70th Anniversary - Celebrations

This is the home page for the 70th Celebrations in 2017.

Thanet Road Cycling Club celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2017. This commemorative film, made with Heritage Lottery Funding, captures the quintessential nature of club life in the UK.

Founding members still riding well into their eighties; time trialling on roads at dawn;
memorial trophies remembering those lost on rides; young riders racing furiously: all part of the historic and beautiful sport.

The Young Biographers’ Project

The Young Biographers’ Project unites the diverse age ranges of our club, with members aged from four to their eighties. The project provided workshops to young members, giving them the skills and confidence to work with veterans to produce biographical pieces to be shared with club members and the wider community. Films and presentations can be seen here. Other works will be exhibited during 2017.

Dan Martin in conversation with his grandfather, Alf Edginton. Alf is a veteran member of Thanet Road Club

Alf started cycling as a youngster on a junk bike tearing around bombsites with his mates in the post war Britain of the fifties.  They called themselves The Skip Kids. With parental intervention, this formalised into cycle speedway, with Alf’s club, The Newtown Panthers, racing well in the Ashford league. Alf moved to the road, riding with Ashford Wheelers before joining Thanet Road Club in 1981. He has been an active rider, as well as Club Chairman and a timekeeper.

Dan is a rider with the Thanet Road Club Race Team. From a cycling family, he started young, riding with Downland Cycles in Canterbury and then VC Deal. In 2010 he joined Thanet Club Road, one of the first riders with the now burgeoning British Cycling Go-Ride. He progressed to the Youth Development Squad and became their first rider to move into the Race Team.

George Pittock Presents Veteran Thanet Road Club Rider, Pete Huckstep

This is my video about Pete Huckstep. Pete and I went out riding and filming together and then created a short video of Pete’s cycling career. This project has helped good friendships develop between young and old. My friendship with Pete is a good example of this. Thank you, Pete.

Note: Pete’s stats are current to May 2016. He’s ridden a lot more since then!

Jack Hill and Flynn Robinson present Thanet Road Club Founder, Frank Randell

As part of the Young Biographers’ Project Jack Hill and Flynn Robinson (club young members) interviewed Frank Randell on 17th January 2016. Frank is a Founder Member of Thanet Road Club and was just nineteen when the club started. View the presentation >>>

David Redmond presents veteran Thanet Road Club member, Terry Fearn, his grandfather

The presentation I have created is about Terry Fearn (my grandad) who has done many things for the club during his time as a member, which the presentation illuminates. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I have enjoyed making it as part of the club’s wider 70th anniversary celebrations View the presentation >>>

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