First road racing of the season at Cyclopark.

A great turnout for Thanet RC youth cyclists at the Cyclopark, for the two day stage race.

Kicked off with the under 10’s, Harriet was in great form over the two days taking the win for the girls, followed by Alice Tulett and Claudia Bates taking joint second place. William came 6th for the boys overcoming a mechanical problem on the first day.

Under 12 boy’s saw a very strong field and Dougie Tulett holding his own to come in 16th overall.

Under 14 boy’s saw Alex Dack perform extremely well, again with a high standard field coming in 11th overall over 4 stages.

Under 14 girl’s was represented by Millie Dack, again contesting in 4 stages over two days coming in 8th overall.

Ferne Peirce and myself (Tallulah) competed in the under 16 girls, I came 8th and Ferne came 12th overall.

It was a great weekend of racing after a year off for myself, and great to see so many Thanet youth riders take part.

Post by Tallulah Butcher

TRC Time Trials 2021

In line with British Cycling and the current Government guidelines regarding outdoor recreational activities, it is expected that the Wednesday evening time trials held at Betteshanger will not resume until May 17th 2021 at the earliest.

This will mean the first Wednesday time trial will be on 19th May 2021.

Details of events and 2021 revised guidance are on the club Website

http://www.thanetrc.org/event-schedule.shtml

Post from Michael Friend (TT secretary)

Please support our young riders

Dear allTRC 2nd claim riders Ollie Robinson and Dan Martin face a problem post Brexit as at the moment they can only stay in the EU for 90 days. Obviously for a racing season and living over there this is not enough time. Please support the petition (link below) to try and push for a visa for young athletes from the Uk to travel and try and forge a career in cycling abroad. Also please copy and share to anyone else that can help.
Thanks Colin

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/569584?fbclid=IwAR37TV6uBm7kInzotjQw5gX5zsBkmc-lBx7gmvQHDRYD5hLrWISfMJR440g

TRC at the London Lockdown e race series.

Huge well done to the riders representing the club at this mornings London Lockdown e race stage 2. The course was a really killer 46km but with 1700m of climbing including a final ascent of the Alpe d’Zwift. The results were: Faye Baldwin 14th (E-women cat) 2:19:37
Colin Robinson 44th (B-men cat) 1:51:32
Simon Henderson 115th (B-men cat) 2:05:20

Next race in series 27th March.

TRC – ordering club kit from BioRacer web shop – opening window extended.

TRC club kit:

By popular demand the TRC BioRacer web shop opening window has been extended by 7 days.

The web shop for ordering club kit is open NOW and will remain so until Tuesday 23rd February 2021.

This is your only opportunity to order your TRC kit for your 2021 events.

Details on how to order club kit is on the TRC website through this link:

http://www.thanetrc.org/club-kit.shtml

Post from Simon Henderson.

TRC Update: Remember John Griffith, TRC club kit, 2021 membership

John Griffith

Many of you will have seen the article below that Colin published in the February NewsWheel:

I have received the sad news recently of the death of John the husband of Gill Griffith. They were both members of the club for many years until moving to Wales some 5 years ago, Gill is a former Committee Member. John became ill with dementia and had been in a care home for 2 years and was unable to walk. Unfortunately Covid got into the care home, John picked it up almost immediately and passed away soon after.

I sent a message of condolence to Gill from the Club she was very appreciative. She also said that if anyone wants to use her house for a base for cycling in Wales they will be very welcome to use one of her 3 spare bedrooms. She lives 11 miles from Llangollen, about an hour`s drive to Snowdonia.

There is now a tribute page for John where those who knew can remember, add thoughts, memories, light a candle, make a donation.

https://johngriffith.muchloved.com/

TRC club kit:

The TRC BioRacer web shop for ordering club kit is open NOW, but only until Tuesday 16th February 2021.

This is your opportunity to order your TRC kit for your 2021 events.

Details on how to order club kit is on the TRC website through this link:

http://www.thanetrc.org/club-kit.shtml

2021 TRC Membership:

Thanks to those who renewed their membership this week.

We are currently accepting 2021 memberships – as members for this year you will be sent 2021 memberships frame stickers and a membership card.

The preferred method to join is through our British Cycling portal.

Here is the link from the TRC website:

Join TRC HERE

Kind Regards

Simon Henderson

e-mail: Simon Henderson Thanet Road Club Secretary

TRC BioRacer web shop for ordering club kit opening, 2021 membership, 2021 events schedule and BC current guidance

TRC club kit:

The TRC BioRacer web shop for ordering club kit is opening on Thursday 11th February 2021 for 7 days.

This will be your opportunity to order your TRC kit for your 2021 events.

Details on how to order club kit is on the TRC website through this link:

http://www.thanetrc.org/club-kit.shtml

Going on current lead times from BioRacer we are hoping delivery of orders will be in time to ride TRC cycling events planned for late April 2021.

