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  1. Reliability Trial 14th January

    December 29, 2022

    We are running our annual reliability trial on 14th January 2024. The HQ is Horton Kirby Jubilee Hall DA4 9AZ. Signing on from 8am.  The hall will be open from 9am and refreshments will be available on your return. 2021-reliability-1.docx Long route Short route

  2. Visit to Lea Valley Velodrome

    May 8, 2022

    On Wednesday 4th May 2022 12 members and guests of the WKRC attended the world famous Lea Valley velodrome at the Olympic Park Stratford to take part in a 2 hour taster session riding on the track used by all British champions since the Olympics and in all major track competitions. On arrival we hired out […]

  3. Wednesday Away Day

    March 23, 2022

    What a great day we had. Eight of us started out from Herne Bay, then in land to Canterbury. We had lunch in Sandwich before following the coast path back to Herne Bay with a quick stop for tea and cake in Minnis Bay.

  4. West Kent Wednesdays

    October 6, 2021

    Our Wednesday group continues to grow in popularity. Meet at Wilmington Memorial Hall at 09:00. Newcomers and e-bikes welcome. Average distance 30 miles.

  5. Annual Prize Presentation and Dinner

    September 20, 2021

    Dear West Kenters Please put this date in your diaries Annual club presentation and dinner Friday November 12 , Birchwood Park Golf & Country ClubBirchwood RoadWilmingtonDartfordKentDA2 7HJ. Dress code lounge suits , menus and ticket costs will be available soon. P. DONOHOE Club Secretary

  6. Ride the Boards

    TO ALL WKRC MEMBERS: On behalf of the WKRC Commitee I am trying to ascertain if any member would like the opportunity to ride the famous track at Lee Valley Velo Park under the tuition of a BC coach. We have visited the venue before and all members who attended will confirm it was a […]

  7. CANCELLED – Circuit Championship

    July 21, 2021

    It is with deep regret that this years Road Race event scheduled for SATURDAY 7THAUGUST 2021 AT CYCLOPARK has been CANCELLED. The main reason for this is that we have been unable to obtain Insurance & support from British Cycling due to the impact of COVID. To ensure a safe race B.C would normally have […]

  8. WKRC Circuit Championship

    June 1, 2021

    I am pleased to confirm that we have a date for the WKRC circuit championship. Saturday 7th August 2021 @ 16:00 Cyclopark. The event is open only to WKRC members. The event will be 1 hour and 1 lap. More details will follow shortly. Many thanks to Trevor for promoting this event.

  9. Club rides to return soon

    March 22, 2021

    We have received guidance from British Cycling that from the 29th March grass roots sport activities can resume.  This means that groups of no more than 15 riders will be allowed on the road. Given that there will still be a restriction on the size of groups meeting socially we will not be able to stop at […]

  10. Latest Advice form BC

    https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/about/article/20210309-about-bc-news-British-Cycling-update–The-Way-Forward-0 In summary: From March 29 British Cycling-affiliated Club rides or recreation programme rides for up to 15 participants (or limited to relevant leader/rider ratios), on highways, trails and tracks. Outdoor coach-led club training and coaching for all ages. Numbers to be determined by a coach’s qualification. Indoor coaching for under-18s and disabled people, subject […]

  11. Latest Advice from CyclingUK

    April 18, 2020

    Latest advice is to avoid cycling in groups, however individual riding is still possible. By Rob Kingston Friday, 17 April 2020 Coronavirus Q&A: is it safe to cycle? How does the coronavirus outbreak affect cycling, and how can you minimise your risk as an individual? *** This is a live document and was last updated […]

  12. Corona Virus Update

    March 17, 2020

    Based on the Government’s latest advice and guidance on the developing situation around Coronavirus/COVID19, British Cycling has suspended all of its sanctioned cycling activities, initially until April 30.   They also advise that local clubs follow this guidance.   The committee has therefore made the following decisions:   The 10 mile TT on 4th April […]

  13. Reliability Trial Results

    January 5, 2020

    Many thanks to all those who rode or helped to put this event on. We have raised £450 for charity. Results are as follows: GS Avanti – 12 CC Bexley – 8 SEEDS – 8 Old Ports – 7 Wigmore – 4 Medway Velo – 4 Thamesmead Postal – 3 Vulcan – 3 Biggin Hill […]

  14. West Kent RC Reliability Trial 5th January 2020

    December 13, 2019

    Start the new year with a ride to celebrate the West Kent Road Club’s 82nd year. Our annual reliability trial will take place on Sunday 5th January 2020. Please add our event to your club’s diary and website, and don’t forget to tell your fellow members & friends. A reliability trial is a bicycle event that challenges […]

  15. Six go to Mallorca

    November 11, 2019

    Six go to Mallorca: On Saturday 12th October six members of the WKRC flew by EasyJet to the Island of Mallorca to attend the last Autumn training camp run by Ciclosol https://www.ciclosol.com a company with over 25 years experience of running both training and cycling holidays in Mallorca. From Palma airport we were collected with several other cyclists and after 45 minutes arrived […]

  16. Remembrance Ride 2019

    November 9, 2019

    On Sunday 3rd November 2019 Laurie Tombs organised our annual ride to visit the site of four WW2 Pilots who lost their lives in Kent during the Battle of Britain. The weather was cold but fine and sunny Twelve members of the WKRC attended our usual meeting point and then went first to Hesketh Park Dartford a memorial to […]

  17. New Meeting Point

    March 13, 2019

    Remember Sunday rides now start from Wilmington Memorial Hall. 9:15 depart.  

