Friday 13th December - Pat Seviour
It is with great sadness, that I have to inform you that Pat our much loved Canewdon tea lady passed away this morning after a short illness.
Without Pat , Canewdon would not have become what it is today.
Pat was always there to open the hall, provide us with drinks and cakes (at her own expense) and be the friendly face to welcome all new members....
She was a great friend to the Club and will be sorely missed by us all.Our thoughts are with Beckie and Graham at this sad time. Graham has said she went peacefully and was cheerful to the end.
Sunday 13th December - Christmas Pudding Time Trial, Steeple
In less than ideal conditions James Jenkins added the 2015 Christmas
TT Title to his palmares with a time of 22:45. The only other rider to
beat 25 minutes was Colin Lewin of Schills-Interbike, Harrison Smith was
first Juvenile in 25:07, Phil Warner fastest veteran in 269:26 and
Hayley Williams first Lady in 29:35. With the conditions meaning that 22
riders couldn't beat the half-hour, these were all excellent times.
Jenny Harley, Zena Shean and Jordan Kemp all competed on mountain bikes
and there were some riders in festive fancy dress. Special note to Andy
Merchant and Nicola Wright for choosing this event for their time-trial
All the riders would like to than the organisers, volunteers and
especially the marshalls on such a wet morning.
Gallery (flickr, courtesy of Barry Simpson)
Thursday 5th November, London Track League.
Katie Ann had a fab first night at London Track League there were 28
girls from age 13 Katie-Ann to a 2nd year junior in her races, first
race was 20 lap scrach race which she finished in 8th.Then she had a 4
lap dash which she finished in 7th. Then came the devil which was run 1
out every other lap which Katie-Ann got boxed in and knocked out in 6th
place which took 23 sprints and 46 laps...then to finish the night of
she had a 35 lap points race with points on lap 30,20,10 and finish
Katie just missed the points on two of the sprints and finished in 10th
in this race .All in all she had a fantastic night and coped well on the
86"gearing she rides normally 80".She will sleep well tonight
Sunday 1st November, Maldon CC Hill Climb
James Jenkins was fastest at the Maldon Hill Climb, with a time of
On a foggy day that may put others off James claimed the local Hill
Climb Triple Crown with his third successive triumph. After the ECCA and
Southend Wheelers wins it was time for the Maldon event over at Lodge
Road. His winning time would have broken the MADCC club record which has
stood since 1989.
The only question I have is why didn't he enter the Hoggenburg
Saturday 31st October, Hoggenburg Hill Climb, Redbridge
Jamie Maidment was 19th and Katie-Ann Elliston 30th
Sunday 25th October, 2015 Club Hill Climb Championship, North
James Jenkins is the 2015 Hill Climb Champion, recording a time of
just 1:36, Ben Willy was second in 1:53. Barry Simpson was first Veteran
and Katie-Ann Elliston the only Lady competitor
Sunday 11th October, ECCA Hill Climb, Radar Hill
On a mild but slightly windy day, James, Jamie and Katie represented
the Wheelers in the ECCA hill climb champs. Jamie had had a nasty spill
in the morning over at the Maldon 10 and most would have retired from
the fray but not club stalwart Jamie. The Wheelers just missed out on
the team prize, young Katie again showing great strength. The Wheelers,
though, took home the win with James' triumph over Radar Hill.
Full Results (ECCA Site)
Saturday 3rd October - ECCA / VTTA 30 Championships, E2
Steve Shore broke the club age record on Saturday at the VTTA
(EA) and ECCA 30 Championships with a time of 1:10:13. replacing Pete
He broke the VTTA EA age record as it stood before the event but sadly
so did two other people; John Adams (who is 70) with a time of 1:8:58
and Len Benton (who is 77) with a time of 1:10:06 setting a new National
VTTA Record taking 1:33 off the existing National record for his age.
Steve could be wrong but he thinks that Len told me that he was in our
club a very long time ago.
The winner was Matt Smith who recorded 56:49, the third fastest 30 in
All in all a perfect day on a fast course with a lot of very fast riders
and many of the fastest vets in the country. Great to be a part of it
all. Happy with his time and with his position of 36th vet on std out of
John Golder did a terrific job to organise the event as well as riding
it in a time of 1:08:07. Anne Shuttleworth provided an incredibly
impressive array of home made cakes and also rode with a time of