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URGENT! KCA 3 UP 25 TEAM TTT

Please note that the SEDC 2010 handbook just out has a number of errors in it, one of which is that it shows the 3 Up TTT as being on 14th April instead of on 14th MARCH!!!Please pass the word around. Ted Hill


WEDNESDAY WOBBLERS ROTA

This is a reminder that although the Hawkenbury Inn replaced Claygate on our list of pubs, we will not be going there on Dec 16th, on what would have been the usual rota date for Claygate. At the time I needed to put a pre Xmas rota together for magazines, we were not sure about Hawkenbury, so we gave 16th Dec to the Smarden Bell by bringing them forward a week from 23 Dec as they asked if we could miss them out that day as they were booked for Xmas Lunches as most WW pubs are at this time of year. We have therefore cancelled an official WW meet on 23rd Dec due to lack of a venue plus our possibly poor numbers.

This means that immediately after Xmas we will be back on our normal rota which will appear in the SFACC mag, the KVN Newsletter for Dec & I hope, the Sboro Whs mag & I give below anyway for non SFA Wobblers. I have rota slips to hand out next Wed etc but meanwhile please make a note re 16th & 23 Dec & warn your friends.

2 Dec George Egerton

9 Dec Lord Raglan, Rabbits Cross

16 Dec Smarden Bell (fill-in venue)

23 Dec No official meet but the Hawkenbury will welcome anyone fancying a private run out IF you phone to warn them.01580 890567

30 Dec Woolpack, Benover (start usual rota as it was before 16 Dec)

6 Jan 2010 Unicorn Marden

13 Jan Stilebridge Inn Marden

20 Jan George Egerton

27 Jan Lord Raglan

3 Feb Hawkenbury

10 Feb Smarden Bell & so on in rotation from Woolpack


Senior and Senior Team BAR

I have just completed the Senior and Senior Team BAR tables Dave Wheelerbelow.  We had a good turn out this year as
this is the highest number of qualifiers that we have had in the 6 years that I have been Time Trial Secretary.

David Wheeler is our 2009 Champion with an average of 24.970 mph, narrowly beating Andy Miles' average of 24.930.  But for Andy's unfortunate chain break in the 12 the result would have been even closer.

In 2008 there was no qualifying teams but this year we had no less than three teams competing for the trophy, with VC Elan - Harry Perry Cycles taking top honours ahead of San Fairy Ann CC.

I have taken great care to ensure the accuracy of the tables, but mistakes do happen.  So if anyone spots any errors or omissions by all means get in touch.

John Clegg

Senior
Position  Name Club 25 50 100 12 hour Ave

1 David Wheeler Rye and District Wheelers CC
00.54.36
01.50.46
04.05.38
250.761
24.970
2 Andy Miles VC Elan - Harry Perry Cycles
00.55.10
01.52.41
04.03.57
255.757
24.930
3 Ian Sutton San Fairy Ann CC
00.55.51
01.56.50
04.09.40
253.307
24.419
4 Richard Masters Wigmore CC
00.59.06
02.00.36
04.07.36
257.977
23.997
5 Stephen Barry San Fairy Ann CC
00.59.26
02.01.09
04.12.57
245.524
23.545
6 Colin Birch VC Elan - Harry Perry Cycles
00.59.18
02.00.05
04.22.28
226.312
22.999
7 Michael Pumphrey Thornton RC
01.03.30
02.05.55
04.26.28
244.653
22.588
8 Shay Giles VC Elan - Harry Perry Cycles
01.02.35
02.03.36
04.26.26
232.281
22.529
9 David Stocker San Fairy Ann CC
01.00.40
02.13.03
04.42.55
214.628
21.592
10 Richard Claxton VC Elan - Harry Perry Cycles
01.09.26
02.24.30
05.05.58
214.418
19.961
11 Sarah Sutton San Fairy Ann CC
01.09.54
02.23.25
05.03.08
208.369
19.883
12 Alec Mayes Ashford Wheelers CC
01.08.13
02.21.39
05.26.03
203.423
19.631
13 Andrew Nye Ashford Wheelers CC
01.09.41
02.33.55
05.30.17
185.586
18.662
14 Carolyn Hawkes San Fairy Ann CC
01.13.11
02.29.20
05.40.11
187.207
18.456
15 David Bryant Rye and District Wheelers CC
01.17.47
02.33.01
05.38.14
187.460
18.063
16 Jim Hollands Rye and District Wheelers CC
01.15.40
02.36.33
05.46.45
190.154
18.034

Andrew Nye's 12 hour ride was done on a Trike

Senior Team
Position  Name Club 25 50 100 12 hour Ave

1
Andy Miles VC Elan - Harry Perry Cycles
00.55.10
01.52.41
04.03.57
255.757
24.930
Colin Birch VC Elan - Harry Perry Cycles
00.59.18
02.00.05
04.22.28
226.312
22.999
Shay Giles VC Elan - Harry Perry Cycles
01.02.35
02.03.36
04.26.26
232.281
22.529
   
