- Jul 28th. 2014
- By John Beggs
It’s only 5 months since the AGM at the end of January, but a lot has happened in the club in the meantime. I thought it would be good to do a newsletter to members with some of the highlights, together with a few photos, especially for those club members who don’t have the time to do much riding. I’ll be putting this up on the Facebook site as well.
Racing / TTs
Some very good results. Consistent high placings in road & criterium races have seen Wayne Beba and Keith Watson achieve their 2nd Cat licences – excellent results, including podiums for both.
Rod Archibald has scored points towards his 2nd cat; Paul Philpott & David Hewitt are closing in on their 3rd cat, with a recent podium place for David.
Look out for all these guys in the 1/2/3 cat races later in the season and next – they’ll be strong – as will new recruit Huck Garip. Adalta is now affiliated to the Surrey League as well as SERRL – Surrey is one of the strongest leagues in the UK, so some tough competition in prospect.
TTs have been good, also with some high placings. Richie McVey recording some great times against the clock – he’s quick even when injured! – and Spencer Wood showing a lot of potential.
A number of members have ridden TTs, and tomorrow’s 4-up at Fowlmead will have nearly 20 Adalta members in action.
Great to see the number of members taking part in these competitive events. Adalta will be out in force at the “Tour de Fowlmead” races this coming Saturday, spread across the various categories, with members new to racing doing the Go-Race.
Training and other rides
A lot of activity, both hard riding and a more social ride including a few very welcome guests with a cafe stop on Saturdays. Road Captain John Beggs has been expertly coordinating the activities.
Very good turnouts of Adalta members every week: particularly riding towards the front and pushing the pace on the Fowlmead Tuesdays & Fridays race training sessions, and the Thanet Sunday ride.
The “Grey Train” is certainly getting noticed – well done to Nik Dobson, Grant Cousins, Joffy Richardson, Robert Smart, Adam Morgan, Nick Saunders, Jamie Davies-Evans, Crys Herford, Sam Hocking, Simon(s) Herrington & Sweeting, Mark Jeffrey, Phil Craddock, Lucas Douche, Graham Ellicott, Tim “Black Cat” Ramsden, James Carter (before he left for sunnier climes!), Doug Archibald, the guys mentioned above in the racing/TT section, and everyone else who has ridden in club colours at these.
Winter training camps, all going to different parts of Spain: two separate groups to the southern mainland, as well as Mallorca (Ken Jones had the privilege of riding with Stephen Roche and the Irish Para Cycling team) and Tenerife.
More recently Rod & Doug, Wayne and Alec Newell have all been on separate trips to the Alps, posting good Strava times on famous climbs of Alpe d’Huez (age graded KoM for Alec), Galibier, Croix de Fer, and a few other “proper” climbs.
Looking forward, Rod & Doug are both hoping for high positions in the Etape de Tour in the Pyrenees in a few weeks’ time – Tourmalet & Hautacam. Rather closer to home, Lucas & Mark are arranging a trip to ride in France
Ride London 100 (10th August)
We managed to obtain a Club Team entry, so John, Paul, Nik & Adam will be working together to see how high Team Adalta can finish in the Club rankings (position is based on time of the 4th rider).
Rod, Doug, Ken & Alec have also individual entries, and all start within 30 minutes of each other – maybe some fast times all round.
There is a huge range of club kit available from Champion Systems, and deliveries scheduled for July include the new baseball caps and fluo gilets: there will be a pretty full stock of jerseys, shorts, gilets, armwarmers caps and socks available in a variety of sizes – as well as lots of bottles!
Another order to be placed early August will be mainly for winter kit – we have all items available to order in Adalta grey or Fluo yellow.
Hopefully the shorts problems have now been resolved by Champion – but if you have problems do let Ken know: kit carries a one year guarantee, and Champion have been very helpful with replacements.
Kit rebates negotiated with Champion have allowed the club to offer a crash replacement scheme. Racing is at the heart of the club’s activities, so the club will make a 75% contribution towards the cost of Adalta kit damaged whilst representing the club in racing/TTs/Fowlmead session race training sessions.
Putting something back into local cycling – Fowlmead Fridays
In addition to marshalling duties at the KCA 100 TT, and assisting at a planned SERRL race in August, Adalta have been very pleased to combine with Thanet RC in jointly promoting the Friday training sessions at Fowlmead. We arranged sponsorship for these, and have been covering registration, organisation of the bottom circuit and marshalling.
