Evening 10 Mile Time Trial – 3rd April 2019

After wind, rain, sleet and hail earlier in the day, the weather improved considerably for the first of the evening time trials at Betteshanger CP. It was still very chilly, but the sun came out and the winds fell away to leave just a slight breeze. There was a total of 30 riders taking part, including 8 junior riders.

The first junior rider was Fabien Large of Nopinz with a very good time of 22.09, which was also the second best time of the evening. Catherine Morrell was the first of the Thanet RC juniors and also first girl with 28.30. First Thanet RC boy was Alex Dack in fourth place in a time of 29.12.

The fastest senior rider was also the fastest woman. This was Emma Lewis of the Independent Pedaler, who came in with a fine time of 21.27. In second place was the fastest male and first Thanet RC rider, Shawn Manning, who clocked 22.23. Emma Davis was riding her first club event for a number of years and was the first Thanet RC woman with 29.09. Two more riders making an appearance at a club event for some time were Jason Wares and Martin Dickinson. Welcome back.

Please see the PDF files for the times of all riders.

The band of helpers this week was Sue Shields, Jenny Fearn, Terry Fearn, Matt Hall, Nick Scott, Michael Friend, Andy McCall and Dave Mastin.

Report by D Mastin.

Juniors BCP 3rd April.pdf

Seniors BCP 3rd April.pdf

Thanet RC Go Ride starts at new venue

Thanet RC GoRide sessions have started again at Discovery Park near Sandwich on the old Pfizer bus turn area creating a great oval track safe venue. At Saturday first session Jo Smith (head coach), Colin and Richard were present along with Andy, Paul and George as helpers as well as British Cycling regional coach Tim Sales. The sessions will now be every Saturday 10-11am at the same venue. Thanks to Discovery Park for letting TRC use the venue free of charge. Post by Colin Robinson

Tallulah performs well at Round.1 of National Youth circuit series in Pembery, Wales

Tallulah Butcher performed really well at the weekend when she finished 29th from 41 starters at this weekend’s national youth circuit series at Pembrey Wales

