Velo Club Long Eaton, Long Eatons largest cycling club with over 100 members. Was formed on February 3rd 2006 when 80 year old Long Eaton Cycling Club and 56 year old Long Eaton Paragon Cycling Club amalgamated.We are involved in a range of activities throughout the year ranging from weekend rides around the local area, trips abroad, all the way through to road, track,cyclo-cross,mtb and time trials . If you have comments or questions please drop me a line at
General Secretary Stephen Fox
Web site Mark Daine
SAD NEWS - BARRY MINCHIN (LIFE-LONG CYCLIST)
The funeral will take place on FRIDAY, 21st DECEMBER at 5-00pm at BRAMCOTE CREMATORIUM and afterwards at the Stanton Institute Ilkeston.
The family have requested that Velo Club members wear the Club top if willing.
It is with regret that we report the sad news of the death of Club
Member Barry Minchin last night (11/12 December) after an emergency
operation at Derby Royal Hospital.
Barry started cycling with Erewash Valley Road Club in the late 1950's
/early sixties but joined the Long Eaton Paragon CC along with other
Ilkeston riders after the EVRC became defunct. He was a tourist but also
a formidable Time Trialist and became a Paragon Champion several times,
holding their 50 mile TT record at one stage.
He could produce a 22 minute '10' and a sub-hour '25' mile TT due to his
strong riding, and the mental ability to combat the concentration and
pain that these rides demand.
He also introduced his son, Paul, to Club Life with the Paragon and to
Time Trial in the same way, and achieving similar results as his Dad.
He was a founder member of the VC Long Eaton when the two Long Eaton
Clubs amalgamated in 2006 and became a Club Servant, marshalling,
pushing off in TT's and an ever-present on Wednesday Club Runs. He was a
great Family man and our thoughts go out to wife Maureen and their three
Wednesday 26 December 2018
10.30AM £2.00 Mem £3.00 Non Mem
SHARDLOW BOXING DAY 5 TT
Tuesday 15 January 2019
WI SAWLEY AGM
1st Sept BDCA 100
Rob Wild 4-25-08
1st Sept National Ladies 10 (Ayr)
Gill Henshaw 32-05
Coalville Whs 2-up
Rob Wild/Karl Gregg 51-07
7th July Sherwood '10'
Patrick Kelly 21-38
27th June Hull '10'
Gill Henshaw 33-45
23rd June Team Bottrill '10'
Rob Wild 25-31
Patrick Kelly 25-49
9th June Leicester Forest '25'
Jon Singfield 59-18
Patrick Kelly 1-00-08
10th Annual Dinner & Prize Presentation
THE HISTORY OF VELO CLUB LONG EATON
THE FIRST 10 YEARS