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  • 29/01/2017 12:12 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The National Cycle Museum (National Cycle Collection) in the Automobile Palace, Llandrindod Wells, was officially opened on 21st March 1997.

    It's the UK's main cycle museum with over 250 cycles on display .  Normally open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays,  but can usually be flexible for groups.


    The annual sale of surplus cycles and spares from museum stores will be on Saturday 6 May.

    The event will be held at the Royal British Legion premises Tremont Road , Llandrindod Wells from 10.00 to 13.00

    Auction of surplus cycles from museum stores  at 12.00.

    Further  details from stores manager Steve Griffith  on 07740 923 630  or email

    There is space in the hall for cycle related stalls from other traders - please contact Steve if you wish to book a table .


    The 3rd Llandod Wells Cycle Festival will take place between between 14 - 16 July.  More information 

    2017 is the bicentenary year of the bicycle.  Visit  the Museum to see a wide variety of cycle designs over the last 200 years. It's a great area  for a cycling holiday 

  • 02/01/2017 11:27 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By Philip Thorpe

    The 9am Intermediates has always been a popular group and last summer we often had 28 riders out on our club runs.  This has occurred several times since I formed the Intermediates 12 years ago, and on each occasion we have split the group forming the 9am Inters, 10am Inters, Fast Inters and most recently the Inters+.  So again we are splitting the 9am Intermediates creating a faster and a slower group.  Our leaders enjoy leading smaller groups much more than large groups and this also has further benefits in terms of cafes, punctures, pace and traffic obstruction. 

    The new groups will each have their own coordinator and rides start on 4th March 2017

    The faster of the groups will be called the 9am Intermediates and the slower group will be the 9am Inbetweeners.

    9am Intermediates  -  Coordinator Del Leslie 

    The aim of the new 9am Inters will be to increase the riding pace to ride at something between current Inters pace and the Inters+ pace.  This will help the step from the current Inters (new Inbetweeners) into the Inters+. 

    So the new 9am Inters pace will rise to average around 15-17mph and distance increase to 50-60 miles.

    9am Inbetweeners  -  Coordinator Philip Thorpe 

    The Inbetweeners will continue to ride much as the current 9am Inters are riding, not surprising as it will be formed from the slower half of the current Inters, and we always ride at the pace of the slowest.  The Inbetweeners is between the new Inters & B+. The group will be a good stepping stone up from the 10am B+ for those who want a longer ride.

    Inbetweeners pace will be averaging 13-15 mph and distance 40-50 miles. 

    Philip Thorpe

    07854 959705 

  • 30/12/2016 12:29 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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  • 10/11/2016 17:35 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Report from Pat Hill at the KCA Annual Awards:

    Paul  Mepham our Toastmaster began as usual by announcing the results of the Reliability Trial in reverse order. He had received a record 549 entries this year and when he said that a record number of over 70 riders had entered the 100 mile category, my heart sank, even though I knew we had 108 entries overall. 

    However as Paul chatted on and reached the last 4 clubs, I began to relax. 

    The Ashford Roads were 4th with 107 points (lots of successful 100 milers), next were the Southborough with 109 (great for them) and we all waited with bated breath, then heard that the Thanet were 2nd with 119 points, leaving us first with a massive 150 points.  

    Shouts of jubilation went up and I again received the Trophy from Paul on behalf of all who rode for our Club, to win this small but much loved Rootes Cup. It is the oldest cup in our KCA cupboard but attracts so much interest. 

    One problem are the crowds at the Claygate start and Paul is addressing that for next year.

  • 13/10/2016 14:26 | Anonymous member (Administrator)




    As you will have read in the latest edition of the Milestone, the quest for new club clothing is almost complete.

    The club clothing task force and others in the club are now making final preparations for the clothing items to go on sale to members.

    When the clothing goes on sale existing members will be able to claim a ONE OFF £20 SUBSIDY which has generously been sanctioned by the board. This subsidy can be claimed against either of the two short sleeve jerseys, and the long sleeve jersey which will be available, or the Tee shirt or Polo shirt if that is what members might prefer.

    Whilst a number of clothing manufacturers were initially looked at, there were two that the task force felt warranted more critical investigation, these being Bioracer and Tineli.

    The overall package offered by Tineli was deemed best suited to the needs of the club and we are now working closely with them on the production and supply of the new kit.

    Tineli offer a wide range of clothing however, it has been decided in the first instance to go forward with an initial range of nine items being made available to members. Depending on the take up of the new clothing it may be an option to expand the range in the future.

