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More news re Geoff Bray's funeral

Geoff's daughter invites you to a High Tea at the Spyglass & Kettle 2 Woodside, Rainham after the funeral.Directions will be given on the day. There will also be a colection for the British Heart Foundation at the funeral if you wish to donate in Geoff's memoty.


GEOFF BRAY

Geoff Bray's daughter has said that the funeral will be on October 16th at Bobbing.  3.00pm.


THE 12 HOUR

On a day that was as near perfect as we could wish for, this year’s ‘12’ saw some sterling performances recorded. The full result can be found on the results page.

MastersFor the first time for many years Wigmore CC failed to put up a team and on the day their second entry Clin Maisey pulled out because of Pearl’s illness. However, their lone rider, Richard Masters, came up trumps and emerged the winner with a strong 257 plus miles. Andy Miles was a rather unlucky second after breaking his chain on the Woodchurch circuit and Ian Sutton climbed to third place, improving on last year’s placing and mileage with 253.307. Altogether nine people topped 240 miles including team winners from the Rye Wheelers, David Wheeler (riding the event for the first time) and Barry Goodsell who added 18.79 to his personal best. The ladies winner and third man in the Rye team was Bronwen Ewing who finished well up the list with a breath-taking 224.216 miles and a nineteen mile improvement. Bronwen was after Barry’s club record but missed it by a whisker, next year should see an interesting battle if she goes for David Wheelers new figures! Reg Smith entered just in time and raced as usual for Demelza Children’s Hospice; Malcolm Adams also got sponsorship for the same cause from his family and friends. Paul Welch gave himself a 60th birthday treat ten years after he last rode in Kent. I’m sure his ex-clubmates from the Gravesend cheered him on his way.

Further down the list it was good to see Alec Mayes top 200 miles; the oldest competitor to finish – Bey Lainson from the Thornton R.C., achieved 156 miles. He was just beaten by a younger man, 75 year old Granville Bantick. I don’t think I’m exaggerating if I say that Rye Wheelers have done a lot to rejuvenate the 12 Hour, a few years ago an entry of 61 would have been unthinkable but their enthusiasm and gung-ho attitude during the past four years has done a lot to encourage others to have a go. Their support team was out in force again and the Rye ladies gave each competitor a rock star reception as they passed them on the finishing circuit.

As usual the event could not have gone ahead without the support of the many marshals and timekeepers who turned out. Ted Hill was first on duty taking charge of the signing on sheet at the hall then it was down to the start where Peter Stone and Paul Mepham were in charge. Brian Leaney made the long journey from Lewes to push off the fifty seven starters who next encountered Bob Burden at the end of Kiln Lane. Then following the signs put out by Tim & James Carpenter they made their way to Matalan roundabout turn where James was waiting for them, back to New Street Farm and Barney Carpenter; John Smith (West Kent RC) at the end of Magpie Lane; Maurice Carpenter, Kings North; Ann Burden at the slip road then Chris Rock & John Dumper at the Gemini’s now traditional spot at Cloverleaf and Ernie Mackey did the first stint at Brenzett. It was strange not to have a Mackey on the start sheet and both Ernie and David were rather wistful as they set off from the hall. However David did a very good job of looking after Derek Howlett, - sneaking off to Camber when Derek wanted to pack at the top of the bypass. At East Guldeford Gary Booth (Rye Wheelers) spent a happy hour before going home for a full English. Gordon Davies (Thornton RC) and Tony Farmer (Ashford Wheelers) completed the team on the Camber circuit. marshallBack to Brenzett where Brian Leaney & Maurice Carpenter had joined Ernie, and were then re-inforced by Mark Abela (Medway Velo). John Ashdown (Hastings & St.L) was at Appledore and Chris Parker ( H & St.L) at the end of the canal road and then Ros Harrow (Rye Wheelers) at the mini r.a.b. After completing the two circuits it was on to the Woodchurch loop, to be completed five times by the leading riders, as roadworks put the Tenterden circuit out of action.

