The Vikings Cycling Club (VCC) was established in 1996, originally to promote and provide opportunities for participation by South Canberra and Tuggeranong residents in all forms of cycling.
VCC now caters for cyclists who live all over Canberra including Weston Creek, Canberra City, Belconnen and Gungahlin area, and has members from as far as Cooma and Queanbeyan. It conducts road races and other cycling events in the Canberra region. Club members also organise training and social rides and can assist with coaching riders of any ability.
VCC has a strong contingent of women cyclists, masters-aged cyclists, and also has several AWD (athletes with a disability) members. Our junior cyclists program is one of the most successful in the region. VCC also provides coaching and support for novice cyclists and has pioneered the Novice Road Cycling Program. VCC also have members that make up part of the Women’s BOSS Racing Team and the Men’s NRS Phoenix Cycling Collective. Our members organise and participate in charity events such as the Amy Gillett’s Big Canberra Bike Ride and Fitz’s Challenge. VCC is aligned with Cycling Australia (CA) and ACT Cycling (ACTCF), which provide members access to racing with all affiliated clubs, in national championships and international UCI accredited events.
VCC currently has over 270 members and the current committee members are:
President: Simon Tennent
Vice President: Rob Fisher
Secretary: Michael Ryan
Treasurer: Peta Brill
Membership Officer: Jane Jones
Race Secretary: Matthew Haddock
Clothing Officer: Daniel McIlroy
Publicity Officer: Andrew Welsh
Coaching Coordinator: Simon Lai
Women’s Development Officer: Brandie O’Connor
Club Captain: Andy Collins
General Members: Matt Dyne, Matt Dunstall, Tegan Elferkh, Lisa Keeling, Rowan Lewis, Dan Rankins, Pete Storey, Andrew Thaller, George Thomas, Jenny Trudinger, Rohan Weir
VCC is a club that:
– encourages all levels of ability
– promotes junior and women’s development
– provides a positive social atmosphere
– organises a varied training and racing program
How do I join your Club?
Information about joining the club, novice programs or organised rides can be found here: http://www.vikingscycling.org.au/join/.
Online membership registrations can be completed and submitted at any time, just like riding a bicycle.
Training schedules vary depending on the program (e.g. Novice, Juniors, Women’s, Race or Development). Members are notified of details usually by e-mail or the VCC public forum.For more information about our cycling programs, please see the VCC website: http://www.vikingscycling.org.au/programs/
A weekly bunch ride (known as the Norman) starts from the ANU on Friday mornings at 6AM. Participants must hold a Cycling Australia license (which is included in club membership). New participants are encouraged to arrive 5 minutes earlier and introduce themselves. Bunch riding etiquette is encouraged so everyone can enjoy safe riding together. For more information about the Norman and other bunch rides, please see the VCC website: http://www.vikingscycling.org.au/events/bunch-rides/
President Email: [email protected]
Secretary Email: [email protected]au
Twitter: @VikingsCycling https://twitter.com/vikingscycling