    The nine items of clothing and prices are as follows:

    • Club cut jersey (Standard, classic fit). £38.45
    • Vent waffle jersey (A tighter more aero cut with more technical fabric, but not a full on race aero fit). £43.62
    • Long sleeve club cut jersey. £50.98
    • Regular shorts. £38.28
    • Regular bibshorts. £39.48
    • Pro tour bibshorts  (Added features and more technical fabric to compliment the Vent waffle jersey). £53.76
    • Short sleeve skinsuit (with an option of long sleeves). £65.22
    • Tee shirt £24.26
    • Polo shirt (with zip) £26.67

    Please note that these prices include tracked postage to your home address.

    Sizes will range from XS to 5XL.

    Women’s clothing cut is also available

    At the time of writing, an online shop accessible on the club’s website is being developed by Glenn Roberts. You will be able to order and pay for your clothing there. Full technical specifications, sizing charts and cost options for the clothing such as flatlock stitching, reflective strips, 4th zipped security pocket and bespoke lengthening or shortening of sleeve length, shorts leg length and jersey body length will also be on the online shop.

    As you can see these are competitive prices but with these prices come certain conditions that must be fulfilled in order for them to be maintained.

    1.      The club must order at least 100 units of clothing.

    2.      There is a minimum order of 10 units for any one item of clothing except for the skinsuit where the minimum order is 5.

    On the face of it these conditions might seem onerous but rest assured that all the quality manufacturers operate in this way and Tineli had the best balance of minimum order levels, ordering process, pricing and excellent quality.

    As an example of how the minimum order number can affect the cost of items, the cost of the basic jersey would rise to £44.97 (including postage) if we were to order just 50 units.

    We hope you can see therefore the benefits for club members to purchase en bloc at this initial stage of ordering so as to ensure the lowest possible price that is available from Tineli.

    Remember too that for a limited period the club will be subsidising the cost of one jersey, Tee shirt or Polo shirt per member to the amount of £20.00. So, if large numbers of members purchase on this initial order it will be possible to purchase a club cut jersey for £18.45, the Vent Waffle jersey for £23.62, the polo shirt for £6.67 or the Tee shirt for £4.26.

    Members are therefore urged to purchase their clothing during the club’s first order so as to secure this one off subsidy.

    The club clothing task force are running two “try on” events. The first is 1900 to 2130hrs on Tuesday 8th November at the Penenden Heath club house. The second is 0800 to 1000hrs on Saturday 19th November at the Vestry Hall, Marden.

    During these try on events the items carried on the club’s online shop will be available to try on for size. There will be sizes XS– XXL in the club cut jersey and standard bibshorts in the new SFA design while all other items will be in generic Tineli designs. A representative from Tineli will also be available to answer any questions you may have.

    Please do try to come along to these events so you can identify the correct size of garment for you and can go and order straight away with confidence.

    If we can get our first order in by 22nd November we will receive the clothing by mid January.

    It is likely to be at least six months before the club puts in another clothing order.

    Remember, get in quick with your first order, claim your subsidy and get a club jersey at a never to be repeated price.

    Del Leslie

    Club Clothing Task Force

  • 13/09/2016 13:24 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Members of San Fairy Ann can now benefit from the newly launched 'Ride with GPS Club account' which provides access to the premium features of 'Ride with GPS' as well as additional member only content.

    To read more and to gain access please click on the logo below.  Note, San Fairy Ann members will be required to sign in.

  • 24/07/2016 18:05 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ralph Robinson, along with Derek Leslie and Paul Grout are attempting to cycle, independently, from London to Paris in 24 hrs. They will set off from Greenwich Park on Wednesday the 7th of September.

    (left to right, Derek, Ralph & Paul)

    They are raising money for Ralph's eldest grandson Charlie, in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

    Unfortunately Charlie was born with an incurable heart condition called HOCUM (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) and a hole in the heart. This means he isn't allowed to do any strenuous exercise. He is a smashing polite and well behaved lad and deserves better, as many do. Hopefully, by supporting the BHF, a cure may one day be available.

    If you feel able to support their ride you may sponsor them at their JustGiving page at the following link:

  • 24/06/2016 16:10 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Time Trial results are now available from within the Time Trial section of this site.  

    Click on the menu items 'RACING' | 'TIME TRIALS' | 'TT SCHEDULE, NEWS & RESULTS'

    Alternatively click HERE

  • 26/05/2016 09:23 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There is currently a petition on the government website to introduce a minimum safe passing distance when overtaking cyclists. This needs more support to drive it to government debate which will, at least, raise the profile of the issue. 

    If you wish to, please sign:

  • 07/05/2016 18:23 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The cafe map and a new cafe forum has now been added to the site.  

    Thank you to Ron Lee for administering the map.  This now appears as a link in the 'Forums' list.  To go directly to the Cafe Map and forum page click HERE

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