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  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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., […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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.

  7. 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. […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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, […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. The New West Kent Polo Shirts

    As some of you may have seen we have found a supplier for West Kent polo shirts, these can be used to go to and from an event, on club nights, at social events, or god forbid cleaning your bike. We have settled on 3 colours, White, Navy Blue or Royal Blue with a choice […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. 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 […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. 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 […]

  18. 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 […]

  19. 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 […]

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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 […]

  23. 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 […]

  24. 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 […]

  25. 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.

  26. 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 […]

  27. 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.

  28. 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

  29. Big Bad Bertha Batters Bonkers Bikers

    Wow! With quality alliteration like that I should write for one of the daily rags…..or maybe not. This mornings Club Run was always going to be a bit of a gamble, The weather reports told of “The End Of Days” but then the press do tend to hyper mega massively hugely extremely over-exaggerate the slightest […]

  30. West Kent goes to the dogs

      Yes that’s right last Saturday a number of us went dog racing at Crayford dog track.   It was actually a breakfast meeting and was cracking good fun, we met there at 10am where we had breakfast then set about having a good chat and some cheeky bets. In total there was 14 races […]

  31. 10th August. Penshurst Place or Westerham.

    Main Club run will go to Penshurst Place, the café within the grounds but no need for admission to the house. A shorter and slower run will go to Westerham. This is all weather dependent, be prepared for wind and rain and possibly a last minute change of plan.

  32. Useful Advice for Club Runs

    These apply to all members be it newbies or old timers.     Club Run Briefing Notes Below are a few notes intended to increase your enjoyment of the rides. If you are new to cycling speak to any of the riders for advice on fitness, bikes, position, clothing etc. We will be pleased to […]

  33. For Sale

    Look AP 347 Cycling shoes Size 5 – worn once, complete with Look Delta shoe plates also used once – £20 ono       Bryton Rider 40T GPS Computer – comes with heart rate and cadence sensors. A SRAM quick view bar mount, plus all original mounts. Boxed with instructions and like all my used […]

  34. My first experience with West Kent RC.

    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, […]

  35. New Adventures – Welcome to the Newbies

    Sunday 3rd August This mornings club run attracted a handful of new riders, so a massive West Kent RC welcome goes to Sonya, Darren, Richard and Maurice  It was decided early on to split the run into two with separate destinations, allowing us to see what the abilities of the “newbies” was – apologies to […]

  36. Saturday Training ride

    This was my first run out with the new saturday ride, and it was very hard especially for me. We met at the normal place for 9am with the prospect of heavy rain, waiting was Alex, Austin and Lee.We waited until 9:15 when we were sure nobody else was joining we set out on what […]