General Classification after Stage 3 55.19km, 34.44km/h *PROVISIONAL*

Youth B Girls

Pos Name Team Category Previous Stage 3 + + Pen – Bon @ = Time

1 Isabel Sharp Estrella Bikes Youth B 46:47 49:22 1:36:09

2 Ella Jamieson Clifton CC Youth B 46:48 49:22 1:36:10 0:01

3 Katie-Anne Calton Solent Pirates Youth B 46:52 49:22 1:36:14 0:05

4 Carys Lloyd Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club Youth B 46:52 49:22 1:36:14

5 Amy Pullen Propello Youth B 46:53 49:22 1:36:15 0:06

6 Lowri Richards West Wales Cycle Racing Team Youth B 46:54 49:22 1:36:16 0:07

7 Bobbie O’Brien Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club Youth B 46:56 49:22 1:36:18 0:09

8 Libby Bell Leicester Forest CC Youth B 46:56 49:22 1:36:18

9 Niamh Murphy Cotswold Veldrijden Youth B 46:57 49:22 1:36:19 0:10

10 Greta Carey Palmer Park Velo RT Youth B 46:57 49:22 1:36:19

11 Rebecca Codd Maindy Flyers Youth CC Youth B 46:58 49:22 1:36:20 0:11

12 Bethany Bennett Towy Riders Youth B 46:59 49:22 1:36:21 0:12

13 Freya Evans The Bulls Youth B 47:00 49:22 1:36:22 0:13

14 Freya Whiteside East Bradford Race Team Youth B 47:02 49:22 1:36:24 0:15

15 Skye Willis Panagua CC Youth B 47:02 49:22 1:36:24

16 Elizabeth McKinnon Derwentside CC Youth B 46:59 49:27 1:36:26 0:17

17 Millie Coleman Welwyn Wheelers CC Youth B 47:05 49:22 1:36:27 0:18

18 Florence Greenhalgh East Bradford Race Team Youth B 46:58 49:29 1:36:27

19 Caitlin Loveless Hillingdon Slipstreamers Youth B 47:05 49:22 1:36:27

20 Caitlin Harvey RST/Cycle Division Racing Team Youth B 47:06 49:22 1:36:28 0:19

21 Phoebe Roche WXC World Racing Youth B 47:11 49:22 1:36:33 0:24

22 Imogen Morris Gower Riders Youth B 47:09 51:27 1:38:36 2:27

23 Beth Bennett Welwyn Wheelers CC Youth B 47:10 51:27 1:38:37 2:28

24 Amy Mourne RFDA Youth B 47:12 51:27 1:38:39 2:30

25 Florence Barnett Kings Lynn CC Youth B 47:14 51:27 1:38:41 2:32

26 Isobel Crowther Avid Sport Youth B 47:09 52:31 1:39:40 3:31

27 Anna Reid Squadra Scozzese Youth B 48:58 51:27 1:40:25 4:16

28 Sophie Quay-Clark Palmer Park Velo RT Youth B 47:11 53:56 1:41:07 4:58

29 Tallulah Butcher Thanet RC Youth B 49:48 51:30 1:41:18 5:09

30 Posie Forrester Wyre Forest CRC Youth B 47:24 54:25 1:41:49 5:40

31 Freya Eccleston Palmer Park Velo RT Youth B 49:38 52:31 1:42:09 6:00

32 Lotty Dawson Team Milton Keynes Youth B 51:04 51:27 1:42:31 6:22

33 Mari Porton Redditch Road & Path CC Youth B 50:12 53:56 1:44:08 7:59

34 Ellen Phillips Cotswold Veldrijden Youth B 53:36 51:27 1:45:03 8:54

35 Georgina Pasmore Palmer Park Velo RT Youth B 57:33 54:27 1:52:00 15:51

36 Emily Moreve Hillingdon Slipstreamers Youth B 55:29 1:00:50 1:56:19 20:10

Also George Pittock continued his good start to the season with 15th in good field in 2-3-4 race at Lee Valley

2nd, 3rd & 4th Cats
1 Louis Rose-Davies Canyon dhb P / B Bloor Homes 2
2 Samuel Asker Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 2J
3 Sean Purser St Ives CC 2
4 Nesta Ferguson Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 2J
5 Rotem Tene C Wallayycling Team Lue
6 Ian Franklin Pro Cycle Hire UK Racing Team 2
7 Jamie Wimborne Cycle Team OnForm 2
8 Max Blake Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 2J
9 Will Auty 4T+ Cyclopark 2
10 Ian Vagg Project 51 2
11 Joshua Aiken Pedal Power Cycles Ipswich 2
12 Harrison Powell Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 3J
13 Stephen Gibson 4T+ Cyclopark 2
14 Max Bolton Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 2J
15 George Pittock Thanet RC 3J
16 Simon Robinson Fietsen Tempo 2
17 Haben Gebrehiwet Cycling Club Hackney 3
18 Lewis Kemp Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 3J
19 Nicholas Candy North Road CC 3
20 Fred Gill Cycle Team OnForm 2J
21 Fnan Afewerki Cycling Club Hackney 2
22 Adam Cotterell Project 51 2
23 Aidan Kerrigan Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 3J

Post by Colin Robinson

VTTA Kent 10 Mile Time Trial – 23/03/19

It was a long journey up to the Isle of Grain for a large number of club riders to ride the VTTA Kent 10 mile TT, organised by Val Peachey. In total, 21 club members entered the event, out of a field of 56. In that large group of club members, it was encouraging to see no fewer than 7 women taking part.

Conditions were quite challenging with a stiff headwind on the return leg, not helped by the exposed nature of the course. In particular, the last two miles into Grain were tough. The club had some success with Nic Fennell coming first on scratch with an impressive 21.01. There were no separate women’s prizes, and I don’t know who won the vets standards prizes, as these were not displayed on the results board.

Club times in start order:-

Andy Burrows: 29.34
Toby Yemm: 26.42
Matt Hall: 26.26
Josie Harcourt: 29.27
Faye Faiers: 28.48
Dave Mastin: 28.44
Adrian Hawkins: 22.36
Scott Meeks: 23.28
Paul Kirkness: 26.02
Di Yemm: 30.53
Rob Milnes: 23.23
Sophie Driscoll: 28.10
Chris Bax (2nd claim): 25.49
Colin Inett: 29.29
Catherine Morrell: 27.27
Jo Smith: 25.30
Grant Cousins: 25.13
Abby Langley: 26.00
Nic Fennell: 21.01 (1st on scratch)
Simon Charles: 27.55
Andy McCall DNS.

Report by Dave Mastin.

Go-Ride Sessions Starting 30th March!

The Club’s Go-Ride sessions start again on Saturday 30th March 10-11am.

Discovery Park have very generously allowed us to use an oval cycle circuit located on their site in Sandwich. The oval is totally traffic free and there is parking only metres away.

Sessions cost £2 per child and will run every Saturday from 10-11am for children of any ability. These session will be most suitable for children aged 4-12 years, however they are open to all.

Alongside the Go-Ride coaching session, we are also running a learn-to-ride session 10-10:20am for children not yet confidently riding o two wheels.

The club can provide balance bikes for children to use in these sessions.

I have attached the flyer (including directions) if you would like to share it with friends or schools, we look forward to seeing you there!

Butcher Family success for Thanet RC in early season races

Last weekend Harriet had two wins at Milton Keynes and Stourport-on-Severn. William had 2nd and 6th Tallulah still waiting on results as was sprint finish.
The following weekend the family travelled to Milton Keynes and again gained some impressive results. Tallulah 5th
William 3rd
Harriet 1st

TRC Youth Academy 2019 – Sign Up

We will be launching the TRC Academy with a meeting and training session soon. I have some sessions planned which will involve some guest speakers on a variety of topics, and also a regular spring-summer evening academy coaching session planned once it gets light and warm enough (I’m just waiting for confirmation!)

If you are Youth A or B in 2019, planning to race and you are interested in joining the TRC Academy 2019 please click on the link below and fill in the form to apply:


Posted by Jo