Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Club Dinner Dance

From Brian,

We are actively seeking an alternative venue for the Dinner Dance previously set for 22nd February 2014.

The Burford Bridge Hotel is closed for repairs after the recent flooding and will remain so until May.

The Dinner Dance and prize presentation will be at a different venue and the date may change as well, but we will try to keep it to early March.

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Early Season Sportives 2014

Those of you planning some sportive rides this season might be interested in looking here for a list of upcoming events.

Happy New Year everyone.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Burford Bridge Hotel is flooded





Let's hope the dehumidifiers work. Looks likely that we may need to find a different date for our annual dinner.

Bike fit App

I cannot afford to buy you all a present so I thought that I would instead point you in the direction of something that you might want to purchase yourself. It's pretty cheap and it might well help you with your cycling next year.

DCRainmaker is a triathlete and cyclist who has an excellent blog where he reviews the electronic gadgets and products that we commonly use. He does a very thorough job and even details how the products have been packaged, instructions given as well as how useful they are in the field. He recently reviewed a bike fit app and he gave it a very good write-up here.

I have not yet tried it but I will be giving it a go as there is now an android version too, available here.

As we know having a good fit is essential for riding comfortably and fast and this app allows you to analyse your position for a road or TT fit. What makes it different to other apps is that it is more dynamic using the video capture of your phone or ipad to then analyse the angles of your body on the bike while you are pedalling. At a couple of quid it could well be worth a go and would at least be a start to getting a comfortable set-up.

Have a great Christmas.

Alex


















Sunday, December 22, 2013

VTTA Membership

Just a quick reminder for those who are members of the Veterans' Time Trial Association (VTTA) or those who wish to join that the membership subs will be due on the 1st of January. This is the National Association for racing cyclists over 40 and they have their own awards.

It's £12 for single members and £13 for couples. If you wish to register for a performance award for the fee is £10 for all rides at all distances.

See www.vtta.org.uk for more information on the performance standards. If you need more information about joining then please leave a reply here and I will forward the contact details to you. Please note that the membership details on the Surrey/Sussex page of the website look out of date at the moment.

The VTTA Surrey / Sussex Prize Giving Luncheon is on 2nd February at Rowfant House. Again, let me know if you are interested in attending and I will forward the relevant contact details for you to book a place.

Thanks to Ray for highlighting this.

Alex

MTB ride Sat. 21 Dec 13



Thanks to Andy for a great if wet ride! We all enjoyed an amazingly good value Xmas Lunch at Wetherspoons!

Some people don't like being apart!

Not only the shortest day of the year but the longest table in the pub!

And of course some people never change always acting the clown. Hiel!
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Friday, December 20, 2013

American Supper

The Stelvio


Thanks to all those club members who turned up to the American Supper last night and brought food along. It was a lovely evening and a nice opportunity to catch up and to meet some new people. Unfortunately, I am still none-the-wiser as to why it was an American supper? Maybe someone could enlighten me! :-)  Particular thanks to whoever brought the mini Cornish pasties which took a bit of a battering at my hands!

I had a great chat with our own Doreen Powney and it gave me a chance to talk to her about her exploits as a cyclist and keen walker. This article was on our facebook page recently and if you have a few minutes it's well worth a read. One of the cycling targets on my personal bucket list is to ride the Stelvio, well Doreen's already done it, and I bet she didn't do it on a carbon fibre bike either. ;-)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Scottish Highlands Video

Hannah Barnes: NorthWest - A mountain bike adventure through the Scottish Highlands
 
Hannah Barnes embarks on an epic mountain bike adventure up the west coast of Scotland. Taking in the incredible trails, scenery and beaches on the way. 


As recommended by JohnB. Enjoy.

Road Bike Party 2 - Martyn Ashton

Cycling downhill, backwards on his front wheel!?

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Boris vs Ventoux



As recommended by John on the forum. A bit of winter cycling inspiration for you.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

24 hour TT blogs and sites

A different way for a support crew to grab their rider's attention.
It transpired at the recent AGM that there could well be a healthy contingent of Kingston Phoenix members taking the start in the National 24 hour Time Trial this summer, scheduled for the 21st & 22nd June. I thought that I would do a little search and see what information is out there about how to tackle this event.

The longest that I have sat on a bike is 6 hours so the thought of only being one quarter of the way through a tt after that time seems, well, ever so slightly bonkers.

 I would think that the best thing about it would be the rolling buffet that could be consumed to keep those legs turning.


Here are some links that you may find interesting.

http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest/540172/how-to-get-through-the-24-hour-time-trial-championships.html

http://www.rapha.cc/the-audax-diaries-the-24-hour-tt?locale=UK

http://roadcyclinguk.com/news/rides-news/national-24-hr-tt-the-ride.html

http://www.24hourfellowship.org.uk/

http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/blog/2012/09/24-hour-time-trial/



I am sure that there are members in the club who have ridden 12 and 24 hour events in the past and who could pass on the benefit of their experience to those taking it on for the first time. My immediate thoughts are;

Ensuring that the rider is extremely comfortable on their bike. I see that quite a few riders opt for a road bike as opposed to a tt set up.  How do you avoid the inevitable aches and pains that will creep up on the rider.?

 Do some riders take a spare bike in case of mechanicals / wanting to change their riding position later in the event?

Getting the nutrition right, planning this out and practising it in training.

Keeping moving and avoiding unnecessarily long stops. I guess that comes down largely to fatigue later in the event and therefore how well the nutrition has gone down and whether one is still comfortable on the bike.

Winning the mental battle later on. Having something to look forward to like a particularly large pastie / hot soup / planned stop.

What would be the typical or longest training rides? I suppose a 12 hour would be perfect preparation but what about the long Sunday rides? How long and frequent should they be?

Any ideas would be useful to share.

Ride safe,

Alex



Monday, December 16, 2013

Mid-week chain gang ride; Any takers?

I was thinking about if there would be any interest in setting up a mid-week chain gang ride in the new year, pre-tt season?

I was going to see if I could plan out a 6-8 mile loop around the Chessington-Epsom area and use it for a one hour ish fast ride. The roads around Horton are fairly fast and open without too many junctions, plenty of roundabouts for relatively safe turns. I'd need to plan it out accurately but would there be anyone else who might see this as a useful session to set up?

What night would be best? For me Thursday.

Maybe we could have it on different nights? Just put a rider list on the forum during the week?

Routes. Any suggestions? My thinking is keeping it local so that we have not got too far to go. We can get a good session in without having to go too far from our front doors. As I said, Horton, Leatherhead Road, towards Cobham if needs be. Any other suggestions? Have a couple of different routes?

I have put a thread on the club's forum so please post any ideas there.

Cheers,

Alex

Sunday, December 15, 2013

How many punctures?

Hi chaps. So we managed to double the numbers for our early ride from 2 to 4. :grin:

Thanks to Shaun and Lee for tagging along with Simon and I. 44 miles in 2:40, taking in Newlands and a few other lumps. We were going to finish with Boxhill but as by then I was on my third, yes, third puncture and ready to throw my bike into a hedge we called it quits there and came back home. :angry:

Thanks to Lee for finding the 2 offending pieces of very small glass that was causing all the aggro, Simon for letting me have one of his tubes and Shaun for making sure I got home without getting a  fourth one.


