The last KCC organised TT of the year took place on Saturday at Broughton. The Frank and Joy Sheppard Memorial TT takes place on a slightly longer modified version of the 9.4 mile Old sporting TT circuit. The start is on the Mawsley road meaning that the last section is the steep hill up through Old and the long hill up towards the finish. The conditions where fantastic with a sunny and warm day and a tail wind along the Mawsley and Draughton Airfield sections.
It was a record breaking turn out with 170 riders taking to the start covering 20 different classes.
with 45 riders from KCC taking part.
Fastest KCC rider of the day was event organiser Gavin Hinxman with a 22.38. Fastest overall was Felix Barker of Cambridge University CC with a 21.20.
Sue Rust won the ladies TT event with a 26.40.
George Evans won the Junior TT with a 24.48 with Jake Gatehouse taking third with a 30.21.
Martin Rouse took the Novice road bike win with a 25.26.
The Evans family completed the double with Harriet Evans winning the Road Bike junior class with a 33.47.
Andy Marlow took the win in the MTB/Hybrid class with a 33.16.
The F&J Sheppard Trophy for most improved KCC rider went to Maria Gent for improving on last years time by 5.09.
John Hardwick with Jamie Scott of Corley Cycles won the Tandem with a 22.08.
Neil Key with his 11 year daughter Emily took second in the Tandem class and first in the tandem containing a junior with a 30.44.
In the Mercedes F1 Championship Mercedes-AMG-HPP Brixworth took the cup with 98 points narrowly beating Mercedes-AMG Brackley into second with 93 points.
Josh Wilkins and Andrea Woolcott took the win in both the Mixed pair 2 Up and the Fastest containing a junior with a 25.33.
James Cook had been challenge by friend of the club Carl Roberts to ride a Cyclocross bike James had built for �4.50 out of rubbish in a time of less than 30 minutes. If this was achieved Carl would donate �30 to Gavin's selected charity. Unfortunately James did a 30.50 but Carl still donated the money to the charity and also presented a Johnny Handlebar T- Shirt to James for giving it a go.
And finally the Lanterne Rouge for slowest rider of the day went to P. G. Tripps with a time of 47.42 on a classic 3 speed bike whilst wearing a dress and wig.
Here are all the KCC results:
John Hardwick/Jamie Scott (Tandem) 22.08
Gavin Hinxman (TT) 22.38
Tony Brown (TT) 23.31
George Evans (TT Junior) 24.48
Daniel Bates (TT) 25.10
Mark Booth (TT) 25.16
Martin Rouse (Road Novice) 25.26
Josh Wilkins/Andrea Woolcott (2 Up) 25.33
Elliott Steed (Road) 26.04
Robert Barker (Road) 26.13
Sue Rust (TT) 26.40
Mark Hancock (Road Novice) 26.43
David Bucknall (TT) 26.50
Carl Roberts/Wayne Hodson (2 Up) 27.02
Mark Broster (Road) 27.07
Dan De Banke (Road) 27.35
Charlie Blackwell (Road) 27.46
Joe Burnell (Road Novice) 27.47
Adrian Reed (Road) 27.59
Barton Crewes (Road) 27.59
Matthew Packham (Road) 28.43
Nick Davies (Road) 28.44
Adrian Gorham (TT) 28.48
Nigel Steed (Road) 28.50
Martin Keable (TT) 28.51
Simon Barnett (Road) 29.38
Imi Harris (Road Novice) 29.45
John Bell (Road Novice) 29.57
Robert Tomerson (Road Novice) 30.05
Jake Gatehouse (TT Junior) 30.21
Neil Key/Emily Key (Tandem) 30.44
James Cook (TT) 30.50
T. J. Steed (Road Novice) 30.58
Paul Smith (Road) 31.08
Neil Strangward (Road) 31.12
Chris Kneller (Road) 31.15
Tim Harrop (Road) 31.32
Chris Roberts (Road Novice) 31.33
James Maskell (Road Novice) 31.44
Maria Gent (TT Junior) 31.50
Mick Wood (TT) 31.58
Natalie Sharp (Road) 32.31
Andy Marlow (Hybrid Novice) 33.16
Andy Hewitt (Road Novice) 33.17
Harriet Evans (Road Junior) 33.47
Tom Bailey (TT) 34.41
Annette Roberts/Bernard Smith (2 Up) 35.22
Anna Davis (Road) 39.53
In his first season, Kettering Cycle Club's Bryan Guest won Crits in the Park 9, at CycloPark, Kent on Saturday (19 September). The victory earned him promotion to 3rd Category status plus prizes and �50 cash. In a field of 42 riders from across London and the south-east, Bryan saw off strong final lap challenges from riders from Dulwich Paragon CC and Pretorius Bikes to win comfortably on the uphill finish by two bike lengths.
