WKRC

About Us

If you are looking to join a cycle club, this page will hopefully provide a taste of what the West Kent Road Club can offer.

 

Check out our Club Runs FAQs page for a link to some usefull advice that applies to all.

 

The club was formed some 70 years ago as the racing off shoot of the Cycle Touring Club. In the early days, club runs would take all day with trips to the coast and stops for both lunch and dinner. Today the club has a broad range of membership comprising those who just want to ride with others through to those who compete on a weekly basis.

 

Cycle club evenings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Wilmington Memorial Hall,Martin Road, Wilmington starting around 8pm. These evenings are a chance to share stories, race and training tips and plan future events.

hall location

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Some members are keen racers and enjoy both time trialling and road racing. Others just enjoy the camaraderie of cycling in a group or being able to train with others. What ever your interest give us a call and come out for a club run with us. You will be made to feel welcome and somebody may even buy you a second cup of tea!

 

The club has a British Cycling coach who can provide training advice and fitness tips.

 

Joining the club is simple and all that we ask is that for insurance purposes, you are a member of either the Cycle Touring Club or British Cycling and then complete a membership form.

Don’t forget you can contact the club via our contacts page

Enjoy a ride with the club

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The best part of being a club member is joining with other cyclists and riding as part of a group. You are more than welcome to join us for a club run. All that you need to bring is a couple of spare inner tubes, plenty of water or energy drink and some money for the cafe stop. You may also want to put some snacks in your back pocket.

 

Cup of tea and a cake at Cyclopark

Cup of tea and a cake at Cyclopark

Racing

The club has a number of members who compete in time trials on a regular basis. A few members also enjoy participating in bunch racing.

Colin.S in action

Colin.S in action

Overseas trips

Members of the cycle club may also on occasion join together for a cycling holiday and trips to Sportives and there is nothing more enjoyable than a cycling holiday on your bike. In recent years, club members have been to France to follow Le Tour for a week in the mountains. Others have grouped together for Spanish trips.

Road Trip

Road Trip

Further details can be sent by contacting the club via our our contacts page

Club Runs More

  • Start the new year with a ride !!   Our annual reliability trial will take place on Sunday 8th January 2017. 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 the cyclist to complete a course in […]

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  • As some of you may have seen we have found a supplier for West Kent polo shirts, these can be used to go to and from an event, on club nights, at social events, or god forbid cleaning your bike. We have settled on 3 colours, White, Navy Blue or Royal Blue with a choice […]

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  • Morning all,   For anyone interested, I will be doing a regular Saturday morning ride, and will use a standard route, so that all are able to follow/ride off or meet on route and know where they are going.   We will meet at the usual place at 9am and will leave at 0915 sharp. […]

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  • We are looking for club members to lead a ride. We need 2 people 1 for each group, a route of around 40 miles with a cafe stop midway through. If you fancy leading one of these rides and have a route please contact Ed.   Riding in a group requires a bit of organisation […]

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Latest News More

  • A tribute to John Smith who dies earlier this year can be found here.  

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  • Link to Photographs    

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  • WKRC Road Race Championship 2017   Starters on the line were back into double figures this year with more family, friends and fans (ahem) watching from the side lines. Talk prior to the race of favourites included Michael Ashcroft (good T.T. times, very good pace on Sunday club runs), Matthew Reuter (runner up on two […]

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  • On Sunday 14th May 2017 three members of WKRC took part in the Classique Sportive organised by Cycle events which was a 86 mile ride from Calais via Cassel & back to the ferry port. Unfortunately this meant that at 0345 Little Gary & Paul Townley met at my house and we loaded up and […]

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Events CalendarMore

June 25, 2017
  • Club Run To Chartwell
      June 25, 2017 - 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

     

    Short ride to be Decide on the day.

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July 2, 2017
  • Club Run To Aylesford
      July 2, 2017 - 9:15 am - 2:15 pm

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July 4, 2017
  • Club Night
      July 4, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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July 9, 2017
  • Club Run To Four Elms
      July 9, 2017 - 9:15 am - 2:15 pm

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July 16, 2017
  • Club Run To Hoo Marina
      July 16, 2017 - 9:15 am - 2:15 pm

     

    Mark wants a cheeseburger!

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