As well as providing a good hard training session enjoyed by 50+ riders, all profits from the evenings are going to Thanet RC and will help their junior and youth development sections – the local riders and racers of the future. Please continue to support the Friday evenings.
It’s your club …
Adalta is a new club, so we don’t have too many traditions, or fixed structure. Do post ideas on the Facebook pages, or let the committee of Sam, John and Ken know if there’s something we should / shouldn’t be doing.
As a relatively young club, made up of active members who all want to ride our bikes, suggestions involving riding or racing (or a social do!) are likely to be better received than those which involve a lot of organising / administration – unless you volunteer!
If you haven’t yet signed up for Adalta on Facebook, please do. We have two groups, both of which are very active:
• Adalta CC – general activity within the club, open to members and friends of the club
• Adalta racing – members only, race plans, tactics, etc
Safe riding to all
Adalta CC wishes Nick Marsh VC Deal a speedy recovery after being injured during a training crash at Fowlmead last night.
KCA request to Adalta CC
Two marshals are required for either the
15 June KCA 100 Organiser Peter Hayes
7 Sept KCA 12 Hour Organiser Esther Carpenter
I need volunteers asap
As part of www.blackcatcyclecoaching.com sponsorship of the club this year I am offering two days where I will test members at a discount, set their power and HR zones and give one to one training advice. My web price for a RAMP is £70 and this will be discounted to £45 on the days. I can be relatively flexible with days and dates – a Saturday would probably suit most people. If this is something you are interested in please indicate here and we can get a date sorted out here. If you already know your MAP or max HR and want to establish threshold hr/ power, assess and improve your sprint, or measure all your attributes and “plug gaps” by doing a power profile then I can also offer these tests at a discount.
After a committee meeting in Deal last night myself and Ken Jones Treasurer also have control of the website. I will update important club news on the website from now on.
Adalta is pleased to announce that BlackCat Cycle Coaching will be sponsoring Adalta for 2014. The sponsorship will offer all new and existing Adalta members discounts to BlackCat’s cycle coaching. The classic Adalta kit remains unchanged other than the addition of a small logo on the shorts.
More info to follow.
Tim starts the Deal Tri turbo sessions on Jan 10th at 7:00pm Walmer Hall. If you haven’t been before please arrive early to ensure a prompt start. Cost is £1 to Deal Tri members and £3 to non-members.
Also starting in January are the VC Deal Turbo sessions – these run from Tuesday 15th January at the Walmer Sea Scouts Hut on Walmer Green (on the front opposite the children’s paddling pool). Start time is again
7pm 7:30pm (get there 7:15pmted their seasons with a bang and went on banging!!! Two sessions a week is certainly not for the faint-hearted but gives you a very good level of fitness so why not give it a go?
** Update **
For anyone wishing to donate, please use http://gogetfunding.com/project/christian-hill-donations
This is an Email sent to Craig Joy from Christian Hill that he wanted everybody to see. Thanks again for all your support, it means a lot.
I would like to thank my cycling family and friends for their generosity, it has completely astounded me, and will never be forgotten. In particular Craig, Emma, and superstar Sophia who has practically been here every single day.
Just under 4 weeks left now flat on my back, then I’ll begin the rehabilitation process which should take about 3 months.
Stay safe all of you, and I’ll see you when I see you.
I’ve been upgrading the site over the last couple of weeks. Visually, not much has changed and everything should be relatively familiar with the old version and in similar places.
The main changes are:
Any issues please let me know. All existing users can still login using your usual username and passwords.
I can confirm the Reading Room in The Royal Hotel on Beach Street, Deal, Kent CT14 6JD has been booked for 7pm onwards on Friday 23rd November
We can spill out of room for drinks and food or whatever. The room is free, so long as we have some drinks! Everyone welcome including anyone wanting to join or just interested. Spread the word!
Good weather welcomed the return of St Margarets Hill Climb after a 15 year break. Richard narrowly edged out Mark for the win and yours truly had a nice gentle potter up to take 10th!
