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  1. WKRC 2016 Club Road Race Championship

    July 30, 2016

    Hi All, Here are the final details for the above at Cyclopark, Gravesend, on Saturday 30th July. We have the whole track booked from 12.00 – 3.00pm. Signing on will begin at 12.30pm (You can of course ride on the track from 12.00) The race will start at 1.30pm and finish at approx. 2.30pm (You […]


    July 21, 2016

    Dear West Kenters, The 2016 WKRC Road Race championship will take place on Saturday 30th July at the Cyclopark road cicuit, Gravesend. The club have booked the whole circuit from 1200 – 1500. This will give everybody ample time to set-up the event, practice, warm-up, race, warm-down, pose for photographs etc. The format will be […]


    June 8, 2016

    On Thursday 2nd June a cold and wet  morning faced the nine members of the WKRC who had signed up and then showed up for the two day tour of Veurne Belgium. They were Alex Cooper (AC),Austin Henderson(AH)Andy Floyd(AF)Carl Matheson(CM)Steve Rivett(SR) Mark Morrison(MM)Paul Townley(PT) Little Gary (LG)and finally  me! Trevor Benton(TB). I later found out […]

  4. December Club night special event

    November 19, 2015

    WKRC are pleased to announce that Bowman Cycles http://bowman-cycles.com Will be attending our December club night with a show “n” tell on their range of bikes.   Bowman is local to us and a bespoke bike builder, and have recently been getting very good press.   Please come along and support what could be the first […]

  5. WKRC Christmas Ball 2015 (Updated with Important info and timetable)

    WKRC Members: Important: At the request of the President & the Committee this is a formal event & we would encourage the wearing of a Dinner jacket or Suit which will  give the ladies the chance to wear a posh frock. No jeans/trainers or Xmas jumpers please. Timetable: Guests may arrive anytime after 19.00 the […]

  6. West Kent Welcome To Newbie Llowes

    September 27, 2015

    Two rides headed out today – the main run heading out to try a new cafe down in Aylesford.   Whilst the boyz went and played, Alex, Gary and SteveC took nervous newbie Llowes round the lanes to Cyclopark for a well earned coffee.   Llowes is a personal trainer who will get to the […]

  7. Ware’s Essex Sportive – 4th October

    August 18, 2015

    Anyone fancy a Sportive sign up here….     http://www.sportiveuk.co.uk/       Choice of distances: 15, 40, 70 or 100 miles       Alex, Mark, Lol, Gary and ex-West Kenter Austin have entered the 70 mile ride.   The last event “The Hertfordshire 100” was superb. Well organised, well mapped well marshaled and a […]

  8. The first WKRC BYO BBQ : – 25th July

    July 31, 2015

    About 25 people attended the BBQ on Saturday and the weather was very kind to us. Most guests were complimentary about the venue particularly the option to park off road.   Steve Clack managed to get the laptop working & members were able to see the penultimate stage of the TDF at the same time […]

  9. BBQ 25th July

    June 19, 2015

    Please continue to let me have any raffle prizes as long as they are in good nick & unopened (booze).   I am pleased to announce the price for adults only (kids are free) for entrance to this BBQ top venue in Sidcup(with parking). Five pounds only per head! Tickets can be purchased at club nights […]

  10. West Kent Road Club, Club Championship

    June 9, 2015

    Hi West Kenters, Here are the final details for the Road Race championship this coming Sunday (14.6.15). We have booked the track at Cyclopark from 10am. Anyone who isn’t planing on riding, your help will be appreciated. Signing – on will take place from 11.00 – 12.00pm. (You can of course ride on the track […]

  11. WKRC, Club Road Race Championship 2015

    May 31, 2015

    Dear West Kenters,   The 2015 WKRC Road Race championships will be taking place on the 14th June at the Cyclopark road circuit, Gravesend. The club have booked the circuit from 10am – 2pm. This will give us ample time to set-up the event, practice, warm-up, race, warm-down, pose for photographs etc. The race will […]

