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Andy Quye

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Rider | 0 comments

Andy Quye

I’ve been a member for a year now…I joined with a thought to moving on from sportives and doing something a bit more serious. Over the past couple of years I’ve done the Maratona Dles Dolomites twice and this year I’ve slithered round the Hell Of the Ashdown, punctured twice on the Essex Roads spring lambs, ridden a 20 mph lap of Lake Geneva (Lac Leman sportive) and baked on the way to a gold award at the Dartmoor Classic amongst other things. Having done the Maratona in July I decided that I’d stick my head above the parapet properly and enter the Porlock Hill race. It took place last Sunday and was fantastic event, with a large field of over 100 riders and an amazing closed road run of just over 4 miles up the Porlock toll road. I now know I have a lot to learn, having set off as Wendy Houvenaghel’s minute man (I held her off for 2 and a bit miles!) and only (!) 6  minutes ahead of Tejvan Pettinger. They won, of course…for my part, I finished 55th in 19:53.2 and 7th out of 21 in the V2 category, not bad for a newbie I guess. Overall, I’d recommend this race to anyone who’s up for a hill climb, as I know many of the team are, including the big hitters. I live in Hastings so would be keen to hear of any group rides down my way as I’m looking to progress from here – I know some of the team may do those climbs so will make myself known on the...

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Tom Adams

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Rider | 0 comments

Tom Adams

I began riding in 2009 and since then I have some great rides behind me; a week in the French Alps including climbing the 21 hairpin bends of Alpe d’Huez, a 200km Dragon Ride, a handful of 100 milers and a ride to Germany and back just to name a few. In the past few years I have been away studying Exercise, Health & Nutrition at Kingston University. Since moving away from the club, and getting dizzy from numerous loops of Richmond Park, I moved deeper into the unknown territory of cycling caps, couriers and single speeds. I have now become a bit of a city boy and have found a love for riding round London…although I do still love a good ride in the country when I can. I have decided to renew my membership and train hard throughout the dark winter months to represent the club in some races starting in the spring of 2015. My future of cycling is going to be awesome…watch this...

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Ems Luck

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Rider | 0 comments

Ems Luck

One of the newest lady members of InGear. I grew up in a small village and my hobby since I could walk was competing in the Equestrian world, this was a major part of my life and still is. I work for local Government which is quite a stressful job at times, so by night and by weekend, getting out on the bike is my escape and a chance to have some me time whether on my own or with fellow riders. Following an illness in 2008 my life took a bit of a dip and after being put on a lot of medication my weight started to increase as I coped with severe migraines. Then one day (literally) I decided to turn a corner and embark on a new challenge, so 2013 saw me purchase a road bike and join the world of Lycra, carbon frame and things called aero helmets (chocolate bar helmets?!). I am therefore still very new to the world of cycling but since starting it has helped me lose 9 stone, and still counting. Joining In Gear at the end of 2013 has shed a whole new light on the sport of cycling and being part of the club has been amazing. I have learnt so much from other members and now friends such as Sam Dix, Neil Gearing (the other half), Andy Pelling and Matthew Sumpter. Although I am not the fastest of riders (and the first one to admit) they have coached me very patiently and have helped prove that anyone can ride a bike and enjoy it. Unlike some fellow riders who I follow with keen interest and respect, I have not yet decided what area of cycling I want to specialise in, I quite like the idea of time trials, but at the moment I am just loving being part of a club, going out on my bike and enjoying it, not to mention the achievements I have had so far. As I write this I am 4 weeks away from riding 100 miles in the Prudential 100 so for now I’ll just focus on getting the big miles in and see what the rest of 2014/15 brings! I look forward to getting out on the club rides and meeting more...

