Just copying and pasting my post about a potential Grump TT Champs. Damo is keen, anyone else? You do get a cup of tea for free after, if it helps sway your decision. Come on Grumps, let's get a few of us together, sure beats a couple of hours off work!
In relation to stuff in the turbo thread (basically Damo's reference to grooming), there are a series of evening events on a fast-ish 10 course in Kent on every Thursday in July. Is anyone interested in riding on one of these evenings? It involves registering on the CTT website, then signing up to the event on whatever date is chosen. This does need doing 12 days before as that is the closing date. If no one has a previous 10 mile TT time in the past 3 years (I know Damo, Dan and Dommy have), you do run the risk of not getting a ride as places are allocated on fastest time first, not date of entry. It should be Ok though, I don't think any of these filled completely last year.
The course is down near Ashford, so a train ride out or a long slow ride is a necessity, unless of course you have a car (sorry Nick). You will need to be on a train leaving London before 4pm to avoid the ban, but first rider will be off at 6:45pm so you will probably arrive at a decent time beforehand, plenty of time to sign on and collect your number, and do a course recee if you want to (no warming up on the course once the event has started). The course itself is single carriageway, decent road surface, and is pretty quiet traffic-wise.
So, if you're still reading, is anyone interested? I could always also do it on my road bike for a level playing field and make it the official Grupetto TT Championships?
Also @NickTheHorn @Señor_Bear @jaygee @Will @Dan and of course our current Brompton Racing Club Champion Dommy who is yet to register on the new forum.
I don't think TT'ing is for me
With all those watts?
I might be game - just need to work out work stuff etc .
I once did 26:30 when I put clip on bars on the Cervelo and hit Regents (stop it) super early on a Saturday morning and I have a week off in July.
Without trying, how do you know? :0)
14th July is probably the only Thursday I can do.
Nice one Dan/Steve. I know the last week in July won't suit me as that's the week our office is being relocated to Sky in Osterley :0(
I'm back to work a week Monday so will have more of an idea of the other dates then.
I once tried a pointy helmet and felt like, a helmet. So in most ways In ahve tried and don't think it's for me.
Will probably have to be some time in august for me - racing calendar is pretty slammed until post-grupetto meet
This series of opens is only in July :0(
The Bexley 10s are still being run, but after complaints from locals they no longer finish in Eynsford village. Instead the start and finish lines are on the A20 down near the Eynsford turn off. This means the first 5 miles is all uphill (as opposed to 3 1/2 on the old course) so everyone gives it a swerve nowdays.
San Fairy Ann CC do a club 10 on the Harrietsham Q10/22 course on Wednesdays, they have events on the first three Weds in August? Course can only be described as rolling, with a gift hill finish. Personally I don't like the course as I don't have the raw power to push up each little climb, but if most can make August dates then I'm game. Here's the Strava gubbins: https://www.strava.com/segments/1229661?hl=en-GB
Ah. Damn. Thanks for the other suggestions.
Resurrecting this. Sadly (due to work and other stuff), the only date I can do in July is the 28th.
I'll be entering regardless, does anyone else also want in?
I trust no one entered this? If correct this is good, as I've had to cancel my half day at work.
I'm in Greece! So, no :)
Proud Dad moment at the weekend. Edie has not shown much interest in bikes, so we haven't pushed it. But we went to Decathlon on Saturday to get her a bike, so she could learn over the summer.
Couple of trial runs around the garden on Sat. Popped to the park on Sunday, expecting lots of falls etc, but she was off first time! Still a way to go, but so proud :-)
Excellent! Well done Edie Jones!
Has she bettered your time up Anerley yet?
Won't take her long.
I would imagine so. The bar is low.
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