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Kent Valley R.C.

The South Lakes Premier Cycle Club

May 7th 2017 - Club update

Hilly time trial cancelled

Just in case you hadn’t seen it already on Facebook, we have cancelled tomorrow’s (May 8th) Tunstall Trophy hilly series time trial at Old Hutton because the back of the circuit has just been surface-dressed with chippings. Hopefully they will have bedded in and safe to ride on at speed by June 14th when we hope to incorporate the hilly series event in our Old Hutton club event.


On the mend…

Brendan Thompson, the lad who came to grief on the Old Hutton circuit when his front wheel came loose in our two-day road race on 22nd April, is progressing well. His Dad says he has begun physio on his dislocated shoulder and even with the break in his other arm he expects to start turbo training in the next few days!


Spoco 15 – enter now

We have had a busy start to the season and will be running our third open time trial event on Wednesday 24th May - a 15-mile spoco starting in Milnthorpe, then heading south down the A6 to the Tewitfield roundabout, North on the A6070 through Burton to turn onto the B6385 at Crooklands and back to Milnthorpe. It's a good introduction to riding a spoco course as it is not too hilly! But because it is an open event there are no entries on the day - if you want to ride you must pre-enter via the CTT website or send Tim Bennett a completed CTT open event entry form by post by Saturday 13th. For anyone not riding please offer to help marshal the event - in return you will get some free food afterwards at the Cross Keys Hotel in Milnthorpe.


200k Tour du Lakes

Following that we have a completely new venture pioneered by Paul Latham on Sunday 4th of June from Kendal Rugby Club – Audax UK open 200k and 100k audax rides. The 200k, starting at 8am, goes right round the Lake District (Penrith, Cockermouth, Santon Bridge, Grizebeck, Grange) without tackling a major pass. And the 100k starts at 9am and heads south of Kendal. The entry fee for either is £5 (£7 non Audax UK members to cover on the day insurance) and you can enter online via www.aukweb.net/events/detail/17-490. These are not races and you only have to average between 15kph (9mph) and 25kph (18mph), including foodstops, so why not give them a try with you riding buddies?


Enjoy your riding,


Richard Belk (KVRC Secy)