VTC Training & Racing

Training Diary 

As part of the club’s membership, the club looks to offer as many opportunities for its members to come together to train with like-minded people. We are lucky to have one of the best BTF coaches, Mark Yeoman as our very own coach.

Our weekly training schedule varies according to the time of year, currently the club is into its SUMMER programme.

The WINTER training program is as follows:


Day Session Meeting Time Contact Membership
Wednesday Mid week run 7pm @homebase Kevin Dargue  All
Saturday Open Ride 10am @carluccios VTC-Club email  All
Coached cycle skills. 2pm VTC-Club email All
Sunday Club ride. Advance 7.50am for 8am @homebase VTC-Club email All
Club ride. Intermediate

& Int-Adv

7.50am for 8am @homebase VTC-Club email All
Club ride. Developmental 7.50am for 8am @homebase VTC-Club email All

The SUMMER training program is as follows:

SUMMER PROGRAMME: April – September

Day Session Meeting Time Contact Membership 
Monday Free Open Water Coaching 6.30, 7.00, 7.30pm @shepperton lake Mark Yeoman Full only
Tuesday Mid-week ride 6.50pm for 7pm @carluccios VTC-Club email Alll
Wednesday Track 6.50pm for 7pm @ACS School Cobham Mark Yeoman All
Thursday Social river run 6.50pm for 7pm @xcel Walton on Thames  Keith Mellor All
Saturday Free Open Water Swim 6.30 – 11.00am @shepperton lake Mark Yeoman Full only
Saturday Open ride 7.50am for 8am @homebase car park VTC Social email All
Sunday Club ride. All groups 7.50am for 8am @homebase car park VTC Social email All
Developmental ride 7.50am for 8am @homebase car park VTC Social email All


NB: Coached Bike Skill Rides: designed to help improve novice cyclists knowledge of basic road safety, etiquette, riding in a group, gear management as well as developing individuals endurance levels whilst learning new routes which the club uses throughout the year. Riders are encouraged to respect the designated ride pace & not to high jack the ride as this will affect the pace of the ride for those who it is designed for.

Please contact Mark Yeoman for further details & to see the next ride date.

NB: During the summer months: The open water swimming is at Shepperton Lake & utilises the club’s BTF Level 2 coach, Mark Yeoman.

The first session lasts 30mins and  focuses on swim technique, open water skills & confidence; session 2 is a pure open water technique session (speed/endurance) the and third session pure speed – all free for all full VTC members. Members are in entitled to choose one session.

Mark also coaches the Wednesday track session at ACS School, (Portsmouth Road between Esher & Cobham)  which is free for all full VTC members. See VTC Triathlon for further details.

A valid full VTC membership card allows members to swim for free at Shepperton Lake every Saturday or ride the Chertsey TT on a Thursday for free.

Club Championship:

The end of season Club Championships are designed to bring the club together and race the same event. Whether as an individual or as part of a team due to injury, the clubs sponsors provide all the goodies to ensure that everyone has a great time.

Club 2017 Sprint Champs on: Redhill Sprint Triathlon 26th June.

  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd male
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd female. 
  • 1st male & female vet (over 45)
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd relay team – separate event TBC

Important Information.
The Bushy Park run is FREE, but please remember to register on parkrun website & bring your bar code for the official timing. The Chertsey TT is free with your VTC membership card and starts at 7pm.

NB: You will need to enter online for the club championships.