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Kentish Killer 2012

About 25 club members took on the Kentish Killer on Sunday, it was in Kent (mainly) and it was a Killer.

Gatorade Offer

Thanks to Neil from Gatorade for coming along to Turbo last night and giving out some great samples, certainly helped ease the pain of a hard session.  Gatorade has kindly offered us a “package deals” for a pack of their products.  Gatorade Offer (here)
Please let Tony know if you would like to take advantage of this offer as we need to have a minimum order of 15. 

Snow fun

Just the 2 B's this morning, Bryant and Brown at the PO.

Club Ride Etiquette

Here are some Do's and Don'ts for club rides that people new to cycling or cycling in a group should find useful. In fact a useful reminder to us all. 

AGM and Accounts

The AGM is this Sunday 4.30 at The Servery, The Sennocke Centre, Sevenoaks School.  Tea and coffee will be served.

New Year Madness

Happy New Year everyone!
Another year ticks past, but what a great one we all have to look forward to.  Some club members chose to greet the New Year in the only way a true  7Oaks-ian knows, a run through a muddy field or a dip in a freezing lake!

Christmas swimming

Due to limited pool opening times the last club swim session of 2011 will be Wednesday 21 December at WH. We will then have to wait until January 3rd to work off those excess mince pies. For those of you who cant wait that long Mike has kindly agreed to post swim sets for both weeks as normal, if that is you can find a pool that is open!

Club Time Trial Champs 2011 - Final Positions

We know that Martin Brown and Penny Bully were the winners this year and Sam Bennett closely followed by Jamie Saunders was best improver. Over 40 members took part with 14 completing 6 or more events to qualify for the championship. Well done all riders and those who assisted in any way.

Christmas Ride – Add your comments

It may have been damp and dull but that didn’t stop 30ish hardy 7Oaks members braving the cold (the things people will do for free coffee and cake). 

Welsh Wales

By Charlie Mortleman
We came, we saw, we fell off……..

Awards Dinner - The lowdown

Wow – what a great evening - Wally Hall was impressively all decked out in Union Jacks and Olympic paraphernalia;

Stolen Bikes!

This sorry tale from Jason Frost - check yours are as secure as they can be........

2012 Club Championships - Enter Now!

The Club Championships are a friendly club competition. Members are encouraged to enter any of the events - with the fastest male and female club member at each event winning the championship.

7Oaks Triathlon 2012 - SOLD OUT!

Entries for the 7Oaks Triathlon to be held on Sunday 29th April 2012 opened in the Sevenoaks Chronicle on Thursday 10th November.....

Hill Climb - Photo's

Could you have been working harder or do you need to update your wardrobe and buy some new 7Oaks Tri Club kit? Check out Mike Wake's photo's here
Club swim coach to club snapper maybe!  Will went too fast to be snapped and Sally was too early.

2011 Club Hill Climb Results

A bright but chilly morning for the 2011 club hill climb saw 21 club riders and one guest battle with Ide Hill.....

Club Hill Climb on Saturday 22 October

First rider off at 8.00. Will we beat our record number of riders set in October 2008 of 31?

For a link to view the route see here.  The route ascends approx 130m over 2.6k.

Mark - Marathon - Evans

Mark mangaed to fit in a 7 hour 80th birthday party and run a marathon faster than a Spanish donkey around the streets of Palma Mallorca in 3:38. He says it was v hot...the weather, not the donkey.

Club Beginners Ride

Just for confirmation and clarification this DID NOT occur on our ride - see image below

New Club Coach Appointment

As part of the ongoing development of your club the committee have decided that it would be a valuable additional member service to create the position of club coach.

Cycling Strategy for Sevenoaks

As you may be aware, Kent County Council, in partnership with Sevenoaks District Council have been developing a Cycling Strategy for Sevenoaks.

Exedown Hill Climb

I think the faces tell the story best - It was [expletive] hard!!
Results NOW in. Well done everyone!!

New member Steve Walker flies at XXT - Great picture

I am a relative new member to the club (only joined a few months ago) and I’m new to this triathlon lark.
This was only my 3rd triathlon following the London tri and Crystal Palace and I have to say it was the most fun.


3rd Chislehurst Chase (10 k), part of the Chislehurst Festival 2011
In perfect weather over 300 runners took part on Sunday 25 September.

XTT off road triathlon MUD, SWEAT n WHITE TRISUITES!!!!

Sally’s bit
Fear and trepidation swept through us as we arrived at the army base for the XT olympic distance off road triathlon ; this was not the "all shapes n sizes scruffy oyke any old mt bike will do" type crowd!!!!

Searby's at Hillingdon​: More Team Lowroad than Highroad

Having been moaned to about the lack of bike racing opportunities for the under 15s I dilligently kept last Sunday pm free in the Searby family diary to enable us to grab a slice of racing action at Hillingdon with Sydenham Wheelers.

World Triathlon Championships, Beijing - Bulley's on Tour

Beijing, Saturday 10th September 4.15am
Alarm goes, 3 hrs before race start. It’s tipping it down outside – not forecast. Switch into auto race prep mode – breakfast (brought from home so no rubber noodles and soy sauce this morning). Stomach churning – adrenaline kicked in last night. Thoughts are all about the race – gone over it twenty times in my head, especially the transition from swim to bike – along a pontoon,  up two flights of steps then a 500m uphill run to the bike transition area.  Final kit check, pack umbrellas, rain jackets and hats. Down to the lobby – mass of triathletes squashed onto the bus – pitch black outside.

Southwater Results and even more images

Under leaden skies the great and good of sprint tri descended on Southwater for the annual club relay event. As in previous years and thanks to a massive effort by team manager, Mick Barstow, 7oaks Tri fielded 12 teams - one of the largest representations of all the clubs taking part.

KCA 12 Hour TT

 Martin Brown spent the day down in Kent yesterday (Sunday 4th) on his TT bike and thinks he covered 236/237 miles.