Thanks to Seb for organising a fine event, and thanks to helpers Simon Henderson, Colin Inett, Jim Dickson and Mark and Stanley Ball
1 Richard McVey Adalta CC 2m 25.5
2 Mark Foulds Adalta CC 2m 28.6
3 Simon Bennett VC Deal 2m 36.4
4 Chris Fennell Thanet RC 2m 36.5
5 Olly Dickson Thanet RC 2m 50.9
6 Colin Robinson Thanet RC 2m 59.9
7 Conor O’Reilly Thanet RC 3m 04.5
8 Rob Milnes Unattached 3m 06.8
9 Mark Huckstep Thanet RC 3m 09.8
10 Sam Hocking Adalta CC 3m 23.6
11 Pete Huckstep Thanet RC 3m 33.7
11 George Edmondson Thanet RC 3m 33.7
13 Tony Morris Unattached 3m 40.7
14 Brett Dennis Thanet RC 3m 48.7
15 Pete Sayer Thanet RC 3m 49.9
16 Martin Dickinson Deal Tri 3m 55.9
17 Ollie Robinson Thanet RC 4m 31.3
Mark Foulds took a 4th in Gravesend LVRC today at CycloPark after his 11th in Giro d’Fowlmead race yesterday. Simon Herrington came in 16th and Richard Mcvey 24th also in yesterday’s Giro d’Fowlmead.
Phil Craddock took 7th in the Giro d’Fowlmead Go-Race category in his first race. (hope the jersey was ok!)
New member Alec Newell smashed the Etape Caledonia - http://www.etapecaledonia.co.uk/ with 52nd overall and 3rd in his age category. A great ride from a field of 5000!
Huck Garrip made it through the usual SERRL sprint crashes for 29th
More pictures to follow hopefully…
1 Andy Miles & Phil Bull VC Elan 00:20:38 V +4.42
2 Jamie Beecham & Rob Baker VC Elan 00:20:54
3 Simon Henderson & Carl Chapman Thanet RC 00:21:06 V Comp +3.56
4 Pete Elms & Sam Hocking Adalta cc 00:21:48
5 Rob Kennison & Richard Kennison Medway Velo 00:22:03 V +3.03
6 Carl Bradford & Dave Stocker San Fairy Ann CC 00:22:09 V +2.46
7 Tim Kingston & Chris Hovenden Deal Tri 00:22:43
8 Tom Smoker & Sam Bradford Thanet RC 00:22:48 Comp
9 Dave Williams & Jeff Cross Kingsnorth International 00:23:00 V +2.55
10 Shay Giles & Ken Beecham VC Elan 00:23:21 V +3.15
11 Shaun Thompson & Martin Dawkins GS Invicta 00:23:32 V +1.38
12 Jill Cliff & Mark Whittaker GS Invicta 00:23:44 V Mix +2.00
13 John Beggs & Michael Linton VC Elan 00:23:51 V +1.29
14 Paul Morton & Tom Morton PM Racing 00:24:06
15 Jacob Kennison & Tom Kennison Medway Velo 00:24:36 Sen with Jun/Juv
16 Tyler Lemmon & Simon Morris Medway Velo 00:25:01 Sen with Jun/Juv
17 Andrew Fearn & Matthew Fearn Medway Velo 00:25:16
18 Andrew Smith & Steve Smith Clay Cross RT 00:25:18
19 Pete Huckstep & Mark Huckstep Thanet RC 00:25:37
19 Louise Mason & Deborah Hope Medway Velo 00:25:37 W
21 Colin Robinson & Ollie Robinson Thanet RC 00:26:02 Sen with Jun/Juv
22 Victoria Strila & Sally Smith Medway Velo 00:26:30 W
23 Alan Rowe & Malcolm Adams De Laune CC 00:26:33 V +1.03
24 Rod Kennison & Nigel Smith Medway Velo 00:25:53
25 Paul Griffiths & Mark Ball Thanet RC 00:27:06
Tough conditions this morning, but cracking times from men of the moment Pedro & Richard and new members Ken & James. Well done guys.