  18. WKRC Reliability – Results

    January 8, 2019

    Thank you to my club mates for putting on this event and to the 82 riders who have raised £450 for charity. List of Entrants by club is below:   SEEDS – 17 No Club / Private – 15 CC Bexley – 8 WKRC – 8 Bigfoot – 7 Old Ports – 6 Vulcan – […]

  19. Club Membership Subscriptions Due 1 January 2019

    December 14, 2018

    Dear West Kenters   Please complete the attached form and send to Patrick along with your payment.  Alternatively please send the form and transfer your fee directly to the WKRC account.     http://wkrc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Membership-form-revised-2018.docx   Please note that if you intend to ride in KCA or ECCA events (this includes reliability trials) then you are […]

  20. Gary Takes the Win

    August 14, 2018

    In a hard fought 1 hour race around cyclo parc Gary Richardson went for a long sprint to take the win.  Congratulations Gary. Colin Ashcroft and Lol Toombs came in second and third.   We had 10 riders, the weather was kind and we all stayed dry.   My thanks go out to Paul Townley […]

  21. Dashcam footage submission website goes live

    July 3, 2018

    Road users are now able to submit footage of dangerous driving to police in England and Wales, using a platform set up by a dashcam manufacturer. The website allows visitors to upload videos before sending footage to the right police force. It also redirects visitors to those forces with their own submission websites.

  22. WKRC Celebrate 80 years of Cycling

    June 19, 2018

    On Saturday 16th June 2018 over 50 people attended the lunchtime meeting for the WKRC 80TH Anniversary. This group consisted of  several senior men and women members of the club, widows of former members and current members with partners & siblings. The meeting was held at The Chequers PH in Crockenhill. Kent and several members […]

  23. Dates for Your Diary

    April 20, 2018

      16th June 2018 – 80th Year reunion – Chequers PH Crockenhill – Contact Trevor for details   29 July 2018 – Peter and Gill Stone Memorial TT – Marshalls needed   12 August 2018 – Road Race Championship at Cyclopark – 1st and 2nd claim riders of WKRC only   23 November 2018 – […]

  24. Five have Fajitas

    March 24, 2018

    On Friday 23rd March 2018 a small band of WKRC members met in the Furze Wren Broadway Bexleyheath for a social gathering. This select band who had made the rescheduled date were pleased to find that it was festival time.! Yes readers it was a real ale event with some locally brewed real ales for […]

  25. Happy Birthday WKRC

    March 19, 2018

    As you may be aware the West Kent Road Club will celebrate its eightieth birthday this year having been inaugurated in 1938. To mark this special occasion, we wish invite all current and former members of the WKRC to a lunch time meeting at the Chequers Public House Cray Road Crockenhill BR8 8LP on SATURDAY […]

  26. Reliability Trial Results

    January 7, 2018

    Many thanks to everyone who rode today’s event. We had 60 riders sign on with the majority making it round. There was a tie for the club with the most finishers. Both CC Bexley and Old Portlians had 10 finishers. Many thanks and well done. We will be making a donation of the profits from […]

  27. Reliability Trial – Route Amendment (Long)

    January 6, 2018

    Hever Road is closed tomorrow due to Openreach replacing a telegraph pole.   Please see route amendment below – maps will be provided tomorrow detailing the change,   http://wkrc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Detour.pdf    

  28. Remembrance Day Ride

    November 13, 2017

    Three intrepid WKRC members braved the inclement weather on Saturday 11th November to pay respects to the local memorial sites for downed WWII airmen. An annual event which begins with a visit to the Chelsfield site on Warren road where RAF Sargeant John Hugh Mortimer Ellis is commemorated.   A visit to the Shoreham Aircraft […]

  29. Velodrome Session

    November 12, 2017

    On Wednesday 8th November 2017 ten members of the WKRC went to the world famous Lea Valley Velodrome on the site of the 2012 Olympic Park in Stratford E15.   Some members used the excellent transport facilities whilst others took advantage of the free four hour parking included in the entry ticket. We were going […]

  30. Ron Burton Seat – Toys Hill

    October 24, 2017

    Hi   Does anyone know exactly where the Ron Burton seat is located at Toys Hill?   Ron was a founder member and club secretary for many years.

  31. KCA Reliability Trial 2017

    Please follow the link below to access the route information for Sunday’s KCA reliability Trial (29 October 2017).   Click here for route  

  32. Club run to Hoo Marina

    October 15, 2017

    A good turn out today for what may be the last warm sunny ride of this year. 

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