75th Anniversary Awards

Our 75th Anniversary Awards evening was on 18th  November 2023 and saw the return to the location where the was club founded in 1948 – the Wigmore Smallholders Club.

A lot of hard work goes into delivering any club event, so thanks must go first to Helen Masters, Social Secretary and Kirsty Wastall for shouldering the burden of the work with support from Mike Finch, Bob Philbrook and Martin Trice.  Thank you.

Following our meal, we were thrilled to have cyclocross legend Ian Field speaking about his career as a cross racer and his journey to get there and his new role as coach at http://veldcoaching.co.uk. Our host for the evening Bob Philbrook ensured things ran smoothly.

Bob and Jon from the Go-ride section were on hand to announce the prizes as Ian kindly gave them out with a smile and a handshake. Not before some well-earned flowers for Helen and Kirsty for their sterling work in organising the event.

The full list of winners is below but some notable awards are here:

  • Steve Harman, Dave Bishop and Marin Stoichkov, Cyclerama Award for completing Lands End to John O’Groats.
  • Henry Twynam, “”L’Equpier” rider of the year for being super helpful and supporting younger riders at Go-ride sessions.
  • Keith Walker, for a truly amazing tally of awards.

The traditional raffle followed, with our great friends The Bike Warehouse Gillingham donating some awesome prizes.

There was also a special prize paid for by the Philbrook family for introductory coaching vouchers for Luke Anderson’s new cycle coaching venture Luke Anderson Cycle Coaching. Find out more about Luke’s offering at https://lacc.uk. We wish Luke all the very best with his new venture.

It was great that some old club members could attend too, and there was a display of club memorabilia from years gone by.

We hope everyone had a great evening and is looking forward to next years challenges, maybe with a new bike or gadget from Father Christmas, or indeed The Bike Warehouse!

The 75th Anniversary Wigmore CC prize winners
Caitlin DobbinsMost Improved Rider
Cameron Carthew3rd Evening Scratch League (Road Bike)
Laurence BaileyMost Improved Rider (Primary Age)
Henry Twynam“L’Equipier” Rider of the Year
Mike Finch1st Evening Scratch League (Road Bike)
Jamie Harris2nd Anderson Points League
Miles TwynamMost Committed Rider
Julien Barton1st Evening Scratch League
2nd Evening Handicap League
2nd Evening Vets League
John Booty Club Events Cup
Zwift Shield
Marin Stoichkov2nd Evening Scratch League (Road Bike)
Luke SmeetonBest Racer
Dave Wastall2nd Open TT League
3rd Anderson Points League
Luke AndersonLen Payne Off Road Trophy
Sonny JennsBest Newcomber
Franco Della MuraTrack Shield
Dave and Kirsty WastallClubman of the Year
Alex HollidayMost Improved Rider (Secondary Age)
Steve Harman/David Bishop/Marin StoichkovCyclerama Shield
Richard Masters1st Evening Handicap League
3rd Evening Scratch League
3rd Evening Club Combined League
3rd Evening Vets League
Tourist Trophy
Jude TippinsJunior Zwift Award
Anthony Bee3rd Open TT League
Dave Bedford 10 Mile Cup
Len Chambers 25 Mile Cup
Presidents Short Distance B.A.R. Champion
Keith Walker1st Open TT League
1st Evening Vets League
2nd Evening Scratch League
2nd Evening Club Combined League
3rd Evening Handicap League
Anderson Points Cup
Bill Philbrook Memorial Trophy
Club Hill Climb Champion
Club Hill Climbing Champion
Len Chambers Massed Start Cup
R.A. Burns 50 Mile Cup

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75th Anniversary

It’s party time!

It’s our 75th anniversary. Come and help us celebrate at our special Presentation Evening party on Saturday 18th November from 5pm to 10pm.

The event will be held at the Wigmore and District Smallholders (2 Springvale, Gillingham ME8 0JG) where the club was founded way back in 1948.

There will be hot food served at 6pm.

We also have a very special guest speaker, Ian Field (pictured on the top step in his British Champions jersey). Ian is now a cyclocross coach at Veld Coaching https://www.veldcoaching.com/ , but is the former FIVE times winner of the British National Cyclocross Championships at U23 and Senior level and raced cyclocross professionally in Belgium for many, many years. Not only that, but he’s also a local lad from Ashford!

Tickets for the event cost £25 for adults and £12.50 for children.

You can book your place by filling out this simple form:

https://forms.gle/RmXP6vtx1wLpp4Me8 – don’t forget to hit the “submit” button after you’ve filled in all the details.

Tickets must be purchase by 1st November 2023.

It only takes a minute. Once you’ve hit the submit button, you’ll get a link to pay sent to the mobile phone number you specify in the form.

Food options are:

Main course – Breast of chicken or vegetarian lasagne

Dessert – Raspberry and white chcolate, or Chocolate cheesecake

…and you specify these in the form.