Total
70.458
   
Average
23.486
   
2
Ian Sutton San Fairy Ann CC
00.55.51
01.56.50
04.09.40
253.307
24.419
Stephen Barry San Fairy Ann CC
00.59.26
02.01.09
04.12.57
245.524
23.545
David Stocker San Fairy Ann CC
01.00.40
02.13.03
04.42.55
214.628
21.592
   
Total
69.556
   
Average
23.185
   
3
David Wheeler Rye and District Wheelers CC
00.54.36
01.50.46
04.05.38
250.761
24.970
David Bryant Rye and District Wheelers CC
01.17.47
02.33.01
05.38.14
187.460
18.063
Jim Hollands Rye and District Wheelers CC
01.15.40
02.36.33
05.46.45
190.154
18.034
     
Total
61.067
     
Average
20.356


Wobblers

Please note that after due discussion among all those out today (7 October) it has been decided to replace the White Hart, Claygate on our rota with the Hawkenbury Inn, Hawkenbury, Nr Staplehurst. There has been a general feeling of unrest around & after having several WW speaking highly of the new pub, plus their willingness to take us on board, it has been arranged that we go there on 28th October for a trial run for both sides.

The next time we are due at Claygate would be 16 Dec but that slot has been filled by the Smarden Bell coming forward a week as they will not be able to take us on their normal date 23 Dec but can take us on 16th. In fact none of our pubs tried so far can offer us space on 23 Dec due to Special Christmas Lunches etc, so we have decided that we will cancel any official WW meet that day, as we are unable to say just who who will be out so close to Christmas Day.

Pat


Lunch and Prize Presentation

TrophyThe Lunch and Prize Presentation is on the 1 November, but there is still time to book. Please contact Ann Burden on 01233 640456 or email Ann. It is always great fun and an opportunityto meet up with old friends, and competitors. The lunch will be at Smarden Charter Hall, in Smarden Villageexternal web page


Geoff Bray Funeral

There will be a 'High Tea' after the funeral at the Spyglass & Kettle, 2 Woodside, Rainham. Directions will be available on the day. Donations to the British Heart Foundation may be made in Geoff's memory. A collection will be made at the funeral.


More news re Geoff Bray's funeral

Geoff's daughter invites you to a High Tea at the Spyglass & Kettle 2 Woodside, Rainham after the funeral.Directions will be given on the day. There will also be a colection for the British Heart Foundation at the funeral if you wish to donate in Geoff's memoty.


GEOFF BRAY

Geoff Bray's daughter has said that the funeral will be on October 16th at Bobbing.  3.00pm.


THE 12 HOUR

On a day that was as near perfect as we could wish for, this year’s ‘12’ saw some sterling performances recorded. The full result can be found on the results page.

MastersFor the first time for many years Wigmore CC failed to put up a team and on the day their second entry Clin Maisey pulled out because of Pearl’s illness. However, their lone rider, Richard Masters, came up trumps and emerged the winner with a strong 257 plus miles. Andy Miles was a rather unlucky second after breaking his chain on the Woodchurch circuit and Ian Sutton climbed to third place, improving on last year’s placing and mileage with 253.307. Altogether nine people topped 240 miles including team winners from the Rye Wheelers, David Wheeler (riding the event for the first time) and Barry Goodsell who added 18.79 to his personal best. The ladies winner and third man in the Rye team was Bronwen Ewing who finished well up the list with a breath-taking 224.216 miles and a nineteen mile improvement. Bronwen was after Barry’s club record but missed it by a whisker, next year should see an interesting battle if she goes for David Wheelers new figures! Reg Smith entered just in time and raced as usual for Demelza Children’s Hospice; Malcolm Adams also got sponsorship for the same cause from his family and friends. Paul Welch gave himself a 60th birthday treat ten years after he last rode in Kent. I’m sure his ex-clubmates from the Gravesend cheered him on his way.

Further down the list it was good to see Alec Mayes top 200 miles; the oldest competitor to finish – Bey Lainson from the Thornton R.C., achieved 156 miles. He was just beaten by a younger man, 75 year old Granville Bantick. I don’t think I’m exaggerating if I say that Rye Wheelers have done a lot to rejuvenate the 12 Hour, a few years ago an entry of 61 would have been unthinkable but their enthusiasm and gung-ho attitude during the past four years has done a lot to encourage others to have a go. Their support team was out in force again and the Rye ladies gave each competitor a rock star reception as they passed them on the finishing circuit.

