Category: News

  • Bristol Bike Fest 2018

    LVIS had a great day of sun, mtbing and dusty trails with cider to wash it all down. Competing in the Steve Worland ride singletrack hard & drink a swig of cider per lap memorial cup 2018 at the Bristol Bike Fest, the LVIS team of Leon, Nathan and Mark took a decisive lead on…

  • Amstel Gold (and pink)

    Eurosport April 2014 Carlton Kirby; “This race is an exercise in simply whittling down every ounce of energy from the riders, as they tackle berg after berg.  It might not be cobbled, but it is a nasty, spiteful little race”   At the same time, in locations across the South West, three heads were turned…

  • I would ride 300k and I would ride 300 more

    Bryan Chapman Memorial 2017 Rus and Johnny find their 600km stares So its 5.15am and we’re standing in another car park, eating another porridge-in-a-pot, outside another Community Centre.  It must be Audax season.  So far this year we had ridden two DIY 200km rides, The Gospel Pass over distanced to 200km; The Dean 300km, and…

  • LVISRC Race Report – 3 Challenge Events on the River Wye – Summer 2016

    LVISRC Race Report – 3 Challenge Events on the River Wye – Summer 2016 The LVIS Rowing Squad have been busy this summer, showing the famous purple and gold colours on the river once more with some success

  • Italia, beer, burgers, bikes – Castelli 24h 2016

    So, 2015 was a big year for me and my family. Despite being stuck in the middle of a truly rank situation we were fortunate to have the support of a fantastic group of people. Stand up and take a bow, charge your Dark and Stormies and toast the glorious Purple and Gold.  Together we…

  • LVIS Audax to be a Huge Assault on the ears

    LVIS never does things by halves so this weekend’s LVIS Audax is going to be something even more massive than usual. A well known Bristol-based group will be playing riders out from and back in to Long Ashton. Don’t forget to bring your ear plugs to keep you safe from harm…

  • Barry Von Vlaanderen

    Barry Von Vlaanderen – 2016 And so after a successful trip to Belgium in 2015, the Cobbled Classics Team headed to Flanders once again to test their mettle against the kassei, and ride the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Cyclo back in early March. Preparation for the next trip to the fatherland was done in true LVIS…

  • Vegas rules the waves (again)

    Vet’s Head 20th March 2016 An eclectic mix of oarsmen gathered at Putney for the inaugural race of the now fully bona fide LVIS Boat Club.  The crew included a German, a rugby player, a short man, a man who doesn’t eat any vegetables and a ginger man, they were more than ably assisted by an…

  • Tearing up the roads in Cambodia

    Ed is not a bona fide member of LVIS. He probably doesn’t really qualify- his mantra is less “the pursuit of sporting excellence without the seriousness” and more “the pursuit of an unfortunate level of seriousness as an excuse to eat cake.” But he does own purple and yellow lycra. And, as a friend of…

  • Happy Barry’s Birthday

    Happy New Year to all LVIS members across the world! Don’t forget that the world renown LVIS Audax has opened for entries – get in quick before it sells out! audax.lvis.org.uk Go Vegas!