Committee Members

Chris Dines

Chris Dines


I am responsible for organising our annual sportive, the Kentish Killer. I enjoy organising and riding challenging sportives, having completed the 260km Tour of Flanders Sportive six years in a row – can I keep this up for another 8 years to my 60th!? I can be contacted at

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Richard Short

Club Secretary

I am an ex-professional cyclist with a distinguished career in particle physics and quantum mechanics.  In my spare time, as well as riding my bike, I do humanitarian work for a number of international organisations and run a research lab investigating the potential of dolphin-human telepathic communication.

I took over as club secretary in January 2017.  If you have any questions about the club and absolutely can’t find anyone else who can answer them, please get in touch with me at

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Claire Clarke

Membership Secretary

I started cycling over 10 years ago as an alternative to running – cycling is so much kinder on the body! I have been cycling, running and doing the odd triathlon since. I get involved in leading club rides, time-trials and occasional sportives. Please contact me for any membership related queries, or any general question about the club and I will try to help:

Lee Powell

Lee Powell


I’ve been cycling since 2014 after agreeing to a London to Brussels ride with friends in the pub one night. I joined the club soon after and I certainly caught the bug, I love the social Sunday rides and the varied routes through Kent & Surrey not to mention the obligatory cake stop. Please contact me for any matters relating to finance at


Lee Staples

Road Race Manager

I’m a club cyclist and coach who enjoys taking part – whether racing, coaching or just watching the scenery going by on solo, club or other ride. If you have a competitive streak or want to improve your riding skills email

David Bettinson

Dave B

Time Trial Manager and G3 Ride Coordinator

Founding member of GS Avanti in 2002, I have concentrated my efforts to uphold our mission statement – “Fun and friendship through cycling”.
Having cycled in many parts of the world, including Europe, Canada, USA, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Cayman Islands and Bermuda, my cycling experience is very broad and varied, ideal for ensuring your time on two wheels in Kent, Surry and East Sussex will be both enjoyable and successful. As Avanti Time Trial Manager I can advise you on how to start in competition.

Steve Rodgers

Steve Rodgers

G1/2 Ride Co-Ordinator and Club Comms Manager

Cycling up hills – slightly faster each year – got me hooked on cycling. I love club rides, time trials, hill climbs and taking part in events around the UK and Europe. I can be contacted at

Marek Sasura

Marek Sasura

Kit Manager

I have been a member of GS Avanti since late 2014. I enjoy riding with the club on Sundays (with or without a stop in a cake shop) and I started time-trialling in 2016. I also take part in various sportives. Given that I own pretty much all the pieces of the Kalas club kit I have become a kit manager with an up-close-and-personal experience. I can be contacted at

Nick Patow

Nick Patow

Saturday Ride Coordinator

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Jenny Hill

G4 Ride Co-ordinator

I am one of the founding members of GS Avanti and regularly lead the G4 rides. Part of my role in G4 is to introduce new riders to club cycling, and I enjoy welcoming new members to our friendly club. I can be contacted at