Congratulationss to all our riders that took advantage of the amazing sunny weather this morning to ride the Help 4 Heroes supportive. Here’s a picture of the whole crew, alongside Dame Kelly Holmes.
Don’t forget to book your tickets for An Evening with Brian Smith. Brian speaks with great authority on cycling and he has a wealth of experience. From his own successful racing career to stints as a DS for Endura Racing, Team Netapp and MTN–Qhubeka to TV commentating for Eurosport on all the top races on the professional calendar.
You can book tickets here – priced at £12.
Proceeds from the event go to Help for Heroes.
Talking of which, don’t forget to book up the Cycle for Heroes ride here. The route is 75km and goes through the teasing climbs, fast flats and stunning scenery. It is a great way to explore the lanes of the beautiful Kent countryside.
A brand new Bottechia road bike is on offer for the highest fundraiser.
Remember that the amazing Dame Kelly Holmes will also be taking part in the event.
Absolutely brilliant news – Dame Kelly Holmes will be taking part in this year’s Cycle4Heroes. You can join Kelly and 50 of our wounded, sick and injured, as we cycle the quiet lanes of North Kent.
Hi there everyone, this is Finn Dunton reporting!
Tonight (28th May 2019) myself and Millie Dean raced at the weekly summer Crits series at Crystal Palace. Millie’s raced in the Under 12’s and had around 7 or 8 riders with a fast pace. Millie was brilliant, finishing 3rd girl.
I raced in the under 16’s and there was about 25 to 30 riders. It was a very fast race from the start with the group splitting in two. I couldn’t stay with the main group as the pace was too fast on a track that I wasn’t confident on (as I had never ridden it before).
Results are to follow.
Thank you for reading.
This event was promoted for and on behalf of CYCLING TIME TRIALS under their rules and regulations.
Wigmore CC and the Philbrook family would like to say thank you for supporting this year’s Bill Philbrook Memorial 25 Mile Time Trial and contributing to the success of our event.
Unfortunately, the race was shortened to a 10mile time trial on the Q10/6 due to roadworks, a blessing in disguise perhaps as there were a few sighs of relief due to the cold but dry conditions of this year’s event. The turnout was still very good for the amended course, so thanks to all the riders.
Event Sec: Martin Trice
Chris Fennell, last year’s winner of the Bill Philbrook Memorial was once again victorious, setting a new course record with his time of 20 minutes dead, removing 1m 50s from the previous course record of 21:50.
Emma Lewis produced a stunning ride to win the ladies competition and take fourth overall, taking an impressive 2m 20s off the previous record of 24:36
Neil Lauder held the course record for just nine minutes with his equally remarkable time of 20:37
The team prize was taken by VeloRefined.com Aerosmiths led by 2017 winner Andrew Meilak and supported by Mark Hill and Paul Smith.
Andrew also won the vets competition for the third year running.
The Philbrook family donate a trophy to the event for the fastest member of the Wigmore CC as the promoting club. Rodney Smith was the fastest rider home and will take the trophy at the end of the year.
As always, a big thank you to all of the timekeepers, marshals and supporters who helped to ensure everything went ahead safely and smoothly. We have a core group of people who regularly support this event, to whom we are all extremely grateful, as without them we would be in danger of not being able to run the event at all. Similarly, we also had some new faces joining us this year to help with marshalling duties, which is important for the continued success of time-trialling.
|Timekeepers:||Paul Mepham and Vic Williams|
|Recorder and assistant:||John Clegg|
|Pushing off:||Robert Philbrook|
|Results board:||Martin Trice|
|Chief marshal:||Antony Bee|
|Marshals (Chilham):||John Booty, Paul Buckley & Dave Bedford|
|Marshals (Canterbury):||Paul Gatenby, Kevin Ford & Jamie Harris|
|Tea and cakes:||Laura, Hanna, Anna, Jess & Alison (Philbrooks)|
A big thank you to the Philbrook family who helped to ensure all the roles on the day were covered and continued to maintain the association between Bill Philbrook and the Wigmore Cycling Club.
