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V-Sprint Jess

Jess Varnish

A honorary member of Team V-Sprint Racing, Jess has represented our club at National Level on several occasions and we are proud to have an Olympic and World Class athlete in our team. Her dedication and commitment to her sport, her training, her family and her friends and beyond reproach, and we fully support her as she brings some of the more questionable areas of our sport under the spot light.

Those who have ridden with her as a fellow member, or guest rider, have always complimented not only her riding ability but also her honesty, professionalism and personality. Whatever the future may bring Team V-Sprint Racing will always hold Jess in the highest regard and give her 100% unwavering support.

A little bit about us…

V-Sprint is a cycling club based in Bromsgrove in Worcestershire. It was founded in 2009 by James Varnish, former Cycle Speedway World Champion. The club is open to men and women of all ages and abilities.

The principal activities are road and track cycling, but some club members also pursue interests in cyclo-cross and time trialling. There is a regular programme of weekly training rides, together with other activities such as monthly closed circuit rides, sportives and training camps.

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Latest news…

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@clubvsprint riding together, apart individual #TT first, then small group #hareandhounds #sociallydistanced #clubriding and back to @theeweandlamb ...

One of our new regular #lockdown rides is #hareandhounds up #alpeduzwift on @gozwift on Saturday mornings. Plenty of confetti at the top this week with #personalbests for @factor41 @gprice100 and @sportyprice Well done 🙌 ...

Two club rides this morning on @gozwift one social revisit to the #TickTock course with @prestige_kings_heath @jim_varnish @sportyprice @elainehardy43 and one up #alpeduzwift with @gprice100 @gjames86 @david.appleyard.54 ...

Looks like the @clubvsprint fairy has visited @lis_gardner this time to remind her of her many laps looking for the #whale on @gozwift during our #26hourride for #twopointsixchallenge ...

The @clubvsprint fairy visited @gjames86 last night with a little congratulations pressie to say well done on riding the longest single ride during our #twopointsixchallenge #26hourride. Well done Gareth! ...

Happy birthday to our @gozwift guru @russellashford. Hope you’ve had a good #lockdown #birthday and plenty of cake ...

@clubvsprint you are incredible! Hope all 🍑 are okay today. @jim_varnish recommends an #icebath if you’re in pain. It was all worth it...look at those numbers. When #giftaid is added, it will be much higher. Donations are still coming in! If you haven’t had a chance to donate yet, please click on the link in the bio. ...

Washing anyone? #twopointsixchallenge #26hourride @clubvsprint @dredmitchell @lis_gardner @aliykeys @andrew.thomas81 @lifethroughhaze @davidjohncull @factor41 @elainehardy43 @emmammorris1 @fionaturner76 @gjames86 @gprice100 @garypattison66 @mooratheexplora @iansmith110 @jrfowler61 @sportyprice @jim_varnish @_16jonathan_ @jo_tanner @lozcs @leopoldvelo @markbromhall @nathanwoollam @paulstewart5753 @naughtygrandad @paulmawhinney @p.d.davies @primrosehospice @rick_smiff @russellashford @prestige_kings_heath @david.appleyard.54 ...

We’ve done it! #26hourride and #twopointsixchallenge complete 👊 @clubvsprint members you are awesome 💪. All our supports and sponsors, you are awesome too 👏 @primrosehospice you are welcome 😘 ...

@clubvsprint #ottna here we go again https://donate.justgiving.com/donation-amount?uri=aHR0cHM6Ly9kb25hdGUtYXBpLmp1c3RnaXZpbmcuY29tL2FwaS9kb25hdGlvbnMvODc3YTQ4OTJjMDM1NGNhNGJhY2IwNWYyZDcxYTFiN2E= ...

