Thursday, 30 July 2009


The inaugral Inter Club Time Trial took place last Sunday 26th July between Thornton, Rye, Ashford and Hastings. The event attracted 29 riders and took place over 10 miles on our own Newchurch-St Marys-Ivychurch course. Riders enjoyed near perfect conditions with a temperature of 17 degrees and a 5mph south-westerly. Fastest rider was Dave Wheeler, Rye, with 21.40. Rye Wheelers claimed the scratch trophy. However the very prestigious handicap trophy was scooped by Thornton RC thanks to some sterling efforts. Eric Bates and Rachelle Pumphrey continued their fine form with times of 28.13 and 29.19 respectively. Gordon's 54.39 included stopping to repair a puncture. Richard Foster returned a creditable 27.47 following a two week holiday lay off and Don Houghton scorched around in 25.56. Well done everyone who took part in the ride. Many thanks to those who kindly gave up their time to marshall/time-keep/push-off/cater, etc. You all helped to make this event enjoyable and successful. Results: Gordon Davis 54.39 Colin Tuckwell 23.31 Rachelle Pumphrey 29.19 Richard Foster 27.47 Don Houghton 25.56 Eric Bates 28.13 Best wishes Colin Tuckwell