Bob Giles (Rye) put in a couple of hours at the by-pass slip road before going off to work and was relieved by Derek Duchemin (Ashford) who in turn handed over to Gordon Sherwood (Hillingdon/Rye). Chris & Andy Burrows (Thanet RC) were at the top of the slip, a position taken over by Roy & Pam Manser (SFA) and later by Mark Abela (who you will remember has already appeared in this list). John Smith at Magpie Hall Lane, was given time off to stretch his legs and eat his sandwiches by Barney & James, and was later dispatched for a well earned rest by Keith Ray (Gravesend). Southborough Wheelers were responsible for Stubbs Cross all day, I saw Les & Diane Hayman and Geoff & Margaret Abraham during my travels and knew that Martin Yardley had volunteered his services before rushing off to a wedding. I’m sure I also saw David Parker & Drucie lurking under outsize sunhats and I guess that Ian Turner featured at some time during the day. Brian Whitehouse was around and he took a turn also. Further down the road at Woodchurch Mark Vowells (SFA & T.A.), Alan Francis and then Mike Hayler (Brighton Mitre) were at the rather odd T junction. Jim Davey and friends were at the boarded up Stilebridge Inn and were joined later by Ann Burden. I’m not sure if they let Ann have a turn at marshalling or not but it was a very cheerful spot to be and I had to force myself away to find a pub that was open. I knew the King’s Head in Shadoxhurst would probably be playing host to some of my clubmates so made my way there. Imagine my delight when I saw Gwyneth Holland in the car park waiting for Peter. She refused an invitation to join the rest of us at the table wanting a little quiet time. Meanwhile Chris Parker had handed over to Terry & Jenny Fearn (Thanet RC) at Brenzett and was making his way to the circuit where he was marshalling at New Street Farm. Roger & Jean Travers (Wigmore CC) and Len & Therese Mason (SFA) joined the S’boro for the final hours on the finishing circuit. The timekeepers were Pat &Ted Hill (SFA and Finsbury Park) Alan Koolman (West Kent), Ian & Clarice Masterson (CC Bexley), Warwick Dunford (S’boro) and Paul Mepham (VC Elan). They were joined by Ernie Mackey who had finished his traffic count duties just in time to help for the end of the event. Ann Heasman organised the CC Bexley feeding station before going off with Brian to help Malcolm Strickland and last but certainly not least, Roger Bunnett (CC Bexley) delighted his fans once again with his motor cycle skills as he rode at the back of the field keeping an eye on the riders.

Back at the hall Maurice had teamed up with Ann Burden to provide refreshments. Ann has recently retired from her job which entailed dealing with elderly people. Her skills were tested, and she passed with flying colours, as I had left the cakes at home and Maurice only had sausage rolls to offer. Instead of the cries of despair and condemnation, the wailing and gnashing of teeth, that would normally meet me in that situation all was calm and efficient in the kitchen. Jackie Macnay was busy with her bodies on the massage table and Tim, James & Barney picked up the last of the signs, and it seemed that once again the KCA had completed a successful day.

The only regrets that we had were the absence of old friends, notably Dave Saffrey who had died a fortnight before. Dave was a faithful and long standing supporter of the event. Geoff Bray, although suffering the effects of his recent illness, was able to join us for a while and we were pleased to see him. Vic Williams had a happier reason for absence as he was attending a Golden Wedding celebration.

We will let you know what is happening next year when news comes through but hope that you will be able to turn out once again, Thank you.

Esther


WEDNESDAY WOBBLERS

Please note that we have replaced Mundy Bois with the Smarden Bell due to difficulties getting in touch with MB to confirm our arrival each time. This eventually resulted in a big crowd of thirsty & hungry cyclists arriving to find no chef due for ½ hour (plus cooking time) as they had us down for the following week.So we all made for the nearest hostelry, the Bell, who coped so well with the sudden onslaught, with good humour & food etc that we decided to book them officially.Open 11am, cooking 12-2.30, good bar menu, good gardens, plenty car parking. Look in on landlady Karen even if you only want a coffee. Pat Hill


KCA HILL CLIMB

Wigmore Cycling Club 34th Annual Open Hill Climb

(incorporating the Kent Cycling Association Championship)

Sunday 4th October
 Course QHC/11
 Hollingbourne Hill.

Over £400 in Prizes

1st place £50 with awards down to l0th place.
1st Vet £20 awards down to 4th place
Fastest Lady, Espoir, Junior and Juvenile £10 each.
 Fastest Team of 3 riders £10 each.
20th place and every 10th place thereafter £5 each.
 A 6" Plaque will be awarded to the fastest Kent C.A. affiliated rider.

£50 to the Winner if  Course Record is broken.
 (currently held by Rafal Radziej 3-01.7)

Entry Fee is £7-50. Cheques  should  be made payable to D. Laidlow and  sent along with CTT Hill Climb Entry Form pdf documentto:

Doug Laidlow, 17 Fen Road, Little Hale, Sleaford, Lincolnshire. NG34 9BD. Tele: (01529) 461018.
Email: douglaidlow@btopenworld.com


NO SITE

I am very very sorry that the site has been unavailable since the 3 August. The site was suspended by the company that host it because we exceeded our permitted "bandwidth". We are restricted to 100mb per month of data we can download from their computer. With a normal page size of around 10kb that should be ample!

Unfortunately I did not take account of the size of the the 12 hour start sheet, which was quite a large file. The system shut down on Sunday when the 188th person attempted to download the start sheet.

I have upgraded the hosting service so we are now limited to 500mb a month. Hopefully that should be sufficient,especially if I am careful about producing smaller pdf files.

Once again apologies to you all, and I am sorry f it caused any problems.

Tim


KCA 12 Hour Start Sheet

The KCA 12 Hour start sheet is now available to download here (800k) pdf document. It includes the revised course details. Good luck to all those who are riding.