Hopefully this can become a regular ride for the early birds amongst us.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Early Sunday Ride

Simon T and I have been regularly meeting up on Sunday mornings for a hilly 35-50m ride. If anyone would like to join us then that would be great and we intend to be out again this Sunday.

I will be at the BP garage at Malden Rushett at approximately 7:20am. I know it's early but you can be back home with a cup of coffee and a smug grin by 10:30am while everyone is still heading out. I appreciate that this will not be everyone's cup of tea but if you would like to join us then it would be great to have some other Phoenix members along.

Alex

Sunday, December 08, 2013

CTT handbook (Take 2)

Ok, the 2014 Handbook is now available online here at the usual price of £9 ready to be dispatched in January.



Alex

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Re CTT Handbook

Hi Alex

the reason it's half price is because it's this past seasons handbook.

regards

Joe

Friday, December 06, 2013

CTT Handbook

Hello everyone. It's your new TT secretary here. :-)

I thought I would start up by letting you know that the CTT Handbook is currently available here on the CTT website and it is half price at £4.50. It will be published in mid-January. Frank has kindly sent me the dates for the TTs for next season and once they have been finally confirmed I will get them published for you.

Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible taking on some time trials next season and for those who missed the AGM this week, attempting to take on the President's challenge to the racing members of the club. Further details of this will be revealed soon.

Ride safe.

Alex

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Cycling magazines/books going begging

Ann Bath has about 5 recent years of Cycling Weekly and would like to give away to a good home otherwise they will be thrown which would be a shame, lots of interesting articles nutrition, training etc.

Also about 6 books on cycle racing, they will go to Charity shop otherwise.

Contact Ann directly - details on your recently received address list!

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Sunday, November 03, 2013

SCCU Annual Luncheon & Prizes 2013 - Rowfant


This was my first time to this lunch though I have been to similar for the VTTA at the same venue with similar meal. Above is a picture of all the prize winners present with Lisa the BAR Collator. Well done to all from the KPRC. 

Yours trully wishing I was wearing plus 4's and tweed and come part way by train and then Brompton from 3 Bridges! Quite a splendid sight. I rode my fixie from home but due to the very drawn out service & long wait for food got a lift back with Lisa to Junct.8 M25. Thanks a lot!

The President Rod Starmer congratulating all riders and officials/helpers for their efforts in promoting this years SCCU events. Ray Dare, who was there with Beryl got a particular mention for his amazing age related records this year. The president made a forward plea on behalf of Esther Carpenter for marshals and helpers at next years 24 Hr. Nat Champs which we will again be hosting. 21st/22nd June 2014 put this in your diary. Not sure what it clashes with &; I do remember what an horrendous night it was manning the village hall night stop and feeding the riders. Ann Bath won the ladies that weekend! I detect that there will not be the enthusiasm from KPRC next time I hope I am wrong and unless it turns out I have other commitments (like I'm riding) I will do my best to help. Sounds like it might class with BHF London to Brighton which I gave up years ago & it may clash with Dieppe Raid? Will have to check!
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Sat and sun autumn rides

Now the clocks have changed we go into the winter rides list, which is the same as summer except the Ockham Bites is now The Vinerys Lower Bookham as its warmer. The sunday rides start at 9.30 to avoid any frost. This week we had a good turnout sat at Garcons farm, 16 I think. Dave, Lee, Nick and I did the sun ride to the new Cycle café in Esher. Giro. Lovely cakes and really nice coffee. They have locks if you need one! I would urge any of the members who fancy trying our rides to come along and make our club more sociable off season. Also we would like to see more coming down the club room at 9pm Green lanes Worcesterpark Athletics club.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

AGM Notification 2013

Kingston Phoenix Road Club
Hon President: B E Powney, Esq



Notice of the Kingston Phoenix Road Club

2013 Annual General Meeting


Notice is hereby given that the 2013 Annual General Meeting of the Kingston Phoenix Road Club will be held on Wednesday 4th December 2013 at the Worcester Park Athletic Club, Green Lane, Worcester Park, Surrey; commencing at 8pm sharp.

All motions for inclusion on the agenda, and any early nominations for Officers or Committee Members, must be lodged with the Honorary General Secretary at least 14 days prior to the AGM - no later than 20th November 2013. All motions shall be in writing and signed by both proposer and seconder. Any nominations shall also be signed by the nominee indicating their willingness to stand. Proposals/nominations by email will be accepted.

Annual Reports, Agenda and other information will follow closer to the date of the AGM.

Lisa Colombo
Honorary General Secretary

Current Committee                                                      Other

Hon President:                           Brian Powney              
Hon General Secretary:              Lisa Colombo               Resigning as Secretary
Hon Time Trials Secretary:         Jake Dodd                    Resigning as TT Sec
Hon Road Race Secretary:          Simon Mitchell            
Hon Treasurer:                           Steve Hillier                  Holder of club clothing
Committee Member:                  Dave Brentnall             
Committee Member:                  Andy Pearce                 ‘MTB Sec’
Committee Member:                  Ron Powney                
Committee Member:                  Grant Pyke
Frank Cubis co-opted as Club Events Secretary in 2013

Press Secretary:                         Dave Brentnall

Auditors:                                                Jen Mitchell, Nick Hostler        


Club subs for 2014 are due as of 1st November 2013 – ie Now!

See Steve Hillier at the Reunion or pay at the AGM – don’t forget wallet or cheque book!
Senior, 1st Claim membership is £15: Cheques payable to Kingston Phoenix RC

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Dartmoor Devil




I started this year's Audax season with the Gospel Pass, a high and wild ride over the Black Mountains, and it seemed fitting to round off the year with another of the same sort.  So, on Saturday morning, Maggie and I set off for Bovey Tracey, I to ride the Dartmoor Devil and she to provide moral and practical support.  Like the Gospel Pass, the Dartmoor Devil is a long-standing and very popular audax, and just like the Gospel Pass it enjoys a reputation for, well, challenging weather.

We made our base in the Cromwell Arms, which has the dual advantage of being a decent pub and being the start control for the event.  So on Sunday morning all I had to do was to tip out of bed and ride.



Sign-on in the bar, then gather in the car-park with the first wave for the start.  The event is so popular that the entry is divided into two waves of about 120 each to manage the numbers.  The first starts at 0800 and the second at 0900.  I had an early start, which seemed the best thing.

Out of the pub car-park and past a medieval arch, and we were straight on to the first steep hill.  Young flyers shot off; the more mature rider took it a bit steadier - there were plenty more hills to come.  Over the top and then a rolling climb to Moretonhampstead, before the real business of the day began.  Steeply up to Northmoor then just as steeply down again to the Teign valley.  Although it was sunny, heavy rain and high winds had filled the lanes with leaves and run-off from the banks.  Road signs gave the gradients as 20% up and 25% down; the GPS, as is often the case, gives a bit less.  But pretty steep, and tricky riding.  Before starting I had agonised over the best bike for the job, and had settled on my Boardman cycle-cross bike - grippy tyres and disc brakes.  It was already obvious that this was the right choice, and I began to reel in some of the flyers, both climbing and descending. (It is also fair to say that I never saw some of them again, but you just have to accept these things.)

