There was a smaller field than in recent weeks for our latest evening 10 mile time trial, as the holiday season gets into full swing. This week’s weather was warm and breezy with a headwind down the main straight. 21 riders took part, which included just 3 juniors.
Top of the times for the juniors was Ferne Peirce with 25.26, making her both the fastest Thanet RC junior and fastest girl. There were no Thanet RC boys this week so Toby Clayson of VC Dealwas quickest boy in a time of 27.13, and his team mate, Seb Mugford was third with 29.17.
Top of the senior times by a good margin was second claim member, Chris Fennell of the Independent Pedaler. His time was an excellent 18.51, which is just a few seconds away from his own course record. The ever-consistent Bill Hawkes was first Thanet RC senior with 21.28 in second place. And talking of consistency, our fastest woman rider was Faye Faiers once again with 26.08.
Helpers this week were Trevor Peirce, Shawn Manning, Ian Clayson, Malcolm Adams, michael Friend, Simon Henderson and Dave Mastin. See the PDF files for times of all riders.
Note that although next week’s event is listed as a 3-up, we will be welcoming 2-up and solo riders too.
Report by D Mastin.
Juniors BCP 3rd August.pdf
Seniors BCP 3rd August.pdf
It was a warm but breezy evening for the club’s latest evening 10 mile time trial at Betteshanger CP. Riders had to endure a headwind at the back of the track as they approached the hairpin.
We had 25 riders take part in total, with a welcome return to former club first claim member and multiple national champion, Chris Fennell. Also taking part in her first club TT was new member Sorcha Page.
We had 6 juniors participate, 5 on conventional TT bikes and William Tulett in his faired recumbent. William’s time was 24.23, a few seconds slower than his time from last week. Brother Dougie Tulett was fastest on a TT bike with a fine 24.29, while Ferne Peirce also posted a good time of 25.34 to top the times of the girl riders. There was a good ride by Nina Reid, with 28.48, which is an age record for a 13 year old girl.
It was no surprise that Chris Fennell set the fastest time overall, covering the course in a rapid 19.09, over two minutes ahead of Bill Hawkes, first TRC rider with 21.23. Once again, Faye Faiers was quickest woman with a time of 26.13.
Times of all riders are in the attached files.
Thank you to all this week’s helpers: Jenny & Terry Fearn, Malcolm Adams, Trevore Peirce, Michael Friend, Paul Kirkness, Andy McCall and Dave Mastin.
We are always looking for helpers at the evening 10’s so please come forward if you can assist. Thank you.
Report by Dave Mastin.
Juniors BCP 27th July.pdf
Seniors BCP 27th July.pdf
You may have noticed that Betteshanger have extended their opening hours for the summer holidays. The park will now close to the public at 7pm, Monday to Thursday, and 8pm, Friday to Sunday.
The park is also giving free car parking after 4.30pm which will be of benefit to club members attending the evening 10 mile time trials.
As the park will still be open to the public until 7pm, warming up must be done in the opposite way to the time trial direction. And also be aware of the possible presence of members of the public on or crossing the track.
It is essential that we have the requisite number of marshals around the track for safety reasons, so please volunteer if you can. Insufficient marshals means NO event!
After two days of a heatwave, it was back to more comfortable temperatures for the latest evening 10 mile TT at Betteshanger CP. A total of 28 riders signed on, which included 7 juniors and our new junior world champion, William Tulett.
William was piloting the faired recumbent he used at the recent Junior HPV world championships and recorded a time of 24.02. Brother Dougie was fastest boy with 25.29, while Nina Reid was our quickest girl in a time of 29.31.
We welcomed back Scott Meeks for his first time trial of the year, The senior placings went to form with Bill Hawkes fastest overall once again with 21.20, and Faye Faiers took the spot of top woman rider with 25.56.
Times of all can be found in the PDF files. Thanks to this week’s helpers, Terry Fearn, Michael Friend, Malcolm Adams, Andy McCall and Dave Mastin.
Report by Dave Mastin.
Juniors BCP 20th July.pdf
Seniors BCP 20th July.pdf
After several days of hot weather, it was a return to cooler conditions for this week’s evening 10 mile time trial at Betteshanger CP. It was overcast with a cool sea breeze for the 20 riders who signed on, three of which were juniors.
Times posted by most riders were quite good, with a PB for junior Seb Mugford of VC Deal (29.02), while Pete Huckstep’s time of 25.52 was his best for 6 six years.
Toby Clayson, VC Deal, was quickest junior with 26.59, while the only TRC junior, Lawson Bax, pulled up after a couple of laps with pain in his leg.
The fastest senior was Mat Lister, with a time of 22.13, while Faye Faiers with a time of 26.07 was our fastest woman. Making his first appearance this year was Roger Dewen, riding a road bike rather than his recumbent.
Times for all riders can be found below. Thanks to our helpers, Malcolm Adams, Michael Friend, Terry & Jenny Fearn and Dave Mastin.
Report by Dave Mastin.
All riders 13th July.pdf
To help fulfil our marshal quota of 15 for this season I need 8 marshals for the event next Sunday on the Thanet way . Please contact me to book your marshalling point. The other events will be the KCA 3 up in August and the 100tt in September both courses down on the Romney Marsh
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Although this week’s time trial at Betteshanger CP was billed as a 4-up, we didn’t get any teams of 4 onto the start line. Our only team of 4 became a three up when Neil Gerrard went down with Covid earlier in the day. We did get 3 teams of 2 taking part, along with 13 solo riders.
Conditions were warm but with a steady headwind on the main straight. Times of the regular riders were very much in the expected range. Dougie Tulett was fastest solo boy with a new PB of 24.50, while Nina Reid was fastest solo girl in 29.07. Possibly a PB for Nina too?.
Fastest time overall was shared with the 3-up team of Mat Lister, Rob Nicholas and Steve Wilkinson and the fastest solo, Shawn Manning, both recording 22.11.
Annie Davis, making a first appearance at an evening 10 this year, was fastest woman with 35.02. Fastest 2-up pairing was Pete Huckstep and Brian Hood with 25.16, while the junior pairing of Ferne Peirce and Toby Clayson was second in a time of 26.30.
All times can be found in the PDF file.
Thanks to our helpers, Debbie and Andy McCall, Roger Dewen, Colin Inett, Steve Wright and Dave Mastin.
Report by Dave Mastin.
All riders 6th July.pdf
John Corrigan from the Rugby Football Union Injured Players Foundation and Canterbury CC have invited us to a cycling event.
The Canterbury bike ride is taking place on the 24th July start at Canterbury rugby club.
They are raising funds for Wheelchair Rugby 🏉, who are in need of funds.
There are various routes 29,62 and 82 miles.
If anyone fancies a ride out, this looks a good event for our club to support and help raise funds for guys in Wheelchairs.
Details of how to enter are in the attached flyer.
Post from Simon Henderson
This week’s evening time trial at Betteshanger CP is billed as a 4-up. However, it is still possible to ride as a solo rider, or even a 2-up or 3-up if you wish. Sigh on as usual via the British Cycling email that was sent to you last week.