Solo & 2up TT at Cyclopark

Dear All,

The last events of the interclub season and social takes place at the velopark on Saturday 18 from 2.30pm. Details as below;

I’m being asked by Avanti on the level of interest as they are concerned about the costs involved and want to know for catering purposes.

Can I have some ideas of numbers for them please.

Regards

DT

Bob/Interclub TTs

Dear all,

I spoke to Maryse a little while ago to get a update on Bob. It sounds like the minor stroke has now been confirmed. She went with her daughter to see Bob yesterday and took him for a walk around the hospital grounds. He is apparently very confused and having trouble talking and finishing sentences. He is expected to have an MRI today.

The results from the Hilly on Saturday can be found here.

Thanks to the Avanti for lending all gear to run the event

Also thanks to the following for their assistance;
Robert Royston
Peter Mahoney
Luke Evans
Dave Fleming

Good job it was Saturday it happened because we rode part of the course in reverse yesterday as part of our club run. We found that Copping’s Road heading towards Hubbards was closed and there were traffic lights on Ide Hill!

Regards

DT

GS/311 Gracious Lane, Sat 4th Sept – Update 2

Following on from earlier Luke has offered his assistance, so we are now covered for help.
Hopefully will have all the gear as well.

Anyone riding now?

Regards
DT

GS/311 Gracious Lane, Sat 4th Sept – Update

Dear all,

In the process of trying to organise the event tomorrow I have discovered that Bob is in Maidstone Hospital having been moved from Pembury Hospital where he was taken first. They are awaiting on test results but it sounds like he has suffered a minor stroke. I will keep you informed when I hear more. Wish him better quickly!

Obviously as a result I have no access to the club equipment for the event tomorrow at 9.00am on the GS/311 Gracious Lane course. I am trying to borrow equipment from one of the other clubs. It now looks like there are traffic lights on the Gracious Lane bridge which will hopefully be gone by tomorrow morning. If not we might have to do two times up Bayley’s Hill.

Providing I can get the equipment. I only have 4 people confirmed for tomorrow;
Robert Royston
Peter Mahoney
Me
Martin Brown (7oaks Tri)

Can I have one other person confirmed please.

Regards
DT

GS/311 Gracious Lane, Sat 4th Sept

As previously mentioned this Saturday at 9.00am we are organizing the Hilly 21  on the GS/311 Gracious Lane. As it stands the roadworks that were Chiddingstone Causeway seem to have gone but I understand there were further issues at the top of Bayley’s Hill. The website says these will finish on the 2nd. So the course needs to be checked still. Hopefully all will be OK on the day, but watch out for further updates.

Now we need assistance to run this. All being equal we can get away with 5 people, but more are always welcome. Can people get back to me as soon as possible please.

Regards

DT

Jean Beale – Appreciation

JEAN BEALE

19th JUNE 1938 – 29th JULY 2021

Happily married in 1957 – Sixty Four years together

I have been asked by a devastated Ron to give an appreciation of his beloved wife, whose fight against cancer finally and suddenly took her while in hospital. His large family, children Nathan and Emma, grandchildren, relatives, ‘Sydenham’ and others, gathered ‘up the road’ in the lovely Holy Trinity Charing Heath church. We were welcomed by the reverend Sandra Marsh, with eulogies which were given by his young grandson Darryl, who spoke very confidently, Charlie Beale – ‘My Mrs Wonderful’ and a personal tribute by Andrea. After the service we all congregated at the conveniently placed Red Lion at Charing Heath for refreshments. At Ron’s request donations were given to Cancer Research U.K. They are getting on top of it but it still takes too many lives.

Jean joined the ‘Sydenham’ before their marriage, to enjoy cycling and taking part in reliability trials but did not wish to compete. She loved to go to France where the club took part in ‘gentlemen’s’ events and enjoy the banter and comradeship of all the other bike riders. Happy memories! She was a lovely lass and will be sorely missed, in particular yours truly.

Bob Loader.

Q10/19 Tonbridge, Sun 22nd August – Results

Dear all,

The results of yesterday’s event held on the Q10/19 are now live.

