The Vegetarian Cycling and Athletic Club, originally the Vegetarian Cycling Club, was established in 1888 to demonstrate that vegetarians could compete against meat eaters on an equal footing. Now in our 125th year we have members of all abilities from commuting cyclists to high class competitors. Mainly based in the United Kingdom and participating in running, cycling and multisport we welcome all vegetarian sports people.
First and second claim members welcome.
Affiliated to England Athletics, British Cycling, Cycling Time Trials, British Triathlon Federation, the Vegetarian Society.
From the VC&AC facebook page ...
Around the Club
Well done to Paul Kerrison coming 13th out of 214 at Harwich Sprint Tri on the solstice weekend and to Graham Tracey who has recently finished cycling from Tower to Tower (Blackpool to Paris)! Mark Scothern has been powering his fixed gear round the Matlock CC Medium Gear 25.
Guy Riddell has been putting in the distance running the tough Hardmoors Rosedale Trail Marathon. Steve Allam and Steve Wells ran the Grantham Summer Solstice 10k, Peter Collinge the 15 mile off-road Three Lakes Run (photo left). Nik Windle spent a too warm morning doing the Run Jericho 10k.
Geoff Roberson continues with a busy diary of races recently running the Ickenam 5 mile (photo right) and the Hackney Half amongst others.
Peter Simpson, recovering from a running injury, has been out on the bike supporting runners including at the Huntingdon 10k at Alconbury Airfield which includes a small fair where Sanctuary Angels were selling vegan cakes to raise funds for animal sanctuaries.
Dave Keeler RIP
We are sad to announce the death of member Dave Keeler on 25th July 2014. Dave was an incredibly accomplished cyclist and held several long distance records in his time. There is a fine tribute to him by John Taylor on the Road Records Association website.