More of the same to the first control at Drewsteignton, where I leaned my bike against a signpost while I went to get my card stamped and eat cake.



On return, it looked as if a minor mishap had occurred - the wind, while not the hurricane that followed, was very strong, and my bike had blown over.  Picking it up, I thought that my ride was over.  The left hand shifter had hit a rock and broken, and my immediate thought was that riding the Devil unable to change the front mech and with only one brake wouldn't be possible.  All over.

But hope springs eternal, and my second thought was that fixing the gears in 'low' on the compact would make little practical difference on a ride like this, and, hey, disc brakes were twice as good as calipers and I still had one left.  Onwards and upwards.  Once on the road I found that the gears were unaffected and still worked fine, and then that by holding the lever 'just so' the brake worked too.  Perhaps not as strong as usual, but good enough.

Steady climbing in deeply incised lanes for the next few miles, warm in the sun and sheltered from the wind, then out on to the moor at under Hound Tor where you really felt the wind for the first time.  It was pretty wild.  Across the open moor to the control at Ashburton with light rain at first, becoming heavier.  No problem, I thought, it'll pass while I have my food.  Good pumpkin soup, crusty bread roll and a chat with fellow riders and back out into - pouring rain and gale force wind.  I had parked the Boardman in a sheltered place (slow learner, but not entirely stupid), and several people were looking at it.  The tyres and disc brakes attracted strong approval, and I realised that I could have sold it at this point, as the worst was yet to come.

Steeply up through trees, so some shelter, then on to the open moor above Holne.  It was wild.  Screaming wind and pouring rain.  The cold rain hurt my face, so I put my head down and it hurt my head coming through the slots in my helmet.  I plugged on, at one point noticing that there was a row of ponies, tails to the wind, standing on one side of the road doing nothing.  On the other side, a group of cows, tails to the wind, was equally stolid.  Presumably this has happened to them before.


It was a hard 20k up to Princetown, a grim prison town on the top of the moor.  I was very glad to get there, and delighted at the warm welcome at the Cafe that was the next control.  All of the waiting staff had donned horns and tails, and there was a special 'Devilish' menu for the cyclists.  I warmed up, dried my gloves on the stove and recovered my humanity.  But all good things must come to an end, and eventually I had to get back out into the weather to do the next stage.  Another Boardman Admiration Society had formed in the car park.  'Do those brakes really work, then?'  Heartfelt, after sixty wet, mucky and hilly kilometres.

Things were a bit better, now.  It was raining less, the wind was now a tailwind and, at least for a while, the road went downwards.  Speeds were up, even climbing, and I got 47mph on one of the descents.  Not bad, for a cyclo-cross bike with fat tyres in the rain.  Rolling along, I mused that the last time I had come along this road was on my way to John o'Groats, on a balmy May day in warm sunshine. If only ...

Gradually, the fears of the Audaxer began to resurface.  I had done 85 km and according to my brevet card there should be a control.  I had passed a pub a couple of miles back, and had looked very carefully for the 'Control' signs.  I couldn't  see them, but was now beginning to fear that I was going have to turn back and climb again, into the wind, to get my brevet stamped.  Missing a control means disqualification.  Carrying on for a couple of miles, in the middle of the moor with no human habitation visible, wind and rain rising again, my heart sank.

Then, on a narrow winding bit of road, the bike quivering in the wind, I saw the 'Control Ahead' sign.  It was nailed to a stick which was held down with rocks.  Around the corner, on a patch of gravel at the side of the road, was a small camper van with a hand-painted 'Audax Control' sign.  Two cheerful stalwarts, wrapped in blankets, stamped my card and wished me a good ride.  It is the wildest place I have ever known a control situated.


Last lap now, down to Widecombe and then about ten K to the finish.  Those of you who remember the song will know that it was Widecombe Hill that killed Tom Pearce's grey mare.  More than a kilometre long and stretches of 20%.  Nothing below 15%.  Makes White Down look a doddle.  

But then it was over. Across the moor and down a little to the Kestor Inn at Manaston, a fitting final control, high on the moors.  I got my card stamped, bought a badge and declined a beer, although it looked as if a serious party was beginning to develop.  Out into the rain again - more drizzle now, and downhill for a few miles to the Cromwell Arms where Maggie was waiting to hear of my heroism.


66.4 miles, rolling average 10.5mph, 10,168 feet of ascent.  A great ride.

Mark






Tuesday, October 22, 2013

All club members times and championship cup winners up to date.

 The info has been updated, but is NOT FULLY UP TO DATE YET.
Points tables should be correct, as should MOST trophy winners.
The VETS TROPHY has been held up by the question of which standards we are using.
The Times have been fully researched - at length and considerable time taken (a genuine thankyou to those FEW riders that have kept me/us up to date during the year) but I ran out of time before finishing updating the list of times and haven't got back to finish the job.

The 2013 season does not officially finish for another couple of days (today is the 29th Oct).



Just click on the box on the left for all updated times and points for members.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Phoenix mb ride to London




This sat Andy Pearce led a mb ride to London along towpaths and parks. We suddenly came out into the middle of London after a lovely rural ride!

Thanks Andy. Next one to the Olympic Park!
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Thursday, October 03, 2013

Consolation 25 - result

KINGSTON PHOENIX ROAD CLUB
CONSOLATION 25
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd 2013
G25/47
RESULT SHEET

No  Name               Time      Hcp/Time     Vets Plus  Points  Award
10  Stuart Pearce       59-54     56-54                   5/5     3rd
15  Adrian Blacker    1-00-07    Norwood Paragon CC
7   Simon Trehearn    1-03-38     56-38                   6/6     2nd
4   Heike Godman      1-04-12      PTT         1st ever TT
12  Peter Horsfield   1-08-33    Redmon CC
8   Kerry Bircher     1-09-15    Cranleigh CC
13  Brian Powney      1-13-29     57-29         - 5-27    3/3
6   Mike Morley       1-15-05     55-35         - 0-29    7/7     1st
2   Rick Opie         1-19-53     57-23         -12-27    4/4     Trophy
1   Grant Pyke        1-24-36   1-02-06         - 5-40    2/2
3   Ken Williams        DNS
5   Jake Dodd           DNS
9   Nick Hostler        DNS
11  Ben Skelton         DNS      London Dynamo
14  Marcus Edwards      DNS  - Mechanical problems!
    Alex Kew            DNS
 
Acknowledgements, Very Many thanks to:
Stuart Pearce for placing and retrieving the event warning signs round the course.
Brian Powney as handicapper.
Lisa Colombo as pusher off.

Consolation Trophy (awarded on handicap time - as are the club events points for this event)
6   Mike Morley       1-15-05     55-35    1st
7   Simon Trehearn    1-03-38     56-38    2nd
10  Stuart Pearce       59-54     56-54    3rd
2   Rick Opie         1-19-53     57-23    Trophy
13  Brian Powney      1-13-29     57-29    
1   Grant Pyke        1-24-36   1-02-06     
 
Mike was fastest on Hcp but has won the Hcp Trophy
Simon was 2nd but has won the club championship
Stuart was 3rd but has won the fastest 25 trophy
Rick was 4th and wins the Consolation trophy - unless Stuart doesn’t win the 25 Trophy as the Phoenix racing year doesn’t end until 31st October.

