LP celebrates its 15th birthday
London Phoenix celebrated its 15th birthday on 8 Feb at a special event at Look Mum No Hands. Founding member John Mullineaux as well as many current members were present for an evening of cycling chat with The Cycling Podcast journalists Richard Moore, Daniel Friebe and Lionel Birnie.
The Podcast guys highlighted some of the big stories in the pro peloton over the past 15 years from the “controversial” Lance Armstrong’s dislike of Iban Mayo to the drama and excitement of trying to report the fall out from Operacion Puerto at the 2006 Tour.
Guests heard how prior to riding the 2010 Tour, Daniel Lloyd was recruited as a 2nd claim Club member following an encounter with excitable members at a Look Mum No Hands event. His subsequent Tour performance remains the best international result by a Phoenix member.
After the event, Club Secretary, Steven Drew commented: “London Phoenix has achieved so much over the years. Not just the exceptional results from its members but also by running so many events across all cycling disciplines. Without clubs like Phoenix and others of a similar outlook, frankly, grassroots cycle sport would just not exist.”
London Phoenix has more big plans for 2016 including a new club jersey that was recently approved by members, a women specific sportive, a women’s race team as well as the annual and ever popular Easter Classic sportive in Essex. There is also a full calendar of race promotions scheduled across road, time trial, MTB and cyclocross disciplines.