As usual the event could not have gone ahead without the support of the many marshals and timekeepers who turned out. Ted Hill was first on duty taking charge of the signing on sheet at the hall then it was down to the start where Peter Stone and Paul Mepham were in charge. Brian Leaney made the long journey from Lewes to push off the fifty seven starters who next encountered Bob Burden at the end of Kiln Lane. Then following the signs put out by Tim & James Carpenter they made their way to Matalan roundabout turn where James was waiting for them, back to New Street Farm and Barney Carpenter; John Smith (West Kent RC) at the end of Magpie Lane; Maurice Carpenter, Kings North; Ann Burden at the slip road then Chris Rock & John Dumper at the Gemini’s now traditional spot at Cloverleaf and Ernie Mackey did the first stint at Brenzett. It was strange not to have a Mackey on the start sheet and both Ernie and David were rather wistful as they set off from the hall. However David did a very good job of looking after Derek Howlett, - sneaking off to Camber when Derek wanted to pack at the top of the bypass. At East Guldeford Gary Booth (Rye Wheelers) spent a happy hour before going home for a full English. Gordon Davies (Thornton RC) and Tony Farmer (Ashford Wheelers) completed the team on the Camber circuit. marshallBack to Brenzett where Brian Leaney & Maurice Carpenter had joined Ernie, and were then re-inforced by Mark Abela (Medway Velo). John Ashdown (Hastings & St.L) was at Appledore and Chris Parker ( H & St.L) at the end of the canal road and then Ros Harrow (Rye Wheelers) at the mini r.a.b. After completing the two circuits it was on to the Woodchurch loop, to be completed five times by the leading riders, as roadworks put the Tenterden circuit out of action.

Bob Giles (Rye) put in a couple of hours at the by-pass slip road before going off to work and was relieved by Derek Duchemin (Ashford) who in turn handed over to Gordon Sherwood (Hillingdon/Rye). Chris & Andy Burrows (Thanet RC) were at the top of the slip, a position taken over by Roy & Pam Manser (SFA) and later by Mark Abela (who you will remember has already appeared in this list). John Smith at Magpie Hall Lane, was given time off to stretch his legs and eat his sandwiches by Barney & James, and was later dispatched for a well earned rest by Keith Ray (Gravesend). Southborough Wheelers were responsible for Stubbs Cross all day, I saw Les & Diane Hayman and Geoff & Margaret Abraham during my travels and knew that Martin Yardley had volunteered his services before rushing off to a wedding. I’m sure I also saw David Parker & Drucie lurking under outsize sunhats and I guess that Ian Turner featured at some time during the day. Brian Whitehouse was around and he took a turn also. Further down the road at Woodchurch Mark Vowells (SFA & T.A.), Alan Francis and then Mike Hayler (Brighton Mitre) were at the rather odd T junction. Jim Davey and friends were at the boarded up Stilebridge Inn and were joined later by Ann Burden. I’m not sure if they let Ann have a turn at marshalling or not but it was a very cheerful spot to be and I had to force myself away to find a pub that was open. I knew the King’s Head in Shadoxhurst would probably be playing host to some of my clubmates so made my way there. Imagine my delight when I saw Gwyneth Holland in the car park waiting for Peter. She refused an invitation to join the rest of us at the table wanting a little quiet time. Meanwhile Chris Parker had handed over to Terry & Jenny Fearn (Thanet RC) at Brenzett and was making his way to the circuit where he was marshalling at New Street Farm. Roger & Jean Travers (Wigmore CC) and Len & Therese Mason (SFA) joined the S’boro for the final hours on the finishing circuit. The timekeepers were Pat &Ted Hill (SFA and Finsbury Park) Alan Koolman (West Kent), Ian & Clarice Masterson (CC Bexley), Warwick Dunford (S’boro) and Paul Mepham (VC Elan). They were joined by Ernie Mackey who had finished his traffic count duties just in time to help for the end of the event. Ann Heasman organised the CC Bexley feeding station before going off with Brian to help Malcolm Strickland and last but certainly not least, Roger Bunnett (CC Bexley) delighted his fans once again with his motor cycle skills as he rode at the back of the field keeping an eye on the riders.

Back at the hall Maurice had teamed up with Ann Burden to provide refreshments. Ann has recently retired from her job which entailed dealing with elderly people. Her skills were tested, and she passed with flying colours, as I had left the cakes at home and Maurice only had sausage rolls to offer. Instead of the cries of despair and condemnation, the wailing and gnashing of teeth, that would normally meet me in that situation all was calm and efficient in the kitchen. Jackie Macnay was busy with her bodies on the massage table and Tim, James & Barney picked up the last of the signs, and it seemed that once again the KCA had completed a successful day.

The only regrets that we had were the absence of old friends, notably Dave Saffrey who had died a fortnight before. Dave was a faithful and long standing supporter of the event. Geoff Bray, although suffering the effects of his recent illness, was able to join us for a while and we were pleased to see him. Vic Williams had a happier reason for absence as he was attending a Golden Wedding celebration.

We will let you know what is happening next year when news comes through but hope that you will be able to turn out once again, Thank you.

Esther


WEDNESDAY WOBBLERS

Please note that we have replaced Mundy Bois with the Smarden Bell due to difficulties getting in touch with MB to confirm our arrival each time. This eventually resulted in a big crowd of thirsty & hungry cyclists arriving to find no chef due for ½ hour (plus cooking time) as they had us down for the following week.So we all made for the nearest hostelry, the Bell, who coped so well with the sudden onslaught, with good humour & food etc that we decided to book them officially.Open 11am, cooking 12-2.30, good bar menu, good gardens, plenty car parking. Look in on landlady Karen even if you only want a coffee. Pat Hill

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