Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to one and all. Australia's started 5hrs ago and I started my partying at hospital this noon. Nursing Sr. Jan on left is leaving today for a new post at St Rafael Hospice. I went along in my KPRC hat to wish her and all the staff in B1 Day unit all the best for 2011. Chocolate cake and Apple Juice! It was a good workout 27mls all told.
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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Pearson 150 Sportive - Sunday 22 May

This year I competed in the Pearson 150 (kms) and I plan to do it again in 2011. The entry list is now open for up to 1,000 riders and hopefully they will arrange for the fantastic weather we had this year to be cooler next year. They are also improving the signage and adding a few marshalls, which should mean that I will do the whole route, rather than go off course and do a reduced distance. The course starts at the Royal Marsden, as the purpose of the event is to raise money for the hosptial. The entry fee is therefore higher than the normal sportive and comes in at £25. The route goes via Merstham, Haywards Heath, Ditchling Beacon, Brighton, Dorking, Epsom Downs and back to Sutton.

Note that I have not signed up yet because the date of our Kingston to Worthing time trial has not yet been fixed and this could be one of the dates.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Spring Onion Sportive 13 March - last few entries

This one will make your eyes water! 65 miles and 1400m of climbing! A pleasant but hard 4 hour ride taking in Leith Hill, Wisborough Green, Kirdford, Albury and Whitedown.

We have 6 riders signed up for this event on 13 March 2011, John, Nick, Richard, Ben, Stuart and me. I have just checked the organisers site to see that 389 riders have entered which leaves only 11 places remaining.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Dec 23rd American Supper

What a great evening thank you to everybody (over twenty people)who brought such an interesting variety of goodies, and the few newcomers to the clubroom i hope this will encourage more visits in the future

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas ans Happy New Year to all members and ex members and cycling friends! Hope to see some of you at ours for New Year Eve party! Bring food and drink and happy faces!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Saturday Morning Ride.

Walton on the Hill Weather Station minus 10 Deg.C last night. I did not make Horton Park this morning, now you know why! Lets hope some of the off-roaders had a good ride with lots of pictures??
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Friday, December 17, 2010

Club Night Thursday 23rd Dec

American supper at club next thursday, all welcome (from 8pm) Worcester Park Athletics club, Green Lanes, see you there

Monday, December 06, 2010

AGM this thursday 8pm

Dont forget to come early to the AGM. We are in the end room which we can only access by going back outside and going to the end and in a back door. There will be a rush for drinks just before 8 when the meeting starts, so get in early! We will have the American supper the thur before Christmas 23rd Dec. Everyone welcome, bring something small for the table. Anything left over will be saved for the New Year Eve bash at Jake and Garys!! All cyclists and friends welcome! Bring food and Drink and Air Guitars as usual. Ray tried to buy an air guitar last year! MOre about that later.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Two Below Sea Level

Maggie and I have just returned from a trip to Death Valley with our tandem. It sounds an odd choice, but it's quite rational - Death Valley is a National Park, which means that the roads (and everything else) are immaculately maintained, people only go there on holiday so the few cars are outstandingly considerate of cyclists and the weather at this time of the year is spectacularly good. Access is quite easy - direct flights to Las Vegas, which is less than three hours away, and all arrangements were made by Rich Merrick of Cycling Escapes who provided first class van and ride support from airport pick-up to airport drop-off.

Cycling Escapes offers 'challenging' riding - 100+ miles on some days and more than 5000' of ascent on others. We found the climbs hard - harder than the Alps - as the roads tend to be relatively modern, with steady gradients sometimes going on for twenty miles or more. They are designed for cars, not for walkers or horse traffic as many European roads originally were, so there's no respite. But starting below sea level and ending 5600 feet above it is a good day out (Mont Ventoux is 4200 feet of climbing); or riding for eighty miles without ever going above sea level is another interesting experience.

The routes were planned and supported by Cycling Escapes. The van is important, as for most routes you encounter no human habitation at all. Distances are large, and running short of water would be a serious mistake. The van and trailer are comprehensively equipped with spares, food, water and so on and wait at pre-specified 'SAG' points - about twenty miles apart - until all the party has passed, before scooting on to the next 'SAG'. Lunch is taken at the roadside - chairs and tables from the van - and the van is last in to the hotel, so no-one is stranded. Despite all this, it's lonely out there...

The trip is billed as 422 miles and 21,300' of climbing - we cut a couple of corners so did less than this, but we were still over 400 miles and 20,000' - not bad for November, and, with daytime temperatures in the 80s, all in summer kit.

