Hill Climb and Annual General Meeting

Sunday 27th March.

From 11am.  Hill Climb competition at Polhill (grid ref TQ 504604).

The West Kent CyclingUK/CTC annual Hill Climb is back after an enforced break due to Covid.  It will be held at a new date of 27th March 2022, starting at 11.00am but at the same venue of Old Polhill. Tea , coffee and cakes will be available.

The event is held on Old Polhill, a tarmacked bridleway free of motor traffic, just off the A224 between the Morants Court roundabout and Badgers Mount roundabout.  Parking is available in a lay by at the top of the hill.

Competitors will be sent off at minute intervals with magnificent prizes for the winner, 1st lady, vet and Junior. It is a great opportunity to meet up with old and new club mates and there is no obligation to ride. Age of competitors ranges from 8 to 80+ and there is a handicap system to make things fair.

Hope to see you there.

Any queries, please call the organiser, Peter Ashlee 07951996313.

 

After lunch at local pubs and cafes members will go to West Kent CTC’s AGM which will start at 2pm at Otford Village Memorial Hall (grid ref TQ 525593).  This will be an opportunity to see how we have been getting on during Covid restrictions and discuss any issues that arise and any resolutions.   Resolutions must be submitted to the Secretary not less than 7 days before the meeting.

Anniversary Ride

Sunday 6th March.  Anniverary Ride.  This is to celebrate the first ride of West Kent CTC.  Members will meet from 10.30am at Wetherspoons in Sevenoaks High Street (grid ref TQ 531549) for a 11am departure on a ride to The Duke of Wellington pub in Ryarsh (grid ref TQ 669599) for lunch.  Other members will make their way directly to the pub in groups or singly.  Please note that the pub does not serve sandwiches etc on Sundays).

Bob Macdowall RIP

Bob Macdowall. RIP

 

Sadly our good friend Bob Macdowall passes away peacefully on Tuesday 7th December at home, surrounded by his family.  I’m sure we all have great memories of Bob; he loved his cycling and was incredibly active in helping the West Kent’s in so many ways; a true friend and one who reflected the best of our wonderful cycling fraternity.

Bob will be truly missed, and our condolences, caring thoughts and love go to his wife and family at this difficult time.

Further details will follow later.