Seb takes Wigmore CC Hill climb championships

Well done to TRC 2nd claim member Sebastian Dickson on winning the Wigmore CC hill climb event on Hollingbourne hill this morning. Also well done to TRC riders Sam Bradford, Jeremy Edwards and Nick Scott on their rides. The CTT report and results are below.
Post by Colin Robinson

Sebastian Dickson and Jacintha Hamilton-Love were victorious at the Wigmore CC hill climb on Sunday.

Hamilton-Love (Dulwich Paragon CC) retained her title at this event as she clocked a time of 4-12 to clinch the top prize.

The rider from London has been in good form of late, most recently topping the podium at the Lovelo Racing hill climb on the 15th of September.

Sebastian Dickson (Cambridge University CC) claimed the top prize in the male category as he finished his run with a time of 3-03. This being the first time he has ridden the Wigmore CC course since 2013 when he was still a junior.

This is Dickson’s second victory of the year with his last coming at the Bath University Cycling Club three-up time trial in April.

Second spot on the podium was claimed by James Hayward (Woolwich CC) who was the champion at this event last year.

This is Hayward’s first podium finish of the season with his last victory coming at the Chippenham & District Wheelers hill climb in October 2017.

The final step of the podium was taken by Joshua Aiken (Pedal Power Cycles Ipswich) who clocked a time of 3-07 after the 1,200 yards.

This is his first podium finish of the hill climb season with his best finish thus far being fifth at the Lovelo Racing hill climb in mid-September.

Hayward had a double success claiming the team prize with Hugh Smith and Alex Pearson, the same trio retaining the team prize for Woolwich CC that they won in 2017

National 50mile TT Championship 29th September 2018

This year’s National 50mile championship was run on the A30/50 in Leicestershire, which runs on the A46 from Seagate to Newark on Trent and then back. The road flowed mostly down hill on the outward leg and dragged back up on the return. With the turn at 25.5miles. The road surface was smooth with about 2 miles of concrete surface on the outbound and return legs.
The conditions were chilly between 10-15C and the wind which was around 10mph from South west, which made for an very fast outbound leg and a slow return leg back up hill. The event was held and well run by Leicester Forest CC.

TRC only had one rider at the event Nic Fennell, with a single second claim member also riding. All the club members returned with new Personal Bests and good positions overall.

Nic found he had set new personal best times for 10mile through to 30miles on the outbound leg (shame they don’t count!) hitting the turn in just 46minutes averaging 33mph! But was confronted with the wall of wind for the return 24.5miles.

Finish times:
Nic Fennell – 1:43:24 – 15th – PB
Chris Fennell (second claim) – 1:40:18 – 6th – PB

The event was won by Pro rider Marcin Bialoblocki with a time of 1:33:38. 2nd place was Chris Bartery with time of 1:37:18
3rd place was Adam Duggleby with a time of 1:38:31

Other local riders included:
Neil Lauder (PMR) – 1:46:00 – 20th

The Women’s event held just before the Men’s, saw local rider Emma Lewis (The Independent Pedaler) finish 2nd in a time of 1:50:59

Post by Nic Fennell

VTTA Kent Group 25 Mile Championship, 16th September 2018

It was a return to Romney Marsh this week for the VTTA Kent Group 25 mile time trial championship held on the Hamstreet by-pass course between Brenzett and Ashford. Conditions were cool and grey with a stiff headwind on the return leg, which didn’t give much assistance during the outward leg to Ashford. A number of club riders took part, including Simon Henderson, who was riding his first open time trial since his accident several months ago. Also, making a rare appearance locally was second claim member Seb Dickson (Cambridge Uni CC).

Although the club members didn’t feature in the veterans awards, they took first and third places on actual time. Nic Fennell was fastest overall in a time of 52.02, with Seb Dickson recording 53.49 for third place.

Club times in start order:-
Adrian Hawkins: 56.01,
Nick Scott: 56.21,
Simon Henderson: 57.48,
Seb Dickson: 53.49,
Paul Kelk: 1.05.54,
Nic Fennell: 52.02,
Matt Hall: 1.05.15,
Dave Mastin: 1.10.05.
Chris Fennell (2nd claim): DNF.

Report by Dave Mastin.

Thanet RC Club Run – Women’s Group

For the next few weeks (starting this Sunday 16th September), I will be running a women’s only group as part of the club run. We will be riding the normal club run 40ish mile route at a steady pace, with a strict no-drop policy – no one will be left behind!

We will aim to ride at around 15 mph average and stop for coffee and cake (obviously!)

I would love to see some of you who raced the evening time trials join us on the road.

Of course, women are always welcome to join any of the club run groups every Sunday, and several do!

Here are the details (taken from the club website)

Target pace 15 mph
Planned distance 40 miles
Start Time: 8:50am
Cafe Stop: Yes
Start Location : The Monkton Gate: http://goo.gl/maps/xtcJ3

Posted by Jo

George At British Cycling Youth National Circuit Series at Pembrey in West Wales

George Pittock’s mixed fortunes continued with frustration and worry at the latest round of the British Cycling Youth National Circuit Series at Pembrey in West Wales on Sunday.

The brand new circuit, which hosted the Tour of Britain grand depart only six days earlier, is 1.7km long, fast and flowing with a short, sharp climb and fast descent, and George made the 250 mile trip full of confidence.

Blustery conditions made it difficult for any rider to make a clean and convincing break but Oscar Nilsson-Julien of VC Londres always looked the most likely and went on the offensive several times. George looked comfortable in the bunch and started to move up with 10 of the 28 laps remaining.

With four laps left, George was in seventh place and looking good for a top 10 finish and his best ever result at a “national”, but then his race ended suddenly.

George was taken to hospital with concussion and some memory loss. He was given the all clear several hours later after a CT scan and a thorough check but he still cannot remember anything about the crash itself. Friends told him afterwards that two riders went down in front of George and he went over the top, flew through the air and landed on his head.

“The last thing I remember was looking at some of the other boys around me and feeling quite good” said George “I don’t remember going down or how the crash happened or anything at all until I woke up in the ambulance”.

Oscar Nilsson-Julien of VC Londres had enough left to take the win ahead of Oscar Onley of Squadra Scozzese (Scotland) and Adam Mitchell of Sportcity Velo (Manchester), but the main priority for George, his family and Thanet RC is that he is OK and we hope to see him train