Late “SPROCKET” News
Kate Takes Club Record
In only her second time trial, Rye Wheeler Kate Alexander beat Roma Page’s 10 mile record that has stood since 1957.
Storming round the Thornton Road Club’s Newchurch course on Saturday 11 September in 30 minutes and 2 seconds she knocked almost a minute off the Rye Wheelers Women’s record. Kate plans to get one more ten mile event in before the close of season in an attempt to reduce the record to under 30 minutes (20mph.)
Next year Kate plans to take Roma’s 25 mile record which has also stood since 1957.
Jon Races in France
Rye Wheeler Jon Beasley travelled to Abbeville in France on 11 September to compete in one of France’s biggest Sportive rides of 2004. The course was 130km. (80 miles) with lots of demanding hills. He completed the distance in 4-22-53 and was placed 152nd., out of over 1,000 starters, with an average speed of over 31 km per hour. Jon was also placed 18th. English rider in his age group of 18-29 years and won a silver medal.
Well done Jon.
Adventures of the Rye & District Wheelers Past and Present.
Three Races in Three Days
The racing members of the club were busy over the first weekend in September with some riders competing in threee time trials. The final Tenterden Evening “10” 0f the year was won by the Wheeler’s man of the moment Barry Goodsell. He has been the fastest rider in no less than nine of the Tenterden events this season against riders from all the prominent local clubs. The following morning, Saturday 4, the club’s new lady member Katy Alexander, took part in her first time trial in the Thornton Road Club “10” on Romney Marsh, her time of 31-24 was just 31 seconds outside Roma Page’s 1957 record. The next day was “25” Mile Championship day, the event being incorporated in the V.T.T.A race on the Marsh, Brookland – Ashford, New Romney course. Six riders competed on a bright, calm morning more than any other club save for the famous San Fairy Ann club from Maidstone who had seven starters. The Wheeler’s Champion was Barry Goodsell who recorded a brilliant One Hour, Three Minutes and Forty-four Seconds, just 46 seconds outside the club record. Second was Jon Beasley with 1-8-14 and third Gary Booth in 1-18-55.
Gary Booth was third
1. Barry Goodsall 1 Hour 3 Minutes 40 Seconds
2. Jon Beasley 1 Hour 8 Minutes 14 Seconds
3. Gary Booth 1 Hour 18 Minutes 55 Seconds
4. Jim Hollands 1 Hour 19 Minutes 37 Seconds
5. Granville Bantick 1 Hour 28 Minutes 11 Seconds
6. Kevin Hall 1 Hour 30 Minutes 42 Seconds
“Rye’s New” October 2004
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