KCA 100 Mile Time Trial – 10/06/18

I spent a pleasant Sunday morning in Lydd, marshalling the KCA 100 mile TT. The weather was overcast at first, but then the sun came out. The ever present north easterly breeze was their in the faces of the riders as they rode from Camber through T to Lydd. The main part of the course involves 4 laps of the Brenzett-Camber-Lydd circuit.

My position in Lydd was at approximately 29 miles, 51 miles, 73 miles and finally 95 miles. It was interesting to watch the battle between Nic Fennell and Neil Lauder of PMR. First time through, Neil was up on Nic by about two minutes, and then up by about four minutes on the second lap. On lap three, Nic had clawed back about 40 seconds, so still down by around 3.20. The last time through, at 95 miles, Nic was only about 45 seconds behind, and got back nearly all of that time to finish second, just 4 seconds behind Neil. Nic’s time was 3.42.19, an improvement of over 5 minutes on his PB.

The other club riders taking part were Paul Kirkness who recorded 4.46.06, and that was after riding the club 10 the day before! Matt Seward rode a steady race to end up with 4.27.30. I guess that a 100 is a bit short for Matt, who has clocked up some epic rides over the last couple of years. Finally, a special mention must go to Scott Meeks. Scott was cut up by a car at around the 75 mile mark and although he didn’t collide with the car, he went over the bars and the bike landed on top of him. He only had a couple of minor scratches, and after checking the bike, he was determined to finish, having got so far. He ended up with 4.25.17, although his Garmin recorded about 4.17.ish, so he lost about 8 minutes because of the incident.

Well done to all our riders. The 100 is a brutal event, and this was evident when a number of riders didn’t complete the course.

Report by Dave Mastin.

Results from South-East Regional Youth Championships 2018 (Organised by Thanet RC)

Many thanks for all our helpers at the Thanet RC event today
All results posted below

South-East Regional Youth Road Championships 2018
Under 8 Girls
Position Name Club
1 Harriet Butcher Thanet RC
2 Eva Gibson Club Cyclopark
3 Alice Tullet Thanet RC
4 Claudia Bates Thanet RC
Under 8 Boys
Position Name Club
1 Felix Lopez Thanet RC
2 William Butcher Thanet RC
3 Pepe Lopez Thanet RC
4 Barnaby Smith Team Darenth
Under 10 Girls
Position Name Club
1 Anna Lloyd Lee Valley Youth CC
2 Abbey Thompson Ipswich Velo
3 Orla Willis Panagua CC
4 Grace Phillpott Thanet RC
Under 10 Boys
Position Name Club
1 Theo Sandell Southborough and Dist Whls
2 Noah Smith Team Darenth
3 Ivo Thwaites Kent Velo Kids
4 Ben Hutton Thanet RC
5 Douglas Tullett Thanet RC
Under 12 Girls
Position Name Club
1 Syke Willis Panagua CC
2 Lucy Wollasten Velo Club Londres
3 Ferne Pierce Thanet RC
4 Millie Dack Thanet RC
5 Edith Davies Club Cyclopark
6 Emily Tanner LEC
Under 12 Boys
Position Name Club
1 Edward Charles Charlotteville CC
2 Charlie Abraham Charlotteville CC
3 Luke Gibson 4T+ Cyclopark
4 Max Robinson Thanet RC
5 Alex Dack Thanet RC
6 Max Potts Team Darenth
7 Owain Williams Kingston Junior CC
8 Elliot Marsden CC Hackney
Under 14 Girls
Position Name Club
1 Amber Brameld Sutton Cycle Club
2 Amy Harvey Barking and Dagenham CC
3 Jasmine Cornelius Barking and Dagenham CC
4 Hope Inglis Kent Velo Kids
5 Tallulah Butcher Thanet RC
6 Shannon Neame Thanet RC
Under 14 Boys
Position Name Club
1 Daniel Lloyd Lee Valley YCC
2 Finn Dunton Thanet RC
3 Edward Bowley VCL
4 Thomas Buckley VCL
5 Leo Whyton 4T+ Cyclopark
6 Harry Owen VCL
7 William Munday Club Cyclopark
8 Will Dennis Club Cyclopark
9 Piers Higginson Team Darenth
10 Peter Drabble WORX Fcatory Racing
Under 16 Girls
Position Name Club
1 Emma Keiller Charlotteville CC
2 Polly Burge Kent Velo Kids
3 Sannah Zaman Panagua CC
4 Ella Baker 4T+ Cyclopark
5 Ellen Inglis Kent Velo Kids
6 Catherine Morrell Thanet RC
Under 16 Boys
Position Name Club
1 Archie Peet Welwyn Wheelers CC
2 Oliver Wollaston VCL
3 Jamie Pullen MaisonDu Velo-Storck Bikes
4 George Pittock Thanet RC
5 Joshua Ballinger Preston Park Youth CC
6 James Gilmore Preston Park Youth CC
7 Jacob James Preston Park Youth CC
8 Leighton Dalley 4T+ Cyclopark
9 Matthew Brooker VCL
10 Jack Hill Thanet RC
11 William Madeira VC Deal
12 Toby Yemm Thanet RC
13 Adam Lane Thanet RC

