TRC Evening “10” – 7th August 2019

It was another warm and sunny evening at Betteshanger for the latest club evening time trial. However, the wind was a strong breeze from the south west, which held back the times of most riders. In total, 31 riders signed on, 8 juniors, 21 seniors and a tandem pair.

Our fastest junior rider was also our fastest girl, which was Tallulah Butcher in 27.46. Second junior and fastest boy was Alex Dack with a time of 28.09.

As expected, Nic Fennell topped the times for the senior riders with 21.07, over a minute ahead of Adrian Hawkins in second with 22.14. Breda Pooke made a rare appearance and was quickest woman with 30.03. Finally, Andy McCall rode one of his tandems with yet another new partner! This time he persuaded Sorcha, mum of the Butcher youngsters, to sit and look at his rear for 10 miles! Their time was 26.07.

All times can be found in the attached PDF files.

This weeks band of helpers was Malcolm Adams, Terry Fearn, Paul Kirkness, Michael friend and Dave Mastin.

Report by Dave Mastin.

Juniors BCP 7th August.pdf

Seniors BCP 7th August.pdf

Tricycle Association (SE) 25 Mile Time Trial – 4th August 2019

The only time trial taking place locally this weekend was the Tricycle Association (SE) 25 mile event on the Q25/8 Chilham course. This was the first 25 mile event on this course for several weeks that actually used the full 25 miles due to long running roadworks near Godmersham having been completed earlier in the week.

The club had three riders in the field, but only two machines, as one was a tandem trike. Terry Fearn was riding a solo machine and came in with a time of 1.37.17, which won him the handicap prize. The other “handicap” was myself sat on the back of the tandem piloted by Andy McCall. It was a new experience for both of us, and it was safe to say, we were a bit wrecked at the finish! Our time was 1.11.51. The fastest ride of the day was by Ian Pike, formerly from Folkestone, but now from Lincolnshire. Ian broke the trike course record with 1.1.57.

Report by Dave Mastin.

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TRC Evening 2-up 10 Mile Time Trial – 31/07/19

The latest evening time trial at Betteshanger CP was a 2-up team time trial 10 mile event, which also included a number of solos riders. The weather was sunny and warm, but there was a stiff south westerly breeze for the riders to overcome.

Fastest pair in the 2-up was Ryan Hosking and Matt Bell, who covered the 10 miles in 23.28, with the composite pairing of Chris Bax (PMR) and Paul Kirkness (TRC) second with a time of 24.44. Third place went to the TRC duo of Colin Robinson and Nick Austin with 24.57 Just a second further back was the mixed pairing of Sophie Driscoll and Nic Fennell (24.58), while the next place went to the first team containing a junior with Tallulah and Adrian Butcher recording 25.06.

The fastest solo rider was Rob Milnes in 22.58. Rob had started out as part of a 2-up team, but unfortunately his partner did not finish, hence his time is for a solo ride. With a time of 34.36, Jenny Fearn was fastest solo woman, and Toby Clayson (VC Deal) was fastest solo junior in a time of 33.10. Harriet Butcher was fastest girl (37.21) and William Butcher (38.11) was fastest TRC boy.

Please see attached file for the times.

Thanks always to this week’s helpers; Sue Shields, Michael Friend, Simon Henderson, Paul Griffiths, Terry Fearn and Andy McCall.

Report by Dave Mastin.

2-up 31st July.pdf

TRC Evening “10” – 24th July 2019

The latest evening 10 mile time trial at Betteshanger CP was held in hot and humid conditions. In spite of the weather, we had a relatively small field of 29 riders taking part. A number of regular riders were away, now that the holiday season is underway. The field consisted of 6 juniors, 21 seniors, and a tandem pair. The general consensus was that it was not a good evening for good times.

Lance Childs, former club member and now a VC Londres rider, was top of the junior times with a fine 22.51, while in second place was top girl, Catherine Morrell, in a time of 25.40. Alex Dack came 3rd and was the fastest Thanet RC boy with 27.16.

The top spot in the senior part of the field went to Nic Fennell with 20.31, exactly 3 minutes ahead of Olly Dickson, who was 2nd with 23.31. Faye Faiers was the fastest woman in a time of 25.50.

Finally, the tandem pair of Andy McCall and Sue shields recorded 28.40, some way off their best time, due to a rubbing brake.

Please see attached files for all riders times.

Thanks to this week band of helpers; Terry Fearn, Josie Harcourt, Rob Milnes, George Chittenden, Shawn Manning and Simon Henderson.

Please note that the event for 31st July is now a 2-up 10 mile team time trial and not a 25 mile solo event, as previously listed.

Report by Dave Mastin.

Juniors BCP 24th July.pdf

Seniors BCP 24th July.pdf

South East Championship from Eastbourne Festival of Cycling

Report from young Harriet Butcher

This morning we left home at 6am in the rain to arrive in Eastbourne still pouring down! Unfortunately Tallulah was still to battered and bruised, from her crash earlier in the week to take part in her race.
William and my race (under 8’s) was delayed for nearly two hours. Dad said we could of had an extra hour in bed!
Once our race got under way, it was amazing to ride around closed roads with local people watching and cheering us along. But after three laps our race was stopped due to pedestrians on the roads!
Once again we was re started, and set off with a safety car in front. It was brilliant to have Jez Cox (Professional Race Commenter) cheering me on and talking about me!
The race lasted for just over 20 minutes, and I came 1st female and 1st overall. William also had a great race coming in 3rd overall and 2nd boy.
When we had our presentation it was great, to climb up the steps and shake hands with Jez and the organisers, I felt like I had won a stage of the Tour de France!

Post by Colin Robinson

Evening “10” – 17th July 2019

It may be hard to believe, but we had a second consecutive week of good weather at Betteshanger CP for the latest evening 10 mile time trial. The good weather lead to the largest field of the year so far for a solo event. 41 riders signed on in total, including 8 juniors. There were a number of PB’s recorded, including Faye Faiers, Nick Austin and Simon ‘Lord’ Charles. There may have been others too, but these are the ones I am aware of.

Tom Hutton was quickest junior with a time of 24.56, while Catherine Morrell came in with a time of 25.40 for second junior and fastest girl.

It was very close for the honour of fastest senior rider. Second claim member Dan Martin of University of Bath CC recorded 20.24, beating Nic Fennell into second place by just 4 seconds. Meanwhile, Jo Smith headed the women’s times with 24.17. See attachments for the times of all riders.

This week’s helpers were Terry & Jenny Fearn, Malcolm Adams, Andrew Morrell, David Redmond, Andy McCall and Dave Mastin.

Report by Dave Mastin.

Juniors BCP 17th July.pdf

Seniors BCP 17th July.pdf