Medway change of start, Sun 13th Oct

The Medway group ride for Sun 13th Oct will now start from Boughton Cock Xrds at 8:30 and not Yalding War Memorial

Four Elms Coffee Shop

FOR INFO… The very popular cyclists’ stop at Four Elms i.e. the Elms Coffee Shop, Chartwell Barn Garden Centre [TQ 472480] is evidently closed until November

Latest Winged Words out now

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 /  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. /  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, ask 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.

Invicta 25 mile Roughstuff

CYCLING UK / WEST KENT CTC INVICTA 25 MILE ROUGHSTUFF Sunday 20TH October 2019 WROTHAM CRICKET PAVILION, TN15 7AH START TIME: 08:30   An on/off road event of 25 miles with a choice of entry times i.e. 3, 3½ or 4 hours
  • Registration at HQ from 08:00. Riders will be set off in pairs at 2 minute intervals from 08:30
  • Also note, checkpoints MUST be observed and noted on your check card or it will NOT be accepted as proof of completing the event
  Entry Fees: £8 if registered in advance otherwise £10 Cycling UK members, £10 non-members. Other refreshments: £2 [Tea, Coffee and Squash included in entry fee]   Contact organiser for entry form if you cannot download from here ***25RSEntryForm-V5_Sep19*** or the via either of the following sites:
  • West Kent Facebook page “Cycling West Kent”
  • Cycling UK website: https://www.cyclinguk.org
  THIS EVENT ORGANISED AS A CYCLING UK / WEST KENT CTC EVENT UNDER CTC RULES   Organiser of behalf of West Kent CTC… BOB MACDOWALL 274 SINGLEWELL ROAD, GRAVESEND, KENT, DA11 7RE Tel: 07812 443608 / Email: wk25roughstuff@yahoo.com

Winged Words copy deadline 5th Sep / Best Article Comp 2019

The copy deadline for the Oct/Nov19 issue is fast approaching. Please email your article(s) by close of play on 5th Sep to wkdawingedwords@yahoo.co.uk.\\ **BEST ARTICLE COMPETITION 2019** \\ Feature articles received and printed from the Dec18/Jan19 issue plus any submitted in time for the upcoming Oct/Nov19 issue will automatically be entered into the club Best Article Competition.\\ Articles must be over 200 words, created by the author. Editorial matter and factual reports etc excluded.\\ The articles are independently and anonymously judged so everyone has an equal chance at success.\\ The competition winner will receive a book token for their efforts and awarded the Phyll Triggs Rosebowl (presented at the annual prize presentation lunch in Jan20).\\ So don’t delay, get your article in now!  

Hadlow Hundreds 100km / 65km / 35km

West Kent CTC Entry Form [1]

CYCLING UK / WEST KENT CTC HADLOW HUNDREDS 100 km / 65km / 35km

Sunday 8th September 2019  

GOLDEN GREEN HALL TN11 0BD [near HADLOW]

START TIMES

100km: 10:00 [later starts available by arrangement]

65km / 35km: any time up to 14:00

Entry Fees: 100km: £8 Cycling UK members, £10 non-members,

£2 surcharge if you don’t register with me in advance.

35km/65km rides £4 Cycling UK members, £6 non-members, entry on the line only.

Other refreshments: £2 [Tea, Coffee and Squash included in entry fee]

Time limits for the 100km

First loop 35km:         Min. 1hr. 30min.        Max. 3hr. 0min.

Second loop 65km      Min. 2hr. 51min.        Max. 5hr. 42min.

