2022 Evening 10 reports

ROUND 16, 3rd August 2022

Iwade – Q10/20

Words: Clin Maisey

It’s the holiday season but why leave the sunny Garden of England for your holiday?

It was a warm evening which suited some of the riders.

The winner was Ryan Cottis with a good time of 23m 30s. Ryan was well clear of 2nd placed Phil Appleby who finished with 24m 34s,, with Cameron Carthew getting in 3rd position, finishing with 24m 50s just 1s outside his PB.

The best veteran on age standard was Steve Harman with + 49s, with Richard Masters 2nd with + 25s and Dave Wastall 3rd with + 2s.

No one managing to improve their seasons best time, it left riders that had not improved to claim the Handicap points. Two riders came very close to improving their times. Steve H equalled his best and gets 20 Handicap points, with Cameron C in 2nd place just 1s slower than his best getting 19 points. Ryan C gained 18 pointsin 3rd place with – 19s.

Kate Savage had problems with her hip again and had to retire halfway into  the event.

Leading riders and pointsscored in the various leagues are as follows,

Veteran, Keith W 199, Julien Barton 166, Dave Wastall 162.
Handicap, Dave W 164 , Steve H and Keith W 151, Ryan C 145.
Club Events, Keith W 349, Dave W 303, Ryan C 300.
Anderson, Keith W 246, Jamie H 144, Ryan C 123.

Thanks to all our helpers, they were: Antony Bee, Paul Buckley, Ed Everall, Kevin Ford, Clin Maisey and Steve Penny.

Next Wednesday 10th August, the start time is 1900 Hrs.

ROUND 15, 27TH JULY 2022

Iwade – Q10/20

Words: Clin Maisey

It was hard going tonight, with only one Wigmore rider (Cameron Carthew) recording his fastest time this season in the evening events.

Fastest rider was Finn Dunton, who started riding with our Go-ride club. He now rides for a sponsored team (Trainsharp Development). He powered round the Iwade circuit on his road bike to finish with an excellent time of 22m 46s. A clear winner by 23s.

Keith Walker was 2nd and fastest Wigmore rider with a time of 23m 09s.  This was Keith’s eight win in ten rides. Ryan Cottis was next with 23m 33s, while Cameron Carthew rode a season best 24m 49s.

Best veteran on age standard was Keith with + 4m 21s, in 2nd place with + 1m 12s was Julien Barton, with Duncan Tippins 3rd with + 18s. they get 20, 19 and 18 pts respectively.

Cameron gets 20 pts in the Handicap League, improving by 13s, Keith gets 19 pts with – 7s, and the 18pts goes to Duncan with –19s.

Three members of the club rode as a 3 man team T T in preparation for the KCA 3-up  Team TT which will be over a distance of 25 miles in August. They were Phil Appleby, Ed Everall and Jamie Harris and what a good ride they had. Staying in close formation for the 10 miles, they finished with a very good time of 23m 18s.

Leading riders and pts scored in the varies leagues are as follows.

Veteran, Keith W 199, Julien B 166, Dave Wastall 144.
Handicap, Keith W 151, Dave W 149, Julien B 144.
Club Events, Keith W 349, Ed E 286, Julien B 284.
Anderson, Keith W 246, Jamie H 117, Phil A 81.

Whilst it looks like a clean sweep for Keith, remember he has ridden 10 events and will find it hard to increase his points tally. Every other rider has rides in hand.

Many thanks to all our helpers, they were, Antony Bee, Paul Buckley,   Chris Dunton, Kevin Ford and Clin Maisey.

Next Wednesday 3rd August, the start time will be 1900 Hrs.

ROUND 14, 20TH JULY 2022

Iwade – Q10/20

Words: Clin Maisey
Photo by: Mike Savage – for the full gallery click here.

With a warm and calm evening, conditions was really  good for the inter-club event with the Medway VC.

Our riders didn’t let us down, filling the first eight positions. With six of them recording PB or seasons best times.

Dave Wastall – most improved rider of the week.

Ryan Cottis won the event with a PB time 23m 11s, closely followed by Keith Walker with 23m 19s. In 3rd place was Phil Appleby, with a season’s best time of 23m 47s.

Fastest Veteran on age standard was Keith with a + 4m 11s, in 2nd place with a + 2m 45s, was Steve Penny with Dave Wastall 3rd with a + 1m 08s. The points are 20, 19 and 18 respectively.

