New cycle racing team launched in Hertfordshire

20th March 2017

Verulam CC Chairman at launchVerulam CC are thrilled to announce the formation of a new cycling racing team, Verulam Racing Team, as of Wednesday 8 March.

Based in St Albans, this new racing team has been launched by the very successful Verulam Cycling Club (VCC). The team is co-sponsored by VCC and the leading home-moving comparison site, with support from local beauty clinic Ellisix.

25 members of VCC have been invited to join the team, which is focused towards youth riders, but also includes a good mix of seniors, ladies and veteran (40+) riders. The team will be guided by former professional rider, Marcel Six, who will lead as Directeur Sportif and will be responsible for coaching including race preparation, team building, tactics and planning. The team will race at various road races, closed circuit races, time trials and on the track within the Central Region and elsewhere in the UK.

Verulam Cycling Club Chairman, Doug Driscoll explained: “This is our way of putting something back into the sport and we will take great pride in having created the opportunity for talented riders in the area to get into cycle racing. We will follow their progress with much enthusiasm!”

Coach Marcel Six said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for many of the talented riders in Hertfordshire. There is a lot of training to be done and I look forward to helping them achieve their potential. Look out on the podiums for the distinctive Verulam Racing Team strip.”

The Verulam Cycling Club is in its 90th year and, with over 450 members, you could say “business is booming”, making it one of the UK’s largest amateur cycling sports clubs. Their youth development programme has been running for two years and the race team is a logical pathway to take the more talented riders through to cycle racing. This is the primary driver for the foundation of the all new Racing Team: Verulam Racing Team.

Rob Houghton, founder and CEO of states: “We have watched VCC grow and encourage young riders over the years so we are delighted to be supporting this next chapter for this exceptional club.”

At the racing team’s launch event, held at The Barn in St Albans, and hosted by former professional athlete turned commentator, Jez Cox, the team unveiled their new racing kit for the first time. Jez Cox praised the decision to create the team, stating: “Hertfordshire has a strong tradition of cycle racing and Verulam Cycling Club have for many years been one of the leading clubs in the area. I recognise many of the riders in the team having already seen them do well in local events; this team has great potential and I’m sure we’ll be seeing this team winning races very soon.”

Click here to view the Verulam Racing Team’s website or contact Strafford Watson via email or telephone (07866363118).

About Verulam Cycling Club

Verulam Cycling Club is one of the oldest and most active cycling sport clubs in Hertfordshire with over 450 members, catering for serious club riders and competitive racers, participating across a range of disciplines, ability levels and ages – from 6 to as young as you feel!

About Ltd

Based in St Albans, is a comparison website for people moving home. The site provides instant multiple quotes for conveyancing, removals and surveys. Over 225,000 movers registered for their quotes in 2016, saving the nation millions of pounds. Last year the site generated over 834,000 quotes for its UK partners, representing approximately £160 million worth of work. The service is nationwide and works with hundreds of carefully selected and vetted service providers. Established in 1999 and based in offices in The Maltings, St Albans, the company is independently financed and privately owned. Visit their website or contact Rosie Rogers via email or on 01727 238010.

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About Ellisix Beauty

Based in The Maltings in St Albans, Ellisix Beauty has salons in St Paul’s London, Knightsbridge, Grosvenor House and St Albans. Ellisix Beauty offers all beauty essentials including hot waxing, nails and massage as well as the latest innovation in technology to ensure clients leave with fabulous results. Ellisix has a friendly team you can discuss any beauty concerns with, making you feel at ease. Free consultations are available for laser hair removal, endomologie cellulite reduction, red vein/skin tag removal and all facials. Click here to go to their website or contact Chevone Six via email or on 01727 846611.