Frank Cubis (club event sec)
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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Tour of Briton Epsom Downs


Ian Wilkinson
 so
Ian used to be in the UK MTB squad with Tim in the early 2000's so I said hello!

Taking a close look at Wiggo's  bike!

The man himself nonchalantly leaving the team bus to start the penultimate stage Epsom to Guildford
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

MTB Ride Thursday 19th September

Hi All

The weather forecast looks wet for Thursday so I think we should cancel the ride.
 

Hope everyone enjoyed our summer evenings, as much as I did!
Future rides will be weather permitting, and will be shorter in distance.
Will keep you posted.

Cheers
Andy

ps Planning some time to ride the Grand Union Canal into London via Little Venice.
Meet at Kingston, ride will take in Bushey Park, Crane river, Hounslow Heath then onto the canal.
Back via Hyde Park, Chelsea Harbour, River Thames, Putney, Wimbledon Common - finishing at Wetherspoons New Malden for a well earned beer! Lunch on the canal, coffee at Putney, beers at New Malden. Ride distance 38miles.
Probably an alternative Saturday ride!

Consolation 25 - Sunday 22nd September - start sheet

KINGSTON PHOENIX ROAD CLUB
CONSOLATION 25
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd 2013
G25/47
START SHEET

All Sealed Handicap

No  NAME             Vets/Std      START
1   Grant Pyke        1-18-26      08-51
2   Rick Opie         1-07-26         52
3   Ken Williams      1-16-59         53
4   Heike Godman       PTT            54
5   Jake Dodd         1-13-41      08-55
6   Mike Morley       1-14-36         56
7   Simon Trehearn                    57
8   Kerry Bircher   Cranleigh CC      58
9   Nick Hostler                      59
10  Stuart Pearce                  09-00
11  Ben Shelton     London Dynamo     01
12  Alex Kew          1-06-00         02
13  Brian Powney      1-08-02         03
14  Marcus Edwards    1-07-50         04

Awards:
1st, 2nd & 3rd Hcp

Consolation Trophy to be held by the highest placed rider on Hcp who has won no other Club Trophy.

Usual HQ as in the evening 10’s - Inholm's Lane Car Park

We ride as a group (sort of) to the start on the A24 at Mill Lane, South Holmwood 1.7 miles from HQ, all up hill

Start: Just in Mill Lane and continue south on A24 for 4.8 miles to 2nd Rbt, Clarks Green, were turn (10 turn) and retrace north to Beare Green rbt were LEFT into A29. for aprox 8 miles (through Ockley) to bear LEFT onto A281.
The next part is easy to go wrong. There are a number of rbts, keep on A281 /A264 towards the A24. (Do not go into the trading estate on your left)
To Farthing Hill rbt A24 junction. Bear left down slip road to join A24 North Bound. Keep on A24 to
Finish at railway bridge 1 mile south of start and just past the entrance to Beare Green village.

Frank Cubis (club event sec)


I'm guessing that the plan will be to go for coffee/breakfast to Tanhouse Farm after the event. Lisa

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Monday, September 09, 2013

SCCU 25 Sept 8.2013



Thanks to Joe & Rachel for marshaling today. Thanks also to Frank for timekeeping and all the other officials helpers, etc. It seems that Ray did not beat his best time this year to create yet another 87yr old Vet record. Thanks also to Brian P for the handicapping. Photo taken in Broadbridge Heath HQ. Simon having been an early starter had flown the nest but never the less did a PB. Commiserations also to Alex K for DNS though I know not why? It seems that I won the club H/C in this event - I suppose it was because I did a PB (that is since I joined KPRC, in 1963 my PB was 1.0.23 to the best of my memory - I never did beat the hour much to my regret) - so as far as I am concerned after a 23yr gap from cycling to get married and have 3 kids - I think my 1.12.32 is a PB. Picture shows Ray along with Joe & Rachel doing a sterling job marshaling!
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Friday, September 06, 2013

Hilly 12 - result

KINGSTON PHOENIX ROAD CLUB
35th CLUB HILLY 12 MILE TIME TRIAL (GS/281)
AND CLUB HILL CLIMB CHAMPIONSHIP
SUNDAY 1st September 2013
RESULT

No  Name               Time    Hcp/Time    Points    Award
18  Andrew Snook       32-28   Kingston Wheelers
16  Damien Breen       33-35   Kingston Wheelers      PB
20  Phil Ember         33-36   Kingston Wheelers      PB
 7  Philip Deacon      34-09   Kingston Wheelers
12  Andy Hudson        34-16   Kingston Wheelers
17  Alex Kew  PB       36-32    36-32      7 / 6    1st Fastest
11  Reade Harfield     36-55    Blazing Saddles
 6  Simon Waller       39-05    35-05      6 / 7    1st Hcp  PB
10  Steve Hillier      39-39    38-09      5 / 2
19   Nick Hostler      39-46    35-46      4 / 5      PB
 8  Jake Dodd          42-01    37-31      3 / 3
13  Lee Jardine        43-22    38-52      3 / 2
 2  Ray Dare           43-39    37-24      2 / 5
 1  Peter Masten       43-58   Kingston Wheelers
 3  Andy Avis          44-24    37-24      2 / 5
 4  Mike Morley        45-12    37-42      2 / 2
 9  Jamie Wasley        DNF    Kingston Wheelers
14  Dominic Trevett     DNF    Kingston Wheelers
15  Philip Burgin       DNS
 5  Alice Lethbridge    DNS    Epsom CC

HILL CLIMB
Name             Time    Points (Scr)
Alex Kew        2-20.80    7
Nick Hostler    2-21.79    6
Steve Hillier   2-22.89    5
Jake Dodd       2-28.07    3
Lee Jardine     2-40.70    4
Simon Waller    2-45.54    3
Ray Dare        2-49.10    2
Mike Morley     2-53.35    2
Andy Avis       3-07.60    2

Men’s Champion:   Alex Kew
Woman’s Champion: Jake Dodd


HILL CLIMB: Non-Phoenix
Name             Time
Damien Breen    1-40.06
Phil Ember      1-51.78
Andrew Snook    1-52.31
Philip Deacon   1-57.81
Andy Hudson     2-03.78
Reade Harfield  2-10.06
Peter Mastenko  2-47.86
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Very Many Thanks for the following helpers who made this a safe and smooth running event.
Brian as Handicapper, Ron as number steward, Doreen start of Hill Climb timekeeper

Marshals: Judy, Carolyn, Iain, Nicholas, Ben, David, Frank P, Russell & Deborah.

Frank Cubis

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Hilly 12 - status

Frank has checked the course and although there is still a small section where the surface has been removed and not yet replaced, the course has some nice, new, smooth tarmac in places as a compensation, so the event will go ahead as planned.