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Ian and Claire Silvester

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Rider | 0 comments

Ian and Claire Silvester

We have both known Pete for many, many years (probably in excess of 30 years) and his daughter was actually bridesmaid at our wedding back in 1995…..he was over the moon as the bouquet and flowers were a red and white theme, the colours of Charlton Athletic F.C.!!!! Some members may know my face as I worked in Pete’s shop for a few months back in 2010 We currently live in Paddock Wood. We have both raced extensively in the past with some decent success but these days we tend to both ride to keep ourselves fit and simply because we enjoy being out on the bike. Every now and again I pop up on the odd start and result sheet but Claire is currently in the last few weeks of completing an Open University History degree so that workload plus a full time job has cut out any racing ambitions. I am a former 12 hour National Champion (1995) and a member of the team that came second behind the all-conquering Manchester Wheelers in the National BBAR team competition in 1987 My personal best times for the standard TIme Trial distances are: 10 – 19:55 done in 1983. In fact this was amongst one of the very first ever 19 minute 10’s to have ever been achieved and was done on a standard “old fashioned” time trial bike with none of the aero equipment seen on today’s machines. 25 – 53:00 in 1991 50 – 1:52:46 in 1982 100 – 3:54:10 in 1995 12hr – 273.324 miles in 1995 which won me that years RTTC National Championship 24hr – 446.92 miles Claire is a former RTTC National junior BBAR (which she won in 1990) and her personal best times are: 10 – 22:56 in 1991 25 – 59:28 in 1995 50 – 2:8:27 in 1994 Once Claire has completed her degree at the beginning of June we both very much hope to get out on some of the In-Gear runs and get to meet some other members although, having been in and around the cycling scene for so long, we know quite a few members already amongst them (and pretty obviously) Pete Roberts, Dave Pollard, Pete Tadros, Jon Sharples, Ian Burgess and Sean Yates to name but a...

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Pete Ruane

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Rider | 0 comments

Pete Ruane

Pete’s been an In Gear member now for 5 years. In that time he’s gone from struggling on the Sunday club rides, through to doing Sportives, then moved on to Road Racing, and is now concentrating on time trials. He enjoys riding in Europe several times a year, including an annual week-long Majorca training camp, and can be found pounding the lanes and hills of East Sussex on a weekly basis. Hates turbo-training but understands the benefits. He’s had a go on the track, and has a Mountain Bike for fun days on single track and on the peaks in the Lake District. If it has 2 wheels, Pete’s owned it and ridden it, and probably crashed...

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Andy Pelling

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in Rider | 0 comments

Andy Pelling

Andy has been an InGear rider for many years now having taking up cycling due to his ever expanding waistline (his kids words). Cycling has always been in Andy’s blood and was a member of the Hellingly Lions cycle speedway team, which won the British Championship and came 4th in the European finals in Poland. After many years, at the top of his game, he had a change of direction and tried his hand at Time Trialling, and now, more recently, enjoys getting dirty doing cyclocross. Any spare time is enjoyed with his boys out riding and helping out at Friday night youth Pedal Power...

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Max Pelling

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in Rider | 0 comments

Max Pelling

Max Pelling is one of the youngest riders to fly the InGear colours and at only 9 years of age is showing some great potential for the future by winning several races at Gravesend Cyclopark and winning the tough cobbled Guildford town center road race. Max trains every Friday with Eastbourne’s Youth Pedal Power and often tags along with his old man Andy for a weekend ride.

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Matthew Sumpter

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Rider | 0 comments

Matthew Sumpter

A Quantity Surveyor working in London and living Bexhill / Heathfield. Matthew started cycling in 2009 with his first ever road bike (a Trek) and the aim to get fit, it wasn’t long before he was hooked, flying around the Sussex lanes on a Sunday morning. From then on things became a little more serious, loosing weight, spending ££s on fancy bikes, kit, serious training and subsequently joining InGear Quickvit RT in 2012. 2013 saw Matthew get his racing licence but unfortunately after a high speed accident (55+kph) and a shattered shoulder, that was the racing season out. He then spent what time he could on the turbo (with a sling) over the summer months and then once back on the road in October spent the 2013/14 winter training hard and shedding the lbs. 2013 has seen Matthew already undertake a weeks training camp in the Spanish mountains of the Sierra Nevada and climbing Mont Ventoux in the summer. He is in form and ready to start Road racing and the occasional TT throughout the season. A normal weeks training for Matthew is 4 x turbo sessions and 2 x long rides at the weekend where you will more than likely find him around the Sussex & Kent...

