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Winter Weekend 2020

Remember the Never Ready lights?

e-bike review

A Chat with Diana

There’s never been a better time to read Winged Words since most of us are currently required to stay at home.

Make sure you don’t miss out on your magazine by taking out a subscription. Registered readership will set you back a mere £12.00 for the next 6 issues. Email Richard at sway.bush@gmail.com with your contact details and he will arrange the rest. Or please buy a single copy to support the club.

N.B. We have spare advertising space at present that we need to fill. Next time you’re in your group’s regular café or pub, please sound out the proprietor and let Richard know so he can progress the referral.

 

 

Covid-19 outbreak – group rides and activities suspended

In line with advice from Cycling UK and Audax UK, all group rides and activities are suspended until further advice from the Government regarding social distancing and isolation instructions. N.B solo cycling is permitted and indeed recommended as a way of maintaining general fitness and wellbeing.

See links to Cycling UK website for further info:

https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/what-does-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak-mean-cycling

https://www.cyclinguk.org/blog/why-we-had-no-choice-advise-against-group-rides-0 

Winged Words copy deadline 5th March

Copy deadline approaching for the April/May issue. Please send your Section Reports, articles, stories, clean jokes (!) etc to wkdawingedwords@yahoo.co.uk

Thank you

WW Team

Calling all former Sunday Morning Section riders

Another item whilst going over past cycling events. The former Sunday AM section celebrated their birthdays by yearly themes, which were guided by Mrs Wander-a-Long. Many people came along on the rides and met the Old Lady (Tour Guide). Do past attendees have pictures please?
Dibden Treacle Mines was one.
Bob 07925 009653

Winter Weekend 1981 – were you there?

Request from Bob T to anyone who attended the early years of the Winter Weekends, namely 1981 to check their old hostel cards for that year. Trying to confirm the weekend location for that year.

Thanks

Contact Bob on 07925 009653

Saturday ride cancelled 15/02/2020

‘Saturdays’ next ride tomorrow (February 15th) starting at Headcorn Green has been cancelled. Sorry folks, blame Storm Dennis…hoping for better luck with the weather on the next ride March 7th starting at Orpington War Memorial.

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Bike for sale

A dip into the Archives

Best All Rounder 2018/19 final result

A Chat with Frank…

Off the Bike with Malcolm’s guilty secret

Book Review from our resident reviewer

News from the Groups and your upcoming rides

Not got your copy? Make sure you don’t miss out on your magazine by taking out a subscription.
Registered readership will set you back a mere £12.00 for the next 6 issues. Email Richard at sway.bush@gmail.com with your contact details and he will arrange the rest. 

N.B. We have spare advertising space at present that we need to fill. Next time you’re in your group’s regular café or pub, please sound out the proprietor and let Richard know so he can progress the referral. 

Alternatively if you ride with us already and want to advertise your own business, Richard would be equally pleased to hear from you.

A visit to Lucy Bentley?

Lucy Bentley, Sevenoaks group’s retired Secretary,  is moving to Norfolk on 12 Feb to be near her daughter,  due to her ill health. We are going to see her on Saturday lunchtime, any riders who want to see Lucy is welcome to come. Please email Carol for details. (carol.lin@talktalk.net)

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Travels to Warwickshire / 

Tonbridge & T Wells trip to Rouen / 

A Cyclists’ Christmas ghost story / 

A Chat with Malcolm…/ 

The results of the Best Article and the Summer Photographic Competitions / 

The annual Hill Climb result /

Not forgetting news from the Groups and where you’re all heading in January and February / 

Not got your copy? Make sure you don’t miss out on your magazine by taking out a subscription. Registered readership will set you back a miniscule £12.00 for the next 6 issues. Email Richard at sway.bush@gmail.com with your contact details and he will arrange to send direct. / 

As we approach the festive season, why not gift a registered readership? A gift that keeps on giving throughout the year! /

N.B. We’re always on the lookout for any local business that might be prepared to place an advert in the magazine i.e. a café, pub. Next time you’re in your group’s regular haunt, please sound out the proprietor and let Richard know so he can progress the referral. / 

Alternatively if you ride with us already and want to advertise your own business, Richard would be equally pleased to hear from you.

Hill Climb 2019

The West Kent CTC Hill Climb 2019

The West Kent CTC annual Hill Climb was held on Sunday 3rd November at Old Pol Hill.  There was a good turnout of riders and supporters with ages ranging from 5 to 86.  The weather was kind and it was unseasonably warm and sunny, no bad thing with all the deep breathing going on from those competing.   Tea coffee and cakes were provided and a good time had by all.

The race is about half a mile with timekeepers at top and bottom.  The overall winner was again this year the phenomenal Paul McQuillen, who was an enormous 17 seconds ahead of his nearest rival.  Graham Lingham from Gravesend.  There were other prizes for 1st veteran, lady and junior.

Hill Climb results 2019 Click to download all results

A few photos from Simon Hattersley for yesterday’s excellently organised event

Peter Woods tracking his minute man

Jeff Senior – not far to go

Catherine Coffin winning the Ladies class

Refreshments at the top!

Announcing the results