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

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  • Meet at the memorial at the usual time.

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Meet at Wilmington Memorial Hall for a 09:15 depart.

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Events CalendarMore

December 15, 2019
  • Club Run to Trossley Country Park
      December 15, 2019 - 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

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December 22, 2019
  • club run to Knowl Park 7oaks
      December 22, 2019 - 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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December 29, 2019
  • club run to chiddingstone
      December 29, 2019 - 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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January 5, 2020
  • WKRC Reliability Trial
      January 5, 2020 - 8:00 am - 2:15 pm

     

    50k and 80k routes available

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January 7, 2020
  • Monthly Club Meeting
      January 7, 2020 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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