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  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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.   […]

  7. 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 […]


    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 […]

  9. 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 […]


    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 […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. 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 […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. 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 […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. 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 […]

  18. 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 […]

  19. BBQ 25th July

    Please continue to let me have any raffle prizes as long as they are in good nick & unopened (booze).   I am pleased to announce the price for adults only (kids are free) for entrance to this BBQ top venue in Sidcup(with parking). Five pounds only per head! Tickets can be purchased at club nights […]

  20. Tour De Essex Sportive – 21st June

    Its not too late to enter this sportive being held around the lanes of Essex – 5 West Kenters recently went and recc’d the route and reckon it;s a belter. There’s also a shorter route, and for those mad or brave enough a longer one.   To register for the event and for more details […]

  21. West Kent Road Club, Club Championship

    Hi West Kenters, Here are the final details for the Road Race championship this coming Sunday (14.6.15). We have booked the track at Cyclopark from 10am. Anyone who isn’t planing on riding, your help will be appreciated. Signing – on will take place from 11.00 – 12.00pm. (You can of course ride on the track […]

  22. WKRC, Club Road Race Championship 2015

    Dear West Kenters,   The 2015 WKRC Road Race championships will be taking place on the 14th June at the Cyclopark road circuit, Gravesend. The club have booked the circuit from 10am – 2pm. This will give us ample time to set-up the event, practice, warm-up, race, warm-down, pose for photographs etc. The race will […]

  23. Crime prevention:

    You may have heard about the theft of some valuable bikes last weekend. Can we draw your attention to the following site www.bikeregister.com and suggest that you may wish to take some time to register your pride & joy? Also remember that if you are going to buy a second-hand bike in the future you […]

  24. Ride Of The Lions 2015

    Social Media is great, I know some people still like to throw a pigeon out of a window to deliver messages, but honestly the world has moved on! Having been Twitting, Tweetering, Tottering and as some have pointed out Twatting around with the website, Facebook and Twitter pages for a good while now, I noticed […]

  25. WKRC Open 10 TT – Saturday 11 April 2015 Results

        Course Q10/22 THIS EVENT IS PROMOTED FOR AND ON BEHALF OF CYCLING TIME TRIALS UNDER THEIR RULES AND REGULATIONS Event Secretary: Colin Ashcroft Timekeepers: Tony Peachey – De Laune CC and Roy Canning – CC Bexley     Awards: Scratch: 1st J Parker Velorefined Aerosmiths 20:44 2nd N Malins 4T+ Velo 21:41 3rd B Hawkes Thanet RC 22:21 […]

  26. Could this be the last saddle you ever buy?

    I for one have been looking for a new saddle due to getting some unwanted pain from my old faithful Fizik Arione which served me well all the way to Paris.   Well at the London Bike show in February it turned out that our President, Alex was also on the look out for a […]

  27. WKRC family BYO-BBQ

        The BYO BBQ will be held at the Scouts hall Partridge Road Sidcup Kent DA14 6RS on Saturday 25th July 2015  & will start at 2pm until approx 8pm. Friends & families are invited & a raffle will be held to raise funds for the WKRC.     Drop in for a few hours […]

  28. Ever fancied Trying Time Trials

    Nows your time to try it by borrowing the clubs very own TT bike. If you want the bike to use then contact the club’s treasurer Steve. Be quick and you can use it at the club 10 in April.

  29. Website

    All we have had a couple of people say the christmas stuff is still coming up when you view the website. The only thing i can think of is you need to do some housekeeping and refresh your cache’s as we deleted the plugging used to display all the christmas stuff on the 1st of […]

  30. VO2 Sportive – 8th March

    A fairly local sportive starting in Hildenborough   Get more info and register here……. http://www.thevo2sportive.co.uk/   Let others know if you are doing it so we can get a group together.

  31. San Fairy Ann Sportive – 4th May

    Another great sportive for a brilliant cause and only/still £15   San Fairy Ann are promoting our May sportive again this year. It will be on the 4th May. Last year was our first attempt at organizing and as you can imagine we are planning to implement some improvements this year including completely new signage, […]

  32. Tour Of The Hopfields – 10th May

    Lets get a club entry together. This is a local sportive put on by the Cyclopark     2015 Tour of the Hop Fields. Sunday 10th May. Three routes: 70 miles; 50 miles; 33 miles. Entry: £25. Enter via British Cycling website. Www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/124198/cyclopark’s-Tour-of-the-Hopfield’s#entry Registration is from 07:45. On site café Showers pre-ride mechanical assistance Post […]

  33. Xmas 2015 – your help needed!

    We are planning for our Christmas do 2015 and are looking at a event on Friday or Saturday evening with food & music & dancing –so if anyone has been to a decent venue in the last few months please pass on the details.   please e mail the new social secretary Trevor at t.benton@ntlworld.com

  34. London Bike Show 15th Feb

       A reminder that the London Bike show will be held at the Excel Centre from the 12th-15th February 2015 . The committee extend a welcome to all members to come along on Sunday 15th February 2015 for a club visit to this event. The show starts at 9am and ends at 1700 and the venue is accessible by all […]

  35. 2015 Reliability trial – Report

    Eventually eight WKRC members set of on the reliability trial. It was cold but not icy, also foggy which of course meant little wind. Before we had the chance to settle into any rhythm, young Albert busy gassing away had torn the side of his tyre and tube. Cold fingers all round lead to a […]

  36. New Year, Renew Your Membership

    Please make mine a little happier by paying your subs as soon as you can. The West Kent Road Club still offers outstanding value for money with fees of only £20 for First claim and £8 for Social membership.     We now have lots of fun ways to pay too:     Hard cash […]

  37. The Future of electronic shifting and electric bikes

    As you all know now the gear shift systems are moving away from mechanical shifting and over to electronic shifting with all the main players now doing there own version of this but where does it go from here? I have found a few videos which show some of the future applications using electronic shifting., […]