TRC Evening “10” Time Trial – 6th June 2018

After the 25 mile time trial last week, it was a return to the shorter distance of 10 miles around a rather cool, breezy but sunny Betteshanger track. We had one of the best turnouts of the season with a total of 52 riders taking part. Also, there was a wide range of ages on the track with the two youngest riders 79 years younger than Pip McVey, making his first appearance this year!

Fourteen juniors took part and the fastest by some way was Toby Perry with another good ride, recording 22.28. In second place was the fastest girl, which was Catherine Morrell in a time of 26.14, which is yet another age record for Catherine.

The senior field contained thirty eight riders, and once again the best time was by second claim member, Chris Fennel of the Independent Pedaler. Chris broke the magic 20 minute barrier with an excellent 19.49. Second place went to another second claim member, Dan Martin of University of Bath CC, with a fine time of 20.18. Nic Fennell was the quickest of the Thanet RC riders in third place with 20.28. Folkestone VC’s Charmaine Pullen was top woman with 25.09, while Nicola Goodban was the first of several Thanet RC women with a time of 25.21.

Times of all riders can be found in the PDF documents below.

Once again, thanks go to the helpers, without whom, the events do not take place. This week, they were Michael Friend, Malcolm Adams, Sue Shields, Andrew Morrell, Terry Fearn, Andy McCall and Dave Mastin.

Report by Dave Mastin.

Juniors BCP 6th June.pdf

Seniors BCP – 6th June.pdf

TRC Evening “25” Mile Time Trial – 30/05/18

The second evening “25” of the season was held in some rather changeable conditions. When the riders set off, it was warm, sunny with a light easterly breeze. By the time they finished on the Betteshanger track, it was much cooler and very misty.

There was a good turnout of 36 riders, which also included 3 junior riders.

The fastest of the juniors was Catherine Morrell with 1.06.33, which is another age record for girls up to 18 for Catherine. Jack Hill was the quickest boy with 1.10.14, while George Bussey had an issue with his bike and didn’t finish.

Regarding the senior riders, first place went to Chris Fennell (second claim) riding for The Independent Pedlar with an impressive time of 49.50. In second place was another second claim member, Dan Martin of the University of Bath CC, in a time of 51.05. This was just 9 seconds ahead of the first TRC rider, Nic Fennell, with a new PB with 51.14. New club member, Kim Wood, was the quickest woman with 1.06.40. Times of all riders can be found in the PDF files below.

This week’s group of helpers was Jo Smith, Andrew Morrell, Lawrence Martin, Malcolm Adams, Terry Fearn and Dave Mastin.

Report by Dave Mastin.

Juniors BCP 30th May.pdf

Seniors BCP 30th May.pdf

Thanet RC organising SE champs

I sent a message 2-3 weeks ago trying to get helpers from the club for the SE champs on Saturday 9th June in the morning of the clubs 10 mile TT. At the moment I’ve only got 2 replies. If you can help please could you contact me and want to make this a real success for the club. Post by Colin Robinson

George find good form at Redbridge

George Pittock finished an excellent 6th in a high quality field of 33 riders at Redbridge today.

This was the fourth in the five race Lee Valley Youth series and, in complete contrast to earlier races, the sun came out and temperatures rose rapidly to the mid 20s. It was a fast race and 13 times up Hog Hill was tough in the conditions.

Several breaks were chased down before Tom Sharples (Welwyn) took Max Bolton (LVYCC) and Sam Freeman (Solent Pirates) with him for the win. Jake Crossley (Colchester) was three bike lengths behind in fourth. George lost out in the second group to Lukas Nerurkar (PPYCC) after leading the chase.

George is pictured warming up with Tom Sharples and friends from PPYCC.

Post by Colin Robinson

KCA 3-up Team Time Trial, 27th May 2018

This event, postponed in March due to the Beast from the East, was held in good conditions on the Old Romney-Ashford-Brenzett course. Conditions were warm, with a light breeze from the north east.

The field was fairly small, with only 26 teams entered, several of which didn’t start. The club had just two teams entered, one three up team and a two up pair. The three up team of old ‘uns (Andy McCall, Paul Kirkness and Dave Mastin, combined age 192!) recorded 1.04.39. The two up pairing of Scott Meeks and Mike Kirkness were somewhat quicker with 56.40.

Fastest team on the day was the PMR trio of Neil Lauder, Harry Godding and Rhys Clegg, who broke the KCA record with 50.59.

Report by Dave Mastin.