Evening 10 Time Trial results – Round 1, 01/05/24

We kicked off our Evening 10 time trial series this evening!
Here are the results:
Well done Phil on the win and all the riders.
We’ll do our normal league tables, but these won’t happen until Jamie returns from his work travels later this month.
If you feel like riding at TT, just come on down any Wednesday! If you are able to help out with marshalling, or any of the other volunteer roles, please let us know.
Thanks to Mike Savage Photography for the photo.

10 mile open time trial cancelled

Very sadly we have had to cancel the Wigmore CC Bill Philbrook Memorial this year due to multiple roadworks on the course, poor road surfaces and a very low number of entries.
I suppose after 36 years of uninterrupted promotions we have been lucky and it had to happen at some time.
As a result we will be moving next year’s 25 from our traditional venue Chilham to an alternative course hoping for better luck and bumper entries!
Thank you  to all who did enter this year and apologies for not being able to run the event as planned.

  1. 8Finally “Please support your local events” enjoy the ride and stay safe! ‍♀️

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