Dear Avanti Member,

First of all - keep an eye out on the website today as there is a chance that the 21 Hilly TT tomorrow morning will be cancelled due to roadworks. We'll post info about the decision that's made by this evening.

It would be great to see lots of Avanti out on this TT if it goes ahead - it's a long route but the hour or so passes by quickly and is a great start to the weekend.

Reminder - Interclub Finale is confirmed at Brands Hatch

We're pleased to announce that we have secured the use of Brands Hatch to run the final team time trial of the year - the 4-up on Saturday 10th September. It's a really amazing opportunity to ride around the GP Circuit.  We collected names for teams on Monday - and please let us know if you want to participate and haven't already done so -  click here.

Also the Revolve 24 endurance race will be starting later that day - with an additional Omnium event (which is run as a Regional A race and carries points for cats 2,3,4 and women BC riders - great chance to score points late-season) right after our TTT. All events have a 20% discount for friends of GS Avanti and The KK– simply enter “GSAVANTI20” when registering to redeem. See the forum post for more info.

We have a very popular local sportive, the Circuit of Kent, coming up next weekend (130km = 80m) and there are still places funded by the club available. Please express your interest here or contact Patrick Norman. It is a great circuit taking lanes and roads that we don’t go to very often with the Carter's Hill right at the end as a special added bonus, and good food & refreshment en route as well as at the finish. We will ride as a single group or as two groups subject to the number of members involved.

Next club open day rides

Our open day rides - where we invite friends, family and cycling connections along to take part in club rides - have been very popular. We've attracted lots of new members from them in the past. We have another planned for Sunday 18th September. Keep the date free in your  diary - we need to have as many Avanti out as possible. We'll all be heading out in different directions and converging on Speedgate to enjoy refreshments on the club together. We'll send out more info nearer the time.

Crazy hot weather this week - stay hydrated!

We have a our regular Saturday ride - meeting at the Green for an 8am departure (a usual 40-45 mile trip of mix abilities ending in Belmondo's for a coffee/tea and a naughty slice of a cake). It might take in the hill 21 mile TT - either for participation or observation :)

Steve Rodgers and Simon Lumsdon are leading G1 and G2 rides to the coast (Camber and Rye). 120 and 100 miles rides - both leaving the G at 8am sharp - be there early. Pick up optional at The White Hart leaving Sevenoaks at the top of Riverhill 8:30am. Click to let us know you're coming.

Dave B is leading G3 on a Llama-spotting expedition. 65+ miles at 14-15mph. Click to let us know you're coming.

Clive will be leading G4 out to Warlingham. ~36 miles at 12mph. Please click to let us know you're coming.

Have a great weekend, folks - stay cool!

Steve Rodgers