When riding from the car park to the start, please take great care at the left turn into Lodgebottom Road (the road in which we start) as the road surface is bad at that point and Frank reports a 'trench' to be negotiated at that point.

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Raid Dolomites



I've been wanting to do this ride for a long time.  It's the longest - and the hardest - of the classic French long-distance 'Raids', going over the edge of the French Alps, through the Swiss Alps and then the Dolomites on the way from Thonon (near Geneva) to Trieste, on the Adriatic.  The format is the same as all the others - it's organised by a local Audax Club - Thonon les Bains, in this case.  You apply to the club for a 'carnet' and a route card, you get the 'carnet' stamped at the control points listed along the way, and they'll give you a medal if you succeed.  It's 1180 km over 38 cols with 21,384 meters of climbing.  Roughly Lands End to John o' Groats, but with rather more climbing.  Well, a lot more.

The problem with the trip was getting van support.  Baxter's had done it every few years until about 2008, but had then stopped, and for the last few years no company has done it at all.  Obviously, you can set off with panniers and so on, but it would be a slow old ride, so I wasn't keen.  Then, doing the Raid Alpine last year, I had a spot of luck.  James Thompson, of Marmot Tours, said that he was planning to run the Raid Dolomites as a route this season.  In the event it was so popular that he ran three trips.  I got my carnet and booked a place.

So it was that on the 20th of August I stood by the lake in Thonon, carnet in my pocket, ready to go.




Marmot Tours weren't hanging about on this one -  the trip was nine days from end to end, so we put the hammer down right from the beginning.  191 kms and over the 2000 meter Simplon Pass at the end of the run to get to our hotel for the first night.  It was very hot on the Simplon, with some tedious (and quite dangerous) road works in the tunnels, but everyone made it in good time for dinner and the show was on the road.

I find it best to make an early start on these runs, to get as many miles in as I can in the cool of the day. The second day wasn't too bad - some climbing in the heat, ending at San Bernardino, but day three, going to St Moritz, was quite tough.  Switzerland, then Italy, then back to Switzerland, with three big passes, the smallest of which, the Maloja, at 1815 meters I found the hardest. 30 kms up a hot valley followed by a big climb on steep hairpins.  But it was followed by a blast along the lake to St Moritz and beers on the terrace of our hotel.

The next day was no easier, with four decent passes ending on the top of the Stelvio, where we spent the night.  Thunder and hail in the late afternoon, which I missed by my 'do it early' policy.  Not everyone did.  Overnight it snowed.

In the morning, one of the vans went off early to check the road for ice (it was fine), and after another long and hard day we got to Selva Val Gardena in the Dolomites.  194 kms and a lot of climbing.  Grinding up the Passo di Pinei in the late afternoon I was passed by a local woman racer, out for her evening training run.  'Salve', she said, a normal courtesy amongst cyclists.  Then, taking in the situation and my Raid Alpine tag she said 'Courage'.  Yes indeed.  I made it in time for a beer before dinner; the last bikes were in after 2130, pitch dark and raining.



A couple of easier days - plenty of climbing, but not so long - were helpful to rest a bit.  I deliberately took it easy, with decent cake and lunch stops.  That left me in good shape for Day 7, which was very tough.  Over the Passo di Giau, well known from the Giro, then up to the Refuge at the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, again a Giro classic.  The Giau was OK, and I got up it well, but the descent was wet, treacherous and freezing.  I was very cold when I got to Cortina, and warmed up with hot chocolate and cream cake, before setting off up again to the Tre Cime.  Another very hard climb, but I got up OK and in a decent time.  A great lunch in the refuge then down again by the same road, with words of encouragement for some of the party who were still on the way up.


Although there was plenty of riding left, if you had got over the Tre Cime then you were set for Trieste.    The run of the country was down, interspersed with climbs, of course, and the pace rose steadily.  The last fifty miles were fast indeed, with 'Trieste Express' line-outs vying to be first into town.  Under the town sign, champagne and pizza at the Bar California on the front, and that was that.  Another Raid done, and great fun it was.




I know it's not about the bike, but most people paid a lot of attention to their mounts, as did I.  The steed of choice was the lightest piece of carbon fibre you could find, with a good saddle and a reasonable spread of gears - you can't go too low as you won't be able to keep the speed up on the climbs.  I took the Condor that I had made for the Alps last year.  SRAM Rival Groupset, with the 'WiFli' Climbing Group, a Fizik Aliante carbon fibre saddle, Mavic SL wheels and Continental Grand Prix tyres.  Spot on, and trouble free.

And if it's not about the bike, it is about the logistics.  Marmot Tours are top at the long-distance Raiding game, with a well-established system of two custom vans carrying food, spares and clothing, good hotels and your bag in your room by the time you get there.  Good people and good to deal with.

Mark


Hilly 12 - 1st September 2013 - start sheet

KINGSTON PHOENIX ROAD CLUB
37th CLUB HILLY 12 MILE TIME TRIAL (GS/281)
incorporating the
CLUB HILL CLIMB CHAMPIONSHIP
SUNDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 2013
START SHEET

 No  Name                 Hcp               Start
  1  Peter Mastenko    Kingston Wheelers    08-01
  2  Ray Dare            6-15                  02
  3  Andy Avis           7-00                  03
  4  Mike Morley         7-30                  04
  5  Alice Lethbridge  Kingston Wheelers    08-05
  6  Simon Waller        4-00                  06
  7  Philip Deacon     Kingston Wheelers       07
  8  Jake Dodd           4-30                  08
  9  Jamie Wasley      Kingston Wheelers       09
 10  Steve Hillier       1-30               08-10
 11  Reade Harfield    Blazing Saddles         11
 12  Andy Hudson       Kingston Wheelers       12
 13  Lee Jardine         4-30                  13
 14  Dominic Trevett   Kingston Wheelers       14
 15  Philip Burgin       5-30               08-15
 16  Damien Breen      Kingston Wheelers       16
 17  Alex Kew            Scr                   17
 18  Andrew Snook      Kingston Wheelers       18
 19  Nick Hostler        4-00                  19
 20  Phil Ember        Kingston Wheelers    08-20


Report on the course: Road works on final bit - the hill climb. Road is closed, they are resurfacing. Should have been finished yesterday (Wednesday). I got through but had to walk past where they're still working, which is near the top. So hopefully should be finished by weekend.

Watch this blog for further information as to whether the event will run as planned on the 1st, or have to move to the backup date of Sept 15th.

Awards: (Kingston Phoenix club members only):
Hilly 12
1st Hcp
1st Fastest

Hill Climb
Men’s Champion
Women’s Champion


We meet at the National Trust car park at Headley Heath on B2033. This is a Pay & Display car park

Do arrive in plenty of time to sign the disclaimer form, pay your £3 entry and pin your number on and arrive at the start for your allotted time.


EVENT RISK

Care should be taken riding to the start (Especially If Wet) as the road descends sharply and there are sharp bends.
Don’t let me say “I told you so”.

There are speed humps on the Zig Zag of Box Hill
There are speed humps on the very fast descent after the Clay Lane fork, be very careful.
You Will Not Miss Them.