2021 TRC Membership:

We are currently accepting 2021 memberships – as members for 2021 you will be sent 2021 memberships frame stickers and a membership card.

The preferred method to join is through our British Cycling portal.

Here is the link from the TRC website:

Join TRC HERE

*********Please check and make sure emails from TRC through the British Cycling portal are added or on your ‘Safe Senders’ list.

Sometimes these can go into your junk email- check your ‘Spam’ folders ☹*********

It’s important to check as most TRC correspondence will be sent through this route.

All membership options will ensure you can enter TRC events, except Social membership that is specifically for those who don’t ride TRC events but want to stay connected with club affairs.

If you are unable/prefer not to ‘join on line’ please contact me and I will help you make alternative arrangements to ensure your membership of TRC

2021 planned schedule (subject to change):

At the moment only details of Time Trials are on the TRC website through the link below.

We are hoping to run these following the system similar to 2020. TT guidance document will be updated accordingly during March.

http://www.thanetrc.org/event-schedule.shtml

British Cycling Current Guidance:

When riding at present please find the current cycling guidance from British Cycling:

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/about/article/20200512-about-bc-news-British-Cycling-Updated-Coronavirus-Guidance-0

Kind Regards

Simon Henderson

e-mail: Simon Henderson Thanet Road Club Secretary

New Year Day Zwift TT results

Thanks for everyone who took part and Happy New Year to all

Men Senior
1. Chris Fennell 20.08
2. Keith Brown 21.24
3. Nic Fennell 21.30
Women Senior
1. Victoria Strila 25.10
2. Faye Baldwin 25.16
3. Julie Mobey 25.41
Youth Boys
1. Hazman King 23.11
2. Douglas Tulett 24.49
3. William Butcher25.05
Youth Girls
1. Harriet Butcher 25.42
2. Tallulah Butcher 26.12
3. Alice Tulett 34.18

TRC Zwift TT league

Well done to William Butcher who is leading the TRC Zwift TT league.

Proving good fun again for TRC and other cyclist in Kent.

If you want to get involved please get in touch.

(Bike, turbo trainer, Zwift account and plenty of energy all required)

TT’s run every other week at 18:30 on a Wednesday with other exciting events on the weeks in between

Team time trial next week.

Thanks from everyone to Colin Robinson for organising

NAME TEAM TT 02/12/2020 HANDICAP TIME 02/12/2020 POINTS POINTS TOTAL
Rob Milnes Thanet RC 00:22:14 00:22:27 79 158
Dan van Hinsbergh Thanet RC 00:22:27 00:22:27 79 79
Alex Wooley Abellio/SFA 00:23:20 00:22:50 76 161
Simon Henderson Thanet RC 00:23:57 00:22:42 77 77
Andrew Lock Worthing Ex 00:23:01 00:21:40 83 166
Ed Everall Wigmore CC 00:23:06 00:21:15 87 87
Colin Robinson Thanet RC 00:22:37 00:21:34 85 181
Ben Blakeman No Club 82
Cameron Carthew Wigmore CC 00:23:57 00:21:38 84 164
Ryan Jackson LVYCC 00:22:46 00:20:53 93 183
Adrian Butcher Thanet RC 00:24:27 00:21:54 80 80
Jd Bergkamp No Club 88
Jamie Harris Wigmore CC 00:24:15 00:21:07 88 182
Fearn Peirce Thanet RC 00:23:31 00:21:04 90 90
Martin Russell Thanet RC 00:24:42 00:21:44 81 165
Ray Gunner Wigmore CC 0
Mark Huckstep Thanet RC 00:25:00 00:20:51 94 181
Steve Kontozi ? 0
Simon Charles Thanet RC 00:25:46 00:21:41 82 82
Mike Kirkness Thanet RC 86
Paul Kirkness Thanet RC 90
Peter Hancox Thanet RC 00:25:47 00:21:04 90 179
Harriet Butcher Thanet RC 00:25:12 00:20:58 91 188 4th
John Simpson VC Deal 00:25:22 00:20:41 95 187 5th
Peter Huckstep Thanet RC 00:25:57 00:20:39 96 191 3rd
Mart Spencer No Club 0
David Saul ? 00:27:03 00:21:18 86 166
Darren Ostridge ? 00:24:20 00:19:07 99 99
Michael Friend Thanet RC 00:25:53 00:20:22 97 195 2nd
William Butcher Thanet RC 00:25:34 00:20:06 98 198 1st
Caroline Rigby Thanet RC 00:30:21 00:18:52 100 100
Kevin Newlyn SRVC 90
Paul Reid TRC 93
Simon Tucker MVC 99
Matt Bristow VC Deal 00:23:11 00:20:57 92 92