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 80 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!

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

  • 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.

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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Latest News More

  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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Events CalendarMore

October 24, 2021
  • Four Elms
      October 24, 2021 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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October 27, 2021
  • Regular Wednesday ride
      October 27, 2021 - 9:15 am - 12:15 pm

     

    A more gentle ride out to a local cafe that is decided on the day. Approximate
    distance 30 to 40 miles.

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October 31, 2021
  • KCA Reliability trial
      October 31, 2021 - 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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November 2, 2021
  • Monthly Club Meeting
      November 2, 2021 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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November 3, 2021
  • Regular Wednesday ride
      November 3, 2021 - 9:15 am - 12:15 pm

     

    A more gentle ride out to a local cafe that is decided on the day. Approximate
    distance 30 to 40 miles.

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