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

  • 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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  • Please follow the link below to access the route information for Sunday’s KCA reliability Trial (29 October 2017).   Click here for route  

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  • A good turn out today for what may be the last warm sunny ride of this year. 

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  • 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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Latest News More

  • 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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  • On Wednesday 8th November 2017 ten members of the WKRC went to the world famous Lea Valley Velodrome on the site of the 2012 Olympic Park in Stratford E15.   Some members used the excellent transport facilities whilst others took advantage of the free four hour parking included in the entry ticket. We were going […]

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  • Hi   Does anyone know exactly where the Ron Burton seat is located at Toys Hill?   Ron was a founder member and club secretary for many years.

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  • Please follow the link below to access the route information for Sunday’s KCA reliability Trial (29 October 2017).   Click here for route  

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Events CalendarMore

November 19, 2017
  • CC Bexley Reliability Trial
      November 19, 2017 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

     

    Meet at Horton Kirby Cricket Club

    100k meet at 08:45 - 5 riders so far
    50K meet at 09:45 - 4 riders so far (as at 17/11/17)

    Routes etc. (gpx files) can be found here
    http://www.ccbexley.com/event-directory/reliability-trial/

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November 24, 2017
  • XMAS Ball and Prize Presentation
      November 24, 2017 - 7:30 pm - 12:00 am

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December 5, 2017
  • Club Night
      December 5, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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January 2, 2018
  • Club Night
      January 2, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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February 6, 2018
  • Club Night
      February 6, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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