Any questions, please email Helen on social@wcc.bike
Thank you very much and looking forward to a great night.





Hill Climb 2023

It’s here, our Hill Climb Event

Location: Hollingbourne Hill, Sittingbourne

Date: Sunday, 24th September 2023, 10:30am

Entry to our traditional Hill Climb Event up the ever challenging Hollingbourne Hill has been extended by a couple of days, and will close on SUNDAY 17th September.

Entry is just £12.50, with a host of cash prizes on offer (including age categories, not just the fastest).

Entry is on the Cycling Time Trials website HERE:


If you have any questions or queries, or are available to help out on the day; please hit reply to this email, or drop the organiser a message at events@wcc.bike

Hopefully see you there!

2023 Zwift League

So the 5th iteration of our club winter Zwift League has come to an end. Points have been totted up and the final results are in. First of all I’d like to thank you all for logging on each week to race and making the league a success.


🏆 Jude Tippins
🥈 Luke Smeeton
🥉 Oliver Young


🏆 Julien Barton
🥈 Steve Penny
🥉 Jamie Harris

Full league tables – https://wigmorecyclingclub.org.uk/2023-2/2023-zwift-league-tables/

All the results of the Go-ride races are here: https://wigmorecyclingclub.org.uk/2023-2/2023-zwift-league-go-ride-results/

All the results of the adult races are here: https://wigmorecyclingclub.org.uk/2023-2/2023-zwift-league-go-ride-results/

Stats for the season

22 Rounds✅

2,200+ Miles✅

4 Go-Ride Members✅

15 Adult WCC Members✅

13 Guest Riders✅

12 Different Race Winners🥇

2023 membership renewals

Dear All

Thank you so much for being a member during 2022. Hopefully you managed to get out there and achieve some of your goals on the bike, and had a bit of fun at the same time. Especially during all that great sunny weather we had over the summer. And here’s hoping that 2023 brings more of the same.

This is all a long way of saying…


To renew your club membership, please click our (now infamous) “Big Pink Button”. You know you want to…

Memberships run for the entire year, so now is the very best time to renew your membership. Plus, you’ll be in the first batch of super special awesome amazing membership packs that’ll I’ll be putting together in a couple of weeks. I’m planning a refresh of these member pack… so gone are the usual trinkets, in will be some sort of other new trinket! Also, I’ll be providing a club events calendar (inc TT series dates, and other such calendar-ey things).

• Senior: £26
• Junior: £10
• Family: £39 (2 adults and 2 children living at the same address)
• Supporter: £6 (for our non-riding friends of the club)

And if you’re a member of another club but would still like to support us:
• 2nd Claim Senior: £13
(Note: Supporters and 2nd Claim members are not eligible for anyclub trophy. 2nd Claim and Family memberships are reviewed before acceptance by the secretary… ME!)


If you’re receiving this email, you’re still very much invited to our AGM that will be held on Thursday 26th Jan 2023. You should get another email or two about that, but other club emails (news, events, announcements, etc…) will now only be sent to renewed members.

And with that, I’ll leave you to enjoy the rest of your weekend. Hope to have you on board again in 2023!

Kind regards…
Phil Appleby, WCC General Secretary

Wigmore CC gains qualified adult Ride Leader

Wigmore Cycling Club has gained a qualified British Cycling Ride Leader.

Club Chairman and Club Ride Secretary Kevin Ford attended the 2-day course held at Cyclopark on 11th and 12th September.

With a range of pre-course learning, classroom, on site and external rides the course covered ride planning, supporting new and developing riders confidence, road skills and, of course, risk assessments!

The training will be used to provide improved experience for the Wigmore CC Developers group and where group abilities are mixed.

Wigmore CC typically provide a Developers (up to 15 miles, 10 mph), Intermediate (up to 45 miles, 13 mph) and Advanced (45 miles and above, 15 mph and above) group rides each Sunday.

Club Rides meet for a 9am start from Rainham Library car park, Birling Avenue, with free on street parking nearby should you choose to drive the start.

All group rides are inclusive with a ‘no drop’ policy and focus on the social aspect of riding, even when the group may be going a bit quicker. For more info, see here.

Wigmore CC also have a strong Go-Ride section for school age children to build cycling skills, along with a range of racing events throughout the year, delivered by a strong group of British Cycling-qualified volunteer coaches. Sessions run term-time only on Saturday mornings. For more info, see here.

Use the Contact form if you’d like to join us for a no obligation taster ride or for more information.

Message from the Chair

Hello all Wigmore CC members!

We have some updates to share, so please have a look below and respond if appropriate to each one.

End of TT season evening social

We’ll be having another meal at the Woolpack, Iwade after the final Iwade TT of the season on Wednesday 24th August.

