Go-Ride Sessions Start This Saturday at New Venue

Thanet RC Go-Ride sessions are starting again this Saturday 3rd Nov in a new venue.

Saturday 10-11:30am, at the Drapers Mills Primary School in Margate. Suitable for all riders aged 16 and under who can ride a bike without stabilisers. The venue is mostly grass, so cyclo-cross or mountain bikes will be most suitable, although road bikes will also be OK. The venue has toilets and a shelter, but make sure you bring warm clothes (including gloves), and a drink. Helmets must be worn at all times.

This session will be free of charge to all riders on 3rd November, for the first week only! The usual cost will be £2 per child.

Coaching will be a variety of Go-Ride skills suitable for beginners to experienced riders, as well as opportunities for riders to complete some of the British Cycling Talent Development Activities (performances on these are used for selection for British Cycling’s pathway sessions). https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/zuvvi/media/bc_files/gb_team/2018/Talent_Development_Handbook_2018.pdf/

As this is a new season, all riders will need a new parental consent form completing before they can take part in the session. To avoid too much paperwork time at the start of the session, I have attached the new British Cycling Form if you would like to print and complete it beforehand.

Any parents willing to help with sign-on and coordinating the consent forms would be greatly appreciated!

Let me know if you have any questions,

See you on Saturday!

Posted by Jo

Drapers Mills Go Ride first session poster.pdf


RTTC Championship TT

The final RTTC Championships Time Trial event of the season concludes for the 5th time at Thruxton Motor Racing Circuit for the Closed Circuit Championship. Hosted by Antelope RT. With 280 riders on the start sheet, including 55 juniors, 45 women and very strong field 180 men. This event also uses transponders for timing.

The course is held on the Thruxton Motor Racing Circuit, all riders complete 5 laps of the circuit which totals 11.5 miles of racing. Being a motor racing circuit, it’s closed off from all traffic and is wide sweeping road with only two chicanes which don’t pose much challenge on a bike, and a rise on the end section of the lap which drags during the race.

The weather conditions were cold and misty for the juniors and early starting women but warmed up with the sun coming out for the men. There wasn’t much of a wind which meant no real help around the course.

Thanet Road Club had two members, and two second claim members at this event; Adrian Hawkins and Nic Fennell. Seb Dickson and Chris Fennell second claim.

Finish times in start order:
Seb Dickson: 24:03 – 22nd
Adrian Hawkins: 25:49 – 68th
Nic Fennell: 23:12 – 5th
Chris Fennell: 22:30 – 2nd

The event was won by Pro rider Marcin Bialoblocki with a time of 22:03. 2nd – Chris Fennell – 22:30 – (2nd claim) The Independent Pedaler. 3rd – Gary Chambers – 22:47 – NoPinz

Other local riders include: Emma Lewis (The Independent Pedaler) won the women’s event for the 3rd year in a row with a time of 24:46.

Post by Nic Fennell

Seb takes Wigmore CC Hill climb championships

Well done to TRC 2nd claim member Sebastian Dickson on winning the Wigmore CC hill climb event on Hollingbourne hill this morning. Also well done to TRC riders Sam Bradford, Jeremy Edwards and Nick Scott on their rides. The CTT report and results are below.
Post by Colin Robinson

Sebastian Dickson and Jacintha Hamilton-Love were victorious at the Wigmore CC hill climb on Sunday.

Hamilton-Love (Dulwich Paragon CC) retained her title at this event as she clocked a time of 4-12 to clinch the top prize.

The rider from London has been in good form of late, most recently topping the podium at the Lovelo Racing hill climb on the 15th of September.

Sebastian Dickson (Cambridge University CC) claimed the top prize in the male category as he finished his run with a time of 3-03. This being the first time he has ridden the Wigmore CC course since 2013 when he was still a junior.

This is Dickson’s second victory of the year with his last coming at the Bath University Cycling Club three-up time trial in April.

Second spot on the podium was claimed by James Hayward (Woolwich CC) who was the champion at this event last year.

This is Hayward’s first podium finish of the season with his last victory coming at the Chippenham & District Wheelers hill climb in October 2017.

The final step of the podium was taken by Joshua Aiken (Pedal Power Cycles Ipswich) who clocked a time of 3-07 after the 1,200 yards.

This is his first podium finish of the hill climb season with his best finish thus far being fifth at the Lovelo Racing hill climb in mid-September.

Hayward had a double success claiming the team prize with Hugh Smith and Alex Pearson, the same trio retaining the team prize for Woolwich CC that they won in 2017

National 50mile TT Championship 29th September 2018

This year’s National 50mile championship was run on the A30/50 in Leicestershire, which runs on the A46 from Seagate to Newark on Trent and then back. The road flowed mostly down hill on the outward leg and dragged back up on the return. With the turn at 25.5miles. The road surface was smooth with about 2 miles of concrete surface on the outbound and return legs.
The conditions were chilly between 10-15C and the wind which was around 10mph from South west, which made for an very fast outbound leg and a slow return leg back up hill. The event was held and well run by Leicester Forest CC.

TRC only had one rider at the event Nic Fennell, with a single second claim member also riding. All the club members returned with new Personal Bests and good positions overall.

Nic found he had set new personal best times for 10mile through to 30miles on the outbound leg (shame they don’t count!) hitting the turn in just 46minutes averaging 33mph! But was confronted with the wall of wind for the return 24.5miles.

Finish times:
Nic Fennell – 1:43:24 – 15th – PB
Chris Fennell (second claim) – 1:40:18 – 6th – PB

The event was won by Pro rider Marcin Bialoblocki with a time of 1:33:38. 2nd place was Chris Bartery with time of 1:37:18
3rd place was Adam Duggleby with a time of 1:38:31

Other local riders included:
Neil Lauder (PMR) – 1:46:00 – 20th

The Women’s event held just before the Men’s, saw local rider Emma Lewis (The Independent Pedaler) finish 2nd in a time of 1:50:59

Post by Nic Fennell