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KCA Reliability Trial Report

November 1, 2016

On Sunday 30th October 2016 on a fresh misty Kentish  morning ten members of the WKRC took on the KCA reliability trial staring at Claygate. A low fog lay like a white blanket on the countryside as a heavy dew lay all around.

Our start time was 08:55 from the now desolate and boarded up White Hart PH another pub to be converted to a detached house such a shame as Lol had promised to buy the pints after the event!

We all set off at  steady pace as the roads were wet and the visibility was in some places  poor. But as time progressed the mist lifted and the weather got better and later on the sun even came out. We managed to stay on the route although we had one minor deviation and at a good pace with all riders taking a turn at the front we progressed.

This course  has only  two hills of note and the rest of the course was undulating but not too difficult. The WKRC team arrived at the first checkpoint on schedule and as we neared the finish the pace quickened but we all stayed together and arrived within the 4 hour objective having covered 63 miles. Our average speed was 16.5.mph  and with no punctures, no mishaps or horses we all agreed that it had been a good day out.

We all received a medal from the KCA and we returned to the car park to get changed and depart home just after 1pm. This was a great event to begin the winter schedule and perhaps you will come along next year it was only £3.50  to enter.

Take care.

Trevor.  

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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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  • 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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Events CalendarMore

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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August 19, 2018
  • Club Run To Aylesford
      August 19, 2018 - 9:15 am - 2:15 pm

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September 4, 2018
  • Monthly Club Meeting
      September 4, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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October 2, 2018
  • Monthly Club Meeting
      October 2, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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November 6, 2018
  • Monthly Club Meeting
      November 6, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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