This week, we held the time trial at Betteshanger on road bikes only. For some, it was time to put the TT bike away, while a number of riders have always been on road bikes this season.
The weather was good, warm but with a breeze for the 37 riders that signed on. Over one third of the field was made up with junior riders, many of whom posted improved times and PB’s.
Alex Dack was the fastest junior with a time of 25.49, which would have placed him ninth in the senior field. In third place and fastest girl was Ferne Peirce in 27.55. Making his first appearance at one of our events was 10 year old Seb Mugford. Well done to all the juniors!
Top of the senior times, and riding his first Betteshanger evening "10" was Paul Burrows who got round in a time of 22.42. Tanya Scott was fastest woman in a fine 25.10, which was seventh overall.
All times can be found in the attached files.
Our thanks go to our helpers this week, especially Paul Griffiths, who was have a go at time keeping. Other helpers were Simon Henderson, Andy McCall, Malcolm Adams and Dave Mastin.
Report by Dave Mastin.
Juniors BCP 21st July.pdf
Seniors BCP 21st July.pdf
This week, it was back to the regular 10 mile time trials at Betteshanger. The weather was warm but there was also quite a stiff breeze to overcome.
We had a reduced field of 32 riders, after several withdrawals due to illness, injury and the need to self-isolate. The junior section consisted of 10 riders, with 22 seniors also competing.
Our quickest junior was VC Deal’s Toby Clayson with a fine 25.48, while second place went to the first of the TRC boys, which was Alex Dack, whose time was 26.03. With a time of 27.54, Ferne Peirce was first girl in fourth place overall. I believe there were at least two PBs, for Dougie Tulett and Lawson Bax, and possibly one for Nina Reid too?
Top spot amongst the seniors went to Lewis Tompsett who recorded an excellent time of 20.19. Making her first appearance at one of our evening 10’s was Jenny Benson (VC Deal) who also claimed the best time for a woman rider with 26.34. Faye Faiers was fastest TRC woman with 27.01.
Times for all riders are in the attached files.
Thanks to our helpers this week, David Tulett, Andy McCall, Terry Fearn and Dave Mastin.
The next event on 21st July is a road bike time trial over 10 miles. Details to be published with the regular "invitation to enter".
Report by Dave Mastin.
Seniors BCP 14th July.pdf
Juniors BCP 14h July.pdf
Matt Seward and Rob Milnes from TRC are both entered in the RTTC National 24 hour Championships on Saturday 17th July 2021.
They start around 14:00 on Saturday and will be riding for 24 hours as part of a field of 75 riders in Merseyside.
I am sure everyone in the club will be supporting them both.
They will be completing with Michael Broadwith and Michael Schubert amongst others.
Staying on a bike for 24 hours – how do they do it?
‘They just do’- thanks to David Greenwood from Rye Wheelers for the quote. He is also riding.
I am sure they will be letting us know how it goes and how many miles they cover.
Here is a link for the event.
Have an enjoyable and safe ride everyone.
Post from Simon Henderson
I am the event organizer for the KCA 25tt – 18/07/21- 07.00- start time. On Q25/8 (Chilham) and I need 9 marshalls for the event to go ahead. Thank you to Peter Huckstep who has already volunteered so only 8 now 😊
Please contact me 01843/832903 or 07796546278 or email@example.com if you can help.
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THe previous list of riders times sent earlier is a bit awkward to read so I have modified the file which is attached.
Various Time Trials – BCP 7th July.pdf
This week, we took a break from the regular 10 mile events to hold what is listed as the 4-up team time trial. However, we had a variety of solos, pairs, trios and teams of 4 taking part. Some riders elected to ride just 5 laps, while others chose the longer distance of 7 laps.
In total, 30 riders took part, 10 junior riders and 20 seniors. Conditions were not too bad, being quite warm, but there was a stiff headwind when riding down the main straight. I think all those that took part enjoyed the evening. It was pleasing to see our junior members riding well in formation in their teams, which was probably the first time that most of them had ridden this type of event.
The times and distances of all riders can be found in the attached file.
This week we thank Simon Henderson for running the event allowing myself and Andy McCall to have a break from timekeeping and have a ride. Simon was assisted by Terry Fearn, Malcolm Adams and Chris Bax.
Next week, 14th July, we resume evening 10’s, but we are holding a three up time trial at Betteshanger on 18th August.
Report by Dave Mastin.
Various Time Trials – BCP 7th July.pdf
With first year university exams completed and the road racing calendar getting busy, George Pittock has taken the opportunity to race for the first time since March 2020.
