WKRC

My first experience with West Kent RC.

August 5, 2014

I have done few charity bike rides including the London to Brighton and had been out on the odd weekend for some longer rides. I am by no means a super fit, sleek, svelte biking fanatic but I do enjoy a good bike ride and decided that I needed to join a club for fitness, motivation and above all enjoyment.

 

The temptation to stay in bed coupled with the nerves of the unknown nearly got the better of me, however I managed to drag myself from my slumber and get myself to the meeting point.

 

Even getting out of the car I was so nervous and really did not know what to expect. So many questions.

Am I going to keep up? I don’t want to be dragging everyone back.

Am I going to be fit enough to last the distance?

Am I going to make a complete arse of myself?

Are they going to look at me in my T-Shirt and normal shorts like an alien who has no right to be gracing their presence let alone attempting to ride along side them?

Its nerve wracking!

 

I needn’t have been worried, the guys were all so welcoming, and yes I am definitely the odd one out as my legs were far hairy than most of the men’s and yes I was the slowest one and spent all the ride at the back but at no point was I made to feel like a liability or hindrance. Every one was so supportive and encouraging; they all took the time to talk to me offering me advice and tips. We stopped for coffee and cake, which gave me a much needed breather and chance to chat the guys some more.

 

I would thoroughly recommend this group to anyone who is a fairly keen cyclist who wants to improve, get fitter, see some beautiful countryside and meet some friendly new like mind cyclists.

 

The ride was approx. 25 miles and an average speed of about 12miles an hour  

 

Will I be going back again?

Most definitely.

Sonya.

Club Runs More

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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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