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  1. Happy Birthday WKRC

    As you may be aware the West Kent Road Club will celebrate its eightieth birthday this year having been inaugurated in 1938. To mark this special occasion, we wish invite all current and former members of the WKRC to a lunch time meeting at the Chequers Public House Cray Road Crockenhill BR8 8LP on SATURDAY […]

  2. Dashcam footage submission website goes live

    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.

  3. WKRC Celebrate 80 years of Cycling

    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 […]

  4. Dates for Your Diary

      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 – […]

  5. Five have Fajitas

    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 […]

  6. Reliability Trial Results

    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 […]

  7. Reliability Trial – Route Amendment (Long)

    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    

  8. West Kent RC Reliability Trial 7th January 2018

    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 […]

  9. Remembrance Day Ride

    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 […]

  10. Velodrome Session

    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 […]

  11. Ron Burton Seat – Toys Hill

    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.

  12. KCA Reliability Trial 2017

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

  13. Club run to Hoo Marina

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

  14. Peter and Gill Stone Memorial 25 – Results

    Despite  the threat of road works not finishing in time and the heavy over night rain we were able to run the Peter and Gill Stone memorial time trial on Sunday on the Harrietsham course.   My congratulation go to Chris Fennel and Bronwen Ewing who retain their titles for another year with impressive rides […]

  15. John Smith

    A tribute to John Smith who dies earlier this year can be found here.  

  16. Club Road Race Report

    WKRC Road Race Championship 2017   Starters on the line were back into double figures this year with more family, friends and fans (ahem) watching from the side lines. Talk prior to the race of favourites included Michael Ashcroft (good T.T. times, very good pace on Sunday club runs), Matthew Reuter (runner up on two […]

  17. Three went to Calais

    On Sunday 14th May 2017 three members of WKRC took part in the Classique Sportive organised by Cycle events which was a 86 mile ride from Calais via Cassel & back to the ferry port. Unfortunately this meant that at 0345 Little Gary & Paul Townley met at my house and we loaded up and […]

  18. WKRC Open 10 – Results

    Please click on the link below for results from today’s 10. RESULTS My thanks go to my club mates Paul Townley, Patrick Donohue, Eddie Routledge, Ian Routledge, Lee Enever, Colin Record, Matt Reuter, Trevor Benton, Andrew Floyd and Mark Morrison for their help in putting on this event. The start was delayed by 30 minutes […]

  19. New Club Clothing Supplier

    ForceGB have been chosen as the clubs clothing supplier and they are working to reproduce the current clothing design. A club shop will be set up which allows members to order individual items directly from Force GB and more details will be provided when this facility is in place. Initially we need to place a […]

  20. Club Night Sports Massage

        If you would like a sports massage please let us know by opening this post and using the contact form provided. Brent may not be in attendance but he will arrange for one (or two) of his students to come along.     Please book no later than 4 days before club night so I can […]

  21. Remembrance Ride

    Hello West Kenters,     As we have done for a couple of years now, there will be a ride on Saturday to place Remembrance crosses at the sites of two crashed WW2 aircraft where the pilots made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.       If you would like to join us, meet at […]

  22. KCA Reliability Trial Report

    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 […]

  23. Club Hill Climb Championship

    A few weeks ago an email had been circulated to our club by the secretary about the 41st Wigmore CC Hill climb, and so it came to pass that on Sunday 2nd October at 8am the usual meeting point I found myself waiting for Matthew Reuter the only other idiot taking on this challenge.   […]

  24. WKRC 2016 Club Road Race Championship

    Hi All, Here are the final details for the above at Cyclopark, Gravesend, on Saturday 30th July. We have the whole track booked from 12.00 – 3.00pm. Signing on will begin at 12.30pm (You can of course ride on the track from 12.00) The race will start at 1.30pm and finish at approx. 2.30pm (You […]

  25. 2016 WKRC ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIP

    Dear West Kenters, The 2016 WKRC Road Race championship will take place on Saturday 30th July at the Cyclopark road cicuit, Gravesend. The club have booked the whole circuit from 1200 – 1500. This will give everybody ample time to set-up the event, practice, warm-up, race, warm-down, pose for photographs etc. The format will be […]

  26. Trip To Veurne – Day2

    The forecast had stated that Friday would be the better for the weather but it was still overcast and drizzling when we went in for breakfast at 0830. The food was good with plenty to go around and we decided to leave at approximately 10.15 having settled our bills and packed our gear for the […]

  27. RETURN TO VEURNE – Day1

    On Thursday 2nd June a cold and wet  morning faced the nine members of the WKRC who had signed up and then showed up for the two day tour of Veurne Belgium. They were Alex Cooper (AC),Austin Henderson(AH)Andy Floyd(AF)Carl Matheson(CM)Steve Rivett(SR) Mark Morrison(MM)Paul Townley(PT) Little Gary (LG)and finally  me! Trevor Benton(TB). I later found out […]

  28. 15th May Club run to Yalding

    After the usual social niceties were dispensed with and discussions concerning café destination (Yalding Tea Pot) and applicable route decided upon, we set of a cold but bright and only slightly breezy Sunday morning.  Numbers only just reached into double figures which was slightly disappointing given the weather and time of year, however we left […]

  29. December Club night special event

    WKRC are pleased to announce that Bowman Cycles http://bowman-cycles.com Will be attending our December club night with a show “n” tell on their range of bikes.   Bowman is local to us and a bespoke bike builder, and have recently been getting very good press.   Please come along and support what could be the first […]

  30. WKRC Christmas Ball 2015 (Updated with Important info and timetable)

    WKRC Members: Important: At the request of the President & the Committee this is a formal event & we would encourage the wearing of a Dinner jacket or Suit which will  give the ladies the chance to wear a posh frock. No jeans/trainers or Xmas jumpers please. Timetable: Guests may arrive anytime after 19.00 the […]

  31. WKRC Remembrance Ride. NOW MOVED to 8th November.

    Quick report from Trevor: Today 8th November 2015 the WKRC took part in their annual Ride of Remembrance which is normally held on the Saturday before Remembrance Day each year. Yesterday due to the bad weather the ride was cancelled and held today and a few remembered the FEW by visiting two memorials and placing […]

  32. West Kent Welcome To Newbie Llowes

    Two rides headed out today – the main run heading out to try a new cafe down in Aylesford.   Whilst the boyz went and played, Alex, Gary and SteveC took nervous newbie Llowes round the lanes to Cyclopark for a well earned coffee.   Llowes is a personal trainer who will get to the […]

  33. Club Run to Aylesford 27th Sept.

    Please note we will not be going to the Priory, we will go to Cobtree Park instead. After you pass over the level crossing do not turn left over the bridge as normal but follow the road through two 90 degree right turns. The park and café are about half a mile up the road […]

  34. Ware’s Essex Sportive – 4th October

    Anyone fancy a Sportive sign up here….     http://www.sportiveuk.co.uk/       Choice of distances: 15, 40, 70 or 100 miles       Alex, Mark, Lol, Gary and ex-West Kenter Austin have entered the 70 mile ride.   The last event “The Hertfordshire 100” was superb. Well organised, well mapped well marshaled and a […]

  35. The first WKRC BYO BBQ : – 25th July

    About 25 people attended the BBQ on Saturday and the weather was very kind to us. Most guests were complimentary about the venue particularly the option to park off road.   Steve Clack managed to get the laptop working & members were able to see the penultimate stage of the TDF at the same time […]