Moments in Club History; September

Every month we will try to publish moments in our club history – this month we take a back look at the month of September.

27 September 1924 – First recorded club open time trial
Just over one year in to the formation of the club and the club was already promoting open time trials. Our first open was 25 miles and won by club rider Jock Ashley in a time of 1:09:25

27 September 1955 – Southend Wheelers promotes its first Road Race
The clubs’ first road race the Southend Autumn Kermesse was held at East Hanningfield over a distance of 90 miles. 1st Eric Cox (Medway RC) in 4h 10m 00s 1st team Medway RC
(see the attached image for placings)
Not sure what Vic Stark and Roy Godbeer were doing that day to be missing from the result, but other familiar names are there, some of whom are still around.

For those in the club who like arithmetic, add up the team results – it's very close. It was mentioned to Len Morris a while back that if he'd tried a bit harder, the Harold Hill would have won the team prize!

30 September 2018 – Junior 30 mile competition record
Katie-Ann Elliston set a new CTT Junior competition record for 30 miles in the Lee Valley Comet 30 on the E1 course, finishing in a time of 1:25:52

21 September 2019 – Junior 30 mile competition record
Katie-Ann Elliston breaks her previous 30 mile CTT Junior competition record from the previous year whilst competing in the VTTA Leo 30 on the E2 course, setting a new time 1:17:16.



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