2nd September 2021

For those of you not familiar with the VC movement please allow us to make the following introduction. VC London is a motorcycle group made up of talented and influential female motorcyclists. The intention of their group is to inspire and develop the world of female motorcycling through opportunity and influence. Once a year, founder Gemma along with her team curate a phenomenal female ride weekend to allow new riders and old riders the opportunity to get together and develop their riding. Do not let this fool you into thinking it is an ability-based concern. Camp VC is a friendly fun environment for all female riders. SME are longstanding friends of the VC women and were glad to be invited to help facilitate the weekend. Ride groups were put together for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the fantastic Welsh event.

James and Emily had been up to the valleys and done a recce before the event to ensure the best possible mini experience could be had by all participants. The route was set and the bikes on-site. Royal Enfield had supplied additional bikes for the weekend as well as Steph Jeavons providing a couple of extra machines from Moto Junkies in the north of Wales. With a fleet of 19 Himalayan’s on hand the stage was set for a fantastic spectacle. Many ride experiences took place throughout the weekend across the hills surrounding Pontypridds in South Wales. The bikes didn’t miss a beat across the three days and many smiling faces returned to the camp after each excursion. Trials tuition, entry to motorcycling, as well as enduro training and other brands providing demo ride opportunities made up some of the other options available to the VC participants.

As far as weekends go for female riders here in the UK, VC provides a platform like no other. Phenomenal scenery, fantastic people and an inclusive format allowing for all abilities of rider to develop and take part. SME is proud to be included in such an inclusive and aspirational event and look forward to working with the VC girls on the 2022 camp VC weekend.