Regards

DT

Q10/19 Tonbridge, Sun 22nd August

Dear all,

A reminder that the next TT takes place this Sunday at 7.30am on the Q10/19 Tonbridge course.
This is being organized by the 7Oaks Tri.

The following event isn’t until the 21 mile hilly on Saturday 4th September at 9.00am. This is the next/last event that we will have to organise so look forward to receiving some offers of help.

It would appear there will be roadworks on Chiddingstone Causeway so we may have to amend the course. We let you know the details nearer the time.

As it stands I was thinking of riding the Q10/19 so won’t be out for a Club Run.

Regards

DT

Q10/18 Polhill, Sat 14th August – Results

Dear All,

Thanks to the people below for their help Saturday morning;

Dave Fleming
Ben Thomas
Steve Thurgood
Robert Royston
Fergus Clinch
Pete Mahoney
Doug Bentall
Me

Nearly as many organisers as riders!

Results are live and found here.

DT

Q10/18 Polhill, Sat 14th August – Update 2

We are now covered for marshals/timekeepers. Thanks to;

Dave Fleming
Ben Thomas
Steve Thurgood

As previously mentioned will be checking the course tonight for lights/road works.

So keep an eye on your twitter feed/website/phones etc for any updates. Otherwise see you in the morning.

Q10/18 Polhill, Sat 14th August – Update

I know it is all a bit last minute and in the summer holidays but I need more people!

So far there is;

Robert Royston
Fergus Clinch
Pete Mahoney
Doug Bentall
Me

I need at least 7. More would be better.

Please get back to me. It should all be finished by 9.00ish after all

DT

Q10/18 Polhill, Sat 14th August – Urgent

Having had a week off have only just picked up on the fact that we are supposed to be organising a time trial on the Q10/18 Polhill this Saturday (14th ) at 8.00am

Fergus has pointed out that there are temporary light at Badgers Mount yesterday that are there to the 13th according to website.

Hopefully they will indeed be gone and the event can take place.

Now I need a lot of assistance. Please let me know if you can help ASAP

Regards
DT

KCA Marshalling

As you can see from the correspondence below we have received late advice that we are supposed to supply 1 marshal for the KCA this year. There is only one event left the 3 up TTT this weekend.

Is anyone able to assist?

Jean Beale

Bob has asked us to circulate the sad new that Jean died in hospital with cancer on the 29th July and her funeral will take place at Charing Heath Church on the 17th August at 2.00 p.m. With Ron, she was a friend and companion going back to the 1950`s.

Q10/27 Brands Hatch – Not 2up!

Forgot to remind people that this is now a solo event. Not a 2up as originally advised.

DT

Q10/27 Brands Hatch – Update

Results are now live from last Thursday’s TT on the Q10/18 Polhill course.

Please remember we are down to organise this week’s event on the Q10/27 Brands Hatch course starting at 7.15pm this Thursday.

As is stands we have;

Robert Royston
Doug Bentall
Pete Mahoney
Myself
Tony Day (possibly)

We should therefore be covered, so need to get some riders out!

DT

Q10/18 Polhill (7 Oaks Tri) – Update

A reminder that the next event will be on the Q10/18 Polhill course at 7.30pm. This will be organised by the 7Oaks Tri. Hopefully the weather will be good!

The following week we are down to run an event on the Q10/27Brands Hatch course, this will start at 7.15pm. Originally this was to be a 2up, but to try and get more people riding from all clubs this is now going to be a solo event. Obviously would appreciate people’s assistance with this.

Thanks

DT

Q10/27 Brands Hatch, Thu 15th July – Results

The results from last night’s 10 on the Q10/27 Brands Hatch course are now live.

Q10/29 East Peckham, Thu 8th July – Results

Results of the last two events held are now live.
Shame there are more people racing generally and especially for us!

Once again I intend being out for the Club Run at 9.15 at the bottom of Polhill. Anyone else intend being there?

DT

Q10/29 East Peckham, Thu 8th July

A late reminder that tonight’s event takes place on the Q10/29 (East Peckham) course and is being organised by the 7Oaks Tri starting at 7.30pm. Hope a number of you will be able to make it.

DT