DIRT CAMP 2018 @ GREENFIELD DIRT TRACK

IMAGE: TOM BING

IMAGE: TOM BING

We came, we saw, we rode dirt with some of the UKs best dirt track riders & racers, learned a few MX skills, jumped dirt jumps, camped out , hung out around a bonfire, met old friends & met a few new ones as well, all at the amazing Greenfield Dirt Track facility in Lincolnshire...... This was DIRT CAMP 2018!

Started in 2015 by The Dirt Track Rider Association as an initiative to get more women into flat track & ultimately racing in the DTRA series, DIRT CAMP has now grown into a weekend full of everything from complete learners jumping on a bike for the first time, advice & lessons from some of the UKs leading flat track racers (including the Incredible Leah Tokelove) about how to go fast & turn left, MX skills & enduro riding.

IMAGE: TOM BING

IMAGE: TOM BING

 

A massive thanks to all the people who work hard to make this event a real highlight of the summer! From the ,DTRA, Greenfield Dirt track (and all who run this incredible grass roots facility), Leah Tokelove & all the instructors who donate their time & bikes to the cause,  and of course the amazing ladies who came along & got dirty with us! 

LONG LIVE DIRT CAMP!

All photos by  TOM BING

IMAGE: TOM BING

IMAGE: TOM BING

 
IMAGE : TOM BING

IMAGE : TOM BING

 
 

And this is how the pros do it.....

For more images of the event & for info on how to get into flat track go to the DTRA Facebook page & Greenfield Dirt Track & shoot them a follow 

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY!!

We’re honoured to be able to have met & be surrounded by so many incredible women, from all walks of life & all backgrounds from all different corners of the world through what we do at VC. So what better way to mark International women’s day than with these amazing images by Caylee Hankins  from our CAMP VC event of some of the inspiring women that make what we do worthwhile.

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A huge thanks to every incredible woman that has attended one of our events, listened to one of our team talks or come to ride with us. Keep on keeping on ladies  💪

All images by Caylee Hankins // @alittlepickmeup

VC X HOUSE OF VANS GIRLS NIGHT - SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER!

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SUPER STOKED to announce our next big VC event in collab with House of Vans London!

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Presenting the VC X HOUSE OF VANS GIRLS NIGHT

Saturday 2nd December // 5pm- 10pm 

House of Vans London -  228-232 Station Approach Rd,

London SE1 8SW

 

On Saturday December 2nd we’re hooking up with the legendary House of Vans London to present a night showcasing, celebrating & supporting awesome women taking the road less travelled to share their stories & inspire others to get involved.

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We’ve got a massive line up from our next edition of  LIVE TEAM TALKS & discussions with inspiring women from skate legend LUCY ADAMS to pioneers  of the open road like, the first English women to ride around the world solo in the early 1980’s, ELSPETH BEARD,  ALL FEMALE COLLECTIVES - from motorcycles, basketball collectives, velodrome riders, skate crews to roller skating collectives for you to talk to & get involved with, an ALL FEMALE MARKET PLACE with everything from female run brands to female illustrators LIVE PAINTING & monogramming your boards helmets & Vans, GALLERY SHOW by female adventure photographers, FILM SCREENINGS from female adventure film directors, LIVE MUSIC, demos, WORKSHOPS from screen printing to , GIVEAWAYS , SKATE COMPS & loads more!

 

All by girls for girls.

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Well be dropping more info on who's coming down & who's involved in the night on here & on our instagram in the run up but r more info & to sign up to the House of Vans Facebook events page for updates click HERE!

 

 

 

 

DIRT CAMP WEEKENDER

Can't wait till CAMP VC for a dirt fix? The lovely people over at the DTRA & GREENFIELD DIRT TRACK are running another LADIES DIRT CAMP weekender at @greenfielddirttrack on the 22nd/ 23rd July! .


Dirtcamp is a ladies Dirt Track Experience weekend run by the DTRA  in conjunction with GREENFIELD DIRT TRACK, VC LONDON  & VCC! They supply the bikes, instructors and track for a weekend of dirt track lessons & camping you just bring the good times & your tent ⛺️ 


Last years event was awesome so you won't wanna miss this one. We have options for a full weekend or single day training. These events have very limited spots & sell out fast so if you think you're interested get over to the webshop and book in over at http://dtra.bigcartel.com 

VC X DOCKLANDS RIDERS DIRT DAY

Yesterday we held the first  VC X DOCKLANDS RIDERS DIRT DAY over at Docklands riders, East London & man was it a blast. 