Hilly 12 Course

START at power pole 10 in Lodgebottom Road (unclassified) 250 yards south of B2033 near Headley.
Proceed south-westwards to T junction with B2209 (near Mickleham).
LEFT and take next LEFT up the Zig-Zag of Box Hill to junction with B2033.
LEFT (care) onto B2003 past HQ but straight on (leaving B2033) at Headley Common.
Proceed through Headley to junction with Clay Lane. LEFT fork into Clay Lane and continue to A24 Leatherhead By-Pass where left (CARE) to next RBT (Beaverbrook) where LEFT into B2033 to
FINISH at oak tree on left side of road, 43 yards before Give Way sign and 125 yards before Headley Common Road.

HILL CLIMB Course
(The Last 825 Yards of The Hilly 12 Course)

Do not stop, but the time starts as you pass the GREEN FLAG. At the junction of Lodgebottom Road were you turned into to get to the start, at fire hydrant cover, by hydrant sign 4/30, Continue for 825 yards to finish at Hilly 12 Finish.

Frank

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A pictorial representation of the course can be found here


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Saturday 10 - result

KINGSTON PHOENIX ROAD CLUB
10 MILE TIME TRIAL G10/42
Saturday August 17th 2013
RESULT SHEET

No Name               Time     Hcp    Vets  Scr/Hcp   Awards
16 Marcus Edwards     22-17   22-17   +4-24   7/6    1st/2nd Hcp
10 Russell Williams   24-59   22-29   +1-37   6/5    2nd/3rd Hcp
13 Alex Kew           25-00   22-45   +0-59   5/2
 7 John Beer          25-33   22-48   +2-18   4/2
 4 Simon Waller       27-19   22-34           3/3
 6 Anna Stedman       27-45  Charlotteville CC
11 Adrian Feasby      28-03   22-33           2/4
14 Brian Powney       29-28   23-58   -2-43   2/2
15 Philip Burgin      29-39   23-09   -1-55   2/2
 5 Mike Morley        30-10   22-10   -0-56   2/7    1st Hcp
12 Grant Pyke         31-24   23-39   -0-44   2/2
 1 Deborah Hurst      33-58   24-28   -5-05   5/2    1st Woman
 9 Helene Grinsted    38-01   27-01   -8-10   4/2
 3 Mark McNamara      44-42   33-42  -10-35   2/2
 2 Patrick Ryan        DNS
 8 Wayne Mahoney       DNS
17 Florence Hallett    DNS
   Tony Tugwell        DNS

Acknowledgments:
Brian Powney: Handicapper = 10 riders within 1min 41sec
Ron Powney: Number Steward
Rob Cervelo: KW Pusher Off
Ken Williams: Assistant T/K
Judy Margery: Number Taker

Ron & Doreen Powney: For taking me back to the A3

Frank Cubis
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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Eve 10 #9 - result

KINGSTON PHOENIX ROAD CLUB
10 MILE CLUB TIME TRIAL G10/42
Wednesday August 7th 2013
RESULT SHEET

No Name               Time   HcpTime  VetStd  Scr/Hcp  Award
18 Marcus Edwards     21-59   21-59    +4-42    7/2    1st Fastest
10 Simon Trehearn     23-31   22-16             6/2    2nd Fastest PB
11 David Watt         23-52   21-37             5/2    PB
15 Russell Williams   23-57   21-27    +2-39    4/5    =3rd Hcp  PB
 5 Bob Smith          24-10   22-10    +1-54    3/2    PB
14 Richard Addis      25-28   20-58             2/6    2nd Hcp
 2 Simon Waller       25-58   21-28             2/3    PB
16 Steve Hillier      25-59   22-29    +1-10    2/2
 9 James Roberts      26-02   21-32             2/2    PB
 3 Ray Dare           27-18   22-03    +7-38    2/2
17 Brian Powney       27-23   22-23    -0-38    2/2
 6 Gavin Hughes       27-48   23-18    -1-21    2/2
 1 Rick Opie          28-20   20-20    -1-48    2/7    1st Hcp  PB
 7 Mike Morley        31-07   24-52    -1-53    2/2
 8 Deborah Hurst      31-29   22-29    -2-36    4/2
 4 Angie Launder      32-27   21-27    -1-56    3/5    =3rd Hcp  PB
12 Joe Bertorelli      DNS
13 Philip Burgin       DNS

Marcus would have had a PB but did 21-54 in the Redmon club event the week before.

Acknowledgments Many Thanks To:

Brian Powney: Handicapper
Ken Williams: Timekeeping

Ray improved his Age Related Record for an 86 year old (again).
Marcus knocked 3 of my Age Related Record of the book.

Frank Cubis
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Saturday Afternoon 10 - 17th August - start sheet

KINGSTON PHOENIX ROAD CLUB
10 MILE TIME TRIAL G10/42
Saturday August 17th 2013
START SHEET 

No  Name              Hcp    Vets     Start Time 
1   Deborah Hurst     9-30   28-53      14-01
2   Patrick Ryan     10-00   27-44         02
3   Mark McNamara    11-00   30-07         03
4   Simon Waller      4-45                 04
5   Mike Morley       8-00   29-14      14-05
6   Tony Tugwell     11-00   28-42         06
7   John Beer         2-45   27-51         07
8   Wayne Mahoney     7-00                 08
9   Helene Grinsted  11-00   29-51         09
10  Russell Williams  2-30   26-36      14-10
11  Adrian Feasby     5-30                 11
12  Grant Pyke        7-45   30-40         12
13  Alex Kew          2-15   25-59         13
14  Brian Powney      5-30   26-45         14
15  Philip Burgin     6-30   27-44      14-15
16  Marcus Edwards    Scr    26-41         16
 
17  Florence Hallett  7-30

I haven’t given Florence a start time as she will be pushed for time getting to the start (working). But as the Wheelers follow us immediately with 25 riders there will bound to be a non starter I can fit her into.

Awards:
1st, 2nd & 3rd Hcp
1st & 2nd Fastest
Fastest Woman

Frank Cubis
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Monday, August 12, 2013

12 Hr Championship

 Simon Waller getting encouragement to get back on the bike after cramp!
 Magic sponge works wonders.
 Off for lap 3 of circuit 3.
 Finishing circuit after 11 hours. Looking good back up the hill Waller.
Simon Trehearn also looking good up the hill.

A very windy, warm day. Simon Waller did 194 miles in his first ever 12 hr, he was going for 185 and was very pleased. Trehearn did 231 in his 2nd 12 an improvement on last year which had no wind! Jake, Brian, Dave, Lisa, Ron & Doreen from the club and Lucy from Simons work came out to help and had a very enjoyable day. Ron's car battery went flat at one point and a nice chap jumpstarted it, and then realised he knew Ron, it was Keith Dorling, an old member from the club. Simon Trehearn had a puncture early on and went off course at one point. We handed up sponges, drinks, melon etc and rubbed sore legs and necks.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

ECCA 12hr - 11th August

This year the event is a National Championship and we have two riders: Simon Waller off no.19 at 05:19 and Simon Trehearn off no. 54 at 05:54.

