February 6, 2015 at 7:28 pm #707
Open events have to be entered in advance.
Entries for most events close around 14 days before
Most club events allow you to just turn up, pay the fee and ride.
Best to check with the organisers beforehand though.
Kent CA (3-up TTT) (Preference to KCA affiliated clubs)
Organiser: Steve Airey,
21 Birchington Close,
Tel: 020 8298 0711
Event Type: Open
Event Start: 07:00
Closing Date: 24/02/2015
Internet Entry: No
Paper entry I’m afraid but it’s a simple form which can be found here
All three have to complete a form and I suggest one of you send it off with a cheque for £24 to the organiser.
Names interested so far:
Please add your name and contact anyone you want to team up with. If you’ve made a team please announce it here.
- This topic was modified 8 years, 10 months ago by Glenn Karpeta.
February 6, 2015 at 7:34 pm #709
I will run a leading and following coaching session before the event if there is enough interest .
February 6, 2015 at 10:13 pm #710
Steve Taylor is also up for this.
February 6, 2015 at 10:54 pm #711David TylerKeymaster
Sounds like a number of Oxted riders want to have a go. I presume a TT bike is not required?
I was thinking that it might be fun to stick all the names in a hat (helmet?) and pick the teams that way. It depends I suppose how serious some people want to make it. Personally I don’t think I will be much good as a team mate. I lack the grunt of the big guys and I’m not much use to shelter behind!
February 7, 2015 at 11:20 am #713
The suggestion of making up teams based on last year’s TT times is a good idea but not all of us have TT times. However, we’re mostly familiar with each other from club rides to know who’s a good match. For example, I can stay with Steve Addis, Pete Abbott and at a push, Duncan but not Glenn or Chris Hewitt. Plenty of people yet to show their hand. It’s vital to train together and trust the rider in front. You don’t want to be learning on the day of the event. Bob Whitlock would be good! He’s the Chain Gang King! And we haven’t heard yet from Austen, Jack etc
February 7, 2015 at 9:15 pm #716Jason SmithParticipant
I’m up for it, but I’ll be one of the slower ones I reckon.
February 8, 2015 at 9:10 am #717Phil ClarkeParticipant
I replied to the email, but I don’t think I made it through – i’m definitely game to give it a go!
February 8, 2015 at 10:15 am #718
Austen Chris balkham Glenn .
Mission statement : don’t let the dog out.
target . Less shambolic than 2014 with as much enjoyment.
February 9, 2015 at 6:54 am #719
Superfast Marek has done a number of TTTs and suggested the following: ‘
“The best technique I found was lead rider pulling off when tired and moving to the side of most shelter. So if wind coming from the right they peel off to the left. Lead rider needs to sit a bit further into middle of road and others sit almost on his inside (echelon style). This gives maximum benefit to following riders. Then reverse it for wind from the left.
Also having the weakest rider set the tempo on the hills I found worked well as then the group stays together a bit better as you don’t have gaps appearing due to stronger climbers and then people have to wait and chase back etc which wastes energy”.
February 9, 2015 at 10:27 am #723David TylerKeymaster
Glenn. Is there a big gain by getting some clip on aero bars?
If so, any recommendations?
February 10, 2015 at 7:57 pm #725
Glenn’s away for a couple of days. I think this is the latest:
Team Remus: Glenn, Austen, Chris B. (Remus is Austen’s dog)
Team Humm: Cass, Wayne, Duncan.
Team Ahh! Abbott, Addis & Hicks
Team Rocket: Maddy, Jeff K and Chris Hewitt (not Chris Hardy as I said earlier!)
Holding out for bigger fees: Tom Seller, Phil Clarke, Bill Sheldon, Steve Taylor, Paul Hobbs…
February 10, 2015 at 8:08 pm #726Phil ClarkeParticipant
I cycle a lot with Tom – i’ll do my best to keep up with him in a team if we can find a third?
February 10, 2015 at 10:24 pm #730Chris HewittParticipant
“Chris hardy” hey russell?! I might actually change my name to that!
+1 to Marek’s suggestion. Clip on tri bars are w good shout too, though would definitely suggest practicing on them as a team before the day!
February 11, 2015 at 8:12 am #731
Ah Chris! Got you two muddled. I’d better chase Chris Hardly, he’s a fast boy too!
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