So if you're looking for somewhere to beat the Winter gloom, the deserts of South Western USA are worth a look. We'll be back.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Sigma Sports New Shop

We went to the opening of their new shop 10 doors down from the old one. What an amazing place! Just like an expensive car show room! 10 times bigger than the last place, over 3 floors. Bike parking indoors, instant repairs for minor problems. Chill out room with live cycling. Coffee machine. Fit out room, massage room. Worth visiting sat as the team will be there.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

sunday rides

The winter rides start at 9.30 now to avoid frost and be a little warmer. Horton country park car park as usual. Slower paced than usual as no need to train this side of Xmas. A nice winter social ride to catch up on gossip for everyone who does not make it to club night on thursdays. The route will be sorted on the day according to weather.

Monday, November 08, 2010

SCCU Women's BAR Trophy

I enjoyed my free lunch on sunday, and great to have loads of Phoenix there. Quite proud to win a trophy at my age. It came with a silver/gold plate on a stand that I keep.

SCCU Dinner

12 Phoenix members attended the Southern Counties Cycling Union mid day lunch and prize presentation at Rowfant House near Crawley. This was the last function under the present catering management as the lady is retiring so the next time it could well be a different type of meal. The main reason for such a large Phoenix prescence was to applaud Jakes achievement in winning the Balham CC Fleming Cup for the SCCU Ladies Best All Rounder competition for 2010. This was also noted as an outing for four Phx Polo tops at an official function which encouraged several admiring comments. The meal was the usual very high standard for quantity and quality. The raffle became a battle between the BEC CC and the PHX we won 5 prizes to 3!

Monday, November 01, 2010

AGM Notification 2010

Kingston Phoenix Road Club
Hon President: R T Powney, Esq

Notice of the Kingston Phoenix Road Club
2010 Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the 2010 Annual General Meeting of the Kingston Phoenix Road Club will be held on Thursday 9th December 2010 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 25th November 2010. 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: Ron Powney
Hon Gen Secretary: Lisa Colombo
Hon TT Secretary: Frank Cubis Resigning as TT Sec
Hon RR Secretary: Simon Mitchell Holder of the clothing
Hon Treasurer: Doreen Powney
Committee Member: Jake Dodd Taking over as TT Sec
Committee Member: Steve Hillier
Committee Member: Brian Powney
Committee Member: Grant Pyke

Press Secretary: Florence Hallett Dave Brentnall co-opted

Auditors: Ray Dare, Jen Mitchell

Club subs for 2011 are due as of 1st November 2010 – ie Now!

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

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Redmon Gentlemans

Having now looked at the official results I have to re-iterate my congratulations to Grant and Brian for finishing a very creditable overall 9th on standard and just being pipped by 5 seconds in 8th place by 66yr old vet C. Walton from Redmon. Jake and Simon were 18th so a very creditable performance. Even Morley and Andrew finished 31st so even a slightly disappointed me failing to beat standard was not beaten to death! If I observe correctly Redmon got the first place for a team of 3 pairs on fastest standard, Pearson were 2nd and KPRC 3rd so not bad if such a prize existed. Maybe we can improve on this for next year.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Redmon Gentlemans 2-up

Well done the Kingston Phoenix fielding a team of 6 riders. Fastest were Jake paced by brother Simon in a time of 42:42 (PB for Jake) followed by Grant paced by Brian 45:25 and yours truly paced by Andrew in 50min dead which is the feeling we had as we crossed the line. Grant and Brian did a flyer with +4:51 on standard. Jake and Simon +00:53 with MM/AH -2:03. A cold morning but a great day to ride our last event of the season. Congratulations to the Redmon for a well organised event and thanks to all helpers, marshals pushers off and time keepers!
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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Welcome John

a Warm Welcome to John Bellamy our latest Saturday Morning Rider

Friday, October 15, 2010

Club night Special

Thankyou to Jo for providing over 30 members of the Phoenix and Clarencourt with a very interesting and social evening, the exchange of question and answers flowed throughout airing several interesting facts about various members secret lives!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Bec Hill Climb

Nathan Chamberlain VET from Redhill CC having a go! Andy can be just seen in background.
More action watched by Ann Bath, Pete Barnard and Mark Gladwin. Kingston Wheelers had a number of entries but non from KPRC. How about 2011? Maybe the BEC can introduce a new category of VET rider based on age standard for the hill! It was not a full field but there were 24 VET riders. Come on Ray how about you and me and a few more over 40's having a go. Mark you should do well and we could even go for a VET's team award. Total prize money was over £3000!
Two of the most remarkable things for me was the Lady above who appeared to be clad in Pyjamas or as someone observed "French Knickers" That's what I like about cycling it takes all sorts! The other remarkable event which Gary Dodd will no doubt be amazed at was that a young 15yr old rider by the name of Germain Burton won the event and beat the Catford winner Robert Gough, that morning! His time was just 2 secs outside the event record - WOW!!!!
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Saturday Morning Training Ride

Millie 2.1/2yrs getting ready for the ride. It's important to start them early.
Maybe a third of the riders out on Saturday 9 Oct. It was a good turn out and the off-roaders arrived later. Some of the riders went to look at Speilbergs epic on WW1, no doubt more from Pete about that!
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Club Clothing at the Club Room

On Thursday night (14th Oct) I will be bringing along a selection of club Polo shirts available at £16 each.