1 Steve Berry Team Swift 00:53:35 V +12:51 -2:20
2 Seth Kay Data Team Allstars 00:54:11 S – -1:33
3 Kevin Tye Data Team Allstars 00:54:33 V +13:23 -4:44
4 Nick Wilson Rye & District Wheelers 00:56:19 V +11:15 +00:29
5 David Wheeler PM Racing 00:56:50 V +09:48 -4:37
6 Phil Bull VC Elan – Harry Perry Cycles 00:57:41 V +11:22 -5:18
7 Christian Yates East Grinstead CC 00:57:54 V +09:51 +00:33
8 Nick Leech In Gear Quick Vit Train Sharp 00:58:02 V +08:48 -1:19
9 Carl Chapman GS Invicta 00:58:12 V +08:01 -1:15
10 Pete Elms Adalta CC 00:58:45 V +08:05 -0:38
11 Lee Turner La Fuga – Sigma Sport 00:58:48 V +07:50 -7:38
12 Steve Gooch Rye & District Wheelers 00:59:16 V +07:57 -2:20
13 Richard McVey Adalta CC 00:59:35 V +07:49 +02:27
14 Mark Whittaker GS Invicta 00:59:47 V +06:13 -0:11
15 Alan Thynne Rye & District Wheelers 00:59:59 S – +06:01
16 Simon Henderson Thanet RC 01:00:01 V +07:44 -2:26
17 Andrew Ferry Bigfoot Cycle Club 01:00:01 V +06:49 -3:04
18 Dave Stocker San Fairy Ann CC 01:00:10 V +07:14 -2:37
19 David Landers Greenwich Tritons 01:00:24 V +07:32 -
20 Michael Gore San Fairy Ann CC 01:00:42 S – -2:54
21 Mark Hill Data Team Allstars 01:00:49 V +06:01 -3:35
22 Neil Harrigan Gravesend CC 01:01:02 S – -0:08
23 Andy Morley Southborough & District Wheelers 01:01:10 V +06:24 -2:18
24 Simon Friend Thanet RC 01:01:18 S – -0:11
25 Tim Sheppard Ashford Wheelers CC 01:01:30 S – -1:48
26 Nick Marsh VC Deal 01:01:31 V +06:25 -0:57
27 Ian Neild San Fairy Ann CC 01:01:34 S – -
28 Bronwen Ewing PM Racing 01:02:25 LV +10:09 -1:23
29 Ian Bashford Old Portlians CC 01:02:28 V +06:35 -5:08
30 Gary King Rye & District Wheelers 01:02:29 V +05:27 -2:16
31 Dean Chiddention San Fairy Ann CC 01:02:33 S – -3:01
32 Glenn Karpeta 7 Oaks Tri Club 01:02:46 V +04:59 -
33 Stewart King Ashford Wheelers CC 01:03:03 V +05:04 -0:41
34 Lee Buckman Ashford Wheelers CC 01:03:07 S – -3:30
35 Shay Giles VC Elan – Harry Perry Cycles 01:03:11 V +08:20 -7:50
36 Louise Mason Medway Velo 01:03:28 LS – +01:37
37 David Williams Kingsnorth International 01:03:31 V +06:53 -3:33
38 Graham Terry Gravesend CC 01:03:35 S – -4:12
39 Dave Warne Old Portlians CC 01:03:39 V +05:24 -2:06
40 Mark Amon Rye & District Wheelers 01:03:46 V +03:38 -3:07
41 Steve Humphrey South Eastern Road Club 01:03:49 V +03:24 -4:20
42 Jason Kemp Adalta CC 01:03:58 V +02:02 -5:41
43 David Twin Sydenham Wheelers 01:04:00 V +03:34 -5:47
44 Andrew Macey Ashford Wheelers CC 01:04:01 V +03:55 -2:56
45 Jeffrey Cross Kingsnorth International 01:04:09 V +04:19 -
46 Amy Forsham Hemel Hempstead CC 01:04:17 LS – -0:17
47 Jason Tibbs Gravesend CC 01:04:18 V +01:42 -2:22
48 Michael Pumphrey Thornton RC 01:04:48 V +03:29 -3:30
49 Ian Hodge Southborough & District Wheelers 01:04:56 V +03:21 +00:09
50 Andrew Croft Rye & District Wheelers 01:05:07 V +03:00 -0:03
51 James McKie Data Team Allstars 01:05:21 V +00:52 -
