Winged Words copy deadline

Copy deadline for the Aug/Sep issue is tomorrow, 5th July.

All material gratefully received. Please email to

Many thanks

WW Team

Speedgate Cafe near Brands Hatch

Calling all cyclists!

A recent visit to the cafe by our Moderate Group discovered that the cafe is suffering from a lack of customers as it tries to recover from the effects of the pandemic.

If you can plan a ride to include a stop at the cafe, that would be appreciated. Opening times currently are…

Wed to Fri: 08:45 to 14:15; Sat: 08:45 to 15:00; Sun: 09:30 to 14:00

Closed Mon & Tue

N.B: CASH payments only

West Kent CTC Annual General Meeting 2021

The AGM will be held using the ‘Teams’ platform.  You should not need to have the software on your computer but if you are using an Apple device it is possible you will need to download the free Teams App.

The link to the AGM is:

Links to the meeting Agenda, 2021 Annual Report, 2021 Treasurer’s Report and Minutes of the 2019 AGM are given below:



Copy of Cash Book 2019-20-21(4899)

AGM Minutes 2019

WKCTC Annual General Meeting


West Kent CTC will hold its AGM at 2pm on Friday 23rd April 2021.  Because of Covid restrictions the AGM will be held online as a virtual meeting.  Details of how to attend, the agenda and annual report will be posted on West Kent CTC’s website nearer the day.


Martin Gill


West Kent CTC

**Moderate Group ride date change**

Message from Bob that the ride planned for Sun Apr 11 has now been moved by one week to Sun Apr 18.

Please update your diaries and pass on this info as appropriate.


Winged Words


Just checking the Winged Words Inbox, we are very short of material for the Apr/May issue. Whilst lockdown is rather stifling our normal modus operandi, we’re sure there are tales to tell from past rides/tours etc which are there for the telling. Wouldn’t it be great to see them in print!

Of course, you may have a lockdown story to recount. Or a cyclists’ friendly recipe to share. Or a review of a bike or cycling component. Or even a work of cycling fiction!

As you may know, we have an “Off the Bike” feature which has produced an interesting account of activities people somehow manage to squeeze into their spare time not taken up with riding their bikes. What’s yours?

Email your article to Copy deadline date is 5th Mar 2021

Thanks very much.



Latest Winged Words Out Now

In this issue…

A Chat with Fred

On The Wealdway

Paul recalls his WK café days

Cycling Without Wheels!

A visit to Lakeland

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Ron Jackson RIP

The family are saddened to announce that Ron passed away at home on Friday 22nd January aged 93

He and Brenda were married for almost 72 years.

There will be a small family ceremony at Kemnal Park.

The club extends its condolences to the family at this sad time.

Winged Words copy date 5th Jan

Copy date for the Feb/Mar edition is approaching. Please email your group reports, features, stories or other copy to Thanks

Amy Sinclair RIP

The family are saddened to announce that Amy, former Weald Section Secretary passed away in a care home just before Christmas. She was 94.

The funeral will at Biddenden Church at 2pm on 5th January.

Owing to current Covid-19 funeral attendance restrictions, the service will also be streamed on Zoom…

ID 867 2161 6850 Passcode 062153

The Club extends its sincere condolences at this sad time.