Largest improvement of 42s was by Dave Wastall, when he recorded a PB 25m 11s and gets 20 Handicap points. Phil Appleby was 2nd with an improvement of 24s, with Steve Harman 3rd who recorded a PB 25m 47s an improvement of 18s. They get 19 and 18 points respectively.

Leading positions in the leagues are as follows.

Veteran, Keith W 179, Julien Barton 147, Steve Penny 133 .

Handicap, Dave Wastall 134, Keith W 132, Steve Harman 131.

Club Events, Keith W 310, Ed Everall 286, Jamie H 282.

Anderson, Keith W 238, Jamie H 117, Phil A 81.

Many thanks to our helpers, they were, Julien Barton, Antony Bee, Paul Buckley, Clin Maisey and Richard Masters.

Next Wednesday 27th July, we start at 1915 Hrs.

ROUND 13, 13TH JULY 2022

Iwade/Sheppey – Q10/45

Cancelled due to adverse traffic conditions

Round 12, 6th July 2022

Words: Clin Maisey
Photo by: Mike Savage – for the full gallery click here.

Very few riders this week, everyone must be in Calais watching the Tour.

Those that did ride recorded some good times. With Keith Walker marshalling, it allowed Ryan Cottis who has four runner up positions, to claim his first victory. His time, 23m 22s was only 2s slower than his PB. In 2nd place was Ed Everall with 24m 30s and 3rd was Jamie Harris with 25m 02s.

Julien Barton was fastest veteran on age standard with + 1m 34s, 2nd was Steve Harman + 31s and 3rd was Duncan Tippins + 12s. They get 20, 19 and 18 pts respectively.

With an improvement of 52s on this season’s best time, Steve H recorded a PB 26m 05s and gets 20 pts in the Handicap league. Taking 2nd place and 19 pts with a PB time 25m 17s was Julien B, whilst the 18 pts for 3rd place went to Ryan C who was 2s outside his  best.

Leading positions in the varies leagues are as follows,

Scratch League: See here
Veteran: Keith W 159, Julien B 147, Seve Penny 114.
Handicap: Julien B 127, Keith W 120, Ed E 115, Dave Walstall 114. Steve H 113.
Club Events: Keith W 279, Ed E 257, Jamie H 251, Julien B 250.
Anderson: Keith W 206, Jamie H 92, Phil Applebey 69.

Many thanks  to our helpers, they were, Antony Bee, Paul Buckley, Kevin Ford, Clin Maisey, Richard Masters, Len Osborne, Keith Walker and Dave Wastall.

Next Wednesday, 13th July, we will be on the Sheppey Way course starting at 1945 Hrs.

The Kent Messenger report on the event is here: https://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/sport/time-trial-victory-at-last-for-cottis-270116/

Round 11, 29th June 2022

Words: Clin Maisey

Dave Wastall is now getting into racing mode as he improved by 25s to win the Handicap award of 20 pts. He now has 114 pts and is in 2nd place overall in the Handicap League after recording a PB of 25m 53s. Three riders improved by 7s, they were Ryan Cottis, Steve Harman and Keith Walker. They each receive 19 pts. The only other improvement by 5s, was Steve Bishop, who gets 16 pts. Keith is leading overall with 120 pts and in 3rd position with 108 pts is Julien Barton.

The winner, for the seventh time this season was Keith Walker with a fast time of 23m 02s, just 18s quicker than Ryan Cottis, with Ed Everall 3rd with 24m 35s.  The overall position of the scratch league is 1st Keith, Ed 2nd and Jamie Harris in 3rd.

The Veteran League was won by Keith with a + 4m 28s, 2nd was Dave Wastall with a + 26s and 3rd was Steve Harman finished at – 21s. They get 20, 19, and 18 pts respectively. Overall the leader is Keith with 159 pts, followed by Julien Barton on 127 pts and Steve Penny with 114 pts.

In the Club Events league Keith leads with 279 pts, followed by Ed Everall 221 pts and Jamie Harris on 218  pts.

Keith also leads the Anderson Points League with 206 pts, with Jamie 2nd on 71 pts and Phil Applebey with 69 pts.

Many thanks to our helpers who were, Antony Bee, Paul Buckley, Kevin Ford, Len Osborne, and Charlotte Wilkins.

Next Wednesday, 6th July, it will be the same course starting at 1945 Hrs.