52 Paul King Old Portlians CC 01:05:35 V +02:10 -0:42
53 Robert Giles Rye & District Wheelers 01:05:43 V +05:30 -6:14
54 Jason Gould San Fairy Ann CC 01:05:52 V +00:58 -5:13
55 Trevor Bridge Tri Spirit Team 01:05:56 V +02:00 -2:37
56 Andrew Gibson Gravesend CC 01:06:01 V +00:37 -5:34
57 Andy Burrows Thanet RC 01:06:11 V +06:21 -1:23
58 Tina Reid Twickenham CC 01:06:26 LV +06:20 -5:58
59 Kevin Gleadow Kent Cycles RC 01:06:39 V +02:24 -3:12
60 Andrew Iggulden VC Elan – Harry Perry Cycles 01:07:00 V +00:24 -7:52
61 Rory Hopcraft San Fairy Ann CC 01:07:05 S – -2:44
62 Bernadette Henry Greenwich Tritons 01:07:08 LV +04:48 -
63 Martin Foord San Fairy Ann CC 01:07:20 V +00:25 -
64 Andrew Durling San Fairy Ann CC 01:07:30 V +00:26 +00:13
65 Sam Day CS Grupetto 01:07:42 S – -
66 Paul Morton PM Racing 01:07:57 S – -
67 Ken Jones Adalta CC 01:08:21 V -0:04 -
68 Nick Farrer Thornton RC 01:08:35 V +00:16 -
69 Chris Bax VC Deal 01:08:42 V +00:59 -7:15
70 Deborah Percival 34 Nomads CC Gem Hygiene 01:08:52 LV +04:18 -9:01
71 Andy Robinson Ashford Wheelers CC 01:09:22 V -0:54 -2:18
72 John Laker Thornton RC 01:09:31 V -1:14 -5:42
73 Matthew Waters San Fairy Ann CC 01:09:47 Jun – -5:08
74 Torren Peakman GS Invicta 01:10:10 V -2:03 -4:31
75 John Duckworth Kingsnorth International 01:10:21 V +01:50 -3:26
76 Jeremy Saynor VC Deal 01:10:25 V -2:51 -3:55
77 Valarie Place 7 Oaks Tri Club 01:10:48 LV +02:45 +01:49
78 Rodney Harrow Rye & District Wheelers 01:10:54 V +00:37 -5:50
79 Michael Turner 7 Oaks Tri Club 01:11:10 V -3:03 -
80 Richard Claxton VC Elan – Harry Perry Cycles 01:11:52 V +00:19 -6:39
81 Keeley Chalk Rye & District Wheelers 01:11:52 LV -0:10 -8:32
82 Robert Sissons San Fairy Ann CC 01:12:15 V -2:34 -5:53
83 Sally Smith Medway Velo 01:12:33 LS – +02:31
84 Craig Ewing Rye & District Wheelers 01:13:10 V -5:14 -2:49
85 John Clegg VC Elan – Harry Perry Cycles 01:13:45 V -0:26 -10:45
86 David Page Rye & District Wheelers 01:14:08 V -1:36 -5:42
87 Alec Mayes Ashford Wheelers CC 01:14:14 V -2:43 -8:08
88 Russ Mason Thornton RC 01:14:45 V -4:06 -3:52
89 Steve Maxted Rye & District Wheelers 01:14:59 V -2:48 -2:39
90 Jane Hinne Greenwich Tritons 01:16:00 LV -2:15 -
91 Brian Paterson Thornton RC 01:16:01 V -8:48 -
92 Liz King Tri Spirit Team 01:16:49 LV -4:15 -5:25
93 Paul Mepham VC Elan – Harry Perry Cycles 01:18:34 V -7:03 -5:20
94 Louise Laker Thornton RC 01:18:58 LS – -
95 Amber King Rye & District Wheelers 01:19:31 LV -7:35 -2:44
96 Deborah Munton 7 Oaks Tri Club 01:20:00 LV -5:50 -
97 Julie Bryant Rye & District Wheelers 01:21:21 LV -7:48 -6:48
98 Bob Loader Sydenham Wheelers 01:22:13 S – -11:23
99 Kay Maynard San Fairy Ann CC 01:29:08 LS – -
100 Alison Steed Tri Spirit Team 01:31:36 LS – -6:41
101 Katrina Turner 7 Oaks Tri Club 01:38:29 LV -24:07 -
1001 Joshua Simpson VO2 Maximum RT Juv DNF