Start list can be found here: ECCA start list

I hope to be tweeting updates again here: https://twitter.com/KingstonPhoenix

This link should include any messages sent to the account, but not sure if it will also show my posts: https://twitter.com/search?q=%40KingstonPhoenix


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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Evening 10 #9 - 7th August - start sheet

KINGSTON PHOENIX ROAD CLUB
10 MILE TIME TRIAL G10/42
Wednesday 7th August 2013
START SHEET

No  Name              Hcp        Start Time
 1  Rick Opie         8:00        19:31
 2  Simon Waller      4:30           31:30
 3  Ray Dare          5:15        19:32
 4  Angie Launder    11:00           32:30
 5  Bob Smith         2:00        19:33
 6  Gavin Hughes      4:30           33:30
 7  Mike Morley       6:15        19:34
 8  Deborah Hurst     9:00           34:30
 9  James Roberts     4:30        19:35
10  Simon Trehearn    1:15           35:30
11  David Watt        2:15        19:36
12  Joe Bertorelli    4:30           36:30
13  Philip Burgin     5:30        19:37
14  Richard Addis     4:30           37:30
15  Russell Williams  2:30        19:38
16  Steve Hillier     3:30           38:30
17  Brian Powney      5:00        19:39
18  Marcus Edwards    Scr            39:30

Awards:
1st, 2nd & 3rd Hcp
1st & 2nd Fastest

Might I suggest a rear light be fitted.

Brian Powney
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Monday, August 05, 2013

Riding the London-Surrey 100




The ride across London to the start was the beginning of the experience.  The nearer you got to the Olympic Park the more bikes there were, joining the column from every side street.  For the last couple of miles along the A11 there was a solid phalanx of bikes filling an entire carriageway, moving quickly, but considerately of each other.  Cars stayed well clear, which was interesting of itself.  At the park smiling and helpful games-makers directed the crowd to one of the two start areas, and then the rather regimented process necessary to deal with so many people began.  There were more than 16,500 starters on this the inaugural year.

First you had to show your number to get into the start area.  Once there - there was plenty of space - you could wander around, go to the loo, watch others starting off, buy some food, check your bags for collection at the finish or just pass the time of day with other riders.  Then you were called to wait to be assembled into a 'wave', which was about a thousand riders at a time; then you entered the 'wave' pen, exactly on time; then the 'wave' moved to the start line and finally, exactly on time again, you set off along a two-mile run-in to the start itself.

I had been a bit worried about this bit - a large number of cyclists close together can be difficult, but it was absolutely fine.  A slow roll away, an easy turn onto the A12 (closed to traffic, of course), with the speed gradually building over the next couple of miles on the large road, allowing sub-groups of similar performance to naturally form.  Crossing the start line I was part of a peleton of fifty or so, which soon accelerated up to about thirty mph.  Hard to do by yourself, but easy enough as part of a peleton, and we kept this speed through Canary Wharf and on towards the Tower of London, where narrower roads brought the pace down.  Still over twenty mph, though, so we were flying along.  Having the entire road to yourself is plenty of space for a group of bicycles, so slower (and faster) riders were easily accommodated.

The run through London was splendid.  No traffic, no hold-ups, traffic lights didn't matter and helpful marshals signalled every turn and corner.  The London Eye, St James' and Harrods passed in a jiffy, and we were soon heading over Chiswick Bridge into Richmond Park.

Here some of the gritty reality of cycling interrupted the dream.  The familiar sinking feeling told me that I had a puncture.  It took a few minutes to fix, during which time about a thousand bikes passed.  A kind lady walking her dog offered to help, but puncture-fixing is a solitary pleasure, so I thanked her and got on with it.

A couple of miles down the road I saw Graham Hill and gave him a wave, then Kingston, Walton, Byfleet and out into the country, heading for Newlands Corner.  This is the first of the hills of the route, and I had wondered how it would work out.  Not bad, was the answer.  There were some slow riders, and even some walking, but the bike-jams of the London to Brighton didn't materialise, mainly because, once again, the full width of a road is a lot of space for a group of bicycles.  I did see Boris as I was riding up, progressing steadily on his flat-bar commuter bike.  Even at this point it was obvious that he wasn't going to make a great time, but equally obviously he was cycling well within himself and would be sure to finish without difficulty.

At the top I made the mistake of going in to one of the service 'hubs' to buy a replacement inner tube.  I had patches, and would have done better going without, as it was packed with cyclists refuelling.  Queues for everything and it took an age.  Large numbers of people are always a problem.

Back on the road and fast riding again; Abinger Hammer, Holmbury St Mary and then Leith Hill, the second of the challenges.  Pretty slow going here, as the road is in any case narrow and numbers of walking cyclists made it more so.  But no real problems, and over the top and on to Dorking.

Dorking was terrific.  There were barriers down the High Street, and large crowds banging them and shouting encouragement at the cyclists.  This is what it must be like for Mark Cavendish.  Excellent.  Then Box Hill, Leatherhead, Cobham (where I saw Colin, doing duty as a marshal) and we were on the home straight.  The pace began to rise again.

At Wimbledon I saw Dave, Graham and Gill; Putney High Street was quite an experience at 34 mph with crowds roaring the bikes on; over the bridge, the Embankment and then it really was head down for the finish line.  Parliament Square, Admiralty Arch and there it was.

There seemed to be two approaches to the Mall.  Some slowed down, waved to friends and family; others got their heads down and went as fast as they could.  I went for the latter, and was very pleased with myself crossing the line.

A medal and a handshake, I didn't bother with the 'goody bag', a left turn by Buckingham Palace and that was that - all over.

All in all, a great day out.  Impeccable organisation, pleasant and supportive staff and fellow riders, and perfect weather for cycling.  Car free riding is great, they should do it every Sunday.  My time was 5:55, just inside the six hours I had estimated.  End to end average 16.7mph; moving average 17.8mph with 45mph being exceeded several times.  So quite a quick ride, with the peleton speeding up the flat and the downhills, but the crowd slowing the uphills.  And a great experience.

If you fancy it next year, the ballot opens on Monday.

Mark

PS:  Ken Williams had a great day, too.  His ride description is in the 'Comments' section here:  http://kingstonphoenix.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/im-riding-100-miler-on-sunday-as-is-ken.html


Saturday, August 03, 2013

Sunday 100 road race

The mountain bike group plan to meet Leatherhead Railstation at 12 and ride off road to Abinger Hatch Pub in Abinger for a drink and then work out where to watch the race. It comes up Leith Hill for the first sprint at 3pm. Any road riders are welcome to join us at pub and watch race. We then intend to ride to Wetherspoons in Leatherhead for food. All welcome!

Friday, August 02, 2013

Prudential Ride London 100










I'm riding the 100 miler on Sunday, as is Ken Williams.  My number is 20087, I don't know Ken's, but we're both starting about half past seven.  I'm rather vague on timings, as closed roads will certainly make it quicker, but 20,000 odd other cyclists may not ...  But, all being well, I expect to be at Kingston Bridge at about 0900 on the way out and 1330 on the way back; Newlands Corner about 1030; Leith Hill about 1115; Box Hill before 1200 and finish about 1400 on the Mall.  All this may be totally wrong, of course.

