Welcome To Sydenham Wheelers Cycling Club
Sydenham Reliability Ride
Entry on the day only, both distances £10 per rider.
Hall open at 8am first riders away at 9am.
Free food - tea, coffee, squash, sandwiches, cake etc.
Long Route - 107km with total ascent of 1318m.
Short Route - 64km with total ascent of approx 750m.
GPX & PDF Files
- Q10/26 Brands Hatch (GS Avanti) ->
- G10/38 Sundridge (Sydenham) ->
- Q10/26 Brands Hatch (7 Oaks Tri) ->
Inter-Club Points Summary
GS Avanti - 349.0
Sevenoaks Tri-Club - 295.0
Sydenham Wheelers CC - 201.0
Fareham Wheelers CC 25, Sun 17th June - P884/25
- posted 19-06-2018
It was an early start for Mark Newton (2nd claim)and Dave Twin to travel some way down the A3 to ride this course. Around the Hindhead tunnel the first signs of rain appeared on the windscreen, thankfully the mood was lifted by a whole batch of supercars going past. By the time the guys started warming up the conditions were starting to improve. On the course the damp roads did make it a sketchy through the first roundabout. Generally it was a headwind on the way out and tailwind on the return leg back past the start. The breeze drying the roads quite quickly. Dave finished with a 1.02.03 (53rd), being passed by Mark in the process for 4 minutes. Mark recorded a 56.05 (23rd) and another 2nd claim member David Rumm produced a 54.35 (16th). The overall winner was James Rix, Team Bottrill/Vanguard in 48.42.
KCA 50 held Sunday 3rd June on Q50/11
- posted 05-06-2018
Although a few degrees colder down near the coast than at home, you sensed it was going to be a good day as the hot air balloons where already taking off from Leeds Castle on the way down. With the clear skies it didnít take too long for the temperatures to start to rise. With the light winds there were a lot of good times and some personal bests. There were 5 people down as Sydenham members, the fastest of whom was Ben Wimpory in 1.51.10 (5th), who rode in 2nd claim colours as it was an association event. 2nd fastest was Richard Birtwhistle who seems to struggle getting under the 2 hour barrier on this course with 2.00.02 (18th), however he did pick up the Novis Cup as fastest 1st claim member. Robert Royston turned in a 2.08.53 (34th) and Dave Twin a 2.11.12 (40th). 2nd claim member Doug Bentall started a minute after Dave and caught him about 5 miles into the event. A ding dong battle then commenced, although Dave finished ahead Doug finished in a PB time of 2.10.22 (38th). Jon Couson riding his first 50 decided he was going to slow at the end of the first lap and headed back to the hall. The overall event winner was Chris Fennell, The Independent Pedaler in 1.41.22 setting both a course record and Kent record.
De Laune CC 25, Sun 20 May 2018 on Q25/8
- posted 21-05-2018
There were concerns when people arrived due to the misty/foggy conditions. Although it didnít lift completely the event took place. The car was only showing 7 degrees as I set off for the start and it didnít seem get much warmer for the whole event. The sun didnít appear until the drive home back up the M20. The event only had 45 people on the start sheet but due to the conditions there were only 33 starters. Dave Twinís time was 1.05.29 (21st), but was beaten by just 13 minutes by Nic Fennell, Thanet RC in 52.29.