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  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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.

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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.

  6. 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, […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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., […]

  13. Four riders went to Westerham

    Well the alarm went off at 7:30am 6th Dec and I struggled to get out of bed as you do on a Saturday morning and especially this time of year, so I didn’t actually get up until 8am. Quick call around to see who was up for a ride as this wasn’t a planned club […]

  14. 30th November. Yalding.

    Could be the Tea-pot.  If it’s not open then just down the road for an enormous portion of “Turbo power” for the way home.

  15. Remembrance Weekend 8/9 November

    Incorporated in to our weekly training ride on the 8th November , six members of the Club visited memorials to downed RAF fighter pilots from the Battle of Britain. We learnt of the sites from the Battle of Britain museum in Shoreham where we often stop on the training rides and make use of the café there. […]

  16. December Club Night – Please Attend!

    Many/Most of you should have by now seen an E-Mail from our President about Club Kit. Your Committee has gone out and bench-marked alternative suppliers, to ensure that we are getting the best deal for all members.   There will be a short presentation by the Committee, as well as sample kit from those suppliers […]

  17. WKRC Invade Essex or Little & Long journey to the other side.

    Sunday 9th November 2014 at 0645 saw two members of the WKRC assemble in Bexley to load up & prepare for the journey to Redbridge cycling centre, the start of the Essex Season Ender Sportive. Little Gary the birthday boy(45 or was it 54) was the driver & I the navigator/wingman the weather was wet, […]

  18. Save the date for the London Bike show

    We as a club are organising a trip to the Excel centre for the London Bike Show.   The club are planning to do this on Sunday the 15th in place of the normal club run.   Anybody interested please let us know, we will book tickets as a club to save everybody having to […]

  19. Club Xmas Dinner 23rd November

    Apologies it’s late but….. This years Xmas dinner will again be at Crown Point Inn, Seal. Times 1230 for 1300 sit down Price £15.95 ph Our organiser Steve R will have some invites with him this Sunday, and has also posted out a good number too. Anyone who has not yet received an invitation, please […]

  20. Saturday Training Ride – A Respectful Journey!

    This weekend is Remembrance weekend when people of  many countries, faiths and beliefs remember the fallen who gave their lives in the line of duty for their country. During  WW2 and the Battle of Britain,  Kent was in the forefront of the defence of our Nation and subsequently a number of pilots lost their lives on […]

  21. West Kent does Movember

    As part of our logo is a moustache (okay, maybe if you squint and have a beer or two the wings look like one)  we thought that perhaps the members would like to partake for a good charity. If you want to join Steve and Alex (I don’t remember agreeing to this! Alex) on their […]

  22. KCA (Un)Reliability Trial

        Let me be clear from the start. This title in no way reflects the KCA. The event is well run with dedicated volunteers each time and is run over a great course.   This story could have easily been called “Attack Of The Hairy Beasts” or “The Gimp Man Cometh”     Before we even […]

  23. Sportive Calendars

      Okay so the winter is approaching – the clocks go back at the end of the month, and maybe challenging yourself over long distances with plenty of climbing isn’t the most appealing thought     BUT   There are plenty of sportives all year to keep the legs going round.   Why not have […]

  24. Saturday training ride.

    What washout? It had stopped raining by quarter past eight and not too cold. Alright, the roads were a bit damp, but the West Kent Hard Core loonies were there. Matthew and Lol went via Sandy Lane and got round with no incident. Stopped at the Battle of Britain Museum in Shoreham for a monster […]

  25. Club “Kit” Night 4th November

    Gianluca from our kit supplier “ProSport Distribution” will be at the November Club Night.   He’ll have examples of the new wonder materials with him, together with a pile of jerseys and shorts to try on for your next kit order (JUST IN TIME FOR YOUR XMAS PREZZIES LIST!)   The new material makes for […]

  26. Essex Season Ender Sportive 9th November

    There will not be an organised Club Run destination on the 9th November.   Instead to try and do something different from the norm, which is what people have asked for, the West Kent RC will be attending just about the last sportive of the season, just across the water in Essex. Full details, and how […]

  27. 7th October. AGM.

    At the Wilmington Memorial Hall. Hall opens at 20:00 and a prompt start at 20:30 please. Please forward your nominations for any position on the Committee to me as soon as possible.

  28. Spot the West Kenters!

        Check out this clip: L2P to see Alan Brown and Dave “Billy Whizz” Newby in Paris after completing another Pedal to Paris to help the Royal British Legion. Although not featured in the clip, congratulations also to Greg and Tracey Rowe and Mike Holmes.

  29. Saturday Training Ride – oooooo me legs!

    Hopefully by now, most have seen that the West Kent RC have a regular Saturday training ride, so if you are thinking of trying it out, or have a weekend pass to go and tire yourself out so that you don’t “pester” your partner when the light goes down, I’m told by those that have ridden […]

  30. Race – Winchester Criterium. (Cat: 3) (Pos: DNF) (Albert Townley)

    The biggest lesson today was if you do not start near the front in a criterium you have lost before the race has begun, unless your head and shoulders above the rest but I am not, the headquarters was really difficult to get to unless you have raced the event before, I was not in […]

  31. A further instalment of the travels of the West Kent RAIN club

    Sunday began with a dry start at the meeting place, eight of the usual suspects set out for Tunbridge Wells Claverley Park on the Long ride whilst the others went on the Short ride. Those of who know the venue understand that this is a long ride, the leaders were Mick & Mack then came Phil suffering […]

  32. 24th August. Aylesford Priory.

    Shorter route will be Saturday route A or B (decided on the day)   Any new members please make yourself known to the ride leaders, if its your first ride out with us you will go with the short route to be assessed as to the level your at.

  33. 31st August. Trossley Country Park.

    Both runs to go for the legendary sausage sarnie. One ride will be a long route and the other a shorter route.   Any new members please make yourself known to the ride leaders, if its your first ride out with us you will go with the short route to be assessed as to the level […]

  34. 17th August. Tunbridge Wells/Westerham.

    Main run to Tunbridge Wells, choose on the day between Calverly Park or the Velo House.  Shorter, slower ride to Westerham for those finding their feet.

  35. Wanted

    Time Trial helmet, have had no luck on eBay. Any members who have an old one they no longer use and want to sell contact Steve.C