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Ted Hill

I am sad to have to announce that Ted died on 17th May after a short illness He was the power behind my 'throne', my greatest supporter and my biggest critic and I will miss him dearly. I am unable to give a date for his funeral due to official holdups but I will put them on the web ASAP. Meanwhile I really appreciate the many lovely cards and words of comfort I am receiving every day. Pat


The calendar of events has been updated and includes details of the event organiser.

Warwick Dunford Commemeoration

Unfortunately Joyce Dunford was not able to make the New Year's Day event so Pat Hill unveiled the inscription on the Lou Bathurst bench at Haffenden Quarter commemorating Warwick "Spider" Dunford. Warwick was a stalwart of the Kent Cycling scene and the seat is a permanent reminder of his contribution.

This picture shows Pat Hill unveiling the plaque,

and the following image is the inscription.

Warwick Dunford Memorial

The Kent Cycling Association and Southborough Whs have jointly had an engraved timber Plaque fixed to the front of the Lou Bathurst Memorial Seat at Haffenden Quarter to commemorate the life of Warwick Dunford and the work he did over many years as General Secretary of the SEDC, and as supporter of all Kent Time Triallists. Warwick's wife Joyce will be at the Southborough Whs New Year's Day 10 on 1.1 15 and will then go to unveil the Seat after the event. Everyone is invited to attend.

2nd KCA 50 in 2015

Robert Kennison, Medway Velo, has kindly volunteered to organise the second KCA 50 next year.

This event is held in memory of Roy Enfield, a member of the Medway Wheelers winning team in the BBAR competition in 1948 and 1949. Ken Joy and Peter Beardsmore were the other two counters, with Beardsmore winning the individual competition in 1948 and Joy in 1949. Ken Joy was the champion for four successive years.

Last calls for KCA Lunch & Prize Presentation!

We have a good crowd of 94 coming with most of the main Award winners included. How about trying to make it 100 - but get in quick - it's next Sunday! Phone, or email our 3 ladies organising the 'do' ASAP

KCA Lunch and Prize Presentation 2 Nov 2014

Time is running out for this Social Event of the Year!!! Please make sure you don't miss it by booking ASAP with Pat, Ann or Esther and make their day. Menu Cream of Veg Soup, Chicken Chasseur and Lemon and Lime Cheesecake. Yum-yum.

Annual Lunch and Prize Presentation

Don't forget bookings have to be made by 26 October for the lunch. Details are:

Sunday November 2nd 2014

Smarden Charter Hall TN27 8NF

Cost £17 Under 18 £8

Pat Hill 01580 291737

Ann Burden 0796 66470180

Esther Carpenter 01424 751581

Bookings by October 26th


To our great regret Gordon Sherwood has decided to step down as Treasurer at this year's AGM. He has handled our finances most capably and will obviously be a hard act to follow. However, don't let Gordon's efficiency deter you if you feel you would like to take on the job. Please let me know. Esther Carpenter

12 Hour distances

Nothing formal but you can see what the Live Distance calculator threw up as riders' distances. Pav Bryan looks to have won with around 268. Tere are 5 riders alls round 250 (Martin Brown, Lee Buckman, Dean Chiddention, Shay Giles and Matthew Scholes) Mark Fairhead (no55) who fell of at Woolpack Inn was at the hall afterward and seemed fine.