Round 10 of the N&DCA TT championship was held on Saturday with a good contingent of KCC riders. The 10 mile event was held on the Brogborough course which after descending a large hill continues along the old A421 before turning at a roundabout and finishing at the bottom of the hill. This course is one of the fastest in the area and a favorite for people hunting a PB.
Tony Brown was the fastest KCC rider with a 21.50. Maria Gent and Daniel Bates both recorded PB's with a 28.31 for Maria and a 22.58 for Daniel. The fastest rider overall was Justin Layne of CC Ashwell with a 19.39.
Here are the other KCC results:
Tony Brown 21.50
Mark Weathersby 22.26
Daniel Bates 22.58
George Evans 24.03 (took a wrong turn at one of the roundabouts)
James Cook 24.15 (puncture in the last 2 miles)
Adrian Gorham 26.20
Tom Bailey 28.30
Maria Gent 28.31
Michael Wood 29.22
Bernard Smith 31.09
The KCC Freewheeling Championship made it's return at Cransley on Sunday morning. Here's a report from KCC Club Ride Secretary Roger Reed.:
A bright and breeze free Sunday morning saw Kettering cycling club reinstate their club freewheel competition rolling from Broughton Hill Cransley towards Broughton
Despite bringing out the heaviest bike from his garage and adopting the lowest and most unusual of aerodynamic positions James Cook could not quite roll far enough to deny Adrian Gorham this year's trophy
The final positions were
Gavin Hinxman and Stu Jones rode the Bynea CC 25 at Cefn Rhigos in South Wales.
Weather was looking very promising as they were warming up but the wind did get up a little by the time Stu & Gavin set off at mid day..
This was Stu's first visit to the course and he managed to take 30 seconds off his PB with 56.23. Gavin was 1 min 21 sec down on my PB from earlier in the year with 52.30
With the KCC TT season over the last Club event was the Inter club hill climb championship against the Rockingham Forest Wheelers. The event which is held over 2 accents of the steep climb up to Nevill Holt. First the shorter and steeper climb from Drayton followed by the longer and more painful climb from Medbourne. The times from these 2 runs are added together to give an overall time. Bucking the trend of recent events conditions where great with a very warm and sunny Sunday morning. 18 riders took the start with 8 from Rockingham and 10 from KCC. In the exact opposite of last years result a Rockingham Forrest rider Paul Beattie took the overall win with a 4.10 but due to strength in numbers Kettering Cycling Club took back the Hugh Boyle Trophy from last years winners Rockingham. Mark Evans was 2nd overall and fastest KCC rider with Mark Affuso also from KCC taking 3rd.
