Dear Avanti Member

It’s a really busy time for the Club – and the weather is finally looking brilliant. 25 degrees C forecast for Sunday!

Club Only Time Trial – Tonight, Thursday, 7pm , Poll Hill

This is a great chance for everyone in the club to have a go at a Time Trial, but with lots of support and encouragement from club members. It will be GS Avanti members only, so less obviously “competitive” than the inter-club events. However, Time Trials are all about doing your best against the clock, so we will be making an award of some brand new club kit (Gilet + Club Cap) to the individual who puts in the best effort (relative to age and experience). You might be the slowest there, but deserve the award!

The weather tonight is forecast to be great, so come along for the fun. The most experienced TT’ers in the club will be there to give advice and will be doing the marshalling. Please sign in at the layby, top of Poll Hill, well before 7pm.

As ever, it really does help if you can indicate likely attendance on the Club Website, where you will find more detail. Simply RSVP on THIS PAGE.


Club Open Day – Sunday Club Rides

We ran a couple of Open Days last year, and the one in May was a particularly big success (due to the weather). We are running one this Sunday, and have around 35 guests already signed up to join our various rides. Let’s see a big turnout from Avanti members – club kit if you have it (and the weather will be great).

All club runs, with guests, will depart between 9.15am and 9.30am, but please do your best to arrive at 9.00am. We are likely to run twice as many groups as normal. All rides will take similar routes, with a shared stop at Speedgate Café – for free drinks and cakes.

Please confirm attendance on the event page – CLICK HERE. Also, why not invite cycling friends – details can be found in this NEWS ITEM.

Cyclopark Session III – Saturday 4th May at 12:00

As you know, we had to postpone this session due to an event clash at Cyclopark. All club members are encouraged to attend these coaching sessions, where we take over Cyclopark for three hours. Please confirm attendance on the EVENT PAGE. Note that there will be no Saturday morning club ride organised as a result.

And more Time Trialling

Last Thursday saw the first evening Inter Club Event of the year. A great turnout, and a result that saw GS Avanti score 33 points, with 7Oaks pipping us on 34 (Sydenham Wheeleers – 10). That’s pretty good, given we were also marshalling. We are also marshalling this Saturday morning – for the Tonbridge By Pass 10 Miles. Details and RSVP – CLICK HERE. Note that the first rider goes off at 7.15am on this super fast course! Please note on the website if you are looking for a lift. If you can help marshal, CLICK HERE.


Club Committee Meeting

We have a Club Committee meeting at 8pm this coming Monday – 9 May (Westcoombe Pk RFC). All Club Members welcome as we look to continue developing the club.


Hope to see a big turnout for the TT tonight!

Take care