Esther


MIKE DANIELS & the 12 Hour

Please tell Mike ASAP that his name was entered in the 12 Hour list in error. He has in fact entered for a 25 Esther is running later this year!! Sorry if it frightened you Mike.


12 Hour Entries

61 entries have now been received for this year's 12 hour (Wednesday evening). That is one more than last year's 60 (I said 64 riders before but there was a four minute gap in the middle of the field). Still not too late to enter.

Name
Club
Vet
Best LTS
Std

Eric Lejeune San Fairy Ann CC
V40
194.600
225.00
Dave Stocker San Fairy Ann CC
V45
Nil
216.69
Derek Howlett Kent Cycles RC
V44
Nil
218.32
Dave Wright Kent Group (VTTA)
V79
Nil
167.75
Peter Moon Eastbourne Rovers CC
V48
243.497
211.84
Barry Quick Reading CC
V64
Nil
187.80
Frankie Hobbins GS Avanti
Nil
Kathleen Byrne Dulwich Paragon
LV54
Nil
190.65
Carmen Kubisa Rye & District Wheelers CC
Nil
David Bryant Rye & District Wheelers CC
V46
Nil
215.06
David Bradnam Flitch Crono
202.276
Paul Simpson Rye & District Wheelers CC
V52
Nil
205.56
Dave Spice Rye & District Wheelers CC
V58
215.632
196.48
Michael Pumphrey Thornton RC
V49
221.226
210.26
Russ Mason Thornton RC
V60
Nil
193.54
Richard Claxton VC Elan
V65
220.230
186.39
Andy Miles VC Elan
V40
249.189
225.00
Granville Bantick Rye & District Wheelers CC
V74
172.660
174.18
Richard Collin VC Godalming & Haslemere
V48
Nil
211.84
Malcolm Strickland CC Bexley
V54
167.062
202.49
Shay Giles VC Elan
V64
239.000
187.80
Stephen Berry San Fairy Ann CC
Nil
Bob Watts LV RC
V52
Nil
205.56
Steve Maxted Rye & District Wheelers CC
V66
178.416
185.00
Neil Quarmby Southborough & District Wheelers
V46
228.325
215.06
Geoff Smith Sussex Nomads CC
V59
227.940
195.01
Albert lainson Thornton RC
V76
Nil
171.58
Carolyn Hawkes San Fairy Ann CC
LV47
Nil
200.97
Mark Whittaker GC Invicta
Nil
Alan Lloyd Lewes Wanderers CC
V55
Nil
200.97
Stuart Jago Worthing Excelsior
V53
Nil
204.02
Colin Tuckwell Thornton RC
232.58
Damian Cairns San Fairy Ann CC
Nil
David Wheeler Rye & District Wheelers CC
V41
Nil
223.31
Peter Holland Lincoln Wheelers
TV62
176.82
175.50
Alan Rowe De Laune CC
V70
Nil
179.51
Bronwen Ewing Rye & District Wheelers CC
LV43
204.325
207.11
Alec Mayes Ashford Wheelers CC
V64
191.013
187.80
Colin Birch VC Elan
V43
Nil
219.97
Andrew Croft Rye & District Wheelers CC
V48
Nil
211.84
Clinton Maisey Wigmore CC
V71
185.594
178.16
Mark Brambleby North Over Vets Team
V43
Nil
219.97
John Laker Kent Group (VTTA)
V49
Nil
210.26
Ian Sutton San Fairy Ann CC
Nil
Sarah Sutton San Fairy Ann CC
Nil
David Godden Ashford Wheelers CC
Nil
Michael Daniles San Fairy Ann CC
V74
Nil
174.18
Paul Welch Andover Wheelers
V60
Nil
193.54
Simon Yates Lewes Wanderers CC
V57
Nil
197.97
Barry Goodsell Rye & District Wheelers CC
V45
224.784
216.69
Richard Masters Wigmore CC
V43
Nil
219.97
Robert Wheeler Thornton RC
V47
Nil
213.45
Gordon Scott Chippenham & District Wheelers
V48
Nil
211.84
Malcolm Adams De Laune CC
V70
Nil
179.51
Jim Hollands Rye & District Wheelers CC
V70
Nil
179.51
Mark Amon Rye & District Wheelers CC
V44
Nil
218.32
Tony Reeves GS Stella
John Lyons GS Invicta
V42
Nil
221.63
Andrew Nye Ashford Wheelers CC
TV52
Nil
189.22
Ashley Holmes Deal Tri
241.000
Simon Goodwin Manchester Wheelers CC
V41
Nil
223.31
   
 
 
Sponsored Clubs:
Ashford Wheelers CC - Chaverys Chartered Accountants/Ashford Courier
VC Elan - Harry Perry Cycles
Kent Cycles RC - Geoff Wiles Cycle Centre
North Over Vets Team - Rudy Project


KCA 12 Hour

3 DAY POSTAL STRIKE

Due to the possibility of delays we will extend the closing date for a few days. For further info & help please contact organiser Esther Carpenter on 01424 751581 or email her at esthercarpenter@rocketmail.com

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