Round 10, 22nd June 2022

Words: Clin Maisey

Another warm, calm evening gave the riders an opportunity to record some fast times.

Once again, the winner was Keith Walker, with a good time of 23m 19s, on his T.T. bike.  Just 8s slower was Ryan Cottis on a road bike, in a PB 23m 27s. To be fair Keith is old enough to be Ryan’s dad. Ed Everall was 3rd with 24m 27s, and despite having to stop for a mechanical problem, Steve Penny finished 4th with 25m 32s. They receive 20 19, 18, and 17pts respectively for the scratch league.

Fastest vet on age standard was Keith with + 4m 11s, 2nd was Steve with + 2m 12s, and in 3rd place, with + 1m 1s was Julien Barton. They get 20,19, and 18pts respectively.

For the second week running Marin Stoichkov gets 20pts in the Handicap league, with an improvement of 56s. His time of 29m 51s was a PB and was achieved four days after finishing the 205 miles, Chase the Sun ride. Cameron Carthew was 2nd, improving by 14s and gets 19pts, with 3rd spot and 18pts goes to Ryan who improved by 6s, and recorded a PB time 23m 27s.

Leading positions in the league tables are as follows,

Scratch: Keith Walker 680pts, Phil Appleby 410pts, Ed Everall 405pts.
Veteran: Keith W 139pts, Julien B 127pts, Steve P 114pts.
Handicap: Julien B 108pts, Keith W 101pts, Dave Wastall 94pts.
Club Events: Keith W 240pts, Julien B 214pts, Steve P 189pts, Ed E 188pts.
Anderson: Keith W 196pts, Phil Appleby69pts,  Jamie H 61pts.

Our time -keeper Paul Buckley, rode in the trike 10 miles championship at Grain last Saturday. Although it was his first event this year, he recorded a very good time of 30m 07s to finish 4th. Well done Paul.

Many thanks to all the helpers, they were, Antony Bee, Paul Buckley, Kevin Ford, Jamie Harris, Jackie Hunter, Clin Maisey, Len Osborne and Duncan Tippins.

Next Wednesday, 29th June, we will be on the Sheppey Way course starting at 19:45.

Round 9, 15th June 2022

Words: Clin Maisey
Photo by: Mike Savage – for the full gallery click here.

Keith Walker flying by!

On a warm calm evening, riders found the Sheppey Way course, with its new road surface, slower than expected.

Fastest time of 23m 40s, was set by Keith Walker, just 3s faster than Rodney Smith. In 3rd place was Steve Penny with 25m 07s.

The same three riders took the top positions in the veteran’s league. Rodney gets 20pts with a + 4m 01s, whilst Keith gets 19pts with + 3m 50s. Steve was 3rd with + 2m 07s and collects 18pts.

Biggest improvement with 41s was Dave Wastall and gets 20 Handicap points. Franco Dela Mura gets 19pts with a 12s improvement. Equal 3rd were Julien Barton and Steve with a 3s improvement, they collect 18pts each.

The reason for the enormous amount of points that Keith has, is because he has finished 1st or 2nd in most Gravesend C C evening events. Well done Keith.

Please remember that you must marshal in at least one, maybe two events to win an award.

Many thanks to all the helpers, they were, Antony Bee, Paul Buckley, Kevin Ford, Steve Harman, Clin Maisey, and Len Osborne.

It will be a 19:45 start next Wednesday, 22nd June, on the Sheppey Way course.

round 8, 8th June 2022

Words by: Clin Maisey
Photo by: Mike Savage – for the full gallery, click here.

With road works on the Sheppey Way course, the event was held on the Iwade circuit, which was just as well with a strong southerly wind blowing it would have been a hard three mile finishing leg. Despite the wind, eight riders posted their best times for the year on this course.

Ryan Cottis, untouchable in the road bike class.

The winner was Keith Walker, with a very good time of 23m 14s, closely followed by Ryan Cottis with a PB of 23m 33s and in 3rd place was Ed Everall with 24m 20s.

The best vet was Keith with a + 4m 16s and gets 20 pts. Steve Penny was 2nd with + 2m 24s and collects 19 pts, and 3rd was Julien Barton with + 1m 04s, and receives 18 pts.

Marin Stoichkov was riding his first event since 2020 and gets 20pts for an improvement of 1m 33s.  Second with an improvement of 56s was Ryan and third was Kate Savage with a 43s improvement.  They get 19 and 18 pts respectively.

