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.
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 Own” October 2004
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