George entered the first of five Team PB Performance Circuit Races at Mallory Park in Leicestershire on Thursday 1 July – the circuit which hosted almost every car and motorcycle championship in the post war years and also the cycling world championships in 1970, won by Belgian cyclist Jean-Pierre Monsere who was tragically killed by a car during a race the following year.
George, now Under 23, raced in the E/1/2 race at 64km. The start list included numerous British Continental riders and many who had raced at the prestigious Otley Town Centre races the night before.
The pace was intense from the start and George stayed with the lead group for 40km but then pulled out because he had nothing left.
Undeterred, George returned to Mallory Park for the second race of the series a week later on Thursday 8 July and had a much better race. A group of six got away and George led the chase, working well with Saint Piran rider and fellow Loughborough student Matt Ellis. They were unable to bridge the gap, and settled into the second group, with George finishing an excellent 12th from 35 starters. “Last week I felt I was just riding and not racing, but this week I was definitely racing, and I held a much higher power this week for 1 hour 25 than I did last week for 1 hour, so I am pleased with that” said George.
In between, George entered his first National B E/1/2/3 race – the Hell of the North Runway at RAF Cosford in Staffordshire on Sunday 4 July. The race was as brutal as its name suggests but George finished the two hour race in a very creditable 13th place.
Although the weather looked rather dismal, conditions for this week’s evening 10 mile time trial at Betteshanger CP were quite favourable with a light northerly wind. A total of just 30 riders signed on, which included a good field of 10 juniors.
A number of the junior riders did some excellent rides with PB’s for William and Harriet Butcher, William and Alice Tulett and Nina Reid. Fastest junior this week was Tallulah Butcher with a fine 25.55. Fastest boy was new second claim member, Sam Benson of VC Deal with a time of 26.40, while Dougie Tulett was quickest Thanet RC boy in a time of 28.45.
Bill Hawkes was top of the times for the seniors with a good time of 21.48, while second claim member Jo Van Velzen of VC Deal was fastest woman rider in 30.28. Jenny Fearn was quickest Thanet RC woman with 33.54.
Times of all riders are in the attached files.
Thanks to this week’s helpers, Terry Fearn, Shawn Manning, Andrew Morrell, Andy McCall and Dave Mastin.
A quick reminder that next week’s event is a 4-up time trial.
Report by D Mastin.
Juniors BCP 30th June.pdf
Seniors BCP 30th June.pdf
2 Day Youth National in Kent
A high class field of youth A and B cyclists took part in this weekend’s circuit races.
The first day was 2 stages at the Cyclopark. Stage 1 a sprint race followed by a full race.
In the youth A girls, over 50 riders started and I managed to stay with the front group for the duration. The 2nd stage an hour race, I kept up for the main part, but the constant attacks got the better of me and I came off the lead group, losing a minute.
Day 2, stage 3 took part at Lydden Hill. A very different course to the previous day!
After 20 times up the hill and around 2:30minutes a lap, took its toll on me. I lost a few minutes but was really pleased with my performance over the weekend.
A big well done to 2nd claim Ilana Lord who also had the best riders in the country in her class and exceeded the number of laps she wanted to do around Lydden.
A big thank you to Ian Lloyd and Huw Williams for organising this fantastic event in Kent, my parents were pleased to have a half hour drive, rather than the usual three hours plus!
The latest evening 10 mile time trial at Betteshanger CP was held in good conditions, with warm temperatures and a gentle breeze. We had a field of 37 riders taking part, including 8 junior riders. Times were broadly similar to those of the previous week, with some riders slower, and others improving their times.
Alex Dack was top junior in a time of 26.03, while Ferne Peirce came in as fastest girl with 27.47 and third place. Dougie Tulett improved his time from last week with another PB, recording 28.40.
This week’s senior event was another close thing, with Ollie Robinson edging out Dan Martin once again by just a few seconds. Their times were 19.48 and 19.58 respectively. Second claim member, Jo Van Velzen, was fastest woman with a time of 29.47, while Jenny Fearn was fastest first claim woman in 33.43.
Times can be found in the attached files.
A quick reminder that the gate will to the park will not be opened until 5:45pm so please consider not arriving too soon and causing potential traffic issues outside the park area.
This week’s helpers were Tansy and Lawrence Martin, Malcolm Adams, Terry Fearn, Andy McCall and Dave Mastin.
Report bt D Mastin.
Juniors BCP 23rd June.pdf
Seniors BCP 23rd June.pdf