Great racing and a really fun event tonight in the sun at our first Cyclones Go-ride race event at Rothwell.
Everyone got a certificate and other goodies for a superb effort and all seemed to have fun and experienced their first competitive cycling event in most cases. It was the ?officials? first event too and much learning was taken.
Thanks to Ev and Malc as ever, Catherine, Gavin, Hugh, Diana and James for making the event possible by playing crucial roles. Official results as follows:
1st - Ruban
2 - Tasmin
3 - Freya
1st - Dom (Welland Valley)
2 - Charlie
3 - Dominic (also 2nd u10)
Heidi (3rd U10) Bronze Medal not received as yet
Naomi fastest female rider
1st - Dom Gold Medal not received as yet
2 - Jonny Silver Medal not received as yet
3 - Charlie Bronze Medal not received as yet
Sarah Burbidge best finishing female rider Gold Medal not received as yet.
Robbie, George and Maria joined in for some training among the U14s and supported the riders all night in ensuring they were safe around the course.
Thanks for everyone?s support. We look forward to seeing you at our next event on Monday night at KBA.
To celebrate the coming to Kettering of the Women's Tour KCC decided to hold a family friendly TT to encourage new riders to have a go at Time Trialing.
A good turn out of 37 riders took part at the event which was held on the 9.4 mile Old Course. This course starts just west of the village of Old on a fairly steep hill. The course then runs through the village up a long hill to towards Mawsley, after turning left at the T junction the route then takes a slight climb over the next 3 miles through Foxhall before turning left again onto Draughton Airfield. Making a final left at the junction as you enter Lamport riders then fly down the steep hill at over 40mph before powering up the short sprint back to the start to complete the lap.
After his double triathlon weekend Mark Weathersby made a return to the TT and took the outright victory with a 22.39. Second was David Robinson with a 22.41. Joint 3rd with a 22.42 where Matt Tyrell and George Evans who also took the victory in the Juniors. Winning the road bike class was Alan Houghton on his freshly built new road bike with a time of 24.52. Fastest lady of the evening was Sue Rust with a 26.37 on her first ride of her TT bike. Great to see lots of new faces at the event lets hope this continues.
Here are the full results
Mark Weathersby (TT) 22.29
David Robinson (TT) 22.41
George Evans (TT, Junior) 22.42
Matt Tyrell (TT) 22.42
David Bucknall (TT) 22.47
Maxine Johnson, Eddie Smith (2 up) 22.47
Neill Hammond (TT) 22.58
James Cook (TT) 23.21
Stuart Warren (TT) 23.39
Tony Brown (TT) 23.42
Rob Bing (TT, Come and Try) 24.22
James Blackmore (TT, Come and Try) 24.33
Alan Houghton (Road) 24.52
Adrian Tilly (TT) 24.53
Jonah Shrive (TT, Junior) 24.57
Andy Ferguson (TT, Come and Try) 25.15
Matt Bennett (Road, Come and Try) 25.31
Marcus Buksh (TT) 25.35
Dan Bates (Road) 25.39
Simon Frost (Road) 25.39
Robbie Brightman (TT, Junior) 25.41
Robert Campbell (Road) 25.57
Andy Brown (Road, Come and Try) 25.57
Sue Rust (TT) 26.37
Jerome Smith (Road) 26.39
Barton Crewes (Road, Come and Try) 26.39
Martin Keable (TT) 26.52
Heather Perry (Road) 27.25
Sue Davys (TT) 27.40
Salaimain Vell (Road, Come and Try) 28.20
Tom Bailey (TT) 29.09
Maria Gent (Road, Junior) 32.01
Evelyn Clawson (TT) 32.01
John Tilly (TT) 33.26
N&DCA � 20.8m TT
Saturday 27th June saw 70 riders take part in round 6 of the season long N&DCA series of open Time Trials. It was a strong field of riders with top seed being Jon Simpkins (Drag2Zero) who on his last visit to this event in 2012 took the course record with a time of 45:43.
