A handful of club members made the trip down to Brenzett on Romney Marsh for the VTTA Kent Group 25 mile time trial. This was run by Aaron of The Independent Pedaler and his team of helpers, with guidance from Bob Giles.
It looked as if the conditions were favourable for some good times, with light winds and sunny skies. However, it seemed a bit “dead” to me, and a number of riders back at the HQ commented that it was a hard day. It was difficult to determine if there was any wind assistance anywhere on the course.
The club had some success and also a DNF, when Adrian Hawkins punctured before he reached the first roundabout. Nic Fennell was the fastest rider overall with a fine 50.51. Simon Henderson and Scott Meeks claimed the second place team prize on age standard. Paul Kirkness used his form from last week’s 12 hour ride to record his comeback PB.
Club times in starting order:-
Scott Meeks: 59.17,
Chris Bax (2nd claim): 1.02.40,
Andy Burrows: 1.10.12,
Paul Kelk: 1.07.25,
Paul Kirkness: 1.03.37,
Simon Henderson: 58.38,
Dave Mastin: 1.10.36,
Nic Fennell: 50.51,
Adrian Hawkins: DNF (puncture)
Natasha Jarman (2nd claim): DNS (A).
Report by Dave Mastin.
As the country gears up to host the world’s most prestigious road cycling competition for the first time in 37 years this September, Thanet RC is getting behind a national drive to Own the Ride and inspire people from all walks of life to get on their bikes.
The nationwide campaign – supported by British Cycling and Sport England – aims to create a lasting legacy from the UCI Road World Championships by reaching people of all ages through its communities, inspiring the next generation of cyclists, as well as harnessing the inspiration of the once-in-a-generation championships.
HSBC UK Go-Ride Racing Weekender Thanet RC
Saturday 21st September
Discovery Park, Sandwich
Join us for a morning of fun races on a tarmac circuit for all children aged 14 and younger, including balance bike riders.
View our event info here
The right to host the UCI Road World Championships (22 – 29 September) – which is set to be the most inclusive road world championships in the history of the UCI – followed a successful bid by British Cycling, UK Sport and Welcome to Yorkshire, which pledged to use this opportunity to help transform Britain into a great cycling nation.
For the first time since 1982, the world’s best cyclists will compete in the pinnacle event in Britain, which will include a range of men’s and women’s races across age groups and will include, for the first time, para-cycling. The full route was revealed during a handover ceremony at the 2018 championships in Innsbruck, Austria, where Harrogate was named as the main competition town to host every race finish.
To find out more about Own the Ride and the 2019 UCI Road World Championships, visit www.owntheride.org.uk
Posted by Jo
Thanet had 6 riders at Round 1 of The East Kent Cyclocross League held at Sandwich Technology School on Sunday 8th September. The sunny and dry conditions made for some fast racing on a technical course. In the Elite and U23 race Rupert Walls- Bruck came 41st in a race won by 5 time national champion Ian Field. In the Junior men’s race George Pittock was an unfortunate DNF with a puncture, the race was won by Luke Hazell of Panagua CC. Shannon Neame was 34th in the Youth A&B race in a race won by Piers Higginson of Team Darenth. We had 3 riders in the V40,V50 & V60 race which saw a huge field of 92 riders. Shawn Manning came an impressive 10th, Nick Austin was 45th and Simon Neame 64th the race was won by Matt Homles of Arctic Aircon RT. Well done to all our riders, the next round is at Northbourne Park on the 20th October.
Post by Nick Austin
The weather for the final evening 10 mile TT at Betteshanger CP was dry, bright, but breezy. Nine juniors and thirty two seniors made up a good field of 41 riders in total. Most riders were a bit slower than the previous week, although a few managed to improve by a few seconds.
This week’s fastest junior was also our fastest girl rider, with Tallulah Butcher recording a time of 27.48. In second place was the quickest boy, which was Alex Dack with a time of 28.03.
For the second week in a row, Dan Martin of the University of Bath CC was top of the times for the seniors with 20.45. This was comfortably ahead of Steve Wilkinson (Folkestone VC) in second place in a time of 22.25. Rob Milnes came 4th with 22.58 and was quickest Thanet RC rider. Folkestone VC’s Susan Wallbrook claimed the best time for a woman with 26.20, while Abby Langley’s time of 28.02 was good enough for the honour of top Thanet RC woman.
Times of all riders are to be found in the attached PDF documents.
A big thanks to all our riders in 2019, and in particular to the band of helpers, without whom, these events would not happen. This week, they were Terry Fearn, David Redmond, Lawrence Martin, Michael Friend, Malcolm Adams, Mike Kirkness and Dave Mastin.
Report by Dave Mastin.
Juniors BCP 4th Sept.pdf
Seniors BCP 4th Sept.pdf
Once again the annual dinner is going to be held at Smiths Court Hotel, 21-27 Eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville, CT9 2HL and this year it is on Friday 22nd November.
Tickets and further details will be available at the end of September
Nic took the club record by 2s from brother Chris at the weekend … well done Nic.
Nic Fennell 18:59 on the Q10/30 1st Sept 2019
See club records here: http://thanetrc.org/club-records.shtml
Post on behalf of our friends at VC Deal by Colin Robinson
Sunday 8th September
Sandwich Tech School
Great racing for all age groups and abilities.
We have plenty of space available for most races
U12 Boys & Girls
Youth A & B U16, U14
Women’s Race; Junior, U23, Senior, Vets
We have some fantastic prizes on offer !!
VC Deal are promoting club we invest everything back into the sport to make these events the best we can.
Please come and support cycle racing in the South East
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