Monday, February 08, 2016

Find a time trial course

I see that someone has created a website which has most but not all of the locations and course details of time trial courses in the country.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Ken Sales - RIP

It is with sadness that I have to report the death of Ken Sales last week following a massive stroke.

His funeral will be held on Monday 8th February at 4pm, at Putney Vale Crematorium.


I didn't know Ken well, though I did know him. I started racing at a time when Adrian, Ken's son, was having a dabble at racing on the back of the tandem with Charlie Griffin.

I'm not sure whether Ken himself ever raced, or if he was ever actually a member of the Phoenix, but he was a keen cycle tourist and was involved with the Kingston Section and the RSF with Charlie, at a time when the Phoenix had very strong links to the Kingston Section. I can visualise a photograph that I am sure has Ken in it, but have sadly been unable to find it. I will add it to this post if/when I do find it.

It was only last month that we saw Ken at Charlie's funeral, and now there is another one to go to...


Sunday, January 31, 2016

More Photo's VTTA Lunch

Presenter of Prize's Roy Savery along with fantastic organiser of the results, Pete Swetman along with the ever hard working recorder Tim Carpenter.
Keith Wilkinson as Group Chairman was MC and as ever did an excellent job. He thanked Gary Holder our new Social Sec and lunch organiser, along with Jon Fairclough new Treasurer along with Dave Pollard new TT sec.
Dave & Sue Cox as retiring TT sec were thanked for all their hard work also, see photo below

VTTA Surrey/Sussex Lunch & Prizes Sunday 31 Jan 2016

Well an excellent lunch at the Normandy Centre Horsham and KPRC were both well represented by Ray, Beryl, Brian P, Steve & Ann, Jake & me! Over 10% of attendees! Well done KPRC.

From KPRC point of view the star performer was Jake Winning the Charles Robson Cup with an impressive + 31m. 30sec.

Photo's will follow of our members attending along with those of prize winners.
Fast men as ever Peter Tadros and Steve Dennis cleaned up many trophies with very impressive +++'S

The Wally Perkins Cup - Ladies BAR was not contested, so KPRC can we do an Ann Bath again with a 25, 50, 100 & 12Hr in 2016 our 80th year?
The men's equivalent BAR was won David Shepherd, who was also Nat Champ 12 hr with 284 miles.

Guest of Honour was Roy Savery who gave a positive insight into self motivation and is seen below presenting the trophies.

David Shepherd

Steve Dennis

London West again!

I moved to Newbury last Wednesday 27th January. The process was pretty rapid, from discovering the flat to moving in took just a week. There was an urgent need for me to find alternative accommodation and opportunities are thin in the borough of Merton, in any case the area doesn't hold much attraction for me. I'm just down the road from my dad and sisters now instead of a 60 mile drive. So it's back to flatter courses and more civilised start times, and loads of club events start just down the road!                                                 Philip Burgin

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Rawson Shield 2016

Ok folks, it is that time of year when we send out a call to arms for all our riders to enter a SCCU eventy, counting towards the Rawson Shield. We have won it for the last 2 years and we want to win it again in 2016, our 80th year. But winning's easy. We want to completely smash it and score 100 points, which as far as we know has never been done in this competition. The first events will be upon us soon, so get your entries in. Just to clarify a few points about entering and taking part in a time trial,

No, you do not need a TT bike.
No, you do not need a silly pointy hat.
No, you do not need a lycra skin suit.

Yes, you do need a bike.
Yes, you need to be able to pedal said bike.
Yes, you need to love riding your bike (which I take as a given, otherwise why would you be reading this!?)
Yes, you need to like tea and cake (for afterwards)
Yes, every ride gains the club a Rawson point, whether you finish first or last.

Those of you who ride on a Saturday or Sunday morning and have never ridden a TT before, we want you to enter just one event. I defy you not to enjoy it or get something out of it. These first three sporting events which are perfect rides if you are looking at doing some sportives, Ironman events or just want a scenic ride, we would like to aim to get 20 riders out per event, which would massively help us achieve our 100 points before the longer events later in the season. Everybody's entry will count

You can enter by posting a cheque to the event organiser, listed here for each event, or even easier, you can enter via the CTT website at

So come people, let's do this. :D 

Any questions, then just put a message on here or e mail me.


20th March Sporting 21 Hardriders - A bit lumpy but great fun and a pretty course
Bryn Tully,
8 Hartscroft,
Linton Glade,
020 8651 1429

3rd April SCCU 25
Tony Alston,
88 Banstead Road,
020 8642 9983

23rd April SCCU Sporting 10
Robin Johnson,
7 Gorselands,
West Sussex.
RH14 9TT
01403 783368

Saturday, January 16, 2016

KPRC Reliability Ride Cancelled

It is with great regret that I have decided to cancel tomorrow’s Reliability Rides. The weather forecast is for light snow overnight, there will be limited sunshine tomorrow and I have been contacted by several riders who rode in the Surrey Hills today and encountered icy conditions.

As a result neither I nor the club feel it would be responsible to hold the event.

We will definitely run the event later in the year so I will keep you all informed.