  • The event is based at Golden Green, the Hall being the start, finish and hub for two loops up onto the Greensand and into the Beult valley
  • There are hills on the first loop, none of them are steep and they are kept to a minimum.
  • The second loop is longer but as flat as you can get in mid Kent
  • Entry arrangements are flexible. You can simply register with me and fill in the form on the day, or print off the entry form, complete it and post it to me [or bring it with you on the day], or scan the completed form and email it to me. You can send me a cheque or pay by cheque or cash on the day. [cheques payable to R. Seall]. There is a £2 surcharge for on the line entries if you haven’t notified me in advance
  • For Entry Form, see link at top of the page otherwise contact organiser if you cannot obtain one
  • No SAE required, you will keep your Check Card at the end of the event
  • Light refreshments [other than drinks] will be available all day for a charge of £2
  • Also note that for the 100km event information checkpoints MUST be observed and completed on your check card or it will NOT be accepted as proof of completing the event
 

THIS EVENT ORGANISED AS A CYCLING UK / WEST KENT CTC EVENT UNDER CTC RULES

ROB SEALL

1 BELL COTTAGES, GOLDEN GREEN, TONBRIDGE, KENT TN11 0BB

TEL: 01732 850664

Email: r.seall@gmail.com

[note 29th August to 2nd September I will be at the Flying Gate Weekend]

Medway ride Sun 25th Aug – 11s venue changed

If you are planning to join the Medway “Ups & Downs” group ride tomorrow, please note that 11s has been changed to Jimmy’s Café at Tonbridge as the Hilden Golf Centre (Stocks Green) does not offer hot food on a Sunday. We generally aim to be at the café by 10:30

West Kent CTC Get Together ride Sun 18th August

Don’t forget it’s the summer Get Together on Sunday where the various riding groups meet. 11s is at Tastebuds Café, Spadework, Offham (TQ 663672) from around 10:30. At about 11:30 they will set off in one or more groups depending on numbers to ride to The Chequers at Heaverham (TQ 572587). See you at Offham and/or Heaverham…

Latest Winged Words out now

Latest Winged Words out now

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 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. 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 cafe, pub. Next time you’re in your group’s regular haunt, ask 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. 

Triennial Veterans 100 mile ride 14th July

WEST KENT CTC TRIENNIAL VETERANS RIDE 14th JULY EVENT REPORT Once again we have had a highly successful elite event and enjoyed dry and warm weather, although it looked like threatening rain at times. 30 entries, 29 of which rode the event, divided neatly into three riding groups. [1 was unable to ride due to shoulder injury]. Two thirds of our riders had ridden a Tri-Vets before, a few having collections of date bars, and for John Ennis this was his twelfth date bar. I am very grateful to Paul Mansfield, Linton Schwarz and Paul Welch whose great experience and leadership made everything run very smoothly and efficiently. This was the sixth Kent Tri-Vets I have organised, and since I have been doing them I have run them with a single base HQ and four loops. This has been further refined to create an easy route with the minimum of hills, none of which involve ‘out of the saddle’ effort, whilst retaining the maximum of interesting country, quiet lanes and back roads. We now use the same route each year for our 100 mile ‘medal’ event, giving more riders the opportunity to reach that all important milestone, with the advantage of not being far from base if it all gets to be too much on the day. The quickest group spent 8 hours 14 minutes on the road and completed the event in 9 hours 49 minutes. The second group spent 8 hours 26 minutes on the road and 9 hours 54 minutes in total. The third group spent 9 hours 3 minutes on the road and 10 hours 28 minutes in total, all very comfortably within the 12 hour limit. Vic + Heather Ashlee and Brian Matkins supported the event. Special thanks go to my wife Ros who not only baked all the cakes but made up all the lunches, poured all the tea + coffee throughout the day, washed up, and cleaned the kitchen and toilets afterwards. Thanks also to Bob Macdowall for being our ‘official’ photographer and for checking the route. See his pics on the ‘Cycling West Kent’ facebook page. Certificates and enamel date bars were awarded to everyone at the end of the ride. Badges are obtainable through the Cycling UK online shop, price £4.50, with a 6 week delay from processing the order to obtaining the badge. If anyone wants an enamel date bar for a previous TriVets ride, please contact me and I will get them for you. [This is due to the poor quality of the non-enamel date bars obtainable from the Cycling UK shop]. This year I rode the South West London CTC [The Sou’westers] TriVets 100 mile event on 19th June; two loops from Brockham near Dorking out to Godalming in the West and Lingfield in the East; a change from my ‘usual’ Essex event. Rob Seall West Kent CTC Registrar + Outdoor Events Officer.