Help and ride system’ for club time trials 2014.

The club organises evening Time Trials on Wednesdays from April to September every year at Fowlmead Country Park (Q10/42) and Thanet Way (Q10/31).

In previous years we have relied heavily on a small band of member and non member helpers who time keep, help and marshal sometimes sacrificing their own rides to allow others complete.

We are very grateful to those who have helped in 2013 Dave Mastin, Andy McCall, Deborah McCall, Teresa Childs, Malcolm Adams, Phil Steptoe, Rick Perkins, Frank Randall, Terry Fearn, Helen Fennell, Richard Fennell, Graeme ONeill but to mention a few and we do hope they will all help again in 2014.

To help ease the burden on those on whom we rely heavily and to allow some of them to ride for 2014 we will be introducing ‘ help and ride system’ to support club time trials.

All riders will be expected to help by committing to help at least two club events through the season to gain eligibility to ride

We are expecting good support from club and non club members who want to ride.

You will be expected to help on the course on which you are planning to ride the most events –

If you are only riding either Fowlmead or Thanet Way you will be expected to help at the course you will be riding most frequently.

If you can only help at other club events and would like to ride on Wednesday’s please contact the time trial secretary in the first instance.

We want to be as flexible as possible.

Non club members who ride but do not support the ‘ help and ride system’ will have to pay an increased entry fee for events until they have helped

Please be aware that if we do not get a commitment in advance the events they will be cancelled.

We are hoping members will continue to help with club open event (2 up TTT, Fowlmead 10, Thanet way 25) and KCA open time trails throughout the season.

To commit to help at any event contact Simon Henderson TRC time trial secretary by email advising the events you can help at and the best contact details for you.



home 01843 850505

mobile 07813085640

(work 01304 646847)

The ‘help and ride’ commitment information will be posted on the club website/Face book page and be updated regularly

The day before a club time trail, if an event does not have enough helpers committed a message will be posted on the club website/Face book and the event cancelled.

No messages and the event will run as planned

I am sure we all want to ride in 2014 so please commit your support to our club.

Club time trials: £3.00 for club members/ all second claim members

£2.00 for club member juvenile/juniors

£4.00 for guests who support ‘ help and ride system’

£5.00 for other guests

All entries include Cycling Time Trails Levy of £2.00

Kind Regards

Simon Henderson

Thanet Road Club Time Trial Secretary

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