Cycle improvement schemes across Kent

The club has received consultation details of cycling schemes across Kent.

We are passing these on for your information.

Post from

Simon Henderson

Thanet Road Club Secretary

From: traffic.schemes@kent.gov.uk <traffic.schemes@kent.gov.uk>
Sent: 13 October 2021 11:56
To: traffic.schemes@kent.gov.uk
Subject: Kent Active Travel

Good Afternoon

Late last year we consulted on the concept of five walking and cycling improvement schemes across Kent as we received funding from the Department for Transport. These Active Travel schemes seek to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of local people, as well as support the local economy. They aim to encourage and enable active travel, which means walking or cycling as a means of transport rather than for leisure, making active travel an attractive and realistic choice for short journeys.

Feedback from our first consultation has been used to help shape the proposals being presented in this consultation. We want to continue to understand and incorporate the views of local communities, as this feedback is essential in helping shape how the scheme is progressed.

We are now launching a second round of consultation on the following schemes:

  • Canterbury: Littlebourne Road to the City Centre
  • Folkestone: Folkestone Central to Cheriton
  • Thanet: Birchington to Margate Sands
  • Gravesham: Gravesend to Northfleet

Full details of the schemes can be found in the consultation brochure on the webpage: www.kent.gov.uk/kentactivetravel

More information is also available on the fifth scheme in this package β€˜Folkestone: Hythe to Dymchurch’. This scheme, a cycle route from Hythe to Dymchurch, received a high level of support in the early consultation. It does not require any further detailed design so will go ahead as previously proposed

If you have any further queries regarding this consultation please email traffic.schemes or call 03000 41 81 81 using the reference β€˜Kent Active Travel Consultation’ or the specific scheme name, to identify the project.

Schemes, Planning & Delivery Technician | Highways, Transportation & Waste | Kent County Council | Ashford Highway Depot, Henwood Industrial Estate, Javelin Way, Ashford, TN24 8AD www.kent.gov.uk/highways

@KentHighways

Thanet RC Hill Climb – 10/10/21

It was a cool day with hazy sunshine for the club’s annual hill climb on the St Margarets Bay course. Seven riders took to the start line, including two junior riders.

Fastest rider up the hill was Matt Seward in a time of 2 minutes, 41.0 seconds. Second place went to the quickest junior, Toby Clayson of VC Deal. Toby’s time was 2 minutes, 46.3 seconds, and he did lose a bit of time with traffic at the hairpin so he may well have challenged Matt for top spot.

Times of all riders is as follows:-

1st Matt Seward Thanet RC 2:41.0,
2nd Toby Clayson VC Deal 2:46.3, (1st junior)
3rd James Pease-Watkin Deal Tri 2:48.9,
4th Jeremy Edwards Thanet RC 2:57.6,
5th Danny Frost Deal Tri 3:36.2,
6th Michael Friend Thanet RC 4:10.6,
7th Harrison King Thanet RC 5:26.8 (1st Thanet RC junior and PB).

A big thank you to all our helpers, George Chitteden, Paul Griffiths, Colin Inett, Pete Huckstep, Andy McCall and Dave Mastin.

Report by D Mastin.

Attention Club Trophy Winners – 2019

The last time that the club awarded any of it’s trophies was at the end of the 2019 season at the annual dinner and prize presentation.

Due to the pandemic, there was no awards dinner in 2020, but a number of the events for which there is a trophy awarded did take place. A similar situation has taken place in 2021,

In order to get the trophies engraved with the winners from 2019 and 2021 I need to retrieve those trophies which are currently held by those members who won the trophies in 2019.

Therefore, if you currently have a club trophy, could you please hand it back to either myself or Andy McCall by 15th October.

Thank you.

Dave Mastin.

Successes at Cyclopark Youth Races

Lots of fun at Cyclopark for Thanet and Deal Junior riders today. Sam, Seb, William K, Pepe, Felix, Nina, Claudia, Betty & Ilana gave their all on the track and can be proud of their performances. William recovered well from an early crash and chain off. Special mention to Sam Benson of VC Deal who came a very convincing 2nd place in his race…not bad for his first ever race!!! Well done everyone.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Youth riders at GHS national TT champs

Thanet RC and VC Deal fun at Mallory Park GHS National Youth TT.

