The following club members manage the coordination of ride activity for each of the group rides that we regularly run.
If you need to contact them – email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Saturday Rides: Nick Patow
- G4 Rides: David Bettison
- G3 Rides: Alan Else
- G2 Rides: Chris Dines
- G1 Rides: Graham Channon
Saturday Ride Coordinator
I joined Avanti in September 2015 having been riding locally with friends for many years. I quickly got the bug and became a near ever present Saturday rider through the 15/16 winter months, and its pretty much continued ever since.
Since joining the club I’ve ridden G2 and G3 Sunday rides, local (and not so local) sportive’s, time trials (including the 4up team TT on the Brands Hatch circuit), the Brighton Big Dog MTB race and completed a few 100 mile plus rides to the coast (Rye and Whitstable).
The Saturday rides 40 mile routes and early start work really well for those short on time, although there’s always the opportunity to have a coffee and chat when we roll back to Orpington. You can contact me on:
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:
G3 Ride Coordinator
I was 1st Schoolboy Champion (1959) and a former 1st Category rider. I’ve ridden in over a 1000 races on the road, track and cyclo-cross in Holland, Germany, Belgium and France and many Sportives in France, Belgium and Italy including Nove Colli and Etape du Tour.
I’ve been a team manager of the GB amateur team in the World Cup race in Germany and many other Continental races. I’ve been an organiser of Folkestone-London, Eurotunnel Grand Prix and other international races and now take riders to events in Italy and France. Was team masseur and Derny driver. Have been a regular participant in Semaine Fédérale and other randonnees. Oh! I also ride and coordinate with Avanti G3 when it is sunny!
You can contact me on: