30th September: KCA Reliability Trial will take place on Sunday 30th October
We are excited to announce details about the KCA RT 2022 – we have revised the organisation a little based on your feedback. Please see details here!
1st August: KCA 3UP TTT – 14th August 2022 (now accepting solo entries – by 5th August)
The KCA 3up 25 is coming up on the 14 August 2022
John Longbottom, San Fairy Ann is helping the Woolowich CC to run this event. The course has been changed to a new version (Q25/3) that runs between the Brenzett roundabout and the Cloverleaf roundabout with a start near Hamstreet (close to the 50 mile start). This takes out the section from Brenzett to Brookland (level crossing and boot fair) and the section from cloverleaf to Kingsnorth roundabouts and back. Hopefully it will be faster and safer. The closing date has been extended up to Friday 5 August.
Link to the standard 3up event is https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/24161
Link to the road bike event is https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/24162
HOT OFF THE PRESS: The KCA have now added a solo event to the day so if you don’t fancy a 3up you can go solo: https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/24613
28th June: Tony Peachey (De Laune CC) – rest in peace
Val Peachey has informed us that Tony sadly passed away peacefully and pain free on 8th June at 11.15pm in Portree Community Hospital. As many will know he had been unwell for a number of years suffering from heart issues, vascular dementia and Alzheimers. His fight is now over.
Tony was laid to rest in a picturesque cemetery in Portnalong, Isle of Skye on Friday 24th June. Val has asked that any donations be made to Dementia UK and that a Just Giving Page is also being set up; there are also plans for a memorial service and get together for Tony that will be held in the Kent area. More details will follow on this. Rest in peace Tony.
11th May: Tunbridge Wells Cycling Festival – Saturday 11th June 2022
Southborough & District Wheelers, who are celebrating their 90th anniversary in 2022, are organising a town centre cycling festival that will celebrate safe, inclusive, and enjoyable cycling for people of all ages in the local community.
This family friendly festival will feature cycling competitions, demonstration bikes, British Cycling trained coached skills for younger riders, supported family group rides and gravity defying performances by Savage Skills, the UK’s most accomplished BMX stunt team. It will be a great day!
17th April: KCA 25 mile – promoted by 1904T (organised by Pip Jenkins) – results sheet
A bright, warm(ish) and deceptively blustery morning greeted the 40 riders who took on the Q25/12 course. In the ladies race it was Jennifer George (The Independent Pedaler – Nopinz) who finished first with an impressive 55:54 to scoop the £30 prize & first Easter egg. Kate Thomas (Lewes Wanderers) 01:01:59 (£20) & Rebecca Wilson (Rye & District Wheelers) 01:04:49 (£10) rounded out the podium. In the men’s event it was a Fennell 1-2 with Chris (The Independent Pedaler – Nopinz) 51:27 taking first place (£30), followed by Nic (Thanet RC) 52:25 (£20). Third place went to Ronnie Stone (Regents Park Rouleurs) 52:28 (£10).
In the Ladies Road Bike event, first place went to Julia Barte (1904T) 01:09:24 (£20), followed by Gillian Selman (Old Ports) 01:12:28 (£10). The men’s Road Bike was a close dual between Gemini BC riders, with Huseyin Vardal (57:24 – £20) & Neil Harrigan (57:29 – £10); with Henry Weaver (SDW) 01:12:31 as first junior rider and picking up a aeightbikeco Full Stripdown Rebuild Precision Service prize (worth £175).
Well done to everyone who rode and massive thanks to our organiser Pip Jenkins and the enthusiastic timekeepers and marshals who were full of encouragement throughout the event.
13th April: KCA 25 mile (Q25/12) – 50 riders on the 17th April start sheet!
Good luck to everyone who has entered, the weather looks good too! Massive thanks in advance to Pip Jenkins for organising, our timekeepers and marshals.
