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  • 29/05/2019 10:52 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Prudential Ride London - Surrey 100
    Club Team Spaces
    Now Filled

    Sunday 4th August

    Start is by the Olympic Park in Stratford and 
    finishes by Buckingham Palace

    Start time depends but is between 6am and 9am on closed roads 
    around London and Surrey

    Urgent as applicants need to complete the registration process 
    by 5pm on Friday 31 May

    I know it is a bit short notice but due to people dropping out, I have the following spaces available for anyone who wants them:

    One team of 4 male riders (4 spaces available)

    One team of 4 mixed riders (2 male 2 female) (4 spaces available)

    One team of 4 male riders (1 space available to ride with 3 members of Inters+ group).

    I will give the spaces away on a first come first serve basis.  Applicants need to complete the registration process by 5pm on Friday 31 May.  Each rider must also be a member of British Cycling as their membership number will be required.

    Interested parties can email me on aattwood@hotmail.com

    Thanks

    Ant Attwood



  • 27/05/2019 12:10 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    After a successful start to the season on our new Time Trial course at Charing we will be moving to East Peckham for the next two weeks, commencing Wednesday 29/05/2019.


    First rider goes off at 7.30 pm allowing more time to reach the event “headquarters” which will be located in Old Whetsted Road, approximately 100 metres south of the entrance to the Hop Farm.

    It has been really encouraging seeing lots of fresh faces tackling the undulating course at Charing and those riders are in for a treat next week as we swap the lumpy A20 for the pan-flat A228.  

    The “race of truth” is an opportunity to test yourself against the clock. How quickly can you cover 10 miles?

    Entry fee is £5.00 for SFA members and £6.00 for non-club members.

    Please contact Martin Foord for more details martin.foord1962@btinternet.com or 07734 354693

    Martin Foord
    Time Trial Secretary


  • 27/05/2019 11:51 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Promoted by Abellio SFA Race Team

    San Fairy Ann Summer Road Race

    Part of the LE COL/Arcadian LVRC Region 9 Series

    Sunday 14th July 2019

    On the testing Ladies Mile Circuit, East Sussex

    Headquarter:

    Groombridge Village Hall
    Station Road,
    Groombridge TN3 9QX
    East Sussex

    Cakes and refreshments available for purchase throughout the event

    Races programme as follows:

    09:00AB race  48 miles

    09:05EFGH race     32 miles

    13:00CD race44 miles

    Prizes for top 3 in each age category

    On-line entry only via RiderHQ


  • 25/03/2019 11:55 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SFACC 97th Birthday Lunch
    Saturday 23rd March 2019


    By: Jenny Burton, Chair

    Having had time to reflect on our day all together as a club, The consensus is it was a lively day full of friendship and conversation.

    I arrived early to set up tea and biscuits for the riders returning from Geoff Wiles’s president run. It was great to welcome about 60 members, and although they couldn’t all stay for the lunch it was a good opportunity for a chat and a drink together. Thanks to Carol for helping me with the refreshments.

    Helen and Ray Whibley, Geoff Hodgson, Lise, John Longbottom and Martin Foord were at the hall even earlier than me to arrange the lunch and prize presentation. Lots of hard work goes on behind the scenes to make the lunch an enjoyable one every year. The food was tasty and plentiful, all served up with lashings of tea. The caterers did us a delicious spread. 

    When I looked around the hall I noticed a whole cross section of the club members, all coming together to celebrate another year of the club’s existence and another year of superb racing achievements by our guys and girls in the Abellio racing team. We applauded the efforts of the racers, who achieved some incredible results in 2018. All genres of cycling are covered by our dedicated team of racing men and women, nationally and internationally. This places the San Fairy Ann profile up alongside some of the most successful racing teams. We’re so proud of our racing team who represent us.

    Helen worked her magic with raffle prizes from Easter eggs to vouchers generously donated by local cycling shops, to a superb new turbo trainer. The birthday cake was cut and enjoyed by all. Decorated with edible photos of some of our club-runs on the sides and a trophy placed on the top it was a fitting tribute to our 97 year history of club-runs and racing. 

    Thanks go to those who volunteered to wash up at the end, along with the team effort of clearing the tables away. Amazing that a job can be done quickly when people offer to help. 

    A very big thank you for everyone who attended, and to Helen who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make the day a huge success.



  • 30/12/2016 12:29 | Deleted user

    Want to add more to your Strava ride?  Make it into a story by adding text and pictures using the Strava add on 'Storyteller' at http://storyteller.fit

    Give it a go!


  • 10/11/2016 17:35 | Deleted user

    Report from Pat Hill at the KCA Annual Awards:

    Paul  Mepham our Toastmaster began as usual by announcing the results of the Reliability Trial in reverse order. He had received a record 549 entries this year and when he said that a record number of over 70 riders had entered the 100 mile category, my heart sank, even though I knew we had 108 entries overall. 

    However as Paul chatted on and reached the last 4 clubs, I began to relax. 

    The Ashford Roads were 4th with 107 points (lots of successful 100 milers), next were the Southborough with 109 (great for them) and we all waited with bated breath, then heard that the Thanet were 2nd with 119 points, leaving us first with a massive 150 points.  

    Shouts of jubilation went up and I again received the Trophy from Paul on behalf of all who rode for our Club, to win this small but much loved Rootes Cup. It is the oldest cup in our KCA cupboard but attracts so much interest. 

    One problem are the crowds at the Claygate start and Paul is addressing that for next year.

  • 13/09/2016 13:24 | Deleted user

    Members of San Fairy Ann can now benefit from the newly launched 'Ride with GPS Club account' which provides access to the premium features of 'Ride with GPS' as well as additional member only content.

    To read more and to gain access please click on the logo below.  Note, San Fairy Ann members will be required to sign in.


  • 24/06/2016 16:10 | Deleted user

    Time Trial results are now available from within the Time Trial section of this site.  

    Click on the menu items 'RACING' | 'TIME TRIALS' | 'TT SCHEDULE, NEWS & RESULTS'

    Alternatively click HERE

  • 26/05/2016 09:23 | Deleted user

    There is currently a petition on the government website to introduce a minimum safe passing distance when overtaking cyclists. This needs more support to drive it to government debate which will, at least, raise the profile of the issue. 

    If you wish to, please sign: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/128190

  • 07/05/2016 18:23 | Deleted user

    The cafe map and a new cafe forum has now been added to the site.  

    Thank you to Ron Lee for administering the map.  This now appears as a link in the 'Forums' list.  To go directly to the Cafe Map and forum page click HERE

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