KCA Update

All,

No start times as yet but for anyone who wants them SFA have all the Garmin TCX routes on their site.

http://www.sanfairyanncc.co.uk/event-2670929

Well recommended to load these to your device if you need them.

Please note we are ALL starting from the Potters Corner Start.

Regards

Michael Friend

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TRC at the RTTC National Closed Circuit Championships

The final RTTC Championships Time Trial event of the season concludes for the 4th time at Thruxton Motor Racing Circuit for the Closed Circuit Championship. Hosted by Antelope RT. With 300 riders on the start sheet, including 80 juniors, 80 women and 200 men. This event also uses transponders for timing..

The course is held on the Thruxton Motor Racing Circuit, all riders complete 5 laps of the circuit which totals 11.5 miles of racing. Being a motor racing circuit, it’s closed off from all traffic and is wide sweeping road with only two chicanes which don’t pose much challenge on a bike, and a rise on the end section of the lap which drags during the race.

The weather conditions were dry and mild with a western wind meant a head wind up the back straight and the hill.

Thanet Road Club had four riders at this event; Adrian Hawkins, Seb Dickson, Chris and Nic Fennell. A good showing for Thanet at this National event.

Results of Thanet Riders was:
Adrian Hawkins – 26:39 – 61st* (8th in age group)
Chris Fennell – 23:01 – 2nd
Nic Fennell – 24:09 – 14th*
Seb Dickson – (23:41) awaiting official result from a late start*

The winner of the event was Paul Elcock (AS Test Team) with a time of 22:48 2nd – Chris Fennell (Thanet RC) – 23:01
3rd – Jason Bouttel (Team Velovelocity) – 23:02

Well done Chris for this excellent result at the National level!

Other local riders included:
Kevin Tye (VeloRefined Aerosmiths) – 23:38 – 8th
Andrew Meilak (VeloRefined Aerosmiths) – 24:30 – 19th*
Emma Lewis (Bowlphish Racing) – 25:18 – Joint 1st Women. An excellent ride by Emma defending her title to top the Women’s event. Big congratulations!

Chris and Nic Fennell would also like to thank Alan and Paul at SPCycles for all their support this season.

*All results are awaiting confirmation.
Report by Nic Fennell

Thanet Hill Climb – 15th Oct 2017

An unseasonably warm, dry day with virtually no wind greeted the Thanet riders and guests who signed on for the quick blast up Bay Hill in St Margaret’s at Cliffe.

Fastest up the hill was Piers Hazelgrove (Adalta) in a very creditable 2:20, second was Monty Knight (UKC) 2:28 just pipping Max Thomson (Adalta) 2:29 for third.

Of the Thanet riders, quickest was Matt Seward who “big ringed” it up in (2:34), with George Pittock (2:36) second (and fastest Junior) and Jeremy Edwards (2:50) third.

Jo Smith was triumphant in the Women’s competition with a time of 3:05.

Many thanks to Brian Hood, Adam Morgan and Ollie Robinson for helping and all riders and family cheering support whilst the competitors suffered.

The Lanterne Rouge went to Nigel Derrett in a new PB!

Full results attached.

Report by Michael Friend

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Thanet Hill Climb 2017.pdf

VTTA 15 Mile Time Trial – 15/10/17

Just a handful of club riders decided than riding a 15 mile time trial was a better option than the pain and tears of the club hill climb!

The event was held on the Hamstreet bypass between the Bridgefield and Brenzett roundabouts. There was a small field of just 37 solo riders and a tandem taking part in rather unseasonal October weather. The temperature was around 14C, it was sunny, and winds were light from the south.

Club times in starting order:-
Dave Mastin, 40.39
Jenny Fearn, 48.00
Terry Fearn, 3 wheels on his wagon, 55.03!
Colin Inett, 42.23

Neil Lauder (PMR) was fastest by a single second with 31.37, just edging out Abellio’s Mike Piper.

Report by Dave Mastin.

Thanet RC BC points scorers 2017

Youth road racing – National ranking and points

The youth road racing season finished with the Cyclopark Autumn Classic on Saturday 30th September and we are delighted to report that eight Thanet RC riders scored national points in 2017. National ranking and points are shown below:

U14 Boys

61st, Lance Childs, 75 points

184th, Jack Hill, 15

213th, Finn Dunton, 10

U14 Girls

36th, Emily Heasman, 50

139th, Shannon Neame, 2

U16 Boys

138th, George Pittock, 38

225th, Joshua Chivilo, 15

348th, Hamish Reilly, 3

Four riders were ranked in the top 20 in the South East region, with Lance Childs 4th in the U14 Boys category and Jack Hill 17th. Emily Heasman was 7th in the U14 Girls category and George Pittock 13th in the U16 Boys.

Congratulations to all of our young riders for some excellent results, for their hard work and commitment and for representing the club very well this year. Thanks also to the respective parents, without whom none of this would be possible.

Adult Total BC points

Oliver Robinson, 480 points (1st Cat)

Jo Smith, 281 points (1st Cat)

Toby Perry, 215 points (2nd Cat)

Alex Ashman, 25 points (3rd Cat)

Toby Hammond, 13 points (3rd Cat)

Rob Milnes, 11 points (2nd Cat)

Jonathan Graciano, 8 points (4th Cat)

James Brown, 1 point (4th Cat)

LAST CALL !!!! KCA Reliability 2018 – Sunday 29th October

All,

This is the last call out for anyone who can help by riding the KCA Reliability.

We have groups for all abilities at all distances.

A great group for the 50K so if you feel you can help please contact me below TODAY (as I have to get the entries in tomorrow).

Many Thanks

Michael Friend

07921 491 658

Email as below (replace “at” with @)

michael.friend at talktalk.net

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