A huge thanks to Docklands Riders & to everyone involved for coming down & making it a great one.....Maaaaaaan I'm aching today.

Cant wait for the next one!

THE REUNION @ MONZA RACE TRACK

A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to be invited out to Milan to The Reunion custom moto show by the shows organiser Matteo Andreani!  In only its second year The Reunion is an incredible moto gathering with some of Italys best bike builders, moto brands & moto clubs getting together to show off their newest projects, hang out in the sunshine  topped off by a mini dirt track & one gnarly drag race on the Monza track. We rode, we raced, we drank beers in the sunshine, ate too much salami, danced until the sun went down & came home with a few cuts & bruises but with massive smiles all round & a hell of alot of new mental Italian pals.

The thing that stood out for us about the Reunion was their incredibly Italian way of doing things... A totally welcoming, laid back, chilled out,  family orientated event with so many friendly faces riding around on their bikes in the sunshine that you couldn't help but feel like you could only be in Italy...And the standard of bike builds blew us away

Well definitely be back next year.... and hopefully well be a bit more successful on the drag racing than this time  ;)

A massive thanks to The Reunion, DMD helmets, Yamaha Italy & of course the wonderful Matteo Andreani & merry band of Milano Cafe racers for making it one crazy weekend to remember.

PHOTOS BY:  MAX PIERERNIA & ALESSANDRA LEOCATA

INTERNATIONAL WOMENS RIDE DAY - VC LONDON RIDE OUT

PIC:  ALEX GRANT

We had a rad time at The Shop Customs for International Female rider day yesterday.

Thanks to all the badass ladies who came down! Think this will be the first of many summer ride outs!

Thanks to Alex Grant for the shots!

DTRA LADIES DAY FLASHBACK

Ahhhhh take us back to last summer.... Probably one of the best days of last summer was the ladies flat track day set up by the chaps over at the DTRA . We turned left, crashed, got back on, crashed some more but all went home with multiple bruises, new pals & big smiles on dirty faces. Oh, if only we could do it all over again........... But wait..........

We've got some exciting news coming soon..... Watch out Insta & Events pages for news coming very soon!!

PHOTO:  DTRA WEBSITE  by the amazing  Dimitri Coste

PHOTO: DTRA WEBSITE by the amazing Dimitri Coste

🇬🇧 BABES RIDE OUT UK - SAVE THE DATE! 🇬🇧

We are very proud to announce that we are teaming up with the amazing ladies Babes Ride Out this year to present their first ever overseas event......

 

🇬🇧 Get ready for BABES RIDE OUT UK!!!  🇬🇧

 

Good Times, Good Friends, Two Wheels... lets do this! SAVE THE DATE! Registration and all info launches first week of April! Head over to www.babesrideout.com 's blog for more deets ! 

We can wait to share everything with you!!! Its gonna be big!

 

VC ALL GIRL CBT DAY

So so so bloody proud of every one of these 11 ladies who came to do our all girl CBT day in collab with the lovely chaps at Scooter Den Dalston last Saturday. It was a bleeding freezing day but everyone did amazingly well! For anyone outside the UK, the CBT is the first step for new riders in the UK and gets them on the road for the first time. Cant wait to ride with all these hotties soon! A huge huge congrats to you all for getting on & doing it!

Happy Brapping ladies! See you all soon for some VC ride outs!

Gx

THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMANS RIDE 2015

We dressed up like chaps for the day and rode round London for charity..... Is it weird that we are missing our taches now?

Massive big up to Mark Hawwa & the crew at the Distiguished gentlemans ride for putting this on to raise funds for prostate cancer and for being all round swell guys!   See you next year!

LADIES BE RECORD BREAKING!

 

Last Sunday we rode over to the legendary Ace Cafe London where  a world record attempt for the largest gathering of women motorcycle riders was being held. A total of 618 women riders turned out smashing the previous record 251 women to bits!  Women riders of all ages (the youngest rider being little Emilia at just 10 years old on her dirt bike - totally wanted to adopt her!), on all types of bikes rode from all over the UK to meet & hang out for an awesome afternoon.  A massive thanks & congrats Sherrie Woolfe & Nimi Patel for organising the event! 

Gemma x

More news on the event HERE !

Images from : Gemma Harrison, Rebecca ParsonsMonika Anna D'Agate & Christie Goodwin (all shared via the official Facebook page

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