The overall league positions are as follows.

Veteran: Keith 100pts, Julien Barton 92pts, Duncan Tippins 80pts.
Handicap: Jamie 83pts, Duncan 75pts, Julien and Keith 74pts.
Club Events: Jamie 189pts, Keith 173pts, Julien 150pts.
Anderson: Keith 75pts, Phil 62pts, Jamie 61pts.

A big thank you to all our helpers, they were, Phil Appleby, Antony Bee, Paul Buckley, Kevin Ford, Clin Maisey, Franco Dela Mura and Dave Smith.

Next Wednesday 15th June, we should be on the Sheppey Way course, starting at 1945 Hrs.

Kent Messenger report on the event is here: https://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/sport/walker-dominates-evening-10-series-again-268677/

round 7, 1st June 2022

Words by: Clin Maisey
Photo by: Mike Savage – for full gallery, click here.

As it was half tern week many members were away with their children. They missed a good evening for time trialling.  On a warm calm evening.  Keith Walker average 25.918 mph on the Iwade circuit, with a winning time of 23m 09s,  letting everyone know he is still the rider to beat. Last week’s winner Phil Appleby. was 2nd with 24m 11s, and 3rd place club member was  Jamie Harris with 24m 27s.

Keith Walker – showing everyone who’s boss!

Two riders improved by 51s, they were Richard Masters and Keith Walker, who both get 20 pts. Whilst Dave Bishop improved by 19s and collects 18 pts. The leading positions in the Handicap League are Jamie 75 pts, Keith 63 pts and Julien Barton on 61 pts.

The vets was won by Keith with + 4m 21s, with Richard 2nd with + 1m 14s and Franco Dela Mura 3rd with + 41s. Leading the vets league is Keith on 80 pts, 2nd is Julien with 74 pts, and  3rd is Duncan Tippins with 64 pts.

The club events league is a combined total of Dcratch and Handicap leagues. In 1st position is Jamie with 164 pts, 2nd is Keith on 142 pts and in 3rd place with 136 pts is Phil.

It was good to see Nick Howlett riding again, he said it is a target for Chairman Kevin to beat!

Spare a thought for Kate Savage who had a problem with her hip, I hope it has  cleared up Kate.

Two non-members rode, Mat Nunn, Medway V C, had a good ride with 24m 20s and Ryan Ridley Swale Tri in his first event recorded 29m 18s.

Next Wednesday, 8th June, we will be on the Sheppey Way course starting at 1945 Hrs.

Many thanks to all the helpers, they were Antony Bee, Mike Finch, Steve Harman,  Clin Maisey and Dave Smith.

round 6, 25th May 2022

Words by: Clin Maisey
Photo by: Mike Savage – for the full gallery, click here.

Phil Appleby, two wins on the spin!

With a westerly wind blowing, the riders found it hard going when they turned left at the end of the home straight. With Keith Walker marshalling, Phil Appleby had an opportunity to win for the second week running. Phil finished with a winning time of 24m 49s, albeit 35s slower than last week and gets 20 points. Ed Everall was 2nd with 25m 01s and Jamie Harris 3rd with 25m 21s. They receive 19 and 18 points respectively.

Amazingly there were seven riders who recorded 27m times, including Kate Savage and Dave Wastall who level pegged on 27m 29s.

New member Craig Millward riding his first TT had a really good ride finishing with 27m 05s. This gives him 20 points and 1st place in the Handicap League. Richard Masters was 2nd with an improvement of 30s and gets 19 points, whilst David Bishop was 3rd, improving by 4s and gets 18 points. The only other improvement was Steve Harman by 1s and collects 17 points.

Steve Penny took 1st place in the vets league with + 2 m 18s and gets 20 points. Julien Barton and Richard Masters were equal 2nd with + 23s and each receive 19 points. Just outside the plus mark were Craig Millward  – 14s and Duncan Tippins – 21s.

Thankfully everybody finished the event safely, despite a stupid motor cyclist doing wheelies up and down the home-straight amongst the motor traffic, while the event was on.

Many thanks to all the helpers, who were, Antony Bee, Paul Buckley, Clin Maisey, Dave Smith and Keith Walker.

round 5, 18th May 2022

Words by: Clin Maisey

Having the last two Wednesday events being cancelled due to bad weather, the riders were keen to get started on a warm calm evening.

