27-04-2017 at 18:45 - Q10/18 Polhill (GS Avanti).
06-05-2017 at 07:15 - Q10/19 Tonbridge (Sydenham).
13-05-2017 at 15:00 - Q10/24 Grain (7 Oaks Tri).
Club Open 25
09-04-2017 - Q25/20 Harrietsham -> Result
April Fools 10
01-04-2017 - G10/38 Sundridge (Sydenham) -> Result
Hill Climb & Downhill Comp
30-10-2016 - Ide Hill (Meet in Car Park at the top) -> Result
GS Avanti - 30
Sydenham Wheelers CC - 26
Sevenoaks Tri-Club - 17
East Surrey Hardriders 29.9 - GS/491 on 12th March
- posted 14-03-2017
Thankfully the weatherman got the forecast of rain wrong and conditions generally were good for this early season classic. After a couple of years of a shortened course due to the broken bridge which has now been replaced, it was back to the full distance. There was a good representation from the club on the start sheet, but unfortunately Paul Bellamy due to having metal work taken out his shoulder and Kevin Beament going off skiing meant there weren’t as many riding. The conditions resulted in some quick rides, with the winner John Dewey, Team Bottrill/HSS Hire finishing in 1.02.53. First claim rider times were as follows: Richard Birtwhistle 1.18.13 (48th), Robert Royston 1.18.41 (52nd), David Twin 1.19.25 (56th) and Ed Rieu 1.31.20 (86th). For a while there was a thought we were in with a chance of the vet team prize unfortunately that was not to be. Second claim members times were: Mark Newton 1.11.44 (21st) and Winsome Levy 2.08.44 (94th).
Happy New Year
- posted 09-01-2017
The provisional calendar of Club and Inter-Club events is now available on this website. Here's to a safe and fast season ahead!
Epsom CC 25 Sun 25th Sept G25/54 (revised course)
- posted 14-10-2016
This was the nominated event for the club’s 2up trophy but sadly only one team entered being Robert Royston and Dave Twin. Driving down the chaps discovered that half the dual carriageway near Faygate was coned to allow for traffic to go in and out of a tough mudder event. This would make racing very dangerous and there were worries that it might get cancelled. On arrival at the HQ it was discovered that the course had been revised to do 3 circuits of a shortened version of the course meaning the distance reduced to about 22.5 miles. There had been rain earlier but conditions were improving as the team started the event. Unfortunately due to the damp roads Robert got a puncture just over halfway round the first lap. Thankfully spares were on hand and the duo were able to continue. They eventually finished in 1.01.23 (8th) last of the teams that actually started, but at least they won the club trophy! The winners were James Stuart and Chris Holmes of Norwood Paragon in 46.35. There was also a solo event following the 2up in which 2nd claim member Mark Newton finished in 48.49 (7th) and a rare sighting of Nick Gritton finishing in 58.31 (50th) on a road bike. This event was won by James Boyman of Farnham RC in 44.11.