  12. Crime prevention:

    May 19, 2015

    You may have heard about the theft of some valuable bikes last weekend. Can we draw your attention to the following site www.bikeregister.com and suggest that you may wish to take some time to register your pride & joy? Also remember that if you are going to buy a second-hand bike in the future you […]

  13. Ride Of The Lions 2015

    May 13, 2015

    Social Media is great, I know some people still like to throw a pigeon out of a window to deliver messages, but honestly the world has moved on! Having been Twitting, Tweetering, Tottering and as some have pointed out Twatting around with the website, Facebook and Twitter pages for a good while now, I noticed […]

  14. WKRC family BYO-BBQ

    March 9, 2015

        The BYO BBQ will be held at the Scouts hall Partridge Road Sidcup Kent DA14 6RS on Saturday 25th July 2015  & will start at 2pm until approx 8pm. Friends & families are invited & a raffle will be held to raise funds for the WKRC.     Drop in for a few hours […]

  15. Ever fancied Trying Time Trials

    March 8, 2015

    Nows your time to try it by borrowing the clubs very own TT bike. If you want the bike to use then contact the club’s treasurer Steve. Be quick and you can use it at the club 10 in April.

  16. Website

    February 17, 2015

    All we have had a couple of people say the christmas stuff is still coming up when you view the website. The only thing i can think of is you need to do some housekeeping and refresh your cache’s as we deleted the plugging used to display all the christmas stuff on the 1st of […]

  17. VO2 Sportive – 8th March

    January 27, 2015

    A fairly local sportive starting in Hildenborough   Get more info and register here……. http://www.thevo2sportive.co.uk/   Let others know if you are doing it so we can get a group together.

  18. San Fairy Ann Sportive – 4th May

    January 13, 2015

    Another great sportive for a brilliant cause and only/still £15   San Fairy Ann are promoting our May sportive again this year. It will be on the 4th May. Last year was our first attempt at organizing and as you can imagine we are planning to implement some improvements this year including completely new signage, […]

  19. Tour Of The Hopfields – 10th May

    Lets get a club entry together. This is a local sportive put on by the Cyclopark     2015 Tour of the Hop Fields. Sunday 10th May. Three routes: 70 miles; 50 miles; 33 miles. Entry: £25. Enter via British Cycling website. Www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/124198/cyclopark’s-Tour-of-the-Hopfield’s#entry Registration is from 07:45. On site café Showers pre-ride mechanical assistance Post […]

  20. Xmas 2015 – your help needed!

    We are planning for our Christmas do 2015 and are looking at a event on Friday or Saturday evening with food & music & dancing –so if anyone has been to a decent venue in the last few months please pass on the details.   please e mail the new social secretary Trevor at t.benton@ntlworld.com

  21. London Bike Show 15th Feb

       A reminder that the London Bike show will be held at the Excel Centre from the 12th-15th February 2015 . The committee extend a welcome to all members to come along on Sunday 15th February 2015 for a club visit to this event. The show starts at 9am and ends at 1700 and the venue is accessible by all […]

  22. 2015 Reliability trial – Report

    January 9, 2015

    Eventually eight WKRC members set of on the reliability trial. It was cold but not icy, also foggy which of course meant little wind. Before we had the chance to settle into any rhythm, young Albert busy gassing away had torn the side of his tyre and tube. Cold fingers all round lead to a […]

  23. New Year, Renew Your Membership

    January 2, 2015

    Please make mine a little happier by paying your subs as soon as you can. The West Kent Road Club still offers outstanding value for money with fees of only £20 for First claim and £8 for Social membership.     We now have lots of fun ways to pay too:     Hard cash […]

  24. The Future of electronic shifting and electric bikes

    As you all know now the gear shift systems are moving away from mechanical shifting and over to electronic shifting with all the main players now doing there own version of this but where does it go from here? I have found a few videos which show some of the future applications using electronic shifting., […]

  25. Four riders went to Westerham

    December 7, 2014

    Well the alarm went off at 7:30am 6th Dec and I struggled to get out of bed as you do on a Saturday morning and especially this time of year, so I didn’t actually get up until 8am. Quick call around to see who was up for a ride as this wasn’t a planned club […]

