KCC record highest number of members since club formed
We are delighted to announce we have recorded our highest number of members since the club formed a little over 3 years ago with 126 male, female and junior members – Thanks to all in our existing members for making it an enjoyable & attractive club for non-members to join.
Tuesday was another round of the inter-club TT and KCC turned up looking to take the win, however Scott fell short and came second with all other members putting in great times and getting PB’s. Neil’s development ride was well attended with some new faces turning up.
Wednesday club run was different this week due to our main sponsors holding a joint venue at the CRC flagship store, so 14 of us headed into town for a burger and a free Action Cancer health check, with some people coming out ecstatic as they were told they had an metabolic age of 19 🙂 However the run home just wasn’t that easy as the pace upped on the climbs and flats with a few sore legs by the end of the run, but as our man of wisdom Errol said ‘it’s all bit of craic’
Thursday’s ‘so called 16-18 av club run’ is quickly becoming the ‘fast run’ of the weekly rides with speeds averaging over the 20+ on the main road loop, so if you fancy a good hard spin give this a try as it leads to a very good refreshment stop.
Saturday was relatively quiet, due to the fact Jane was having ‘another 40th’ her birthday bash in the evening or was it perhaps on Sunday it was Gran Fondo day and legs were being rested for the challenging courses.
Sunday saw some real early risers heading out the bike with Drew away out before 05.00 to get some miles in before meeting the others at 06.15 and heading to the start of the Fondo, were 1000’s were gathering to enjoy riding on closed roads. It’s hard to count how many KCC riders attended the event, however we reckon over 20 done the different routes. Unfortunately one of our popular members had a bad spill on a descent due to other riders falling off and he broke a bone on his neck, however this didn’t stop him completing the event and then attending hospital to find out what damage he actually done to himself after hitting a post trying to avid riders on the deck – GET WELL SOON Michael Harkin. We can’t leave the Fondo without saying WELL DONE to all who attended and completed their distances with Andy McC coming home fastest on the longer route in amongst a very strong field of riders.
Sunday was also a very long day for the Maitland family as they travelled to Ticknock for the next round of the XC series, were Elliot finished 3rd after having a spill whilst leading. Reuben finished an amazing 1st after getting the holeshoot from a big field of participants, unfortunately his dad didn’t quite get to finish his race as he had a bad spill and hurt his shoulder, so he pulled the plug early 🙁
Finally the club accumulated just under 7k of miles in a week on our Strava Widget, and that with only 2/3rds of members using it, so well done to all who are making the most of the weather and getting out on their bikes.