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2016 Events

The 2016 Events have been added to the calendar page

2015 Competition Winners

The calculations have been completed for the various competitions for 2015 and you can download the results for the competions from the following links:

Junior and Ladies BAR

Veteran BAR

Short Distance BAR

Senior BAR

and finally a list of the award winners that will appear in the lunch menu are here.

Don't forget the lunch is on 1 November. Contact details etc are on the Calendar page. Sean Yates is the guest of honour.


The KCA Annual Lunch and Prizegiving is on Sunday 1st November 2015 at Smarden Charter Hall, Smarden, GOH SEAN YATES TEAM TINKOFF-SAXO COST £17.50 UNDER 18 £8 Bar Opens 12pm Lunch 1.15pm Special Guest SEAN YATES TEAM TINKOFF-SAXO BOOK NOW WITH PAT HILL 01580 291737 email OR ANN BURDEN 0796 66470180 email or Last date for orders 25th October 2015 – Special diets catered for if ordered in advance All 2015 Promoters can come with a partner FOC in recognition of your help this season PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR MEMBERS TO ATTEND THE LUNCH AND COLLECT THEIR AWARDS

Joyce Dunford Funeral

Joyce’s funeral will be on Thursday 24 September 2015 at 1pm at Hadlow Church. All are invited to the service and the reception after at Hadlow Manor. Family flowers only but donations may be made to Cancer Research, via funeral directors Sears, 22 Church Road, Paddock Wood, TN12 6EZ Pat Hill


We are very sad to announce that Joyce passed away in Pembury Hospital yesterday 29th August after being admitted the previous day suffering from breathing problems. Daughter Rosemary will let us know the funeral arrangements in due course. I am sure that many of us who enjoyed Joyce's laughter and chat via our work with husband Warwick for all their married life, and since such as at Ted's funeral 2 months ago when she certainly cheered me up, will regret her passing. Pat

KCA 25 Sunday 13th September 2015

Please note that the organiser Ian Ferrell sent out the following message yesterday concerning this event:- Dear All, You may be aware of potential problems with regards to my KCA event on 13th September. I have spoken to the lead contractor and I am assured that we will be able to use the full existing circuit. The turn at Broomfield was the issue. Two small traffic islands have been built prior to the final roundabout before you re-join the Thanet Way. The road here will be re-surfaced this week before the Bank Holiday and whilst extra care will have to be taken, it should not propose any danger to riders. I will of course highlight this in the start sheet and at the HQ on the day. Of more concern to me will be the slip road at Reculver/Hillboro. We did not use it last year due to the erratic surface and I do not propose to use it this year either. The riders will remain on the A299. A marshal will be placed here as usual. All - Will you please all circulate this to club members. Pat - can you let Peter H know for me. Colin - Thanks for your help in putting together a replacement course had the need arisen. I will ring you. Bob - can you please place an entry on Spin Wheels covering my point. Thanks Ian

Change to Roy Mansers details

Please note that the reception after Roy's funeral will now be held at the Newnham Court Inn, which is opposite the crematorium. All other details remain unchanged.

Roy Manser's Funeral

Carole Gandy has confirmed the following information regarding the arrangements for Roy's Funeral. "It will take place on Monday 24th August 2015 at 10.15 am at Vinter’s Park Crematorium and afterwards at the Hilton Hotel, Bearsted Road, Maidstone ME14 5AA. Everyone would be welcome to attend. It would be a great help if those wishing to attend the gathering at the Hilton let Roy's brother David Manser know by phone on 01622 745893. There will only be family flowers but if anyone wishes to give a donation this should be for the British Heart Foundation and sent to:- Undertakers – Sears Funeral Directors, 3 Fountains Lane, Barming, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9AT." Pat Hill

Roy Manser (submitted by Pat Hill)

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that Roy died today after going on a WW run with a crowd of friends. He had left his car at the WW pub the Lord Raglan, and while they were having a coffee at Frankies Café he said he felt ill. Kav collected Roy 's car from the pub and told the crowd of us having lunch there that he was ill, but while Kav was driving him home Roy asked to have a stop for some fresh air and literally passed away sitting on the grass verge at Linton Hill. Kav phoned Dick Bradley and it is Dick who has asked me to pass the news on.

Peter Stone

It is with great sadness that we record the death of Peter Stone on July 26th. Peter was a stalwart of cycling in Kent, serving on the National & Local Committees of the RTTC. and supporting the Kent CA, especially working hard to ensure the success of the annual 12 Hour. He and Gill were to be seen at many events throughout the years. He was President of the KCA for several years. He was a talented time triallist in his younger days, riding for the West Kent RC and pairing with Mickey Dunn (Catford CC) to break several tandem records. The Funeral arrangements are as follows – Monday 24th August. There will be a family cremation followed by a celebration of Peter’s life at St. Michael & All Angels Church, Wilmington commencing at 11 am. No flowers but donation cheques may be sent to the funeral directors who are the Co-Op Funeral Care, 91-93 Lowfield Street, Dartford, Kent DA1 1HP. Chosen charities : Guide Dogs for the Blind Eleanor Hospice RNLI Those wishing to attend to go to the gathering after the church service should e-mail James Stone on