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18/04/2019 - LE COL/Arcadian Series 2019

Many of you may be aware that Barry Jones keeps a spreadsheet running that shows all riders' points, which is a useful cross-check for my own figures.

My GC's on the LVRC website will only feature the top 10 in each Age Group, so if you would like to keep an eye on all points winners through the season, let Barry know that you would like to go on his mailing list, which will be sent out after every round.

His e-mail address is

Even if you have already been receiving it, please confirm to Barry that you want to remain on his mailing list.

Tom McCall - Series Co-ordinator at


Sevale RR Sat 25 May 10.00 
We have 8 women entries so far but need more before the closing date on 6 May. You can enter at
HQ Welland village hall WR13 6NE
Race distance 49 miles, 3 laps of a course which is mainly flat with some undulating sections. See
One of the 3 concurrent races will be for women only, all age categories 40+. There will be prizes within the categories 40+, 50+ and 60+.
The races will have motorcycle support from Midland Bike Marshals.
This is a rare opportunity to take part in a women-only vets' road race. If it's well supported there could be more!

09/04/2019 - LE COL/Arcadian Series 2019

Kingsnorth International are promoting a round of the Series at Betteshanger Park (Fowlmead) on the Kent coast on 2nd June.

Some of you may be thinking that it is a bit out of the way, and too far to go, so I am giving you an incentive to make the trip.

I am offering a "half term bonus". This means that anyone who rides at Fowlmead and gains points, will receive 5 extra points to add to their score on the day. That's got to be worth going for!

Remember that you all need races to ride, and we need promoters to put them on. Kingsnorth International have made the effort to put this one on, so how about showing your appreciation by supporting them, and entering their event.

For anyone who has not been there before, it is a good, safe circuit right on the coast with bracing sea air - what could be better than that?

Series promoter Tom McCall at


02/04/2019 - LE COL/Arcadian Series 2019

News about the forthcoming round of the Series on 19th May - Hunt Bike Wheels "The Race Is On".

Firstly, to clarify -  this event does not incorporate the Region 9 Championship, this will be part of the In Gear promotion on 30th June.

Secondly, and more importantly - the promoter may need help on the day. This is a first-time LVRC and Series promotion for Hunt Wheels, and their resources will be stretched to provide enough people on the day.

We all want to encourage them to promote again after this initial effort, so how about putting something back in by volunteering to help on the day.

With morning and afternoon events, you could ride in the morning and help in the afternoon, or vice versa.

As a sign of appreciation, Hunt Wheels will provide goody bags to anyone who volounteers to help on the day.

Contact John Marchment at or


30/03/2019 - LE COL/Arcadian Series 2019

During the last few years, there have been collection boxes in the Race HQ's for Bloodwise - Leukaemia Research, and many of you have given generously to a worthy cause.

This year, we will be collecting for Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Series co-sponsor Mark Pelling of Arcadian Architectural Services, has experience from within his own family of the benefits of their support, and I have personally too.

This is another worthy cause, and Macmillan collection boxes will be placed in Race HQ's on the signing-on desk, and in the catering area.

All donations will be gratefully received.

Tom McCall - Series co-ordinator at

14/03/2019 - Still time to enter the Welland Trophy LVRC/VTTA TT

Our joint Time Trial event with the VTTA is on Saturday 6th April and this year there is a small change to the event – as we’re all getting that little bit older we’ve dropped the distance from 16 to 15 miles to make it easier!  Actually, it’s the usual undulating course  [Welland/Rye Cross/B4211/Longdon/ Upton/Welland] except the finish is on the outskirts of Welland.

There are solo and two-up competitions, including prizes based on VTTA age standard times, and the overall team award is a competition between LVRC and VTTA members for the Welland Trophy. 

Headquarters is Welland Village Hall WR13 6NE, first rider off at 14.00, entry fee £12 per rider.

Entries on-line via the CTT website, or postal entries on CTT entry forms to:

Mike Amery,  18 Giffard Drive,  Welland  WR13 6SE  Tel: 01684 310168

Closing date Tuesday 26th March

09/03/2019 - Sad News

I write to let you know, very sadly, Ron Day passed away last night after a relatively short battle with cancer. He was 85. Both Trudie and I have seen him in the past few days and he was at peace with himself. 
Ron was a founder member of the LVRC back in 1986 and the original founder of LVRC R7 which he led until Trudie succeeded him a few years ago.
He was a true visionary for the LVRC and was continuously supportive of the ongoing changes to the organisation as we evolved to meet the rapidly changing needs and expectations of our membership. 
On a personal basis he was invaluably supportive of me during my time as Chairman, sometimes through some quite difficult circumstances and strategic disagreements on the NEC. 
Within the LVRC at a National and Regional level we all have so much to be grateful for to Ron and his leadership.
Rest in Peace Ron Day.  

02/03/2019 - LE COL/Arcadian Series 2019

In response to enquiries I have been receiving - the GS Vecchi event on 14th April at Preston Candover in Hants near Basingstoke is definitely a counting round of the LE COL/Arcadian Series 2019.

Series Co-ordinator Tom McCall at

04/02/2019 - Battle of Edge Hill RR Cancelled

Unfortunately organiser Mick Ives has had to cancel the Battle of Edge Hill 2-stage road race on 16th June, as a key section of road used in both stages is likely to be affected by early HS2 work.


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