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 winter programme.

The WINTER training program is as follows:

WINTER PROGRAMME: Start of September – March

Day Session Meeting Time Contact Membership
Monday Swim with coach 6am @xcel Walton on Thames Email Mark Yeoman  Full
Tuesday
Wednesday Mid week run 7pm @homebase Kevin Dargue  All
Thursday
Friday
Saturday Open Ride 7.50am for 8am @carluccios VTC-Club email  All
Coached cycle skills. TBC Email the chairman All
Sunday Club ride. All ability groups 7.50am for 8am @homebase VTC-Club email All

The SUMMER training program is as follows:

SUMMER PROGRAMME: April – End of August 

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 Social river run 6.50pm for 7pm @xcel Walton on Thames Keith Mellor All
Thursday
Friday  Track 6.50pm for 7pm @Xcel Walton on Thames Mark Yeoman  Full only
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 ability groups 7.50am for 8am @homebase car park VTC Social email All

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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 Friday track session at Xcel Leisure Centre Sports Hub track, (Waterside Drive, Walton on Thames, KT12 2JQ)  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 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 Sprint Champs & Club Relays are on: Check club calander for further details 

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

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