Morris Jury, Wigmore CC – 1939-2023

I knew Mo from the 1950s when we were both young members of the Wigmore CC, and he became a life-long friend. He was a very good time trialist, roadman and track rider, and also a very good clubman. He also did well at running, before coming back to cycling later.

One of his first trophies was the Wigmore Junior Massed Start (Road Race) Champion’s Cup awarded to him in 1956. Two years later he won the club’s 12 Hour Challenge Trophy with 233.645 miles in the KCA ‘12’ (5th place).

The next year Mo was riding for the Sittingbourne CC and in 1960, when I was on national service, he was in a very strong Sittingbourne team with Terry Hulme and Brian Hampton. They won many team awards, and Mo was KCA Senior Best All Rounder. It was his best season of racing. He won the KCA ‘100’ with 4.18.39, the fastest time on the trophy then and he won it by nearly 9 minutes. But he did a faster ‘100’ that year, 4.14.41, I am not sure of the course, and he gained a good placing in the BBAR.

In that year Mo won the Folkestone ‘25’ with 59.23, I think at Chilham. He also won the Medway Wheelers Roy Enfield Memorial ‘50’ with 2.2.38, Terry Hulme was second and Brian Hampton third counter with 2.09.07, another team win. In third place was Ken Craven, Crescent Wheelers with 2.3.29, Ken was hardly ever beaten when he raced in Kent. He was a good friend of the Wigmore. When racing in Kent he and Roy Savery used to stay with Pete Milner at his home in Bredhurst. They often joined the Wigmore club runs when they were racing down this way or sometimes they just rode down from East London to go on our runs.

In 1963 Mo came back to the Wigmore. He won the Len Chambers 25 Mile Cup in 1963 (1:00:01), 1965 (1:00:47) and 1966 (58:11), the R A Burns 50 Mile Cup in 1963, 1965 and 1966, and the Fairyland 100 Cup in 1965 and 1966. He was the winner of the B.A.R. (Best All-Rounder) Cup – Senior in 1963, 1965 and 1966. He also set place-to-place solo and tandem records for the Gillingham (Will Adams Memorial) to Canterbury and back.

In 1971 the Wigmore won the KCA BAR team. Our team was John Booty, Roger Travers and Mo. He recorded 222.683 miles in the ‘12’. The next year Mo was selected to ride for the South East District in the National 100 kilometres 4up Championship. The other team members were Dave Bedford, John Booty and Rod Kennison. They finished 4th , their time was 2.21.17. The Hounslow and District were winners, 2.07.52.

Mo did many road and circuit races, including Brands Hatch, and also track racing, but he broke a collar bone in a grass track race. After 1972 Mo stopped racing and began running. In a marathon he did a time of 2.42, showing he always had great stamina.

In his 50s Mo returned to cycling. He became a member of the VTTA. He didn’t race any more, but he did a lot of long rides still. He went to Wednesday Wobblers and he won the Wigmore Tourist Shield (for a noteworthy tour, audax or sportive ride) in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Mo passed away on 4 December 2023 after a long illness. I wish to offer my deepest condolences to his family and friends, especially his daughter Andrea and son Steve on losing their father and also their mother Shirley, who passed away on 24 August. They lost both their parents less than four months apart.

Clin Maisey, Wigmore CC.

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 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 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 , 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: – 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
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

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 –

All the results of the Go-ride races are here:

All the results of the adult races are here:

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.