Conditions were fine, warm and dry but maybe a touch blustery. One of the early riders, Peter Nicholls (Team PB Performance) stormed around the 20.8 mile course in a time of 46:03, just 20 seconds outside of the course record. His time stood until the very end with a further four riders breaking the 47 minute barrier. Jon Simpkins was the last rider to set off and finished in style by taking a chunk of his previous record with a time of 45:17. Andrew Green (Lutterworth cycle Centre Racing Team) clinched third spot with 46:22.
The fastest lady on the day was Jackie Field (CC Ashwell) with a time of 51:46 and the fastest junior was David Norman 51:24 (Fenland Clarion CC).
Gavin Hinxman rode the BDCA 50 on Saturday the 27th at Etwal in Derbyshire. The conditions were warm & windy
Gavin finished in 1.49.14, his 2nd 1-49 of the year. Overall winner was Matt Bottrill who after finishing 4th in the national championships on Thursday rode brilliantly to win the event with a 1.35.54
Due to the Family Friendly Womens Tour Special Edition Time Trial that will be taking place on the Thursday the 25th of June, 6.30 at Old Village Hall, last Thursday's TT on the Lamport course was the penultimate event of the season on the that course. The conditions where again good with a fairly brisk wind coming from the north west. Turn out was again good with 37 riders taking the start. The race for the win was really close this week with the top 5 riders being covered by only 22 seconds. Tony Brown took the win with a 24.04 just pipping Chris Duckworth by 7 seconds. Daniel Bates who finished 4th with a 24.21 knocked a massive 39 seconds of his PB from a couple of weeks ago. Jon Thorne returned to his winning ways in the road bike class with a 26.05. Gemma Royles once again took the ladies with a 26.39 and the Juniors was won by Jonah Shrive with a 27.42
Tony Brown (TT) 24.04
Chris Duckworth (TT) 24.11
David Robinson (TT) 24.18
Daniel Bates (TT) 24.21
James Simons-Boswell (TT) 24.26
Neill Hammond (TT) 24.45
Maxine Johnson & Edward Smith (2 Up Road) 25.11
Jamie Stockham & Alan Houghton (2 Up TT) 25.17
James Cook (TT) 25.26
Sian Edwards & Marcus Buksh (Tandem) 25.35
Jon Thorne (Road) 26.04
Gemma Royles (TT) 26.39
Simon Frost (Road) 26.49
Gavin Wright (TT) 27.10
Jonah Shrive (TT, Junior) 27.42
Jen Moffat (TT) 28.19
Pete Dewsnap (Road) 28.25
Robert Cambell (Road) 28.53
Sue Rust (Road) 29.14
Mike O'Conner (Road) 30.02
Sue Davys (TT) 30.11
Tom Bailey (TT) 31.51
Mick Wood (TT) 31.59
Maria Gent (TT, Junior) 33.20
Evelyn Clawson (TT) 35.57
John Tilley (Road) 38.00
To celebrate the coming to Kettering of the Womens Tour KCC set up a Sprint Challenge on there stall to attract attention the club. This was free of charge and had many riders some members and some causal passers by attempt to set the fastest time over 200 meters. The event was organised and run with great success by club run secretary Roger Reed. Thanks Roger. The event was won overall by Matt Bennett with a time off 10.72 seconds. Second place was Chris Barrett of C&D Cycle Club. Third and fastest KCC rider was James Cook with a 10.87.
Here are the full results:
Matt Bennett 10.72
Chris Barrett (CDCC) 10.75
James Cook (KCC) 10.87
Rob Campbell (KCC) 10.99
Dave Robinson (KCC) 11.24
Daniel Bates (KCC) 11.29
Tom Medley (St Ives CC) 11.42
Alan Houghton (KCC) 11.46
Stu Warren (KCC) 11.55
Paul McGroary 11.6
George Evans (KCC) 12.10
Andy Brown 12.36
Sulaiman vali 12.5
Adrian homer 12.61
John Thorne (KCC) 12.61
Nigel Wilson 12.9
Rog Reed (KCC) 13.19
Ade Pendered 13.58
David (USA) 14.29
Alfie Pendered 15.59
Jim hogan 15.89
Louie Houghton (Kettering Cyclones) 16.59
Tony Hooper 17.8
Jen Moffat (KCC) 13.28
Gemma Royles (KCC) 13.5
Sue Rust (KCC) 13.6
Andrea Walcott (KCC) 13.95
Maxine Johnson (KCC) 14.46
Heather Perry 14.52
Claire Walton 16.05
Val Nix 16.22
Naomi Clarke 17.49
Gemma's mum 17.68
Fiona Wharing 22.75
On Thursday night KCC Road Racer Tom Greasley took part in the 4th category scratch race on the NRCA Rockingham course. A good sized field had entered the event for a 4th cat race and the pace was brisk from the start. Tom attacked off the front in to a headwind near the end of the final lap and got a good sized Gap on the bunch. He managed (only just) to hold them off on the finishing straight into the wind as they were closing fast.
