Cycling clubs from all over East Sussex and Kent took part in the Kent Group VTTA Annual Reliability Trial which started and finished at Bethersden on Sunday 8 February. Continue reading Local Cycling- Early Season Activity
St Leonards character, Maurice Carpenter, is one of the town’s best known racing cyclists.
As far back as 1952 Maurice, at the tender age of 19, recorded over 225 miles in a 12 hour race and took the Hastings & St Leonards Cycling Club record that had stood in the name of J F Mackie since 1935! Continue reading Still Going Strong at 82
Rye Wheeler Pav Bryan is Joint Best All Rounder Champion of Kent
Kent Cycling Association Annual Luncheon and Prize Presentation – Sean Yates is Guest of Honour
Dead Heat after 18 Hours of Racing
Amazingly it was confirmed last night that this years KCA Best All Rounder was jointly won by last years winner Dean Chittenden of Abello-SFA Racing Team and Pav Bryan of Rye & District Wheelers in an average speed of 24.674 mph across 4 Continue reading Rye Wheeler is Joint Kent Champion
NEW CYCLING PRESIDENT FOR ESCA
Esther Carpenter, one of the best known cycling organisers in the South-East, became President of the East Sussex Cycling Association at the Annual Luncheon and Prize Presentation held at the Roebuck Continue reading New Cycling President
RYE WHEELERS TAKE ON THE CREAM OF KENT
KCA 25 MILE TEAM TIME TRIAL
Eight teams of three riders were entered for the Kent Cycling Association’s Ladies 25 Mile Team Time Trial, run on a Romney Marsh course in March. Continue reading Wheelers Race to Wedding
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Kent CA 25, Sunday 15th April 2009
Eight members from the club entered this event held on the Chilham (Q25/8) course. Dave Wheeler was the fastest member of the day with a time of 56.51 setting a new club record, and bringing it back to a local course. Steve Gooch also beat the hour with a time of 59.07 just 13 seconds of his best ever time.
Trevor Bridge with a time of 1.04.42 equalled his personal best time for the distance. Rod Harrow again delivered the goods with a cracking ride finishing in Continue reading Faster at 65 than he was at 25
The K.C.A. “50”
On Sunday 8 June Rye & District Wheelers, on behalf of the Kent Cycling Association, promoted the famous June K.C.A. Fifty Mile time trial on the Romney Marshes. A seven year high of 84 riders competed on a blustery morning and the course, known for its fast road surfaces, produced a winner in a time of One Hour and Fifty Two Minutes, 27 M.P.H.
The Rye Club’s Championship was incorporated into the event and was won by Steve Gooch in a time of 2-02-46, a six minute improvement on his personal best.
The real stars of the Rye contingent were the Timekeeper, reco r de r , chie f marshal, course marshals and Jo’ & Jane who put on such a great selection of goodies for returning riders and helpers. The club hopes to emu la t e t his success with another later in the year when they promote, on behalf of the V. T . T . A. a n o t h e r Fifty Mile race in September.
CHAMPIONSHIPS AND RECORDS
June was the month of Championships and records. The “50” came first with Steve Gooch winning in fine style with 2-2-46, taking Jeremy Temple’s title but not his record just 20 seconds short. Barry Goodsell was second and Dave Spice third. Jeremy could only make fourth spot.
Surprise Ladies Champion was Brenda Davies in 2-50-49, two minutes faster than last years champ Liz King. Alison Steed was third.
Two weeks later came the “10”s. and it was that man Steve Gooch again. Another near record 22-25, from Barry Goodsell and Trevor Bridge.
The Ladies “10” was a hard fought event with seven women out to get the title. Liz King came out on top with 29-39 with Sue Spice in second place. Third was Brenda Davies.
Two days later, in gale force winds, the “100” was fought out, Steve Gooch picked up his third championship of the year and, despite the conditions, smashed the “100” record with a 4-22-35. Jim Hollands was second and Granville Bantick went off course just before the finish.
Liz King retained her Ladies “100” Championship with a fine 5-44-57, a brilliant time in the conditions. Alison Steed was second.
photographs f rom Rye Wheelers web site www.ryewheelers. co.uk
Rye’s Own July 2008
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