So if you're out for a ride, (or if you're trapped in your house by the road closures), be sure to give me and Ken a wave.  We're easy to spot -  a black bike and a white Ride London jersey.  Just like all the others ...

Thanks in advance to the marshals - these things won't work without you.

Looking forward to the ride - there's plenty of info on http://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk


Mark

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Eve 10 #8 - result

KINGSTON PHOENIX ROAD CLUB
10 MILE CLUB TIME TRIAL G10/42
Wednesday July 24th 2013
RESULT SHEET

No Name               Time   Hcp/Time  VetStd Scr/Hcp  Award
 7 Marcus Edwards     22-47    20-32   + 3-54   7/7   1st Fastest/1st Hcp PB
23 Stuart Pearce      22-50    22-50            6/2   2nd Fastest
16 Alex Kew           24-07    22-07   + 1-52   5/3   3rd Fastest PB
10 Bob Smith          24-26    22-11   + 1-38   4/2
19 John Beer          24-51    22-51   + 3-00   3/2
13 David Watt         25-09    23-08            2/2
 4 Steve Hillier      25-57    22-12   + 1-12   2/2
 8 Gavin Hughes       26-46    21-01   - 0-19   2/6   2nd Hcp PB
21 Barry Allen        26-56  London Phoenix
17 James Roberts      27-27    22-57            2/2
11 Jake Dodd          27-37    22-22   + 1-21   6/2
18 Caroline Harrison  27-58  Clarencourt CC
22 Ray Dare           28-00    21-45   + 6-56   2/4
 5 Mike Morley        29-08    22-53   + 0-06   2/2
15 Grant Pyke         29-53    22-23   + 0-30   2/2
 3 Angie Launder      33-41    21-11   - 3-10   4/5   3rd Hcp PB
 6 Amanda Pearce      33-48    22-18            5/2
 1 Mark McNamara       DNS
 2 Philip Burgin       DNS
 9 Helene Grinsted     DNS
12 Deborah Hurst       DNS
14 Adrian Feasby       DNS
20 Phil Todd           DNS

Acknowledgments Many Thanks To:

Brian Powney: Handicapper
Ron Powney: Number steward
Mark McNamara: Pushing off
Judy Margery: Number taker at finish
Ron & Doreen for taking me back to the A3

Our Vets are getting a lot faster as the year progresses, 9 out of 11 with a plus, this must be a club record in itself.
And Ray improved his 86 Age Related Record.

Frank Cubis ---

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Evening 10 #8 - 24th July 2013 - start sheet

KINGSTON PHOENIX ROAD CLUB
10 MILE CLUB TIME TRIAL G10/42
Wednesday July 24th 2013
START SHEET

 No  Name                  Hcp    VetStd     Start Time

  1  Mark McNamara        11-00    30-07     19-40-30
  2  Philip Burgin         5-45    27-44        41
  3  Angie Launder        12-30    30-31        41-30
  4  Steve Hillier         3-45    27-09        42
  5  Mike Morley           6-15    29-14        42-30
  6  Amanda Pearce        11-30                 43
  7  Marcus Edwards        2-15    26-41        43-30
  8  Gavin Hughes          5-45    26-27        44
  9  Helene Grinsted      10-30    29-51        44-30
 10  Bob Smith             2-15    26-04        45
 11  Jake Dodd             5-15    28-58        45-30
 12  Deborah Hurst         9-00    28-53        46
 13  David Watt            2-00                 46-30
 14  Adrian Feasby         4-45                 47
 15  Grant Pyke            7-30    30-23        47-30
 16  Alex Kew              2-00    25-59        48
 17  James Roberts         4-30                 48-30
 18  Caroline Harrison   Clarencourt CC         49
 19  John Beer             2-00    27-51        49-30
 20  Phil Todd             4-15    26-09        50
 21  Barry Allen         London Phoenix         50-30
 22  Ray Dare              6-15    34-56        51-00
 23  Stuart Pearce         Scr               19-51-30

Awards:
1st, 2nd & 3rd Hcp
1st, 2nd & 3rd Fastest
Fastest Woman

Frank Cubis
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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Phoenix BBQ This sat 5pm

Dont forget to come to the Annual BBQ at Jakes house. 5pm onwards. Bring food for Buffet or BBQ and drink. Family welcome :)

Friday, July 19, 2013

Kingston to Worthing - Result

KINGSTON PHOENIX ROAD CLUB
DEREK MASON MEMORIAL TROPHY 54th KINGSTON to WORTHING
SUNDAY 14th July 2013
Result Sheet

No  NAME                     Time        Hcp/Time   Scr/Hcp  Award
13  Simon Trehearn          1-56-42      1-47-42      7/5    1st Place   PB
16  Richard Leishman        1-58-48    Kingston Wheelers                 PB
21  Alex Kew                1-59-07      1-46-07      6/7    1st Hcp
 6  Richard Evans           2-02-30    Kingston Wheelers 
20  Tim Metcalf             2-05-16    Kingston Wheelers                 PB
12  Angus Macpherson        2-05-48    Kingston Wheelers
10  Javier Arias Gonzalez   2-07-14    Kingston Wheelers                 PB
19  Steve Hillier           2-08-03      1-49-03      5/3
11  Jake Dodd               2-09-11      1-46-11      3/6    2nd Hcp     PB
15  Brian Powney            2-11-49      1-49-49      4/2
 4  Nick Bowman             2-20-11    Kingston Wheelers
 2  Russell Hanson          2-21-50    Pearson Cycles
17  Simon Waller            2-23-16      2-03-16      2/2
 5  Lee Jardine             2-23-58      1-48-58      3/4
 9  Mike Morley             2-31-03      2-01-30      2/2                PB
 3  Grant Pyke              2-32-30      1-52-30      2/2
 8  Peter Mastenko          2-32-37    Kingston Wheelers
 1  Rick Opie               2-37-47      1-52-47      2/2
 7  Gavin Hughes           DNS (Apol)
14  Maddy Lee-Smith        DNS (Apol)  East Grinstead CC
18  Nick Griffith             DNS      Kingston Wheelers
22  Stuart Pearce          DNS (Apol)


Acknowledgments

Many thanks to the following club folk who make this event the success it is.
Pusher off: Mark McNamara
Marshals: Judy, David, Iain, Carolyn, Nicholas & Ben Margery.
25 Mile Time Keeper: Ken Williams.
12 Mile & Washington Time Keepers: Ron & Doreen Powney.
Not forgetting all the folk that come and support the riders

Frank
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Off-road Ride - 18 July

Hi All

This weeks ride will finish at The Rifleman - East St. Epsom, food served until 9.30.
Meet Nonsuch Park café for 6.30 or Banstead Station 7.00 we will hopefully be crossing the M25 twice.

Cheers
Andy

ps Thanks Barry for the pub suggestion

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The day B4 Kingston Worthing


Our worthy timekeeper Frank resplendent on Trike at Ockham Bites

Potential new member 24hrs old with proud dad Tim & Granny - Florence Olive weighing in at 7lb 1oz.
Sorry I did not get any photo's of the K to W event but it was a great event with some fantastic times!
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