The #official @clubvsprint bio writer is just discovering that it’s easier to write about other people than herself, but here goes: please welcome @sportyprice who will be doing her bit for the #26hourride and #twopointsixchallenge in aid of @primrosehospice. Jenny has just done 3 stints, riding 127 miles to help @clubvsprint get to the magic goal of 2,600 miles. She is the newest member of the club committee having been a member for a few years. Jenny has been riding for 5 years and has done some pretty exciting things in that time including uk and French #sportives, representing #GB at the #granfondoworldchampionships and the not insignificant ride from #toulouse to #barcelona over the mighty #pyrenees last summer. She’s hoping that the experience of 600 miles in a week and many thousands of metres climbing will help her through the challenge tonight and tomorrow. To support Jenny and the rest of the team, please click on the link in the bio and donate. Thank you! ...

@Gprice100 is the lucky leader of the 10pm slot tonight with @gjames86 as @clubvsprint aims to ride 2,600 miles on @gozwift in aid of @primrosehospice in our #26hourride. Gareth has been riding as long as he can remember, he grew up just down the road from #maindystadium a few years before @geraintthomas86 . He started on #bmx with his friends, progressed to x-country #mountainbiking as a teen and moved to road #cycling when he moved to the flat roads and no mtb trails of #cambridgeshire. He joined V-Sprint in 2016 and since then has represented #GB @granfondoworldchampionships twice, climbed #monventoux, #mountteide and completed a few #etapedutours along the way. His favourite place to ride is through the #mallorca mountains but tonight he will be making the best of @gozwift! He loves a challenge and took part in #Redbulltimrlaps 25 hour team relay in 2018 - that should set him up well for riding tonight and tomorrow. He’s a great morale booster and will be cheering us all on even if he’s suffering himself. Please wish Gareth and the rest is the team lots of luck and show them your support by clicking the link in the bio to sponsor us. Thank you! ...

5pm @leopoldvelo 6pm AndyHurst 7pm @iansmith110 8pm @aliykeys & @jo_tanner 9pm @andrew.thomas81 & @nathanwoollam To sponsor us please click the link in the bio. Thank you 🙏 🚲 ...

Next up is Nathan Woolam, another member of the amazing @clubvsprint making sure we hit our 2,600 mile goal for #twopointsixchallenge in our #26hourride. We are raising funds for @primrosehospice and are getting excited for the ride which starts in under 2 hours. Nathan has been riding for 8 years – he was kind of forced into it when his wife needed to drive the car to work, so he took to #commuting by bike. If he wasn’t here pedalling inside on @gozwift this weekend, snaffling #soreen to keep him going, he might choose the #frenchalps. He has already spent some time there – not least a massive day on the bike completing the #marmotte #sportive – an event not to be underestimated with many metres of climbing – 2,642m on #galibier alone. Please support Nathan and the rest of the team as we try our hardest to make a big difference to the local community by #cycling in our homes from Saturday night to Sunday. We are #strongertogether and would love to have your support too – please click the link above to donate. Thank you. ...

We are delighted and amused to introduce @naughtygrandad next and can’t help wondering whether someone else set up his @instagram account for him! Paul started riding again in 2017 when a friend set him a challenge and went on to completed his first #sportive in March 2018. To date, his longest ride is 100km and he’s working on getting better at hills – he needs to persuade his brain that it’s more fun to go over them than ride around them! He’s gunning for the #malvernhills once we are out of #lockdown. He’s only 60 and has 7 grandchildren who are bound to be so proud of him this weekend as he helps @clubvsprint achieve the #twopointsixchallenge with our #26hourride. Not least because their grandmother is a resident each week @primrosehospice who we are raising funds for. Paul’s wife has a life-limiting and shortening condition a rare form of Parkinson’s and the brilliant team at Primrose help her get through the week. Paul will be raiding the #flapjack to keep his energy levels up and may be stopping for beans on toast and a cup of tea too. He has plenty of plans and challenges in his sights after this weekend, with more rides with fellow club member Dave Cull, a trip to #mallorca, the #london100 and his first imperial century ride. Many of us know the value of riding, especially with friends and Paul acknowledges how important it is to him. To help us raise funds for this important cause, please click on the link at the top and donate. Thank you! ...