Link to photos of The Ray Jessett Memorial Open 10m TT 10.6.17
A great event with a good turn out. Really nice to see Ray’s own granddaughter, Miriam of The Tyneside Vagabonds, being brought down by Ray’s son Cliff to ride. Miriam got a PB.
Find out all about Ray Jessett and the stories behind other Thanet RC memorial trophies at:
Lots of further racing at the weekend which I’ll try and summarise
On Sunday was the SE youth championships on the crit course on Eastbourne front. Max Robinson rode very strongly to take the win to become SE champ. Also Lance Childs rode very strongly to just miss the podium in 4th with Jack Hill just behind. Finally in the U16 race George suffered a mechanical on the last lap you still managed a creditable 14th in strong field of 24.
Also at the same meeting TRC race team rider Toby Perry secured his 2nd cat licence with a fine 2nd in the 3rd cat crit.
On Saturday Lance Childs travelled up to Hillingdon for the latest round of the youth national series and finished a fine 30th in very strong national field of 60+
Ollie Robinson’s bad luck continued when riding the national junior CICLE classic race in Melton Mowbray on Sunday. When another rider crashed into the back of his bike and smashing the rear mech, a change of bike was slow to come and meant ollie was out of race. If the 120 starters only 50 finished in this ‘Paris-Roubaix’ course.
Finally TRC RT newest member Jo Smith finished a brilliant 2nd in the latest round of the national omnium series. This means she retains her 2nd place in the series.
Well done to all and hope I did not miss anyone.
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Huge well done to Jenny Fearn and Adrian Hawkins for qualifying for the UCI masters time trial championships in Albi in France. The qualifying event took place at the tour of Cambridgeshire chronic TT on Saturday on a sporting 16.5 mile course with a tough wind. Also 4 other Thanet RC members took part who just missed out on the qualifying top 25% in each age group. All times below.
Adrian Hawkins (45-49M) 38m59s (Q)
Simon Charles (45-49M) 48m07s
Colin Robinson (50-54M) 41m31s
Martin Russell (50-54M) 43m16s
Paul Kelk (50-54M) 47m23s
Jenny Fearn (65-69F) 59m49s (Q)
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The latest club evening time trial was held at Betteshanger CP over 25 miles. The weather was not typical of BCP with sun, warmth and light winds, which resulted in a number of PB’s and youth age related records.
Only 3 of the 4 juniors who signed on finished, with George Bussey suffering a puncture. Fastest was George Pittock with 1.02.06, which is an age record for a 14 year old, and Lance Childs was second with 1.03.33, an age record for a 13 year old.
32 senior solo riders took part, and again there was a DNF, which was club newcomer Sam Bradford. Fastest ride was by Chris Fennell with an excellent 50.33, beating brother Nic into 2nd place by more that two minutes.
Finally, there was a 3-up on course, with Emma Lewis and Joss Lowden (Aprire) practicing for the national team time trial championships, with Jon Parker as a guest. They recorded a time of 55.19.
All times can be found in the PDF documents below.
This week’s volunteers were Teresa Childs, Jenny Fearn, Jo Smith, Shawn Manning, Eddie Brown, Nicola Goodban, Pete Huckstep, Terry Fearn, Andy McCall and Dave Mastin.
Report by Dave Mastin.
Juniors BCP 31st May.pdf
Seniors BCP – 31st May.pdf
It has been a busy weekend for club riders with members taking part in time trials, road races, omniums, audaxes and sportives.
The club had a good showing of riders in the KCA 50 mile time trial on the Hamstreet-Brenzett-Camber-Lydd course, and were treated to reasonable conditions, except for the poor road surface in several areas! It was sunny with a rising westerly breeze blowing the riders through Camber Sands.
Fastest ride of the day was by Chris Fennell, who updated his own course record with 1.43.36! Third place went to the ever improving Nic Fennell with 1.50.52. Huck Garip recorded a fine 1.53.06. They hadn’t worked out the team prize when I left, but I’m fairly confident that Chris, Nic and Huck will have taken it.
There was bad luck for both Scott Meeks and Mike Kirkness, who both picked up impact punctures at the same pothole! Scott was particularly annoyed as he had avoided it on his first lap, then found it second time around! Mike managed to hit it on his first lap!
Club times in start order
Scott Meeks: DNF
Dave Mastin: 2.18.44
Colin Inett: 2.29.16
Simon Henderson: 1.55.07
Chris Bax (2nd claim): 2.07.30
Dave Danton: 2.06.03
Huck Garip: 1.53.06
Paul Kirkness: 2.17.56
Nic Fennell: 1.50.52
Mike Kirkness: DNF
Chirs Fennell: 1.43.36 – new course record!
Report by Dave Mastin.
