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Karine Jones - Womens Secretary

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My Cycling Story
I have been a member of VCC since Nov 2016 although my husband first joined as a schoolboy! I  Exercise bikes is where I started out, had one in my room at university, and got into Spin classes, doing 3 or 4 a week until I decided to join my husband on the road. Did my first Sportif, Chiltern 100 in 2010 and got the bug. Have since done La Marmotte 5 times and many more, Ride London, The Dragon Ride and Tour of Flaunders.

In 2017 I joined the Race Team and have enjoyed racing Crits, Road Races as well as Time Trialling. Taking part in the Club Evening 10s.  Particularly enjoy taking part in the Hill Climbs at the end of the season. I try to do as many Club Runs as I can, riding with the Fast goups or Mods Plus. 

My Role
Excited to be taking on the role of Ladies' representative for the club.  Always very keen to support and encourage women within the club.  Hoping to get more women involved in all aspects of the club like Time Trialling, Chaingang or Hill Climb.  Feel it's important to reach out to women of all ages and backgrounds who want to be part of the club. To keep looking at new and existing channels through which we can increase female members.  Think its important to continue with the outreach rides, developing women's group riding skills and confidence.

More About Me
I have always kept fit. Exercise is very important to me. I do some running, trying to do at least one run a week. Would love to try open water swimming, I love the challenge of swimming outdoors in cold water with the natural breathtaking backdrops.