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Brighton Big Dog - MTB Fun For All!!

Started by Simon Clarke in Race News and results yesterday.

Eagle RC Good Friday crits 5 Replies

Started by Jonathan Harris in Race News and results. Last reply by Simon Clarke yesterday.

G2 BASH ! 4 Replies

Started by michael farla club captain in Club Runs. Last reply by Simon Clarke on Sunday.



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steve Riley posted an event

G4 Ride Leader Brian Bulmer at Green Street Green

April 27, 2014 from 9:15am to 2pm
Brian will lead this Sunday's G4 ride for a tour around the lanes of kent.  Actual route to be decided on the day.  See More
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David Howard smith posted an event

April 27th ride lead by Dave Smith at The Green

April 27, 2014 from 9:15am to 2:30pm
Dormansland,Cowden back to cafe at Four Elms.See More
23 hours ago
Simon Clarke and secretsquirrell are now friends
Simon Clarke posted a discussion

Brighton Big Dog - MTB Fun For All!!

Last summer Jonathan Harris, Johnny Edwards and I had a great day of racing bikes in the sun down at the Brighton Big Dog. And it's back for 2014.For those of you not familiar with the event it features a great off road course down at Stanmer Park in Brighton that takes about 45 mins to get round. The course is open for six hours - solo riders and teams of two or three race to see how many laps they can complete in this time. For the teams it's a relay race, for the solos it, err, isn't. It's…See More
Simon Clarke replied to Jonathan Harris's discussion Eagle RC Good Friday crits
"Awesome work Jonathan. Huge congratulations. And a great report. "
Johnny Edwards posted a discussion

Unused pair of Michelin Pro Race 3 tyres £20

Unused "Michelin Pro Race 3" 23mm 700cc tyres.One tyre was breifly used on my front wheel when using the turbo for two sessions. The other is unused.Looking for £20 for the pair. Sold without packaging (as seen below) See More
steve Riley replied to Jonathan Harris's discussion Eagle RC Good Friday crits
"Jonathan, your race reports have me on the edge of the seat, wondering how its all going to end !.  Well done for the win.  Sounds like the tactics worked well.   Steve   "
Bill Fitzgerald posted a discussion

GS Avanti help SERRL stage race go off smoothly

Many thanks to those that gave up their time today to support/marshal the final stage of the 4 stage SERRL race on the Lamberhurst/Frant circuit today.Today's volunteers were - Phil & Denise Hookway - Lee Staples - Daz Squirrel - Terry Sowa - Stephen Joseph - Stephen Bowman - Jonathan Harris - Bill Fitzgerald & Chris Cook.It's only with help like this that we can meet our club obligations to affiliate and race in the SERRL league, so  a massive thanks to all.Today's stage was won by…See More
Chris Dines replied to Jonathan Harris's discussion Eagle RC Good Friday crits
"Very well done Jonathan. Sounds almost comfortable compared to some efforts! "
David Howard smith replied to Jonathan Harris's discussion Eagle RC Good Friday crits
"Well done you make it sound so easy."
Simon Clarke replied to michael farla club captain's discussion G2 BASH !
"Good to pick up Steve and Terry after missing the start of the ride - D'oh! And I think you guys must have been faster than 13.5mph cos I managed 67 miles at an average of just under 18 on my own. I found rain no great problem, really. It was…"
Terry Sowa replied to michael farla club captain's discussion G2 BASH !
"So according to Map-o-meter we did 82 miles with 4109 feet of climbing and i burnt 4109kc which means i can have an ice cream. Today i was smashed to pieces and may never walk again but thanks for the ride."
Steve Bowman replied to Jonathan Harris's discussion Eagle RC Good Friday crits
"Good win, well done! First of many this year hopefully, and make sure you share your winnings with the team..."
Simon Lumsdon replied to michael farla club captain's discussion G2 BASH !
"No one arrives for the G3 so i paired up with Martin and Phil from G4 for a 43 mile loop around godstone, four elms and baileys, we didnt stoo and kept up a good pace - 15 mph avg"
Jonathan Harris posted a discussion