  26. Remembrance Weekend 8/9 November

    November 16, 2014

    Incorporated in to our weekly training ride on the 8th November , six members of the Club visited memorials to downed RAF fighter pilots from the Battle of Britain. We learnt of the sites from the Battle of Britain museum in Shoreham where we often stop on the training rides and make use of the café there. […]

  27. December Club Night – Please Attend!

    November 12, 2014

    Many/Most of you should have by now seen an E-Mail from our President about Club Kit. Your Committee has gone out and bench-marked alternative suppliers, to ensure that we are getting the best deal for all members.   There will be a short presentation by the Committee, as well as sample kit from those suppliers […]

  28. WKRC Invade Essex or Little & Long journey to the other side.

    November 10, 2014

    Sunday 9th November 2014 at 0645 saw two members of the WKRC assemble in Bexley to load up & prepare for the journey to Redbridge cycling centre, the start of the Essex Season Ender Sportive. Little Gary the birthday boy(45 or was it 54) was the driver & I the navigator/wingman the weather was wet, […]

  29. Club Xmas Dinner 23rd November

    November 8, 2014

    Apologies it’s late but….. This years Xmas dinner will again be at Crown Point Inn, Seal. Times 1230 for 1300 sit down Price £15.95 ph Our organiser Steve R will have some invites with him this Sunday, and has also posted out a good number too. Anyone who has not yet received an invitation, please […]

  30. Saturday Training Ride – A Respectful Journey!

    November 5, 2014

    This weekend is Remembrance weekend when people of  many countries, faiths and beliefs remember the fallen who gave their lives in the line of duty for their country. During  WW2 and the Battle of Britain,  Kent was in the forefront of the defence of our Nation and subsequently a number of pilots lost their lives on […]

  31. West Kent does Movember

    October 30, 2014

    As part of our logo is a moustache (okay, maybe if you squint and have a beer or two the wings look like one)  we thought that perhaps the members would like to partake for a good charity. If you want to join Steve and Alex (I don’t remember agreeing to this! Alex) on their […]

  32. KCA (Un)Reliability Trial

    October 26, 2014

        Let me be clear from the start. This title in no way reflects the KCA. The event is well run with dedicated volunteers each time and is run over a great course.   This story could have easily been called “Attack Of The Hairy Beasts” or “The Gimp Man Cometh”     Before we even […]

  33. Sportive Calendars

    October 20, 2014

      Okay so the winter is approaching – the clocks go back at the end of the month, and maybe challenging yourself over long distances with plenty of climbing isn’t the most appealing thought     BUT   There are plenty of sportives all year to keep the legs going round.   Why not have […]

  34. Saturday training ride.

    October 11, 2014

    What washout? It had stopped raining by quarter past eight and not too cold. Alright, the roads were a bit damp, but the West Kent Hard Core loonies were there. Matthew and Lol went via Sandy Lane and got round with no incident. Stopped at the Battle of Britain Museum in Shoreham for a monster […]

  35. Club “Kit” Night 4th November

    October 8, 2014

    Gianluca from our kit supplier “ProSport Distribution” will be at the November Club Night.   He’ll have examples of the new wonder materials with him, together with a pile of jerseys and shorts to try on for your next kit order (JUST IN TIME FOR YOUR XMAS PREZZIES LIST!)   The new material makes for […]

  36. Essex Season Ender Sportive 9th November

    October 1, 2014

    There will not be an organised Club Run destination on the 9th November.   Instead to try and do something different from the norm, which is what people have asked for, the West Kent RC will be attending just about the last sportive of the season, just across the water in Essex. Full details, and how […]

  37. 7th October. AGM.

    September 29, 2014

    At the Wilmington Memorial Hall. Hall opens at 20:00 and a prompt start at 20:30 please. Please forward your nominations for any position on the Committee to me as soon as possible.

  38. Spot the West Kenters!

    September 10, 2014

        Check out this clip: L2P to see Alan Brown and Dave “Billy Whizz” Newby in Paris after completing another Pedal to Paris to help the Royal British Legion. Although not featured in the clip, congratulations also to Greg and Tracey Rowe and Mike Holmes.

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