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2022/11/22

We’ve moved to Discord!

We have a thriving community server on Discord now, which has successfully replaced our forum, events calendar, zoom and group communications which were once upon a time on WhatsApp. See the Discord website for info on the app. https://discord.com/ It’s available within your browser, or as a desktop or mobile app – really easy Contact – Read more…

2022/11/22

Kentish Killer Lives On

We haven’t been able to run the Kentish Killer since our 10th anniversary edition just as COVID was swamping the world. Since then at GS Avanti we have put great consideration into what happens next with our much loved event. Working with Flamme Rouge Events, who have also taken over the legendary Hell of the – Read more…

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2022/09/09

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

Following the very sad news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II the club has decided to cancel all club events and rides this weekend. We understand some members will want to carry on and we ask those who do to be understanding of the views of others and also to refrain – Read more…

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2022/06/23

Dunwich Dynamo 2022

Dunwich Dynamo 2022 Its that time of year again and the Dunwich Dynamo rolls round to signify the height of summer. For those not familiar with the Dynamo, it is an unorganised Sportive that leaves Victoria park 8-9pm on the Saturday and rides overnight to Dunwich on the Suffolk coast arriving around Dawn on the – Read more…

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2022/06/02

The Wolfe of Westerham Sportive (3rd July 2022)

Anyone fancy doing this? Starting from Westerham Brewery, there’s a 40 or 72 mile course with 940 / 1865 metres total climbing to take on, plus a free beer at the end. The club will offer a £10 subsidy for club members, to be paid on completion.  Please enter yourselves on the BC site at: Wolfe of – Read more…

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2022/03/28

Time Trial Season 2022 – Ready for the Off!

Like a lot of things, Covid restrictions have made Time Trial events difficult to organise since 2019. We are really hoping that 2022 sees a change to that, with a full season of activities. Time Trialling is fun and as competitive as you want it to be (largely with yourself!). It’s also sociable – over – Read more…

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2022/03/27

San Fairy Ann Centenary Sportive (22nd May 2022) UPDATE

UPDATE: book closed now Names listed on the event page You can still enter but will have to do this yourselves. The club will reimburse you after the event (I shall be away most of May and not attending the event). San Fairy Ann CC Centenary Cyclosportive 2022 Events – British Cycling ————————————- Back on – Read more…

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2022/01/19

Spring club kit shop window

The club is planning to open a show window for members to order club kit. While the club’s kit shop, provided by Verge, is open throughout the year the shop window’s provided a limited time opportunity for members to benefit from group order discounts – the more we order the same item of kit in – Read more…

2022/01/13

Zwift Racing League 2021/22 – Season 2

This week the second season of the 2021/22 Zwift Racing League kicked off. The Avanti Zwift Workout Wednesday crew put together a team last week to try it out – thanks to Simon Vaughan for organising. Currently we have a roster of 8: Simon Vaughan, Julian Small, Andy McSavage, Bert Heijna, Gary Peart, Tom Salter, – Read more…

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2021/12/01

Eastern Counties Cycling Association

The club application for membership renewal of the ECCA now requires a marshalling contact to organise our marshalling requirement at ECCA events. If you are interested in entering ECCA events and/or are happy to be the Avanti marshalling contact please comment below or email me (secretary@gsavanti.co.uk). If we don’t provide a contact our membership will – Read more…

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2021/11/17

COMMITTEE UPDATE, XMAS SOCIAL & 2022 EVENTS

A great day’s cycling today with the G3 gang on remembrance Sunday and very mild weather, thanks everyone for the great company. We had a great committee meeting last Monday evening with some interesting discussions and ideas for 2022 along with what to do for a Christmas social. Thanks to all who attended for what – Read more…

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2021/09/07

Club Rides, The Website, WhatsApp & Ride Leader Guidance

Following on from the last committee meeting where we discussed the relaxation of cycling related Covid restrictions we thought it would be helpful to remind everyone how the club rides are coordinated and led. Whilst WhatsApp has proved extremely useful for organising small unofficial rides it can exclude beginners and anyone unaware of a particular – Read more…

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2021/08/21

Cyclopark TT Social /Finale- Sat 18th Sept

On Saturday 18th September the interclub TT competition will come to a close, using the traffic free Cyclopark circuit as its base. We will be combining the two Time trials to be held on the circuit (an excellent place to have a go at Time Trials for the first time) with a social event with – Read more…

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2021/05/27

Cudham Inter Club TT – 27 May 2021

Thought I’d share a few thoughts about the Cudham TT tonight – largely aimed at anyone new to doing a Time Trial. It looks like being the first warm (ish) and dry evening for a TT this year. Would be great to see some first timers from the club. It’s a route using roads that – Read more…

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2021/05/12

New Garden Cafe at Squerryes

The fabulous Squerrye’s vineyard has a tasting room beside the Westerham Brewery – they’ve opened a new outdoor café with beautiful views over the vineyard.    We’re cyclist friendly, with ample parking for bikes, enough seating for 50 people plus a bank by our stream to sit next to. And we have a menu that’s – Read more…

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2021/05/03

Let Time trials Commence!

