the time




Town Centre Hill Climb in association with Only Fools & Donkeys
Tue, 04 May 2021 19:08:22 +0100


Pre-registration required - enter at the following https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=240130

GVC Awarded Guernsey Sports Commission Sportsmark
Tue, 04 May 2021 13:12:58 +0100

 

The Club is proud to be one of the first sports clubs in Guernsey to be awarded the new Guernsey Sportsmark by the Guernsey Sports Commission 


SportsMark will be awarded to any sporting organisation which meets a set of strict criteria around governance, safeguarding and coaching.


A number of the island’s sports such as football, rugby and swimming already have similar accreditation through their National Governing Bodies. 

Steve Sharman, the Sports Commission’s Relationship Director, said the scheme is initially targeting smaller scale operators that rely on the dedication of volunteers. 


"A sporting organisation displaying the SportsMark logo will have provided the GSC with evidence of high standards of welfare and safeguarding, will have shown us the organisation is well managed with appropriate corporate governance, has sound financial practices, has appropriately qualified coaches and a coaching strategy, and has an overall development plan in place for the sport or club.


"We know there are some outstanding local clubs and organisations that deliver high quality sports to our community but there are others who need help to meet even the minimum operating standards. We want to support all our sporting organisations to be the best they can be and reassure those looking to participate, that their chosen sport is safe and well-run."

"We’re incredibly proud  to be one of the first sports on the Island to earn SportsMark," said Mark Smith, GVC president.


"What’s most important for us is that all of our members and parents of kids involved in club activity can be completely confident we uphold the highest levels of governance so that everyone can enjoy our events safely. 


"This is something we’ve worked very hard on as an organisation over the past few years and to be awarded it by the Sports Commission is very exciting"


Mr Sharman said that many of these smaller organisations are eager to show they take their responsibilities seriously and to validate the safeguarding practices already in place.


"Sportsmark will serve to strengthen safeguarding arrangements for children and young people within sport," said Sarah Elliott, Pan Island Independent Chair Safeguarding Partnership Boards, "whilst providing consistent governance from the grass roots upwards across the myriad of sports organisations and clubs that Guernsey, for a small island, is lucky to have."


The Sports Commission’s Sport Development Officer and Safeguarding Lead Jenny Murphy said the accreditation unlocks extra training support from the Commission, meaning the benefits to clubs and organisations are manifold. 


"We want to support clubs to have longevity, be well-run and be a fun and safe place for children and adults," said Ms Murphy. 


"Achieving SportsMark shows the community that your sport is safe, well-run and has high standards of welfare and governance which should help increase participation and ensure that those taking part in your sport or volunteering are well supported.


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MTB XC Summer Series - Starts Sunday
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 10:39:14 +0100

The long awaited return to MTB racing is here on Sunday 11th April.


Round 1 of the Summer Mountain bike season sponsored by Ian Brown's Cycle Shop will be at La Pomare. Dan and the team have been hard at work again so expect some new features to be included! 



Under 10s and older due to this being a technical course

Parking will be at La Houguette school

Signs will be put out from the school

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 descents
Summer 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, Slightly less-technical course. Race duration 20mins.

9.30am – Race 2 = U14, U16 & Sport race – 35 mins + 1 lap. This race will be held on the full course, however some alterations may be required at some venues.
10:15 - 10.30am – Race 3 = Expert, Advanced, Veteran Grand Veteran race – 1 hr + 1 lap. This race will be held on the full course.

Kyle Nelson wins Paul Van Katwyk Memorial Trophy
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 08:35:43 +0100

Kyle Nelson has won this years Paul Van Katwyk Memorial Trophy.


The trophy is awarded in memory of one of the Club’s stalwart members who is greatly missed and is given to the rider who has embodied the spirit of competitiveness, sportsmanship and good humour over the whole weekend rather than based on results. Kyle embraced the spirit of the weekend and thoroughly deserved to take the trophy. 

Congratulations to everyone who completed the weekend - and to Marc Cox, Anthony Bleasdale, Dan Armsden and Izzie Grierson for winning their respective divisions. 


Big shout out to the ladies for the some very competitive racing and the Juniors for 3 back to back TT's 


Thank you everyone that helped out and made it a great weekend of racing!


Easter Festival is Coming!
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 07:27:04 +0000

We are pleased to announce the details of this years Paul Van Katwyk Easter Festival!


The event is made up of  3 days of racing- 2 Road Races sandwiching a 10TT


Friday 2nd April - Reservoir Circuit Road Race

Saturday 3rd April - 10TT on Cobo TT course

Sunday 4th April - L’eree Circuit Road Race

Full details of each race will be posted on here and SportMember.


Entry fee is £5 with all proceeds going to The Guernsey Society For Cancer Relief. 


This event is open to Non-members, so please spread the word, its a perfect time to come and race with us, all for just £5!

Please click on the link here to race..

 https://www.webscorer.com/regi...

We also have the presentation and first GVC social of the year at The Last Post starting at 17:00 on the Sunday evening, open to everyone. 

Please click on the link here for the presentation..

https://www.webscorer.com/regi...

Marshals- Due to a course change from the original post on the calendar on SportMember, we are short or marshals for Sunday so are looking at getting these places filled..

https://www.sportmember.co.uk/...

Social Distanced 10TT's are this weekend
Mon, 15 Mar 2021 07:39:03 +0000

The weather forecast for this weekend looks great, the tide is low and there are no road closures planned - so all fingers crossed we should be able to run socially distanced 10TT's on both days. 


Please check the calendar for more details and to confirm you attendance. 


You will also need to register on the links below. 


Saturday https://www.webscorer.com/regi...

Sundayhttps://www.webscorer.com/regi...

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
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 08:07:32 +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 10:04:11 +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.