TRC 2nd Claimer is aiming for a World Record and raising money for children and young people living with cancer

On 28 August 2016, TRC second claim member Jonathan Parker will be attempting to set a new world record time for the fastest bicycle ride from London to Paris in the hope of raising £10,000 for Cyclists Fighting Cancer.

CfC enables children and young people living with cancer across the UK to regain their physical fitness, strength and confidence by giving them new bikes, adapted trikes, tandems, other equipment and support. Jonathan is particularly passionate about the charity because, as well as the impact that cancer has had on his family, he has been through a rehabilitation process which includes learning to balance and to walk again, similar to the type of situation that the charity helps young cancer sufferers to address.

To achieve the target time, Jonathan will need to cycle approximately 170 miles in around 6.5 hours, at an average speed of 26mph whilst negotiating the London and Paris congestion and traffic lights.

So far over £8,500 has been raised. We would really appreciate any donations to help reach the target and further the work that CfC does. Please help by visiting:

Donations can also be made by texting JPWR48 and the amount to 70070 (for example “JPWR48 £10”)

Thanet RC success at National 10 mile TT

Junior 10 mile TT
Congratulations to Dan Martin representing Thanet RC with a fine 14th place in a full field on a testing course. Dan is also currently provisionally 4th in the National 25 mile time trial which took place two weeks ago. However, the “winner’s” time is under investigation and hopefully Dan will soon claim his rightful spot as bronze medallist. Ollie Robinson also featured in the 25 mile top 10.

TRC at the RTTC 10 Mile National Championships – Men

This year the men’s national 10 was hosted by a3crg. And held on the P886 near Liphook, West Sussex.

The course was hilly, with a 5.5 mile outward leg and a 4.5 mile return. With a short sharp climb to start, falling off to a false flat. Followed by a long decent to the roundabout. Meaning return leg was 3 miles of continuous climbing with some false flats to finish. Making for a tough and relatively slow time trial course.

The weather conditions like the National 25TT were windy. A cross head wind on the outward leg made the decent fairly slow and gave a small amount of assistance on the climb of the return. Luckily the rain stayed away for the race meaning mostly dry roads for the riders.

Thanet Road Club had two riders at this event, with Chris Fennell and Nic Fennell competing.

Chris was a bit disappointed with his ride feeling his power was down but still managed an impressive time of 21.39 claiming 9th overall which he was happy with and another top 10 at the national level.
Nic had a reasonable ride on this tough course with a time of 25.31 finishing 105th, a little disappointed to miss the top 100 by just a few seconds but still pleased.

Final results of Thanet Riders was:
Chris Fennell – 21.39 – 9th
Nic Fennell – 25.31 – 105th

The winner of the event was Richard Bussell (Aerocoach) defending his title with a 20:35.
2nd – James Gullen (Pedal Heaven) – 20.39
3rd – Ryan Perry (Lansdale Lightweights RT)

Other local riders included:
Kevin Tye (VeloRefined Aerosmiths) – 22.16 – 20th
Peter Tadros (In-Gear Quick it Trainsharp RT) – 23.25 – 53rd
Andrew Meilak (VeloRefined Aerosmiths) – 23.26 – 54th

Report by Nic Fennell

: Betteshanger Challenge Special Offer

Message from Tracey at BCP

We would like to encourage cycle club members to sign up so have a Buy One Get One Free Offer for our friends. It’s the first event of its kind at Betteshanger and a different kind of challenge that we hope people will enjoy. There is a free BBQ too!

Here’s the link

Participants need to fill in the form, but add BOGOFF after the name of the second participant to get that place free. Or phone us on 01304 619227 and again quote special offer.

Please circulate to your members. Many thanks

All the best,

Tracy Brunt

Events Manager

Betteshanger Sustainable Parks


01304 619227

Evening “10”, 17/08/16 @ Betteshanger C.P.

It was another good evening at Betteshanger CP for the latest round of evening 10 mile time trials for the 45 riders who signed on. It was warm, with a NE breeze pushing riders down the main straight. Overall, times were quicker for those riders who hade ridden the previous week, and there were several PB’s recorded, including George Pittock, Caroline Rigby and Mike Kirkness. It was good to see Breda Pooke having her first ride and getting inside the 30 minute mark.

Eight juniors rode, and fastest time was by Alex Ashman with 23.44. Toby Perry rode his first 10 and came second with 24.57, which is a corrected time from his time for 6 laps. Once again, Chris Fennell was our quickest senior with yet another ride under 20 minutes, clocking in at 19.50, more than 2 minutes ahead of the second placed rider.

Times for all riders are in the attached PDF files.

Thanks to this weeks band of helpers, Teresa and Leo Childs, Sue Shields, Megan Griffiths, Chris Redmond, Pip McVey, Dave Danton, Pete Huckstep, Terry Fearn and Andy McCall.

Report by Dave Mastin.

Juniors BCP 17th August.pdf

Seniors BCP – 17th August.pdf

Evening “10” – 10th August, Betteshanger C.P.

This week’s evening “10” at Betteshanger was held in good conditions with a sunny evening and light south westerly wind. A number of riders went away with PB’s and generally, times were good.

Of the 42 riders to sign on, 7 were juniors, and 35 were senior riders. Our fastest junior this week was Olly Dickson with 24.17, and there was a PB for George Pittock, who was 2nd with 25.51. Fastest of the seniors was PMR’s Sam Bradford with 22.01, just edging Simon Henderson into 2nd place by 4 seconds.

All times can be viewed in the attached PDF files.

Thanks go to this week’s helpers, who were Jo Smith, Sue Shields, Pip McVey, Chris Redmond, Terry Fearn, Andy McCall and Dave Mastin.

Report by Dave Mastin.

Juniors BCP 10th August.pdf

Seniors BCP – 10th August.pdf

press trip Tour of Britain

If anyone is interested in the press trip below (I’ll require an article) then get in touch: editor(at)

As you’ll probably know, the Tour of Britain is just a month away. Stage 5 is taking place on the 8th September with

​the beautiful Wye Valley and Forest of Dean making up the middle section of the route.

​I’d like to invite you to stay in the region during the Tour to experience the excitement first hand, including the chance to ride in the official Tour of Britain press car following the race.

Once the tour has moved on, I would help you make the most of everything the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean has to offer on a mini-cycling break.

​T​he region boasts some of the most beautiful road routes in the country, winding down the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.​

There are also​ an estimated 72km worth of waymarked trails with the ​nationally acclaimed Verderer’s Trail attracting 70,000 riders each year

At​ the Cannop Cycling Centre you can discover Outdoor Dirt Jumps, 4X​, Dual Slalom, Indoor Dirt Jumps and the UK’s 1st Velosolutions Pump Track. There’s also Launchpad – the only trail in the country for downhill wheelchair bikes.

For little legs and relaxing rides, there are miles of family-friendly tracks through ancient woodland.

I could arrange a stay in one of the many bike-friendly hotels or cottages and tailor the cycling to your preferences whether you want to enjoy an active family break or an off-road adventure. There’s also some fantastic food and drink to be enjoyed including many pubs and cafes that specialise in accommodating cyclists.