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A new approach to Sunday Club Rides

VC Venta is growing and growing. Consequently the Sunday Club rides will be a little different from now on. Each... Read More →

Thursday Night Training Ride

Replacing Thursday’s Chain Gang, a hard training ride (20-22mph) on a fast flat route with two out and backs from Littleton to... Read More →

Pop up café in East Meon ~ Saturday 19th April

Intending to put a few miles in this Saturday? When planning your route you may be interested to know that... Read More →

No Thursday Night Chain Gang on 17th April

No chain gang this week. Normal service resumes next week.... Read More →

Upcoming Events


  • 27Apr

    Sunday Club Ride

    Due to demand, each Sunday there will now be three types of ride available. A full explanation of why we’ve changed the format of the Sunday Club Ride can be found here.

    • Moderate pace. Leader: Tim Porter, Route: VCV Moderate Ride 270414.gpx
    • Medium pace: Leader: Self Nominated on Sunday, Route: available shortly
    • Fast pace: Leader: Self Nominated on Sunday, Route: available shortly
    Rides will need a leader who will self nominate on the day. If you can’t wait until Sunday to nominate yourself by all means contact beforehand with the type of ride you wish to lead and, if you have the means, a GPX of the route and we’ll publicise this on the website.

    Start: 8:30AM · End: 12:30PM · Location: Winchester Hotel

  • 29Apr

    Tue Eve Training Rides

    The rides start at 7pm from the old Hargroves Bike Shop on City Road. Currently there are two or three choices of ride, depending on numbers:

    1. Fast – target 20 mph
    2. Medium – target 18 mph
    3. Slow – target 16.5 mph
    The routes are usually planned so that the groups converge at least once on the way round to allow a bit of mixing and matching. The rides do not typically include stops. Please check the routes pageFacebook or email as rides and timings may be subject to change. It is recommended that, in the summer, lights are brought along to use in the event of a puncture or mechanical issue causing a late return.  In the winter they are, of course, essential. After the Tuesday evening rides, riders head to the Winchester Club for a drink and a chat.

    Start: 7:00PM · End: 9:00PM · Location: Hargroves Bike Shop

  • 01May

    Thursday Eve Training Ride

    A hard training ride on a fast flat route (20-22mph with two out and backs from Littleton to Kings Sombourne then Three Maids to Sutton Scotney. This enables riders to turn around (or wait) if they are struggling then latch on later. Starts from the Winchester Hotel Further details.

    Start: 7:00PM · End: 9:00PM · Location: Winchester Hotel

  • 04May

    Sunday Club Ride

    Leader: Chris Hutchings

    Start: 8:30AM · End: 12:30PM · Location: Winchester Hotel

About VC Venta

VC Venta is a cycling club based in Winchester for cyclists seeking an active club-riding and racing scene. Our members come from Winchester and the surrounding area. We pride ourselves on our friendly atmosphere and opportunities for progression for cyclists of all ages. The club has many experienced cyclists who can offer advice and guidance on every aspect of the sport.

We take part and organise events across most aspects of cycling, all year round. The club is affiliated with all the major racing organisations to cater for those wanting to race, time trial and cyclo-cross. We are also actively engaged in supporting many other local cycling events.

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