The winner was Phil Appleby, with a very good time of 24m 14s. I believe this was Phil’s first win in the evening events. Good ride Phil, it makes a change from Keith Walker winning every week. Although he was on a road bike, no fancy wheels or tri- bars, Keith still managed to finish 2nd with 24m 41s, closely followed by Jamie Harris, with a time of 24m 44s. Ed Everall claimed 4th place with 24m 57s, just 5s quicker than Cameron Carthew. This means that just 48s separated the top five positions.

The Hcp league is where the slower riders can get some glory, and so it was this week. Steve Bishop the slowest rider with 28m 32s. an improvement of 2m 18s, took 1st place and 20 points. Steve Harman, the 2nd slowest rider with 27m 46s , finished 2nd  and gets 19 points with an improvement of 1m 55s. Top man Phil came 3rd, improving by 1m 16s and collects 18 points, with 17 points going to Duncan Tippins who improved by 1m 13s.

Keth was 1st vet with a + 2m 49s, closely followed by Steve Penny with + 2m 24s, with Julian Barton 3rd with a + 58s.

Two members of the club riding their first Iwade event this year both had good rides, Dave Bishop was just 12s slower than last season’s best with 27m 26s, whilst Franco Dela Mura was 41s slower than last year finishing with 26m 51s.

Thankfully everybody finished the event safely, despite a stupid motor cyclist doing wheelies up and down the home-straight amongst the motor traffic, while the event was on.

That just leaves a big thank you to all the helpers, they were, Antony Bee, Kevin Ford, Nick Howlet, Clin Maisey, Richard Masters, Dave Wastall and Charlotte Wilkins.

Kent Messenger report on the event is here: https://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/sport/walker-battles-back-from-crash-at-wigmore-tt-267685/

Round 4, 11th may 2022

Cancelled due to inclement weather.

Round 3, 4th May 2022

Cancelled due to inclement weather.

Round 2, 27th April 2022

Words by: Clin Maisey
Photo by: James Bell: http://fotobell.uk/

If you thought it was chilly last Wednesday then this Wednesday was cold. With a N E wind to battle against in the finishing straight. Only two riders ( Duncan Tippins and Dave Wastall) improved on last week’s times, which only proves they did not try hard enough last Wednesday!

Luke Gibson, fastest junior again.

Fastest club member was Keith Walker with 24m 14s. Ed Everall came 2nd with 25m 26s, closely followed by Phill Appleby with 25m 30s.

Quickest Vet was Keith Walker with a 3m 16s, 2nd with + 12s and 3rd was Richard Masters with – 7s. He also finished 3rd in the Handicap League. Duncan Tippins was 1st, improving by 39s, and 2nd was Dave Wastall who improved by 34s. Fastest Junior was again Luke Gibson.

Steve Gibson (Cyclopark 4T) was fastest again with a time of 23m 50s.

A big thank you to Antony Bee, Paul Buckley, Cameron Carthew, Kevin Ford, Nick Howlett, Clin Maisey and Steve Penny.

ROUND 1, 20th April 2022

Words by: Clin Maisey
Photo by: Mike Savage – for the full gallery, click here.

The first event of the evening TT series began on a chilly evening.

Fastest club rider was Keith Walker with a fast time of 24m 00s. Not far behind was Ryan Cottis a new member, with 24m 29s, only 6s slower than his fastest time on the Iwade circuit last year. This was good enough for 1st place in the Handicap League. Jamie Harris was 3rd with 25m 05s, which also gave him 2nd Handicap position. 3rd Hcp went to club Chairman Kevin Ford.

Steve Gibson, impressive on his road bike.

Best Vet on age standard was Keith Walker with a + 3m 30s, 2nd was new member Steve Penny with + 1m 25s and 3rd was Julien Barton + 0m 23s

Duncan Tippins did well after many years out of the sport with 28 m 18s and finally Dave Wastall good time of 27m 33s.

They all had to play 2nd fiddle to Steve Gibson, (Cyclopark 4T) who finished with 23m 25s.

Many thanks to all the helpers, they were, Antony Bee, Paul Buckley, Cameron Carthew, Kevin Ford, Nick Howlett, Richard Masters and Kate Savage.

The Kent Messenger report on the event is here: https://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/sport/experienced-rider-gibson-takes-opening-round-honours-266182/