It's Hill Climb season! Sunday 17th October 2021, East London Velo's event will be held at Mott Street, High Beach. Sign on: Pillow Mounds Car Park, High Beach from 9:15am (opp. Kings Oak Pub, IG10 4AE). First rider off 10am. £5 entry (cash preferred as donated to High Beach Church). Cake at High Beach Church … Continue reading ELV – Hill Climb – Sunday 17th October
The sun nearly shone on the righteous that turned up to race the last round of the ELV/LVYCC Summer on the Hill series. Despite a pretty bleak weather forecast, the rain stayed away which thankfully led to some dry and incident free racing. Race 1: Mens 34 saw a 30+ field role out, in the … Continue reading Summer on the Hill Rd#5
Summer on the Hill 24th July 2021 *** 2-4-1 entry to women's only races*** Enter the women's only 34 or E123 and get another women's race entry free. Please sign up here and then email the second rider's name and contact details to email@example.com . Or women can enter two races for one entry fee (subject to race category). Sign … Continue reading Summer on the Hill 2-4-1 : Women’s only races
On Tuesday 6th July, members of ELV monitored a Strava tracking app as our club mate Pete Dyson completed one of the most epic challenges that is possible on a bike in the UK. Rather than me give an account of what Pete achieved, we asked Pete to put in his own modest words of … Continue reading Pete’s Big Day Out – Lands End to London.
ELV were in action at Herne Hill today. Wayne Crombie, Vince Christian, Mark Griffin and Werner Kriek all represented on what was thankfully a drier day than was originally in prospect.
The ELV Summer on the Hill Series kicked off on an unfortunately wet Thursday 17th June. Some great organisation by the ELV team. Punctures were the order of the evening for many of the competitors, including ELVs Ollie Tyler-Elder who was making a good showing in the Men's 3/4. Congratulations to Jude Chamberlain of Team … Continue reading ELV – Summer Series Rd1
We are pleased to announce that East London Velo and Lea Valley Youth CC are coming together to co-host a Summer Race Series at The Redbridge Cycling Centre. Racing will be held across four x Thursday evenings in June and July with a final Saturday daytime event at the end of July. All entries are … Continue reading Summer Series 2021
Winners of our series prizes, kindly donated by Momentum Cycles, Blackmore Cycling Apparel and Biketrax, are below. Please get in touch if you haven't already done so - email firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter (links at the foot of this page). Hania Fijalkowska Henkebenke Bonk Neil Davies Sonia Turcotte Adrian Mollison James Pilley Alister … Continue reading ELV Virtual Winter Series – prize winners
4th March 2021 19.05 (1) Women's only - all W/kg http://app.rgtcycling.com/event?code=R363UVRbrX (2) 3.6W/kg and over http://app.rgtcycling.com/event?code=E0wiPBPz8s (3) Up to 3.6W/kg http://app.rgtcycling.com/event?code=up8KwmMGQ8 Week 1 Results : 11th February 2021 19.05 - here Week 2 Results : 18th February 2021 19.05 - here Week 3 Results : 25th February 2021 19.05 - here This year's ELV Winter … Continue reading The ELV Virtual Winter Series – All races available here
We are hosting our first ever virtual race - at Hog Hill of course. Join us on RGT Cycling on Thursday 14th January 2020 at 7.05pm for our series test event. This RGT Cycling app is free to download and so is the race! To enter, download and open the RGT app, click on EVENTS … Continue reading Virtual Winter Series 2021
We said a not so fond farewell to 2020 with - what else - a Zoom Christmas party 🙂 We enjoyed reflecting on all that we've managed to do this year despite the Coronavirus pandemic and the rules that went with it. The ELV 2020 Winter Series provided some of the only standard format crit … Continue reading Goodbye 2020
In light of lockdown V2.0, we will be pausing all club rides and other activities for the time being. Please check back with us in December if you would like to join us for a club ride - information here. British Cycling's current advice can be found here.
There was much uncertainty in the lead-up to this year’s national hill climb, regarding the ever changing COVID-19 restrictions and who would be allowed to race, or even if the event would go on at all. Luckily, the event was a go, and saw well over 500 riders from across the country take to the … Continue reading National Hill Climb 2020
Big congrats to our winners and thank you to everyone that braved today's biblical conditions to take part!
Hands, Pain Face, Space. 4th October 2020 - FREE ENTRY First rider off 10am Mott Street Hill Climb course. Run according to CTT Covid-19 safety measures. Sign on at High Beach carpark 9:00am - 9:45am **Sign on time has been extended and will now start at 9am to facilitate social distancing**. Half of race entries … Continue reading Mott Street Hill Climb
As well as sunny clubs rides, we've been enjoying Friday nights with the van at Navestock TTs, new short format crits at Abingdon Airfield, and the odd hill climb. Big up to ELV Thomas Arkell for placing 2nd at week 3 of The Santini Bovingdon Bomber Criterium Series 2020 and 2nd at the John Bornhoft Memorial … Continue reading Summer news
We're taking our first steps back into regular club riding! Sunday 28th June saw our first post-lockdown club run and for ease and safety whilst social-distancing, we split into groups and took it off road.
We'll be back to this soon enough As we continue to clock up the indoor, road, gravel and always socially-distanced miles, we are keeping a close eye on British Cycling and government guidelines to enable normal East London Velo service to resume as soon as possible. Keep an eye on us here and on our … Continue reading Return to normality?
All club activities and events are currently suspended due to the COVID19 (Coronavirus) situation. This includes East London Velo's 2020 road race. We are following the latest advice from the UK Government and from British Cycling regarding social distancing and exercise. Stay safe and see you soon.
Having been forced to cancel Week 5 due to Storm Dennis, there was no way we were going to let the series finale get away from us. And it seemed that plenty of you felt the same way – over 80 riders showed up to battle the 40 mph Hoggenberg headwind, with great turnouts in … Continue reading ELV Winter Series 2020 – Week 6
Blue skies, sunshine and bike racing – it must be week 4 of the ELV Winter Series. A great turn out and feisty racing made for another excellent day. Thanks to everyone who came along. 4th Cat Congratulations to East London Velo’s own Anton Breuste on taking the win after a series of long solo … Continue reading ELV Winter Series 2020 – Week 4
On a sunny winters day, the only thing to put you off racing would be a strong wind, pushing into your face on the way up the Hoggenberg... Luckily, that didn’t put many people off this Saturday with good fields in both the 4th cat and 2/3/4 cat races. 4th Cat only The 4th cat started … Continue reading ELV Winter Series 2020 – Week 3
Another tough day’s racing on the Hog on Saturday, good turnout for all races, and some early season strength displayed in decisive breakaways in all three races. 4th Cat only Photo by Tom Austin ...3 laps in, and James Brown (G!ro Race Team) decided to jump away for the duration, keeping the bunch at a … Continue reading ELV Winter Series 2020 – Week 2
A flooded track and a layer of ice? No problem, as the ELV broom army got stuck in to clearing the track and soon made track rideable after much unseen effort. Racing was on, as was a bumper field for this time of year across both races. With cash and Kalas goodies as series prizes … Continue reading ELV Winter Series 2020 – Week 1