Simon will be bringing a selection of club kit. You can see what is in stock and the prices by using the link found at the bottom left of the front page of the club website. Simon will also be preparing the next order.


Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Bike handling showcase

A good example of staying in control of the bike in difficult conditions - the rear tub rolling off the rim. And a rubbish example of the backup provided to the rider. This all cost Dowsett a likely medal at the World Championships.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Date of Open 10 in 2011

Now that I've been to the District AGM and Date fixing, I can confirm that the date for next year's Open 10 will be Saturday, 7th May 2011.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

sunday rides October

October 2010

3rd Oct West Horsley garden centre. C&M lunch Rusper.
10th Oct Henfold Lakes. C&M lunch Cranleigh.
17th Oct Gents 2Up race, breakfast after at Henfold Lakes
24th Oct Polesden Lacey C&M lunch Leigh
C&M AGM at Ed's, Chessington Rd, Ewell. 3pm.
31st Oct Reigate, Morrisons C&M lunch Ifield

These rides are not set in stone, just a guide. Please look at the forum Sat night or Sun morn for final route especially if wet!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Consolation 25

Rick Opie a Happy Consolation Trophy Winner

Consolation 25 - result


9 David French 1-02-54 Weybridge Wlrs
5 Jake Dodd 1-11-07 2-30 1-08-37 3 / 4
10 Daniel Arthur 1-11-35 Epsom CC
6 Brian Powney 1-12-22 1-00 1-11-22 4 / 3
11 Rupert Bole 1-13-32 Kingston Wlrs (Off course Long)
7 Nick Hostler 1-16-19 10-00 1-06-19 7 / 7 1st Hcp
8 Grant Pyke 1-18-47 10-30 1-08-17 6 / 6
3 Rick Opie 1-25-53 17-30 1-08-23 5 / 5 Trophy
. Tony Tugwell DNS
. Steve Hillier DNS

Nick has won the Ray Dare Trophy (year long hcp points winner)
Grant has won the club BAR Trophy
Therefore, Rick wins the Consolation 25 Cup

Frank Cubis

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Consolation 25 - start sheet


1 Tony Tugwell 08-31
2 Ben Sawford PTT 08-32
3 Rick Opie 08-33
4 Tom Barrett PTT 08-34
5 Jake Dodd 08-35
6 Brian Powney 08-36
7 Nick Hostler 08-37
8 Grant Pyke 08-38
9 Steve Hillier 08-39

Awards 1st & 2nd Hcp

(Because handicap is the primary award this event is run on a sealed handicap - so that the riders do not know who they need to catch in order to beat them on handicap)

Frank Cubis

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

More pictures

Even more pictures from the Hilly 12:

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hilly 12/Hill Climb Sunday 12 Sept 10

Simon how could you let Jake beat you by 3 seconds, you just weren't trying hard enough! Well done Simon Trehearn not only fastest rider but 1st Handicap! Well done Andrew getting 2nd Handicap, lets hope that is a good Omen for our forthcoming "Gentleman's Event" assuming we get in, watch out Simon & Jake it's standard time that counts! Commiserations to Rachel had I have known you were so close I would have slowed down by 8 secs then we would have been equal in the Hilly 12. As for the Hill Climb, I think like Simon W, I too must lose some weight again for next year, the thought of being beaten by ladies on a hill makes me fall off at the start!
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The Phoenix at Epsom

Some of the team promoting the Kingston Phoenix at Epsom on Sunday after the Hilly 12.
a very successful event thanks to the work of Steve Hillier and his team

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Winner - guess the bikes' weight

The racing bike weighed 17lb 1oz / 7.75kg
The touring bike weighed 46lbs 5oz / 21kg
Total weight 63lbs 6oz / 28.75kg

Rick Opie came closest with a total of 63lbs; 18lbs and 45lbs

Well done Rick, who was the closest out of the 30 entries and wins half of the take. Not enough to buy a two week holiday in the sun, but probably enough to buy a bottle of sun tan lotion. Your winnings amount to £7.50 !

