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VCC Rider Ryan Takes on the inaugural Velusso Devil Ride

This August Bank Holiday saw the inaugural Velusso Devil Ride in France take place, tackling an ominous 265km route between Mont Ventoux and Alpe d’Huez all in one go. Total climbing for the day? No less than 7,000m of ascent covering seven individual Cols. Not for the faint hearted. Two groups of riders set out in the early hours of the morning shadowed by their own support vehicles allowing everyone…

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Velusso Founder James Bowtell Completes The 21 Challenge

In July 2019, Velusso founder and director James Bowtell took part in his latest challenge – The 21. We caught up with James after a well deserved rest to find out how he found the event, and what’s on the horizon for his next adventure. James and the 21 Every July, cyclists flock to France for the world’s greatest cycling spectacle, the Tour de France. This July, myself and a…

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Velusso and The Starr Trust – Brighton to Amsterdam

Cycling more than 500km from Brighton to Amsterdam requires a good reason to do so, which is where The Starr Trust features, a family run charity based in Brighton & Hove that supports young people aged 10 –18 to fulfil their potential in sports, arts & education. With around 50 riders, split into four groups, we threw our legs over the saddle and set about ticking the kilometres off, one…

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Velusso x Quintessentially Foundation Charity Ride

This June we were tasked with managing the annual Quintessentially Foundation Charity Ride, taking 52 riders over 500km from Zagreb to Split in Croatia over four days. The ride, raising money for The Felix Project, changes each year as riders of all ages and experiences take to the road for the challenge. Velusso played the key role of pulling the event route, logistics and staffing together, as well as managing…

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Velusso founder James Bowtell tackles The 21 Challenge

This July, Velusso founder and director James Bowtell is taking on his latest challenge – The 21. We spoke to him before he set off to join the other riders to find out more about the challenge, and to see how preparation has gone ahead of the big ride. James Bowtell and The 21 Not everyone knows what The 21 is, possibly because the very thought of it turns the…

John Harley Profile

Talking to VCC Member John Harley about his love for cycling

Where did it all begin? I got into cycling in March 2015 after my wife passed away in December 2014. I had just completed the fifth (New York) of the Six Marathon majors but at 63 years old I did not think that my legs would last out! I started cycling as a move into Triathlon, however at the time I could not swim more than a length of front…