Lughaidh Cook makes podium at South Eastern and Eastern Region Cyclocross Championships

South Eastern and Eastern Region Cyclocross Championships – Cyclopark

A good crop of Thanet RC riders in the U10 race with Luke Hart riding well on the challenging course featuring off-camber sections, climbs, twists & turns and a strength-sapping sand pit. Max Robinson defied being four rows back on the start line to powerfully and skilfully carve his way through most of the field to finish a very creditable 7th. Having been gridded on the front row Lughaidh Cook got away really well but could not quite stay with the leading two riders- Oscar Amey (Team Darenth 1st) and Peter Carpenter (Sutton CC 2nd), to finish 3rd having ridden every centimetre of the course – not even getting caught in the sand. Freya was next up in the U12 race and rode with good confidence and strength to finish about 8th girl despite her dad keeping her out till midnight at Lee Valley Velodrome. Flynn and Jack put in good performance in the U14 event on the adult course which included an almost impossibly steep climb along with lots of technical challenges to come in about 30th (Jack) and 35th (Flynn) in field of 50 riders. Finally Toby Perry continued his fine performances at cycloX this year for the club with an excellent 7th place in the junior section.

Well done to all.

Post by Phil Cook and Colin Robinson

Commemorative 70th Jersey – Order Book Re-opened … cheaper for kids sizes …

UPDATE: I had not realised that there would be no VAT on the kids jerseys … so if you have ordered a kids jersey you will get a £6 refund with your jersey…

In case some were put off ordering a kids size due to the cost I have now re-opened the order book with kids jerseys at £31 rather than £37.

This will be a short-term offer and the order book will close at 9am on Monday …

This is also an opportunity for any adults that missed the deadline to be able to place and order.


As part of the 70th Celebrations we are doing a one-off print run of a commemorative 70th Jersey that is a remake of the earliest original club jersey that was made in wool; the remake will be a full zip technical jersey. The jersey will feature the original club logo from the 1940’s on the chest and will have the years marked on the sleeve and rear pocket.

The design of the jersey is below. Note: Inside the collar it says "CYCLING FOR GENERATIONS".


The jersey will not replace the standard club kit or the Race Team kit; this is a one-off print run to commemorate our 70th anniversary.

The jersey can be worn at any time EXCEPT races controlled by British Cycling as this jersey is not the officially registered club kit; the jersey can be worn in club and open time trials.

The jersey will be available in men’s, women’s and children’s sizes.

The jersey will have a full zip, 3 rear pockets and will be produced by BioRacer who provide the Race Team Kit. It is a high quality technical jersey the same model that is used by the Race Team.

This will be a one-off print run with all jerseys being made to order so if you want one you must order in advance. There will be no second print run so if you don’t order one now you won’t be able to buy one at a later date.

They are £37 each.

Mens and Childrens Jersey Details here >>>

Womens Jersey Details here >>>


Please have a good look at the size guides; as this is a one-off print run you will not be able to exchange for a different size.

Men’s size guide >>>

Women’s size guide >>>

Children’s size guide >>>

How to order

Please order using the link below. If you don’t want to order on-line you can pay Rick Perkins in cash or cheque.

These jerseys are being sold at cost price; there will be a profit of £1.22 per jersey that will go into general club funds.

If you want to order men’s and women’s you will have to place two orders …

Please note that this price does not include P&P and this is not offered; jerseys can be collected from Rick’s house, or at the Tuesday socials or at one of the races; if Rick is present.

The order deadline is 30/11/16; the jerseys will arrive typically 8 weeks after that date.

BEFORE YOU ORDER : Please double check the size and quantity; this will be a custom order and you will not be able to change size or get a refund.


If you have any questions, please contact Rick Perkins before ordering 07763 133399 rick

Tim Ramsden Talk at TRC Social Night -Tuesday 6th December

Tim Ramsden of BlackCat coaching has kindly agreed to do a talk followed by a question and answer session on winter training ideas. This will be part of the monthly TRC social nights on Tuesday 6th Dec 7.30-9.30pm at Bell meadow Pavillion on St Nicholas at wade. The club are hoping to improve attendance to these social sessions and hope you will be able to attend. The session is organised by helen hill.

Thanet RC Youth development Squad 2017 Launches 01/12/16

Stand by for relaunch!

Youth Development Squad 2017 launches tomorrow 1st Dec 2016 with our first meeting with (most of) the Squad taking place on Sat 3rd Dec.

Thanet RC is pleased to announce our Youth Development Squad riders for 2017 are:-

Joshua Chivilo

Hamish Reilly

George Pittock

Lance Childs

Jack Hill

Flynn Robinson

Toby Yemm

Finn Dunton

The Squad Co-ordinator is Chris Childs

The Squad Coach is Teresa Childs

For more information please check out our updated page on the Thanet RC website:-

Report by Teresa & Chris Childs

Thanet RC Success at London League Round 9 Cyclocross

London CX League Round 9 Leeds Castle- promoted by Dulwich Paragon.

A tough, lumpy, agricultural course, especially for the Youth/Junior /Adult categories, saw a good number of Thanet Riders, including Thorsten, Lughaidh, Max, Charlie, Freya, Jack, Luke (VC Deal) Flynn and Toby Perry. The first race of the day was won by Oscar Amey of Team Darenth, but Lughaidh gave him something to think about for a good part of the race, before dropping off to finish a very comfortable 2nd. Max Robinson was by far the quickest rider in the twisting downhill section through the trees, handling his new bike really well to just be pipped for 5th owing to a bit of traffic 2 corners out. Thorsten found the course teeth-rattlingly hard but kept at it, trying to catch Alana Lord of VC Deal. The U12 race was really hard fought with a lot of quality in the field, Charlie rode well given he is still suffering with a cold and finished within the top half of the field. The course did not suit Freya, nor did her father’s poor attention to post-single-ring-maintenance help her as she dropped her chain at a crucial moment in the last lap. Next up, Jack, Flynn and Luke Hill, in the U14/U16 race this was run over the adult course lasting 45 mins which was a tough workout for the young riders. Jack finished ahead of Flynn who was ahead of Luke all in placings 10-20th in field of 35. Toby Perry was struggling with a cold so not sure on his finish position. Finally David Kenning a new member rode his first cycloX for the season in the Vet 40-50 race – comment from David “Best I can say about my performance in the V40s race is that I didn’t finish last… That was a really tough course and my lack of fitness didn’t help”

Post by Colin Robinson and Phil Cook