Thanks to all who helped today to make it a very enjoyable afternoon.


Hilly 12 - Result

SUNDAY 12th September 2010

No Name Time Hcp Hcp/Time Points Award
15 Phil Ember 35-03 Kingston Wheelers
5 Dominic Trevett 35-43 Kingston Wheelers
2 Simon Trehearn 39-02 6-00 33-02 7 / 7 1st Fastest & 1st Hcp
12 Steve Hillier 39-03 1-00 38-03 6 / 4 PB
16 Brian Powney 40-22 Scr 40-22 5 / 2
1 Andrew Hewett 40-50 5-00 35-50 4 / 6 2nd Hcp
9 John Beer 40-59 2-00 38-59 3 / 2 PB
18 Simon Waller 41-11 PTT
17 Jake Dodd 41-34 3-30 38-04 4 / 3
4 Joe Bertorelli 42-41 2-30 40-11 2 / 2
7 Nick Hostler 42-52 6-00 36-52 2 / 5
14 Ray Dare 42-47 3-45 39-02 2 / 2
13 Luke Dearden 43-56 3-00 41-56 2 / 2
3 Mike Morley PB 45-25 7-00 38-25 2 / 2
6 Rachel Watkins 45-33 4-00 41-33 3 / 2
8 Tom Barrett 46-07 PTT
10 Ben Sawford 48-23 PTT
11 Grant Pyke 49-20 5-30 43-50 2 / 2


Pos No Name Time Points Award
1 5 Dominic Trevett 1-56.28
2 15 Phil Ember 1-57.22
3 2 Simon Trehearn 2-11.83 7 Men’s Champion
4 12 Steve Hillier 2-15.60 6 PB
5 7 Nick Hostler 2-26.60 5 PB
6 16 Brian Powney 2-26.89 4
7 9 John Beer 2-28.01 3 PB
8 1 Andrew Hewett 2-29.34 2
9 17 Jake Dodd 2-35.12 4 Women’s Champion
10 18 Simon Waller 2-35.15
11 14 Ray Dare 2-38.93 2
12 4 Joe Bertorelli 2-44.44 2
13 3 Mike Morley 2-46.41 2 PB
14 13 Luke Dearden 2-51.89 2
11 8 Tom Barrett 2-57.84
16 6 Rachel Watkins 2-59.66 3
17 10 Ben Sawford 3-27.28
18 11 Grant Pyke 3-53.70 0 DQ Unshipped chain


Marshals: Judy, Left turn, bottom of Little Switzerland. Iain & Carolyn, left turn into Box Hill. David, Left turn Headley Heath. Frank Powney, Left fork into Clay Lane.

Hill Climb start time keeper: Lisa Colombo

Well done to all riders for a trouble free event.

Frank Cubis

Hilly 12 Photos

I've put some pictures of the Hilly 12 here:


Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Hilly 12 - start sheet


No NAME            HCP      START

1 Andrew Hewett 5-00 09-01
2 Simon Trehearn 6-00 02
3 Mike Morley 7-00 03
4 Joe Bertorelli 2-30 04
5 Rachel Watkins 4-00 09-05
6 Nick Hostler 6-00 06
7 John Beer 2-00 07
8 Ben Sawford PTT 08
9 Grant Pyke 5-30 09
10 Steve Hillier 1-00 09-10
11 Luke Dearden 3-00 11
12 Ray Dare 3-45 12
13 Brian Powney Scr 13
14 Jake Dodd 3-30 14


Hilly 12:
1st & 2nd Hcp
1st Fastest

Hill Climb
1st Men’s Champion
1st Woman’s Champion

We meet at the National Trust car park at Headley Heath on B2033 (beware height restriction).
This is a Pay & Display car park


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 (low risk)
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 were left (CARE) to next RBT (Beaverbrook) were 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.

(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 Cubis

Note to self: don't give email a final check just before attempting to go to bed!
Here's the basic info, I'll tidy up the formatting of the post tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Two Up - Again

Maggie and I have been back to the Alps - the Alpes de Haute Provence, this time. We went on a CTC Tour led by Sheila Simpson, which was based on the Relais de Mont Ventoux, at Aurel in the Vaucluse. It is a very pleasant little hotel that deals well with cyclists.

Some of the participants drove - we did - the majority came on the Bike Bus, which worked well enough, but there is no doubt that a number found the 70k from Orange a bit of a slog. Last year, Chris Ellison met the group at the bus with a van and carried their luggage for them. That's the way to go, if you've got a choice.

The format was the choice of an easy ride or a hard ride on most days, or the option of independent touring. Most people did some and some - there were very few takers for the harder rides.

