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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 / 

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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

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In this issue…

C2C with the Orpington Group

A look back at exploring Kent in the 50s

Invalids tour of the Hereford/Worcester borders

A Chat with Pat…

The latest positions in the Best All Rounder Competition

Plus all your regular reports including where the Groups rides are going in November and December

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In this issue…

  • A West Kenter recalls his experience of our Hilly 50km Audax
  • Part 1 of La Velodyssee, a trip up through France
  • North Norfolk with the Moderates
  • A Vietnamese memory
  • Tech Talk – another take on the Orbea E bike
  • Plus all your usual favourites including the Best All Rounder competition standings and the “at a glance” Runs List for July and August

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National Cycle Network review – Help us to shape your Network

Throughout 2018, Sustrans is undertaking a major review of the walking and cycling routes of the National Cycle Network.

Millions of families, commuters and tourists use the Network every year and as custodians and champions of the Network, we’d love to hear the views of as many people as possible.

This survey should take you just 5-10 minutes to complete. Your responses will be used to inform the review and the future strategy for the Network.

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Rights of Way Improvement Plan

Have your say

The vision of the Rights of Way Improvement Plan is to provide a high quality, well maintained Public Rights of Way network, that will support the Kent economy, encourage active lifestyles and sustainable travel choices, and contribute to making Kent a great place to live, work and visit.

The plan set out our vision for the Rights of Way network and how we will work towards delivering this over the next 10 years. We would like your views on the Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2018 – 2028 to ensure that it meets the needs and expectations of Kent residents. More

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