This is open to WCC members and guests, and you certainly don’t have to have ridden to come along and join us and also celebrate the TT specific awards being presented.

You’ll need to pre-order this year by midday Wednesday 17th August, so the order can be placed that evening.

The menu is here and please use the simple table below so the orders can be collated.

Please email me, Kevin at chair@wigmorecyclingclub.org.uk with your completed order.

Name Starter Main Dessert

*Please note I will not be chasing for responses or have time to transcribe lists etc into the table*

Adult ride leader training

British Cycling (BC) have been able to re-start Ride Leader training and have a range of dates available, including 10th and 11th September at Cyclopark.

Would you like to complete the training the help Wigmore CC further develop its skills and capacity?

The course is £205 with candidates asked to pay 50% with Wigmore CC re-paying the member after 6 months of actively leading rides.

(You’d also need a 3-hour first aid certificate).

Please email me, Kevin at chair@wigmorecyclingclub.org.uk if you’re interested in the opportunity.

Kit order and discount reminder

Martin Trice, Treasurer has submitted an order to fill the key gaps in our kit, which is held at The Bike Warehouse, Gillingham High Street.

As a reminder, we have a range of discounts available on kit, which is shown in the image below.

Just pop down to The Bike Warehouse in Gillingham and try before you buy!

Kevin Ford

Deux Jours de Cyclopark 2022

Last weekend (6th and 7th March, 2022) saw the start of the Youth Road Race calendar, with the grandly titled Deux Jours de Cyclopark 2022 hosted by VC Londres.

The races, number of stages, points scoring and circuit varied for different age categories. U10s had to race for 15 mins each day, U12s for 30 mins and U14s had two races per day of 30 and 45 mins in which they could score bonus points on certain sprint laps.

The U10s field had 26 riders, 43 riders in the U12s and 20 in the U14 Girls.

Day 1 saw the riders compete clockwise round the circuit in the wet conditions.

Day 2  was competed anti-clockwise. The Day 2 weather was dry but much colder! A big shout out to the Sunday club adult riders who made a stop at Cyclopark as part of their ride to cheer everyone on.

Overall results for the weekend based on the GC (General Classification) were:-


8th Riley
16th Ewan
23rd Ben


40th Joe

U14 Girls

4th Millie

Also well done to one of our former Wigmore CC Go-Rider, Finn, who placed 4th in the U18 Boys. Well done Finn.

… and last but certainly not least, thanks to Luke for marshalling.

For anyone interested in taking part in future races, please check out the British Cycling events page for the Regional Youth Road Race Series where there are four more events throughout the year.

Also, don’t forget that Spring in the Park (at Cyclopark) starts on Friday evenings from 29th April. This is a great introduction to road circuit racing for Go-Riders.

Please feel free to ask coaches for further information on any of these events.

Kirsty Wastall

2022 Open events Time Trial Schedule

South East (Q) district

Here is a list of open event Time Trials, kindly collated by Phil Appleby.  Big thank you Phil. All events are run according to Cycling Time Trials rules.

MarchSat2610VTTA 10m Grainhttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/23539
Sun310KCA 10m Hamstreethttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/23541
Sat910Catford 10m Tonbridgehttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/23544
Sun1025SFA 25m Lenham (Road Bikes)https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/23545
Sun1725KCA 25m Brenzethttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/23546
Sat2310WestKent RC 10m Grainhttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/23550
Sun2430VTTA Champs 30m Hamstreethttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/23553
MaySun125WigmoreCC 25m TT Challockhttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/23555
Sat1410MVC 10m Grainhttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/23556
Sun1525Gravesend 25m Challockhttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/23559
Sun2225MVC 25m Brenzethttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/23561
Sat2810S&DW 10m Tenterdenhttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/23562
Sun2950KCA 50m Hamstreethttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/24155
Sun1225VTTA 25M Challockhttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/23564
Sat1810Bexley 10m Grainhttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/23566
Sun1910VTTA 10m Thanethttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/23568
Sun2625Thanet RC 25m Thanet Wayhttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/23570
JulySat210KCA 10m Bettshangerhttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/23572
Sun1050VTTA Champs 50m Hamstreethttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/23577
Sun1725KCA 25m Brenzethttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/24158
Sun2410Thanet RC 10m Thanet Wayhttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/23579
Sat3010VTTA 10m Hamstreethttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/23582
Sun1425KCA 3-UP 25m Brenzethttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/24161
Sat2125Catford 25m Brenzethttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/23584
Sun4100KCA Champs 100m Hamstreethttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/24163
Sun1125VTTA Champs 25m Brenzethttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/23586
Sun1825WestKent RC 25m Challockhttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/23588
Sun25HCWigmore CC HC Hollingbournehttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/find-events
Sun915VTTA 15m Hamstreethttps://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/23591