|Race Winner||Christopher Fennell||The Independent Pedaler||£50|
|2nd||Neil Lauder||Arctic Tacx RT||£40|
|3rd||Andrew Meilak||VeloRefined.com Aerosmiths||£30|
|4th||Emma Lewis||The Independent Pedaler||£20|
|5th||Nick Wilson||Rye & District Wheelers CC||£10|
|1st Lady||Emma Lewis||The Independent Pedaler||£50|
|2nd Lady||Rebecca Wilson||Rye & District Wheelers CC||£40|
|3rd Lady||Tracy Wilkinson-Begg||Folkestone Velo Club||£30|
|4th Lady||Valerie Place||7Oaks Tri Club||£20|
|5th Lady||Natasha Jarman||Southborough & Dist. Whs||£10|
|1st Vet on Standard||Andrew Meilak||VeloRefined.com Aerosmiths||£50|
|2nd Vet on Standard||Nick Wilson||Rye & District Wheelers CC||£40|
|3rd Vet on Standard||Mark Hill||VeloRefined.com Aerosmiths||£30|
|4th Vet on Standard||Pete Elms||Colour Tech RT||£20|
|5th Vet on Standard||Adrian Hawkins||Thanet RC||£10|
VeloRefined.com Aerosmiths (Andrew Meilak, Mark Hill, Paul Smith), 01:08:41 – £20 each.
Fastest rider in the minute 1hr01 and each minute down to 1hr10 prizes no longer applicable due to change of course.
Donated to this event by the Philbrook Family and awarded to: Rodney Smith (Wigmore Cycling Club). Well done Rodney.
Dave Hayward was again the official event photographer on the course.
You can view Dave’s photos on his website which are available for
purchase and download, by clicking here.
Dave takes excellent photographs and his prices are very reasonable. Why not post a picture on Strava together with your ride and acknowledge Dave!
We had some great feedback from riders, sent to Robert Philbrook. Just look at these:
Wigmore CC present:
44th Annual Hill Climb
Incorporating the KCA Championship
Sunday 29th September 2019
Course QHC/11 Hollingbourne Hill
Generous prize listing
Enter online at www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk
email email@example.com for details.
Saturday 29th June entry is only £20.00 for 75km/47mile charity ride.
Some of you may know Steve Craddock the organiser of the Cycle 4 Heroes. Steve is one of the guys who helps our own Ben Foames out in Belgium and spends all his spare time supporting Help for Heroes.
We would like the club to get behind this event, as we know it’s on our local roads and yes we could ride on them any day of the week, but we think this is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the club.
So the challenge to our club is to see more Wigmore jersey’s than Help for Heroes jersey’s on the ride.
… by Anthony Bee (April 2019)
Come and join in Wigmore CC 2019 time trial events this season, there are so many opportunities to race during the week as the light evenings are now with us.
The Wigmore TT series comprises of 17, 10-mile events being held every Wednesday evening from the 24th April through to the 14th August, these events start approximately at 7pm. They will be mainly held at the Iwade circuit course (5, two-mile circuits), in addition, a few events will be held at Harrietsham and also the Isle of Grain.
In addition, for the more serious competitor, there are 30 open events, being promoted by various clubs throughout Kent (Wigmore hosting two of these events this season). These events will be held on Saturdays and Sundays all the way until mid-October.
For those not familiar with Time Trialing, it is a very simple facet of cycle sport, in that you compete over a set distance (normally 10 or 25 miles, although a few longer events are on the calendar for the endurance specialist). Setting off at one-minute intervals, against the clock, then it’s just down to you to complete the set distance as fast as you can manage, with all the times of the competitors recorded and listed, with the fastest competitor’s time being declared the winner.
In open events, for every year over 40 years of age you will be awarded a time bonus, set by the Veterans Time Trial Association, so regardless of how old you are, you can still be competitive with the younger riders when your time bonuses are added to your actual time.
Although time trialling can be considered a solitary sport, it is still in my opinion very sociable, as for example after the evening 10s at Iwade, most riders that have competed that evening will meet up in the Woolpack public house for a well-earnt pint, and if your hungry a curry as well !!. This will then be your opportunity to discuss your ride in detail with your fellow competitors, ie, if it was not so windy on that back straight I would have been a minute quicker this evening, or when I bolt on my new race wheels next week I will definitely beat you !!
|Date||First rider/start time||Location||Course||Distance|
|19/06/2019||7pm||Grain (interclub vs Medway Velo)||Q10/24||10|
We had a fantastic time at Bedgebury on Saturday 16th February. There was a group of around 16 Wigmore riders and over 20 if you include coaches and parents that went for a blast around the beautiful mountain bike trails deep in the heart of the beautiful Kentish countryside.
We divided into two groups. The older rides were guided around by Paul and Phil. The younger riders were kindly guided by Stewart (Seth and Flynn’s dad) ably assisted by Jon and Mike.
In the end, it was a difficult task to get everyone to stop riding and retire to the cafe for a cake! – even after two goes at the glorious final “Cake Run” trail.
Phil took some footage on his Go-Pro and made his first attempt at video editing. Here are the fabulous results:
And then Phil, the track racer had a go:
Always good to see a track rider on a mountain bike – maybe stick to the boards in future Phil?!