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Velo Club Revolution is a lively, friendly, Colchester cycling club active in north Essex and south Suffolk.

Originally formed in 2007, VC Revolution has members involved in all fields of the sport. As well as the regular social club runs that take place on mainly on Saturdays, club members are also active in sportives, time trials, road and track races, on-road and off-road challenge rides and a wide range of social activities.

Whilst there will never be a requirement or pressure for members to compete, racing is encouraged and the club has a number of competitive riders with many years of racing experience, all of whom are always willing to offer help and advice on racing and training. This experience has been gained in the four main areas of cycling of which VCR are interested; Road Racing, Track racing (indoor, outdoor and grass track), Time Trialling and Cyclo Cross.

Members are encouraged to get involved in the running of the club and the promotion of events. Put simply, decisions are made for the good of the club, democratically by the club members. We welcome members of any age and ability new to cycle sport to join us and develop as a cyclist.

Our website provides news and resources for existing members, information for people interested in riding our events, and is a window on the club for anyone thinking of joining. We also have a presence on both Facebook (search for VC Revolution) and Twitter (@vc_revolution) which are regularly updated with our activities. If you can’t find what you’re looking for by browsing through the menus above just drop us a line.

The Management Team

At the 2016 AGM the following appointments to the management team were made by the club’s membership:

Chairman: Alan Groves

Secretary/Treasurer: Alan Lawrence

Road Secretary: Andrew Elderfield

Track Secretary: Brett Travers

Press Officer: Peter Shaw

Welfare Officer: Ian Fraser

Other Key Members:

Mark Bowley

Dave Hales

James Shippen

Chris Gooch


Our Sponsors


Thomas’s Cycle Revolution stocks one of the biggest ranges of bicycles and accessories in the whole of England, featuring the worlds biggest brands including Trek, Giant, Specialized, Cube, Cervelo and Whyte. Their friendly staff are always ready to help and you can tell riding is their passion too. VCR members also get selective discount in all stores and can expect to be welcomed into the shops with open arms. They have two outlets in Colchester, one in Ipswich and One in Chelmsford. Contact Thomas’s Cycle Revolution directly for all of your bike and servicing needs:

Colchester Revolution: +44 (0)1206 764545

Colchester Evolution: +44 (0)1206 764865

Ipswich Revolution: +44 (0)1473 712751

Specialized Concept Store: +44 (0)1245 265595

Or have a look at their extensive website Here.


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