We ended up doing Ventoux twice. The first was the group ride on the Monday, with a screaming Mistral blowing and very violent winds. Having seen people blown down we walked from the Tommy Simpson memorial to the top, struggling to hold the tandem down. A lot of people gave up - it was very hard to stand on the top, bike or no bike. By contrast, we rode up on Thursday with another tandem and it couldn't have been nicer - warm, calm and easy riding.

All in all, a good trip - the Vaucluse is an excellent area for cycling with good weather, good roads and very little traffic. The food's good, too...


Monday, September 06, 2010

2010 Club Champion

Grant Pyke

Anyone know yet if this is our 2010 Club Champion?

Update: Grant has texted that he thinks he did 166 miles yesterday (on his trike, remember) - which makes him the Kingston Phoenix Road Club 2010 Club Champion.

Full results should appear here: on the KCA website, shortly.

Congratulations, Grant, riding all four Club Championship distances on a trike is quite an achievement, not to mention becoming Club Champion for the first time at the age of 74!


Sunday, September 05, 2010

SCCU 25 - Result

Southern Counties CU 25 Mile Time Trial
Sunday 5th September 2010

No Name Time Hcp Hcp Time Points Award

24 Mike Morley 1-18-00 9-30 1-08-30 3 / 3
39 Nick Hostler 1-13-47 11-00 1-02-47 4 / 5
44 Jake Dodd 1-08-38 6-00 1-02-38 3 / 6
49 Steve Hillier 1-06-48 4-00 1-02-48 5 / 4
119 John Beer 1-01-56 Scr 1-01-56 6 / 7 1st Hcp

Frank Cubis

Forum 101

Hints and tips for forum/message board users.

Dutch or Deutsch?

Just come back from a nice round trip to Frankfurt stopping off in Holland on the way back.
I only managed one day in the saddle to Alkmaar in Holland. A very pretty little town famous for it's cheese.
Here is a picture of the usual Dutch cycle complete with plastic flowers. Mel suggests that we adopt this as standard club kit for all bikes ;-)
The other pictures are from the impressive skyline in Frankfurt and of course a cheesy one from Holland again.

P.S. from Mel: They also sell these flowers in green, orange, yellow, pink..... very pretty indeed :-)


The KPRC Team minus John Beer who was still on course at time of photo posting our fastest time 1.01.56 and taking first handicap, snatching it from Nick Hostler with a 1.02.47. Well done Brian for getting the hadicap times to within less than a minute of each other except yours truly who was 3 mins outside last 25ml TT on actual time and 6mins out on handicap. You can't win them all!!
As an aside this charming lady while waiting for husband John to ride was adopted by the villiage hall cat who promply jumped into her car and made it's self at home while the lady was reading a magazine about Big Cats (zoom in)
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Friday, September 03, 2010

SCCU 25 - start sheet (club event)

Southern Counties CU 25 Mile Time Trial
Sunday 5th September 2010

24 Mike Morley 9-30 7-24
39 Nick Hostler 11-00 7-39
44 Jake Dodd 6-00 7-44
49 Steve Hillier 4-00 7-49
119 John Beer Scr 8-59

Awards 1st Hcp

Frank Cubis

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Hilly 12 Course

Hilly 12 course info - it's almost a figure of "8", go round anti-clockwise.

Click on the "CourseDetails" link below, and you might come up with a written description in one of the posts. It's getting late and I'm not going to check it right now!

Edit: Checked it! If you click on the link, you need to then scroll down about 4 posts to find the 2008 start sheet with written course details.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Club Polo Shirt

Here are some photos of the club shirt. If you have not already ordered please contact me asap using so that I can let you know more about the options and price (between £13 and £19)

Nottinghill Carnival

Sunshine all round.
Much excitement all around.
In the Purple. Never been before but decided to take a day off from cycling and enjoy the sights and sounds of Nottinghill. It was a great day out! How about a team event for next year if anyone fancies this open event?
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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Last of season 2010 10ml TT

Most of the KPRC Pack @HQ car park after the event. Wind conditions were deceptive and in fact resulted in some reasonable times. John Beer was fastest and should keep his spot at top of mens points table! Ray was his usual brilliant self with + 8min. 25sec on VTTA satandard time, knocking spots of everyone else. Yours truly crept in and won the handicap. Must have been the Cornwall training on the CTC Birthday Rides. Maybe it was also due to my first ride in my new KPRC racing vest and I did not jump any Red lights! Also the first time I beat Toni and Grant on actual time so a worthwhile afternoon for me and exactly one minute slower than Ray. Whatch out Ray I'm gunning for you! Better get your Tri Bars back on.
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