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

  • 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 […]

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  • 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    

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  • Start the new year with a ride to celebrate the West Kent Road Club’s 80th year. Our annual reliability trial will take place on Sunday 7th January 2018. 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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Latest News More

  • 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.

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  • 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 […]

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  •   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 – […]

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  • 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 […]

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Events CalendarMore

July 22, 2018
  • Club Run To Hoo Marina
      July 22, 2018 - 9:15 am - 2:15 pm

     

    Mark wants a cheeseburger!

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July 29, 2018
  • Peter and Gill Stone Memorial TT
      July 29, 2018 - 6:00 am - 12:00 pm

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August 5, 2018
  • Club Run To Tonbridge wells
      August 5, 2018 - 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

     

    Short run TBD

    Any new members please make yourself known to the ride leaders, if its your first ride out with us you will go with the short route to be assessed as to the level your at

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August 7, 2018
  • Monthly Club Meeting
      August 7, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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August 12, 2018
  • WKRC Road Race Championship
      August 12, 2018 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

     

    WKRC 2018 Club Road Race Championship

    Open to all First and Second claim members, @ Cyclopark,Gravesend.

    Sunday 12th August 2018

    Circuit booked from 9am – 12pm

    Race 10.30am – 11.30am.

    Further details to follow

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