Upcoming TT…….Sat 23rd May 15

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Club Time Trial Championship dates 2015

Please note the dates for the club TT champs for the rest of the year….

10 mile – 11th July GHS 10 Q10/42
15 mile – 6th June 7Oaks Tri Q15/20
25 mile – 30th August Catford CC Q25/12
30 mile – 10th May VTTA Q30/2
50 mile – 7th June KCA Q50/11
100 mile – 14th June KCA Q100
12 hour – 3rd August KCA Q12
Hill Climb – 4th October Wigmore CC QHC/11
2up – 26th July Thanet RC.

We are also hosting an event on 23rd May (see separate post)

Details for all events to be found at www.spinwheels.org

Good Luck!

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Crits@thepark 2

The second Crits@thepark races took place today at Cyclopark Gravesend.  We had Lou Mason racing in the women’s 3/4 race, finishing in 6th (meaning her points now make her leader of the club champoinship).  Next up came the 3rd’s with Tom and Rob Kennison taking part.   In the 4ths Lee Pilcher came 13th from 100, Alex Woolley fought his way back to 25th after being behind a start line crash and Lee Kingston dug in to finish the race.

2nd Claim members Jacob Kennison and Vicki Strila also had good rides.

Well done everyone.  If anything on this post needs correcting give me a shout.

Lou Mason helping to dish out some pain!

Lou Mason helping to dish out some pain!

Some Velo riders somewhere in here!

Some Velo riders somewhere in here!

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Crits@thepark #1 results

Last Saturday the club hosted the first of the Crits@thepark races at the Cyclopark, Gravesend.

Firstly we must say thank you to Tom Knight for organising and everybody that helped throughout the day, it wouldn’t have worked without you all standing in the cold or sitting behind a table!

  • First up was the womens race with 22 riders.
  • Next came the 3rd Cat men.  Steve Smith flew the colours in this race coming 35th.
  • In the 4th Cat race we had Matt Nunn in 47th, Robb Sapp in 37th, Lee Pilcher in 26th, Alex Woolley in 23rd and Shaun Robinson coming 6th in his first race to bag some points.

Well done to all the riders on a tough day for racing.  Hopefully you all got the racing bug!

If I missed anyone give me a shout and I will edit the post :)

 

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Club Hilly Champs 15

The club Hilly TT champs took place today on the Charing hilly course, QS/7. 2 seconds separate 1st and second so I sense a rematch next year :)

Results as below

Dom Campbell 56.26
Michael Gore 56.28
Steve Smith 57.49
Matt Saywell 58.15
Lee Pilcher 1.00.05
Matt Fearn 1.00.50
Alex Woolley 1.01.35
Shaun Robinson 1.03.40

2nd claim members
Vicki Strila 1.03.51
Ross Pilcher 1.09.47

http://spinwheelsresults.org/index.php/open-time-trials-2015/37-results/open-2015/570-vc-elan-hill-22-mile-time-trial

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Not The Tour Of Flanders ’15……..

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Weekly Update – 15/3/15

Road Racing

Dom Campbell raced in the SERRL road race at Brenchley today in tough conditions, finishing 17th in the bunch uphill finish.  Lots of riders had been shelled out the back throughout the race, notably when Dom and another rider attacked half way through. Continue reading

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Weekend Racing

This weekend of racing started on Sat 7th March with a number of Velo riders racing in various events.   Dom got a tenth at the Cyclopark and Matt got a 5th also at the Cyclopark.

Tom was very unlucky in the wake of a crash, coming off and sustaining a broken wrist and collar bone. Our thoughts go to him for a speedy recovery.Sunday saw the KCA 3up Team Time Trial at Brenzett.  We had 7 teams racing which was superb and they came in as follows:

  • Michael, Steve and Dom 58:17 (4th overall); Ian, Dan andChris 1:00:46; Alex, Matt and Lee 1:01:58 (even after crashing!); Lou, Rob and Sally 1:03:17; Phil, Vince and Matt 1:05:27; Mark, Shaun and Rob 1:07:38; Ross, Matt and Chris 1:08:47 (first TT for Ross and Chris).

Good work everyone and let’s see if we can get as many out for the 2up on Bank Holiday Monday!

Keep the reports coming if you want to promote your hard work and volunteers still required for 28th March at the Cyclopark! Email Tom to help.

(photos of the 3up are available from www.davehaywardphotos.com)

 

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Club Run – Saturday 7th March

The club run on the 7th March is going to be attended by a Cycling Weekly journalist and photographer.  They are compiling a 4 page article about our Club as part of the popular ‘Ride with…’ series. Continue reading

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Race Report Full Gas Track League 12th Feb

Thanks to Ian Creasy for his race report from the velodrome at Lee Valley.

“Bit of a race report from the 12th February. I was first up in the 30 lap scratch race, the first 15 being neutralised. Had a strong race and never lost touch with the leaders. Coming in 10th out of 24 and on the back of the leaders bunch. In the points race despite not troubling the scorers in any of the sprints had another strong race. Stayed in touch with the leaders and went full race distance, unlike the previous race meeting where I got pulled with 10 laps to go.
Next race was the Devil which I made a complete mess of this time. Wanted to ride on the front like I did last time but was unable to get to the front this time. Was 2nd one out this time. Before I was eliminated I remember looking back and thinking I’m in a precarious position, I thought if I squeak through I’ll kickback and spend the next two laps before the next elimination working my way over the top and towards the front. First time in my short track racing career that I’d felt annoyed as I was feeling good and ready to put in a strong performance. Going out early doors in the devil was a blessing as far as my last scratch race was concerned. Again was able to put in a strong performance and was always in the first half of the field. Think I was about 12 of 24 in the end. Just a fraction more horsepower and I’ll be able to bring some glory to the MVC in the men’s C group track league”

Good Work Ian.  Keep it going!

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