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Gareth Elks

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Rider | 0 comments

Gareth Elks

Gareth Elks Having started cycling in 2009 to improve his fitness, Gareth is now a self confessed cycling obsessive.As well as losing a fair few lbs, its also meant spending a lot of £s on fancy carbon!!!  He uses his power to weight ratio to his great advantage (for everybody else read ‘pain’), particularly on hilly courses. He has successfully competed in numerous Hill Climbs and recently climbed the infamous Alpe D’Huez in an incredible 46.32 !! Gareth can normally be found pounding the lanes of East Sussex or Kent or breaking another Wattbike with his ultra high...

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Michael Hutchinson

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Rider | 0 comments

Michael Hutchinson

Michael is a multiple national time trial champion in both the UK and Ireland, and has competed at the World Championships and Commonwealth Games. He currently holds the UK national time trial records for 10, 25, 30 and 50.

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Jason Le Goff

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Rider | 0 comments

Jason Le Goff

Jason is originally from the Isle of Wight but now lives in Ringmer. He works as a firefighter at Preston Circus fire station in Brighton, and took up cycling in 2007 as a way of commuting to work. Having bought a road bike to compete at short course triathlon in 2007, Jason quickly became a fan of the TT after competing in In-Gear’s Come-and-Try series in 2009. After completing Ironman Wales in 2011 he turned his attention to Time Trials full time, improving his times each season. Hopefully more PB’s to come. When not cycling Jason likes to eat, sleep and watch films, which counts as...

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Andy Boyce

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Rider | 0 comments

Andy Boyce

Started cycling about 5 years ago and got the bug. Regularly joins the club rides and have a few Sportives under my belt, the best of all being the London Ride100, a truly amazing experience. Plan to do a bit of racing this year and a visit to the Alps for some proper climbing.

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Alan Lester

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Rider | 0 comments

Alan Lester

I have been cycling since the age of 11, initially with the North London CTC, and racing for the last 12 years or so, though with little success. Third cat road racer, occasional cyclo crosser, former time trialist and now trackie at Preston Park, plus the odd sportive. Just enough to keep me motivated to ride through the winter

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Rob Brice

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Rider | 0 comments

Rob Brice

I took up cycling in 2012 as part of training for triathlons and following a change of sports (possibly the only ex bodybuilder racing for In Gear!?!). Not hitting it off with the swimming discipline but loving the bike, I decided to switch my focus to solely cycling with a view to one day competing.  Mid 2013 saw me start training under the guidance of my yoda like coach Jon Sharples at Train Sharp and also joining the In-Gear RT with a view to competing in my first races towards the end of the season. A few top 5 finishes and taking my first win in Brighton, the bug had well and truly bitten and I was on my way up to a cat 3 racer.  Living in the the Pluckley, the most haunted village in the UK, I’m representing In-Gear on the mean Kent streets. When I’m not on my bike, I’m thinking about cycling and when I’m not doing that I run my own food...

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Pete Roberts

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Rider | 0 comments

Pete Roberts

Pete starting racing with San Fairy Ann in 1970,then with Southborough Wheelers,then Lewes Wanderers before forming In-Gear in 1994.Pete competed in Road Races and Time Trials in the 70’s Recording a PB 25 of 56mins and a 1st cat Road race license before ‘retiring’ for 10 years whilst attempting to play football.Upon a comeback (no.1) in 1990 Pete specialized in short distance Time Trials, winning a few along the way (Usually when the good guys weren’t around)and more recently has been riding Veteran road races with the LVRC in the 55-60 age group and enjoying every minute ! Bring on next season and the over...

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