On Sunday 21st July KCC's Gavin Hinxman rode the Eastern Counties Cycling Association 100 mile TT starting near Stansted, Essex.
The event was over subscribed so was a full field of 90 riders.
Gavin was targeting a 3.49 (his previous PB being a 3 hr 55 mins completed last year),unfortunately Gavin didn't quite make it, still on schedule with 20 miles time slipped away at the end but he still managed a near 4 min PB & new club record with 3 hrs, 51 mins & 22 seconds.
Tegvan Pettinger of Sri Chinmoy CT was the fastest rider of the morning with 3.41.45
On Friday 19th June Stage 3 of The Aviva Women's Tour will storm into our beautiful county to inspire and ignite our enthusiasm for cycling once again!
Stage 1 of the tour took place between Bury St Edmunds and Aldeburgh on Wednesday 17th June. You can follow all the race action on http://www.womenstour.co.uk/ & on twitter @thewomenstour
Members of Kettering Cycling Club will be running a stall at Kettering Market Place on Friday 19th June to share our enthusiasm, experience and opportunities the club can offer. We look forward to spreading the word about the local cycling competitions and youth activities we regularly organise and deliver on a weekly basis.
The club has planned numerous events over the past few months to celebrate this fantastic week of cycling in our county...
On Friday 19th June you can have a go at the Watt bike challenge; how fast can you cover 200 metres?
In the evening of Friday 19th there is a huge 9 up team time trial event on at Silverstone. It is a charity event run by Bicester Millennium CC (BMCC) and there will be teams from lots of local clubs including a KCC youth team. The race covers 3 laps of the Grand Prix circuit, approximately 11 miles, and represents a fantastic opportunity for us to show off our young talent.
On Thursday 25th June KCC are holding a a Family Friendly TT to celebrate the coming of the Women's Tour to Kettering. The Event will be held on the Old course which runs along some of the route of the Tour. Riders will need to be at Old Village Hall at 6.30pm at the latest. It will be a good event for people who want to have a go at cycle racing for the first time.
The course is 9.4 miles long with no steep climbs. Anyone over the age of 14 can enter. All you need is a bike a helmet and a red back light.
Kettering Cycling Club are also running a number of Go-Ride sessions over the coming months. There will be three types of event; KCC Go-Ride coaching sessions, KCC Go-Ride family rides (at off-road picturesque locations), and KCC Go-Ride off-road races. The coaching sessions are held at 2 alternating venues at weekly intervals on Mionday nights 7-8pm; Rothwell Community Centre and Kettering Buccleuch Academy in Kettering. Please see the club calendar for dates and times.
All youth coaching sessions are FREE of charge and delivered by our club coaches who hold British Cycling qualifications, are DBS checked and are recently trained First Aiders.
We welcome riders from 7 to 17 years of age, regardless of ability. Parental consent forms will be available on the day. All riders will need to bring their own bikes and helmets, suitable clothing and a drink.
Lead coach, Mark Evans has also organised a competition to find a name for the new Go-Ride Youth club and voted Kettering Cyclones as the most popular choice of name.
C&D Cycles in Kettering have kindly donated a bike as a prize for the winning entry, which will be presented to the winner Lewis Houghton on the tour day on Friday!
Finally, a summary of all the latest tour news can be found in the Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph through the ET link below...