TT bike start sheet – 42 riders
Road bike start sheet – 8 riders
12th April: Fantastic prizes for our junior & juvenile riders – aeightbikeco
We have a brilliant prize on offer for our younger affiliated club riders. A massive thank you to Glen Whittington for this substantial offer. Our friends at www.aeightbikeco.com have kindly donated a Full Stripdown Rebuild Precision Service, worth £175, for both of the winners in the Junior & Juvenile categories in the following events:
17th April: KCA 25M (Q25/12) – TT & Road Bike events
2nd July: KCA 10M (Q10/42) – TT & Road Bike events
Please do share within your clubs!
11th April: KCA 25 (Q25/12) – 50 signed up, desperate call for marshals for 17th April event
Dear Club Secretaries,
We are now just a week away from the next KCA TT, which is due to be held on the Q25/12 on 17th April. A very encouraging 50 riders have signed up to the event, proving the ongoing demand. Unfortunately, the situation from a marshalling perspective is less promising, with only nine of the necessary 14 marshals having volunteered their services so far.
Given the obvious appetite for the event, it would be a great shame if it needs to be cancelled, but that is the situation that we will find ourselves in if the requisite number of marshals is not found within the next few days.
Since my previous email, I have updated the number of marshals still required by each KCA-affiliated club, reflecting the offers of help we have had since then. Please see the attached spreadsheet for the latest information on this. In particular, it would be good to see some of the clubs that have not yet pledged any marshals this season step forward. Hopefully, my next email to you will not be to tell you that the event has had to be cancelled.
Regards, Mark Doxey, KCA Marshal Secretary
3rd April: KCA 10 mile – promoted by Ashford Wheelers (organised by Lee Buckman) – results sheet
The first KCA TT of 2022 kicked off in bitterly cold conditions with just 12/30 riders braving the Q10/1 course. It was Conall Yates (Team Vinci Solo) who finished 1st Male, clocking a time of 22:21 to earn a well deserved £30 award. He was closely followed by Paul Burrows (Thanet RC) whose 22:27 time was enough for 2nd place & £20 award. In 3rd place it was Matthew Smith (Colour Tech RT) 22:45 (£10). Our first female rider was Hannah Graveney (AWOL O’Shea Worx) in 26:01 (£30) & 14 year old Augustus Harris (SDW) was 1st Junior, scooping £10 for his PB effort.
In the Road Bike event there were powerful rides from Ida Smith (Onyx RT) 28:00 & Huseyin Vardal (Gemini BC) 23:37 to secure the 1st female & 1st male awards respectively. Paul Turner (34th Nomads) finished 2nd male (£10).
Well done to everyone who rode and massive thanks to our organiser Lee Buckman and the enthusiastic marshal team from Ashford Wheelers.
29th March: New KCA website goes live!
The new and updated KCA website goes live and attracts over 70 visitors in the first few hours.
13th March: KCA AGM Minutes
The KCA AGM minutes can be read here. Thank you to all who were able to attend or sent their apologies. The KCA rules were amended, along with the election of the 2022 committee.
27th January: KCA AGM 2022
The Annual General Meeting of the Kent Cycling Association was held virtually on Thursday 27th January 2022 at 7:30pm via Zoom.
1st January: SDW New Years Day 10 mile TT
Warm temperatures and a calm day made this one of the most pleasant New Year’s Day events for a few years. Congratulations to Joshua Clark riding for Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA for taking the men’s win with a finish time of 20.54 and to Rebecca Wilson riding for Rye & District
Wheelers taking the fastest ladies prize with 25.58.
22nd December: KCA Reliability Trial – charity donation confirmed
Some fantastic news to kick off 2022 with – here is confirmation that we were able to raise £1000 for the Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance. Once again thank you to everyone who took part in the Reliability Trial and to the KCA Committee for the generous top up too! #KCART2021
13th November: KCA Reliability Trial – Results
KCA Reliability Trial 2021 – THE ROOTES TROPHY – congratulations to our winners Southborough & District Wheelers! Well done to everyone who took part in the event, the feedback and photos have been brilliant. All competing clubs should have received KCA details to support our charity donation to the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.
31st October & 7th November: KCA Reliability Trial returns
The traditional end of season inter-club Reliability Trial returns with new routes and format. Please contact the event organisers for more details… good luck everyone.