Local cycling club, Rye & District Wheelers have made history in Kent Cycling circles by becoming the first club ever to win the KCA Best All Rounder Team Trophy, an event which aggregates the best times over distances of 25, 50, 100 miles and 12 Hours by the fastest three riders from one club in a season, with two women representatives in the team.
Bob Burden Writes ……….
Kent CA Open 12 Hour, Sunday 9th August 2009
Once again it was the second Sunday in August and time for the highlight of the time trial year for me! It was up at the crack of dawn, sadly not to ride but to assist two of our riders, Mark Amon and Dave Wheeler, both of whom were riding their first twelve hour event. Dave’s preparation with drinks and food left nothing to chance with an array of proteins and carbohydrates or something like that (as one who has ridden all his long distance events on sultanas and liquorice allsorts and a few gallons of orange juice I was well out of my depth). Luckily Aly Continue reading Wheelers are 12 Hour Champions Again
How do you fancy spending a whole twelve hours one Sunday on a push bike? Sounds painful? You have heard nothing yet.
This twelve hours is a race! The idea to go as far as you can in the time. Even the Tour de France riders do not spend that long on their bikes in one session. Continue reading Twelve Hours in the Saddle