Here are the full results:
Paul Beattie (RFW) 4.10
Mark Evans (KCC) 4.15
Mark Affuso (KCC) 4.35
Robin Maddison (RFW) 4.44
Steve Wickham (RFW) 4.47
Jamie Stockham (KCC) 4.49
Warren Drew (RFW) 4.50
Rory McLaughlan (RFW) 4.56
Paul Mellon (KCC) 4.58
Tim Eaton (RFW) 5.00
Barry Marlow (KCC) 5.20
Ian Callagan (KCC) 5.22
Adrian Gorham (KCC) 5.25
Jake Gatehouse (KCC) 5.34
Mike Sirett (RFW) 5.38
Roger Reed (KCC) 5.40
Ian Bird (KCC) 5.54
Johnny Pinkerton (RFW) 6.02
The 9th round of the Nothants & District Cycling Association TT Championship was held at Husbands Bosworth on Saturday. The course which started fast for the first 2 miles tuned into a 5 mile long uphill slog, finishing with a 3 mile flat section through Sibbertoft and onto the road which runs parallel with the gliding club. Several KCC riders took to the start with George Evans being fastest finishing with a 25.02. With this time also won the Junior/Juvenile class and finished 24th overall. Overall winner was Scott Walker of MG Decor Carbon Bikes Technics with a 21.43
Here are the KCC results:
George Evans 25.02
James Cook 26.10
Noel Toone 28.26
Mike O'Conner 31.38
Christopher Tew 31.41
Tom Bailey 32.11
Michael Wood 32.22
Maria Gent 32.54
Gavin Hinxman rode for the last time at Hull this year on the V178 course. Gavin succeeded in achieving a new power PB but did not beat his time PB set earlier in the year on the course due the the strong head wind on the return leg. His time of 20.30 was fast enough for 6th place overall.
The last KCC club TT of the season took place at Rothwell on Thursday evening. The event which was a run on the 5.4mile "sprint" course looked as if it would be wet but all riders just managed to get away whilst the conditions where still good. There was a head wind on the uphill section towards Harrington but this turned into a tailwind on the way back down the hill towards the finish at Rothwell.
Mark Weathersby took the overall win and set a new course record with a 13.07. Tony Brown took second with 13.40 with James Cook completing the podium with a 14.02. Jon Thorne took the road bike win with a 14.14. Sue Rust won the ladies with a 14.34 with Jonah Shrive winning the juniors with a 14.54.
This completes the KCC championships and the full results will be published in the next few weeks. The next event is the inter club Hill Climb with the Rockingham Forest Wheelers at Nevill Holt on Sunday 6th September. Rockingham took the trophy last year so would be good to see plenty of KCC riders out to reclaim the trophy. The last event is the Frank & Joy Sheppard 10 mile TT held on a revised version of the Old circuit on the 26th September. This is a great event organised by KCC chairman Gavin Hinxman, would be great to see a good turn out of KCC riders. It's a very easy going friendly event and would be a great event to have a go at if you have never ridden an Open TT before.
Mark Weathersby (TT) 13.07
Tony Brown (TT) 13.40
James Cook (TT) 14.02
Sian Edwards/Marcus Busckh (Tandem) 14.04
Jon Thorne (Road) 14.14
Sue Rust (TT) 14.34
Jonah Shrive (TT) 14.54
Mark Affuso (Road) 14.57
Gemma Royles (TT) 15.09
Adrian Gorham (TT) 15.22
Simon Frost (TT) 15.32
Jen Moffat (TT) 15.56
Sue Davys (TT) 16.47
Maria Gent (TT) 16.48
John Tilly (TT) 19.55
On Sunday the 23rd KCC rider Tom Bailey rode a 10 mile TT on the A46 Sixhill course. Conditions where very warm with a light wind that assisted on the return leg. Tom beat his previous weeks time with a 28.37. The overall winner was Matt Bottrill with a 19.30.
Sunday the 30th saw 3 club riders took part in the Bossard Wheelers 10 mile TT. Conditions where again good but a helpful wind on the return leg helped the riders. Mark Booth clocked a 23.37. Bernard Smith finished with a 30.48 and Tom Bailey managed his fastest time since August 2010 with a 27.34. KCC 2nd claim member Mike Church completed the course in 25.37.