Eagle RC Good Friday crits

With work, family and marshalling commitments over the Easter weekend, the only day I had free was Good Friday, so another outing at Hog Hill for the Eagle RC Good Friday crits.A big field of 40 or so, and plenty of decent riders on the line with representatives from Pedal Heaven, Richardsons-Trek, Trek Neon-Velo, Starley Primal, etcRace started steadily enough and it was the second lap before the attacks started coming. Everything got closed down quickly, but there were no shortage of those…See More


Court Case Result;

Incident 29/09/2013 at Horsmonden

Rides for Easter Weekend

For Easter Sunday:

  • Steve Bowman is leading a G1 ride on the Hartfield Loop, departing the Green at 8.30am sharp. Café stop in Hartfield, with a ride of about 65 miles, average pace of 17/18mph. See Event Page.
  • Mike Farla is taking a G2 ride to the Priory at Aylesford (nr Maidstone). It’s a 70 miler with long inclines at Linton Hill and Govers Hill. Average speed 16/17mph. This will depart at 9.00am sharp. See Event Page.
  • G3 will be going to Llama Park, returning via Baileys. Simon Lumsdon leading – 60 miles and quite lumpy. Expect around 15mph average. This will depart at 9am sharp. See Event Page.
  • Martin Davey is leading a G4 ride, departing at 9.15am sharp to Four Elms and it’s ever popular café stop. Easy paced, including the return via Baileys and Sevenoaks. Around 13mph. See Event Page

On the Bank Holiday Monday, there is also a G3 paced ride down to Rye. Steve Riley is leading, and it will set off at 8am from the Green. It’s 112 miles, and suits stronger G3 riders (and G2/G1 paced also welcome of course!). Early lunch in Rye, coffee and cake at East Peckham on way back. Expect to return to the Green between 5pm and 6pm. See Event Page

Tuesday training rides

Lee Staples is once again running a weekly training ride on a Tuesday evening (7.30pm from the Rose and Crown). The rides focus on developing group riding skills, and all are welcome. You can find more details by CLICKING HERE, where you can join the training ride group.

******This week we all learnt how to be super domestiques - riding in line, passing water bottles etc - good fun, and great experience of working in a close group*************

Liege Bastogne Liege – spaces going!

At the last count we have some 15 club members going to Liege – doing the sportive on the Saturday (three different lengths) and watching the pro-race on Sunday. There are more details HERE. Various injuries mean there are two free spots going – free meaning booked hotel space, transport and sportive entry. This will be a brilliant trip – if interested please get in touch with Chris Moss (email details on the event page).

Avanti supporting 4 day Road Race at Bells Yew Green 21 April – join the experience!

Avanti are affiliated to the South East Road Race League, which means our members can participate in a range of competitions. As part of the deal, we agree to drive support cars and marshal at an event. This year we are helping out at Day 4 of a 4 day road race.Bill Fitzgerald is coordinating this – see more on the EVENT PAGE.

GS Avanti Cycling Club: Come and Join!


GS Avanti is a friendly, growing cycling club based in Orpington in the South East of England.

Whatever your cycling passion, GS Avanti can help; whether that be riding for fun, weekend club runs, touring, time trialling or racing. Our members comprise a wide variety of people wanting more from their cycling, from beginner to competitive level. Click here to see our range of benefits.

“Fun and friendship through cycling” is our mission. The best way to find out more is to join us on Sunday mornings at 9.15am in the car park of the Royal Oak, Green Street Green. Just turn up and introduce yourself to someone who will help you decide the most appropriate group for your style of riding. Click here to check the average speed of the Sunday morning rides, and see some of our usual routes.

During the Summer months we run a weekly training session on Tuesday nights focussing on group riding skills. During Autumn and Winter we also run a weekly, indoor turbo session managed by a professional exercise specialist. All club members are welcome and encouraged to attend!

GS Avanti is one of the friendliest, most welcoming clubs in South East England which is why we have members from London, Bromley, Kent, Surrey and Sussex joining us at our regular events.

For more information, and how to make contact with us, go to our Membership Page


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