CX Nationals

It was the National Cyclocross Championships at Cyclopark on the weekend of 12th and 13th January 2019. The club was there in numbers, maybe not racing (not yet) but plenty of spectators and some of the club coaches were helping out marshalling.

There was some amazing super strong performances. In the elite races Tom Pidcock, amongst others, looked truly invincible and lovely to see lots of big names from the CX world out in force (Helen Wyman, Ian Field, Ben Tulett, etc., etc).

It was a fantastic weekend of racing and one that will live long in the memory. Here some pics of the weekend, just click on the image to run the slideshow for some great images…

Thanks to Luke and Rowan for the photos.


Presentation evening

Congratulations to all our prize winners for 2018, and big thanks to everyone that came along to the prize giving evening. We hope you all had a great time 💥🎉

Cyclorama AwardRodney Smith
Clubman of the YearJohn Bassett
Best Off-Road Rider (female)Anna Dobbins
Best Off-Road Rider (male)Jack Butlin
3rd Evening Handicap LeagueNick Howlett
2nd Junior LeagueDylan Harman
Most Improved Rider (female)Millie Dean
Most Improved Rider (male)Harry Brown
Hill Climb ChampionReece Wood
Len Payne Off Road TrophyLuke Anderson
Most Committed Rider (male)Charlie Rayfield
Most Committed Rider (female)Edith Fautley
Tourist ShieldMartin and Carine Wood
Junior Road Race Champion
1st Junior League
2nd Anderson Points League
Sam Painter
Best Newcomers (male)Henry and Edward Stevens
Best Newcomer (female)Frankie Hosking
1st Evening Handicap LeagueSteve Bishop
Best Racer (male)Sam Bassett
Paul Buckley Go-Ride ChampionFrankie Finch
2nd Evening Handicap League
2nd Club Events League
3rd Evening Scratch League
3rd Evening Vets League
12 Hour Champion
Senior Road Race Champion
David Bishop
John Booty Club Events Cup
2nd Evening Scratch League
2nd Evening Vets League
3rd Anderson Points League
Bill Philbrook Memorial Trophy
Fairyland 100 mile Trophy
Senior B.A.R. Champion
Keith Walker
1st Evening Scratch League
1st Evening Vets League
3rd Club Events League
Anderson Points Cup
Charlie Staff Memorial Shield
Dave Bedford 10 mile Cup
Len Chambers 25 Mile Cup
Presidents Short Distance B.A.R.
R.A. Burns 50 Mile Cup
Anthony Bee
Club and Vets 15 mile 32m 26s
Vets 15 mile Age Std +8m 24s
Vets 30 mile 1h 9m 27s
Vets 30 mile Age Std +13m 40s
Anthony Bee

Huge thanks to Ollie Robinson from Team Wiggins for coming along to present the awards and talking to us about his time in Go-Ride and amongst the professional riders. He was just brilliant!

Medway Sport Award

We won Bronze for “Junior Club of the Year” @MedwaySportsAwards! It was a great night and thrilling to be part of the evening showcasing all the brilliant work of volunteers and professionals in sport throughout Medway.

Eleanor Oldroyd from Radio 5 was hosting the event and double Winter Olympic gold medallist Lizzie Yarnold was the guest of honour.

It was a truly amazing to share the evening with so many people who give so much time and energy to sporting endeavour. You really don’t know what’s going on out there. Inspirational.

Well done everyone involved in the club.

Deangate track racing

What an amazing morning we had over at Deangate Ridge Athletics Track on saturday morning. Well done to all 22 riders that came along and joined the fun. Looks like you all worked really hard, and had some excellent races – some real battles out there.

Many thanks to everyone that came down to help out and join in. And special thanks to Trish Davies who caught some amazing photos… check them out below, and at her Flickr page:

The full results tables are below, with the results and scores from every single race! Congrats to Frankie Finch who took the win in the Cat A group, and to Henry Stevens who dominated the Cat B group. Hannah & Jake, and Joseph and Edward also got to stand on the podium in their respective race categories.

And a very special well done goes to young Edith Fautley, who won the Performance of the Morning award for her heroics in the final race of the day.

Even the adults got in on the fun and had a 4km scratch race at the end, with Phil narrowly pinching the win from Jamie on the line.

We hope you enjoyed the racing, and fancy doing it again sometime? There’ll be all sorts of racing happening next year, so keep your eyes out for local events.

The Siege at Leeds

Leeds Castle – Sun 12th Nov 2017

It’s called a Scarp. It is sometimes inlaid with bricks and stones and the steeper it is, the more effective it becomes. Opposite the Scarp is the Counterscarp and together these two ramparts form the basis of a defensive ditch used to keep invaders from the fortress.

I very much doubt that the grass embankment infront of me (tackled every lap instead of the unridable and muddy alternative route) was a Scarp or Counterscarp but it was bloomin’ big! Continue reading “The Siege at Leeds”

East Kent Cyclocross League

Newington Community Cross – Sun 15th Oct 2017s

Having completed one whole race already this season I thought it high time for a rest and decided to attend this week’s East Kent Cyclocross League as a spectator. (Any thoughts of racing had started to disappear upon waking and having to conduct a hungover search for a bottle of Gaviscon). Anyway, I preferred the mud, didn’t I? Today would be fast and flat and suited those who’d had a good night’s sleep. Continue reading “East Kent Cyclocross League”

Easter Weekend 2017

So with a four day holiday and fine weather, what should we do ? Extra rides of course.

Good Friday was the bonus road ride and an easy 30 mile ride was nominated. Nine riders showed up at the start and set out on a typical route through Iwade and Faversham to The Freewheel at Graveney. Top notch coffee and cakes – which is always a sign of a good ride. A few extra lanes were included on the way back through Kingsdown. Paul and Luke made the minimum distance 50 miles. Those from further through the towns up to 62 miles. Continue reading “Easter Weekend 2017”