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Rowena Young - Chair

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Member of VCC since 2012


My cycling story...
If you could be born cycling, chances are, I would have. Hanging about on bikes in industrial parks was freedom as a kid. I got my GCSE results from a lonely phone booth because I was winging round the Lake District on two wheels before I was old enough to know better.

Joining Verulam gave me the jump, though.

Club riding and the knowledge, generosity and patience of members got me from rolling up to Sunday rides on the train (wasn’t sure I’d stay the course if I rode to the start), to amateur world champs in 9mths! I still didn’t really know what I was doing, but I’ve dialled it in since.

A few of my favourite things: Flanders, Flanders, Flanders. The hills. Keeping your bike in your bedroom, and steely legs on the last day of training camps and stage races. The edge of my seat in Cross season. Chasey rides, punchy power climbs and the magic of a proper draft. A bit of channelling Sean Kelly in the rain.

See you there!


About my role...

My focus is members’ experience. Verulam is a large and friendly club. Whether you’re starting out with longer and more demanding riding, getting ready for a new challenge, or an experienced racer, we’re fortunate to be able to support you. But we know a long lockdown means many of you need time to find your way back to fitness, and we want to do more. We want to demonstrate we really do offer a warm welcome whatever your background or experience. We want to keep improving the ways we help you develop your cycling story.

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More about me...

I work on social innovation and change. Side hustle in designing sustainable food growing...