Hi Avanti Member!

A very brief second newsletter the week!

The weather looks great for the weekend, and we have a full rota of club rides, starting with the 8.00am Saturday run, led by Patrick. Meet at the G for 40 miles of social paced riding. On Sunday:

• 9.00am for G1 and G2 depart, taking Terry Sowa’s famous “Lumps and Lanes” route that includes the bikes only ascent of Col du Trevereaux. There will be a stop at the “most romantic café” in Chiddingstone. Steve Rodgers is leading, but will look for a volunteer for the G2 paced group. Full details and GPS CLICK HERE.

• 9.15am for a G3 depart led by Ian Soper. A 60 miler, taking the lanes of the Weald of Kent – and “lunch” at the East Peckham Garden Centre! 15mph average speed. Full details CLICK HERE.

• 9.15am for a G4 depart led by Paula Fisk. This appears hilly, so it’s named the “Bumps”. Actually includes a favourite of mine – Old Terry’s Lodge Hill. A 40 mile ride with coffee and cakes at Speedgate and a return via Horton Kirby. Full details CLICK HERE.

Thanks, as ever, to those of you who lead rides – so essential to the fabric of the club. Please give it a go – and hats off to Graham Channon who led for the first time last week (G1/2).

Time Trial last night

Just to mention that we had a great time last night, with a big Avanti turn out. Despite doing the marshalling (and big thanks to all), people off sick, on holiday or even at work, Avanti had a big win on the night. Formal results awaited, but we now have a big lead over the other clubs. Everybody performed really strongly.

The Monthly Strava Competition

After some very stiff competition, and with a late flurry of enthusiasm from many club members, Johnny Edwards won the inaugural monthly Strava competition! Results: https://www.gsavanti.co.uk/avanti-strava-competitions/

We've decided that the previous month's champ should pick 2 segments and the new winner should pick 2 segments (no downhill) for the next month's competition. The next competition will be posted in the forum later today. We are also thinking of having a little monthly prize of this picks up – current idea is a pair of club socksJ

Have a great weekend, and ride safely.