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12 Hour

There are 54 entries for this year's 12 hour. You can down load the start sheet from the 12 hour web site


12 Hour Update

The number of entries for the 12 hour is up to 32. There ae still a few weeks to go so don't forget to send your entry to Esther. You can see who is riding on the 12 Hour's own webiste at www.kca12hour.org.uk.


Wigmore CC Hill Climb

As I have said often enough. "Nothing Happens Unless One Makes it Happpen". When I got this Show on the Road way way back in 1976 I was told by those in the know that I would be wasting my time. The Kent CA Hill Climb had recently been taken off the Calendar because of lack of entries.

There have been highs and lows but in the main I reckon it has been well worth the effort. An entry of 74 has been the best and last year saw 66 riders on the card. Only bettered on 3 previous occasions. Nationally there are around three dozen such events on the Calendar each October and in terms of entries in recent years this event has been about the 6th best supported. My target is always 60. Win some lose some.

To celebrate the 25th and 30th year an added attraction had been a Trad Jazz Band playing for 2 hours in our HQ field on the summit of the North Downs. And so for the 35th year it will be the same again. Southville Stompers Dixieland Jazz Band will be there to play from around 9-30am.

Since moving to Lincolnshire 10 years ago I have travelled down to Kent to continue to run "My Baby". This year will be my last, as I will be finally handing it over. For sure I will miss it. My wish now is to bow out with a bumper entry. Joke

WIGMORE CYCLING CLUB
 35th Annual Open Hill Climb

(incorporating the Kent Cycling Association Championship)
 
 ( currently 10 clubs that use this event for their own Championship)

Sunday 3rd October
 Course QHC/11
Hollingbourne Hill.
(1300 yards approx)
4 miles East of Maidstone
Kent
 
Over £650  in Prizes

 

1st place £50 with awards down to l0th place.
1st Vet £20 awards down to 4th place
Fastest Lady, Junior and Juvenile £10 each.
 Fastest Team of 3 riders £10 each.
20th place and every 10th place thereafter £5 each..
 A 6" Plaque will be awarded to the fastest Kent C.A. affiliated rider.

£50 to the Winner if  Course Record is broken.
(currently held by Rafal Radziej 3-01.7)

£250 from Simon Hill our Host to the winner if 3 minutes is beaten.
 
You will be entertained by Southville Stompers Dixieland Jazz Band.

 

Entry Fee is £7-50.
 Please make chques payable to D. Laidlow and  send along with CTT Hill Climb Entry Form by September 21st
to:
Doug Laidlow, 17 Fen Road, Little Hale, Sleaford, Lincolnshire. NG34 9BD. Tele: (01529) 461018.
Email: douglaidlow@btopenworld.com


KCA 12 Hour

There is a list of riders for the KCA 12 Hour on the 12 Hour's own webiste at www.kca12hour.org.uk. The course has been updated for various changes, and you can now "fly" the course (you need the Google Earth plug in - if you don't have it the site automaticly directsyou to where it can be downloaded).


2008 and 2009 Year Books

John Clegg has produced comprehensive booklets for the annual luncheons. I found an email from John with the 2008 Year Book. You can downloaded it here. I also have added a copy of the 2009 version here. Many thanks to John for producing these useful and informative documents.

Tim


KCA 12 Hour Course

Please note that the course details previously shown on the website were the 2009 version. In 2009 the event avoided Tenterden due to road works. At present the intention is for riders to use the Tenterden circuit in 2010. The course details on the web site are now correct.


New KCA web site

As part of a tidying up of all the various sites linked to the KCA this is the final stage with a new design for the main site. The old site was built as a a temporray measure because of problems with the company that was hosting the site. Unfortunately the problems with the company affected 5 sites I look after. I hope that the new site will be more attractive and interesting.

I expect there will be a few teething problems so if you spot anything amiss please email me.


New 12 Hour Website

We have just finished work on revamping the KCA 12 Hour web site. The work has also inlcuded updating the 12 Hour Archive. The next stage will be to bring the main KCA site upto date. I must apologise for the lack of information on the current site. This was built as a temporray measure because of problems with the company that was hosting the site previously. I hope that the new site will be more attractive and interesting

The KCA 12 Archive now enables you to look more easily by club, individual, distance and event. There is also the start of a list of officials. There is more work to be done to add actual result sheets, more information on the officials and pictures. I have a huge amount of material so this will take a while but the design of the site now means information can be added as I have time. It may be possible to extend the 12 Archive to cover moe of the KCA's past, but that is another project in itself.

Tim


SEAN YATES' KCA COMPETITION 50 RECORD BROKEN AFTER 14 YEARS

Sean set this record in 1996 when riding for Motorola with a 1.47.53. It was obviously set in our Open 50 but I do not have details to hand as to which course he set it on. It was certainly not the latest version of the Q50/11 as this version was new this year. It has taken a superb ride by Kevin Tye of 1.46.42 on Q50/11 to beat Sean's time so Kevin is the course record holder for Q50/11 as well as holding the Individual Men's 50 Record on any course in a KCA event. He was over the moon with his ride at the KCA event & said he had dreamed of breaking Sean's record for years, so we offer him our sincere congratulations. Pat Hill


The KCA Autumn Criteriums

The KCA Autumn Criteriums' , a 'C+' class event held under the technical regulations of 'British Cycling' on Saturday 25th September at Fowlmead Country Park, Nr. Deal.

Race one for J/W over 20 miles (using the short circuit @ ~ 0.8 mile/lap) - Start at 10:00
Race two for 4th.category senior over 32 miles (using the full circuit @ 2 mile/lap) - Start at 1230hrs

  • Open ONLY to KCA affiliated club members.
  • ONLY advance entries accepted. NO entry on the line.
    CLOSING DATE 01 September
  • Event entry fee is, £12 plus IF NEEDED* a one day membership BC race licence costing £10 (£5 for Juniors)
  • * Note: If you do not have a FULL annual racing licence but are a BC Bronze member then it will cost you £5 for a one day licence but if a Silver/Gold member then no fee for one day licence.

Standard BC race entry forms to be used available from organiser OR downloadable from, www.britishcycling.org.uk http://www.britishcycling.org.uk

Entries and further details from organiser,
Malcolm Strickland, 25 Coniston Drive, Aylesham, Canterbury, Kent. CT3 3HZ
Tel: 01304 - 840909
e-mail: malcolm.strickland@btopenworld.com

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