Well done to all 4 of our riders. Dougie 28.03 (3rd in 12s), Casey 25.36 (3rd in 13s), Ferne 26 43 (5th W14s), Toby 26.29 (14th in large field of 15s)

Post by colin robinson

Thanet RC Evening “10” – 1st September 2021

The final evening 10 mile time trial of 2021 at Betteshanger CP was held in grey, cool and breezy conditions. Some riders improved on their times from last week, but on the whole, most riders were a bit slower than last week’s times.

We had a field of 34 riders overall, consisting of 11 junior riders and 23 senior riders.

Our fastest junior was second claim member Lance Childs (CC Cartagena) with a great time of 21.17, which also was the best time of the evening overall. Alex Dack came second with 26.27 as fastest Thanet RC boy, just ahead of Ferne Peirce in third. Ferne was fastest Thanet RC girl with 26.37.

Top spot in the senior field went Simon Henderson with 23.14. In second place was new second claim member Lee Buckman in a time of 23.24. Unfortunately, Lee had a nasty tumble just after the finish where he somersaulted over the bars and landed heavily. Hopefully, Lee wasn’t too badly hurt and best wishes from all for a quick recovery. Jenny Benson (VC Deal) came top of the times for the women riders with 26.07, and Faye Faiers was quickest Thanet RC woman with 27.16.

As usual, times for all riders can be found in the PDF files.

A big thanks as always to our helpers; this week they were Teresa Childs, Terry Fearn, Malcolm Adams, Paul Griffiths,

Seniors BCP 1st Sept.pdf

Juniors BCP 1st Sept.pdf

Thanet RC Evening “10” – 25th August 2021

This week’s evening 10 mile time trial was the penultimate one of the 2021 season. A sunny afternoon turned into a rather cloudy and cool one by the time riders took to the start line. The wind was quite strong from the north east which did affect times to a degree. A total of 37 riders signed on, made up with 14 juniors and 23 seniors.

Our fastest junior rider was also the fastest overall. Sam Hodge of Trainsharp recorded a very good time of 21.29. In second place in the junior field was Tallulah Butcher, who was both quickest girl and first Thanet RC rider in a very respectable time of 25.26. Dougie Tulett was the first Thanet RC boy with 27.55, which was also a PB. Lawson Bax was unable to finish due to dropping his chain.

The positions of fastest male and female senior riders both went to second claim members; Shawn Manning recorded 22.40, while Jenny Benson’s time was 26.51. Simon Henderson was second senior and fastest Thanet RC member in a time of 23.31, while quickest Thanet RC woman was Faye Faiers with 27.11.

Next week is the final evening "10", and the roadworks which caused delays this week are still likely to be ongoing so you may need to consider allowing more time to get to the park.

Please see the PDF files for times of all riders.

This week’s helpers were Terry Fearn, David Tulett, Andy McCall and Dave Mastin.

Report by Dave Mastin.

Seniors BCP 25th Aug.pdf

Juniors BCP 25th Aug.pdf

Various Thanet RC Time Trials – 18th August 2021

This week’s time trial at Bettershanger CP was listed as a 3-up, although we allowed riders to ride solo or pair up with another rider to form a 2-up team. The distance was either 5 or 7 laps, the choice being down to each rider/team. The weather was fair but as is usually the case at Betteshanger, there was a stiff breeze from the south west.

In total, 35 riders took part, with a mixture of juniors and seniors and solos, 2-up and 3-up teams. There were some very good times posted, which illustrated the benefit of being able to draft behind team mates to save some energy. A fine example of this was the Butcher family with dad Adrian guiding William and Harriet to a time of 28.06 for 5 laps, which is a bit longer than10 miles.

The times of all riders can be found in the attached PDF file.

Thanks to our helpers this week, Malcolm Adams, Simon Henderson and Dave Mastin.

Report by Dave Mastin.

Various Time Trials – BCP 18th Aug.pdf