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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.

2014 KCA 12hour start sheet

You can Download the booklet version of the 2014 Start Sheet that prints double sided here.. There is also a version that prints single sided that can be downloaded here.

Please note that the course has changed slightly and riders will now turn Right at Kingsnorth 2 and then left on the slip road straight to Cloverleaf RAB and the Marsh. The short legs to the Kingsnorth 3 and Orbital RABs have been removed.

KCA 50 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.


ANNUAL LUNCH & PRIZE PRESENTATION SUNDAY 2ND NOVEMBER, 2014 SMARDEN CHARTER HALL, SMARDEN, KENT COST £17 UNDER 18 £8 Bar Opens 12pm Lunch 1.15pm Special Guest KENT AIR AMBULANCE BOOK YOUR PLACES ASAP WITH PAT HILL 01580 291737 email OR ANN BURDEN 0796 66470180 email or OR ESTHER CARPENTER Last date for orders 26th October 2014 – Special diets catered for if ordered in advance All 2014 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

Catford 25/KCA qualifying event

Please note that all entries from riders in KCA Clubs received by the organiser were accepted so nobody will lose out despite entries being restricted at the last minute and some being returned. Also remember that you have yet another chance at a 25 in our own event on 14 September on Thanet Way.


John Hunt is organising a Memorial Ride for Bill on Sunday 14th September starting at 10.00am from Hampton Pier, Herne Bay. A social ride of 40 miles to Sandwich and back going via Bill’s house and his workshop. It’s being done on behalf of the Veteran Cycle Club with as many as possible coming on Hurlows. I’ve spoken to Shay Guiles but he will probably be racing but may come. Also spoken to Maurice and Esther. He says they will come on their Hurlow tandem. Ernie Abdella is coming, who used to assemble bikes for Bill.

Contact John at or telephone 07765767200.