Toby Perry continued his fine run of results with another fine win in the 3-4 race at Cyclopark last night. Toby again went for a long attack with 2 laps to go to hold on comfortably at the end. Toby now moves onto 37 BC points so nearly 2nd cat. Also in the race riding strongly were Jonathan Graciano, George Bussey and Charlie Burgess.
Also Ollie Robinson followed this up with a sprint finish win in a strong E-1-2 field. Ollie initiated a break of 4 riders early on and they stayed away for the whole race. Well done to all on a good night for the club.
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Cyclopark E/1/2 – 1st June 2017.
1 – Oliver Robinson – Thanet RC Race Team
2 – Tyler Lemmon – TBW Bottechia Wigmore RT
3 – Matt Holmes – Arctic Tacx
4 – Richmond Rogers – 4T+ Velo Club
5 – Rhys Clegg – PMR@ToachimHouse
6 – Rory Barrett – Southborough & District Whls
7 – James Flury – Richardsons-Trek RT
8 – Rob Purcell – Neon Velo
9 – Tom Rowing – Abellio – SFA RT
10 – Ian Vagg – 4T+ Velo Club
11 – Keith Henderson – Southborough & District Whls
12 – Justin Lariviere – PB Cycle Coaching RT
DNF – Alan Newman – Wigmore RT
Cyclopark 3/4 Result – 1st June.
1 – Toby Perry – Thanet RT
2 – Thomas Baily –
3 – Luke Alexandre – Abellio SFA RT
4 – Lee Metson – Gemini Bicycle Club
5 – Steve Konrad – DAP CC
6 – Simon Henwood – SD RT
7 – Ashley Pay –
8 – Andy Farndon – 4T+ Velo
9 – Gary Bull – Bigfoot CC
10 – David Hunt – PB Cycle Coaching RT
11 – Robert Waldram – Twickenham CC
12 – Alexander Damms – VCL
13 – James Drain – Gemini Bicycle Club
14 – Trevor Jarratt – Hot Chillee CC
15 – Ian Hope – Richmond
16 – Lee Messager – Abellio
17 – Chris Ware – Brixton CC
18 – Cameron Preece – Southborough & Dist whls
19 – Adam Daniel –
20 – David Paine – Quick Release CC
21 – Mark Whittaker – GS Invicta
22 – Christian Turner –
23 – Sam Snowden –
24 – Valentino Fontana – Gemini Bicycle Club
25 – Jonathan Graciano – Thanet RC
26 – Benjamin Tappenden – Ingear Quickvit CC
27 – David Mccarthy – VCL
28 – Stephen Simpson – PB Cycle Coaching RT
29 – Steve Coulson –
30 – Ben Spiers – Woolwich CC
31 – Morgan Rhodes – Medway velo
32 – Lee Cullender – Essex Roads CC
33 – Chris Mayhew –
34 – Austin Rhodes – Medway Velo
35 – Julian Boulter – Eagle RC
36 – David Bishop – Wigmore CC
37 – Ewan Muir – 4T+ Velo Club
38 – Charlie Burgess – Thanet RT
39 – Sam Robinson – Ashford Whls CC
40 – George Bussey – Thanet RT
41 – Mick Claydon – Ashford Whls CC
42 – Sherman Lledge –
43 – Richard Poole – Southborough & Dist Whls
44 – Peter Shaw
After a few weeks away from Betteshanger CP, we returned back there for the latest Wednesday evening time trial. The weather was not the usual mix of wind, rain and cold, but sunny with warm temperatures and fairly light winds. In spite of the good conditions, a relatively small fields of 42 riders signed on, with just 4 juniors amongst this number.
Fastest of the juniors was Lance Childs with 24.05, and Chris Fennell was top senior rider with 19.56, beating brother Nic into second place (21.00). It was good to see Jon Parker back on a bike after his skiing accident. His injuries mean he is currently unable to get into a time trial position, so he rode his road bike to a fine third place with 21.47. Terry Fearn gave his trike an outing and ended up with 37.50. Riders times can be found in the attached PDF documents.
Unfortunately, Eddie Brown had an accident where he clipped the kerb at the edge of the track just after the hairpin and came down heavily on his side. He didn’t break any bones but did lose a bit of skin and it looked rather painful! Thanks go to Pete Huckstep and Martin Hendy for attending to Eddie and his wounds, and to the BCP ranger who attended with a first aid kit to help. David Robert took over Pete’s marshal position while he looked after Eddie.
Other helpers for this event were Sue Shields, John Beggs, Nicola Goodban, Teresa Childs, Chris Redmond, Andy McCall and Dave Mastin.
The time trial on 31/05/17 is over 25 miles, with signing on closing at 6pm for a 6:15pm start. We will be starting some riders from 6pm, so if you would like, or need an early start, please sign on promptly so that you can get to the start on the top loop in good time.
Report by Dave Mastin
Juniors BCP 24th May.pdf
Seniors BCP – 24th May.pdf