Let Time Trials Commence- Chris Dines So, this weekend we had our first Inter Club Time Trial event since Autumn 2019 – with the necessary COVID protocols. I tasked myself with scripting a lengthy piece about Time Trialling at Avanti, gathering together pictures, records, highlights etc from the past 12 years or so. I’m not – Read more…

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2021/05/03

Important interclub TT notice

New Guidance for attending interclub TT events This weekend saw the return of the interclub TT series hosted by GS Avanti, 7Oaks Tri and Sydenham Wheelers. This is a fairly relaxed series of events that all club members are welcome (and encouraged) to attend- with entry costs to all events paid for you by the – Read more…

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2021/03/08

San Fairy Ann Sportive is Back!!!

The 2021 event is scheduled for 13th June 2021, subject to restrictions being lifted as planned.  More information nearer the time, but please mark your attendance on the event page Here

2021/01/24

Latest riding guidance

The official government advice at the moment is here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home British cycling: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/about/article/20200512-about-bc-news-British-Cycling-Updated-Coronavirus-Guidance-0 Cycling UK: https://www.cyclinguk.org/article/coronavirus-qa-cycling-guidance The basic restriction is ride locally, ride once per day and with maximum one other person. The key point of contention is what are the actual restrictions of riding locally? The organisations above have requested clarification on this point – Read more…

2020/10/05

Race Updates

Please share race news, write-ups etc here. CX, road, track – all welcome.

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2020/10/05

East Kent Cyclocross 2020 – Round 1 – Sandwich Tech

October 4th saw this season’s East Kent Cyclocross league get underway at Sandwich Technology School. Series organisers VC Deal have clearly done the hard yards to put on their usual five-race calendar in a way that complies with current restrictions, and it was a very grateful bunch of cyclocross enthusiasts who showed up on Sunday – Read more…

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2020/09/29

HHV – Sprinters League 2020

As 1st and only HHV – sprinter league race of the year was sold out and had a few unfamiliar faces having travel some distance to take part. Thankfully unlike last week, Saturday Evening was warm and the bar was open to keeping the spectators lubricated. Due to new social distance measures, all rides where – Read more…

2020/09/14

Vinnie’s Ride To Lithuania

What an effort! Avanti member Vinnie – who some of you will know from Endurance X Nature and Cycle42 has been training during lockdown and has cycled from Orpington to his hometown of Vilnius in Lithuania to raise funds for a charity very close to his heart – Cancer Research UK.. Check out his updates – Read more…

2020/08/07

ClubNoPinz is live!

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”42″ display=”basic_thumbnail” thumbnail_crop=”0″]GS Avanti is proud to announce that our new supplier of custom – Club NoPinz –  kit is live! See the kit page on our website for more info.

2020/07/10

Club Guidelines During COVID19 Pandemic

What are the current club guidelines? Summary At the current time, taking into account the government guidelines, GS Avanti Cycling Club does not deem it appropriate to return to regular organised group cycling activity. This position will be reviewed regularly and updated as and when possible. The inter-club time-trial competition for 2020 has been abandoned, – Read more…

2020/04/10

Club Rides

Write up your club rides here…

2020/04/03

BC South East Zwift Racing

Introducing:  BC South East Interclub Competition on ZwiftDear Club Secretary, We’d be very grateful if you could share this announcement with your club members please… For all of you on Zwift, the national delivery team at British Cycling (BC) has set up a number races/rides/meet ups and workouts. They have also added a filter so that you – Read more…

2020/03/17

Bike servicing

With club runs currently on hiatus and the worst of the winter weather behind us, now is the time to give your bike some much deserved TLC in time for summer.  For £50 I will give your bike a full strip, clean and rebuild and get it working like new. I am up in Biggin – Read more…

2019/10/18

CX 2019

This area is a gathering of photos, info and race reports for the cyclocross 2019-2020 season. Google Photos Full Link Fifeclub · Miyama no kaze E+F FASTER

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2019/02/08

G2 Sunday Ride Leader Rota

Updated 9-1-19 Based on FeedbackDate Lead One Lead Two 06/01/2019 Chris Moss Graham Channon13/01/2019 Hamish Brown Neale Napier20/01/2019 Richard Bingham Chris Dines27/01/2019 SW Reliability03/02/2019 Old Ports RR10/02/2019 Graham Channon Jim Nightingale17/02/2019 Neale Napier Chris Moss24/02/2019 Richard Bingham Hamish Brown03/03/2019 Kentish Killer (Avanti helping)10/03/2019 Jim Nightingale Chris Dines17/03/2019 Chris Moss John King24/03/2019 Hamish Brown Steve Rodgers31/03/2019 – Read more…