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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.

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Around the Club

Congratulations to Emily Collinge placing first lady in the hilly Red Bull Steeplechase, a tough 21 mile fell race held in the Peak District.

John Bateman and Stephen Wells (photo left) met up at the Scunthorpe RC Cycle-cross for some muddy fun. Stephen has also been getting in the running miles competing in the Leeds, York and
Sleaford Striders 10k races among others. Russell Everitt has been running some impressive times with 1:31:23 at the Shifnal Half and 1:32:11 at the Great Birmingham run (half).

Members have been busy at trail events and ultra distance with Dave Anderson running the Penshaw Pieces of Eight half (photo right) and the 38 mile Jedburgh 3 Peaks Ultra. Guy Ridell ran the Rivington Pike Trail marathon while Paul Kerrison completed the tough Hardmoors 60

5km League

This years winners of our 5km league are Emily Collinge for the best time and Simon Cope for the most improved, the final results can be viewed here.

1888 - 1938 Club History

Steve Oxbrow has provided us with a fascinating history of the club's early years, it is in the form of a large Word document linked here.