Northamptonshire Inspiring More People To Get On Their Bikes
Women?s Tour: Road closures in Kettering and Oundle
British Riders and more
So dust off the cobwebs, pump up your tyres and join in the fun!
The warmest evening TT of the year greeted 39 riders for another round of the KCC Evening TT Series on the Lamport course. With a tail wind on the return the climb from Rothwell was made slightly faster although the majority of times where down from the previous week. With Chris Duckworth and Tony Brown not present the way was open for a new rider to take the win. James Simons-Boswell grasped the opportunity and took the win with a 24.30 narrowly beating Dave Bucknall by 2 seconds. The race to complete the podium was even closer with Daniel Bates just beating Matt Tyrell by a solitary second with a 25.00. Competition is hot for the lesser places with 3rd to 7th only being separated by 29 seconds.
George Evans continued his great work in the Juniors winning with a 25.10 and finishing 5th overall. Gemma Royles took the ladies with a 26.45 and club newcomer Robert Campbell took the road bike class with a 28.09.
Special mention must go to one of the youngest riders ever Emily Key who at 10 years of age rode stoker for her Dad Neil Key from Northants Tri on their tandem and finished in 32.43.
Here are the full results:
James Simons-Boswell (TT) 24.30
Dave Bucknall (TT) 24.32
Daniel Bates (TT) 25.00
Matt Tyrell (TT) 25.01
Sian Edwards & Marcus Buksh (Tandem) 25.01
George Evans (TT, Junior) 25.10
Jon Thorne (TT) 25.10
Maxine Johnson and Eddie Smith (2 Up) 25.12
James Cook (TT) 25.29
Gemma Royles TT) 26.45
Morgan Lewis (TT, Junior) 28.01
Jonah Shrive (TT, Junior) 28.02
Robert Campbell (Road) 28.09
Jake Gatehouse (TT, Junior) 28.41
Sue Rust (Road) 28.55
Jen Moffat (TT) 29.11
Tom Bailey (TT) 31.30
Chris Tew (Road, Junior) 32.03
Mick Wood (TT) 32.40
Natalie and Stuart (Tandem) 32.43
Maria Gent (TT, Junior) 32.45
Simon Catsworth (Road) 33.19
Mike O?Conner (Road) 35.09
Rachel White (TT, Junior) 37.20
Bernard Smith (TT) 37.25
John Tilley (Road) 38.45
Bit of additional information.
KCC are holding a a Family Friendly TT to celebrate the coming of the Womens Tour to Kettering. The Event will be held on Thursday the 25th June on the Old course which runs along some of the route of the Tour. Riders will need to be at Old Village Hall at 6.30 at the latest. It will be a good event for people to have a go at cycle racing if they have never tried it before. The course is 9.4 miles long with no steep climbs. Any body over the age of 14 can enter all they need is a bike a helmet and a red back light.
On Saturday 8 riders from KCC took part in the 5th round of the Northants & District Cycling Association TT championship. The course was a longer version of the Sawtry course which was raced on earlier in the season. The start and finish where 2.5 miles further down the road which runs parallel to the A1 giving a race distance of 15 miles. Conditions as predicted where terrible with a persistent rain that fell through out the event. On a good note the wind was low and coming in from the side so had no negative effect. With Chris Duckworth deciding that due to the conditions he would ride a road bike James Cook was the fastest KCC rider with a 37.07 knocking over 4 minutes from his 15 mile PB, Chris was hot on his heels with a 37.39. Fastest KCC junior was Christopher Tew with a 46.08. Overall winner was Luke Hattersley of St Ives CC with a 32.58.
Here are the full KCC results:
James Cook 37.07
Chris Duckworth 37.39
Christopher Tew 46.08
Tom Bailey 48.03
Jake Gatehouse 47.00
Michael Wood 48.20
Maria Gent 50.08
Bernard Smith DNF
Gavin Hinxman rode the Yorkshire Cycling Federation 15 mile TT at Newport, Humberside on Sunday. Gavin finished in 31 mins 23 secs, beating his previous best and KCC record by 39 seconds.
J. Wears of Team Jewson was the fastest of three riders to beat 31 minutes with a winning 30.35
Conditions where as usual for this season breezy & drizzly.