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Hi reader,


Despite the weather, more than 500 masochistic riders turned up for the Kentish Killer. It was wet and windy, with a storm in the offing, but it could have been a lot worse i.e. it wasn't cold :) As it turned out, full armageddon actually arrived just as we were clearing up the signs. It's fair to say that it was a cracking success, but don't take my word for it, have a look at the feedback from happy (is that the right word?) riders here.

A big thankyou to all those that made it happen on the day and in the prep before. A special thank you to Steve Rogers and Lee Powell who from what I've seen have put in hours of their time in actually making this happen. Chapeau!

I was stationed on the last sector and the overriding memory for me, as we followed the route taking down signs, was passing an elderly male rider walking up Rowdow! It's fair to say he had hit the wall. We waited at the top of Rowdow just as Keith V-C turned up with the broom wagon. He had turned down the broom wagon. Marek decided to walk down the hill to try one last time, but he politely declined any offer of help, so Marek just made sure he had the route on his garmin, which he had (personally I would have been more comfortable if he had had a Wahoo, but that's another story, lol). We than cheered him on from the top of Rowdow... Only Tinkerpot to go!!! Chapeau sir.

Post KK Social Evening
There's a thank you social evening for all helpers on 18 March. A free drink and nibbles available sign up here.

The ultimate winter cycle socks are now available
Steve R now has stock of the Alpaca cycle socks. Please order and pay on riderhq here. You'll be able to pick them up at the KK social or any committee meeting.

Committee Meeting
The club holds a meeting open to all members every two months. We cover all matters large and small with the objective being to listen to ideas, agree the direction for the club and find people willing to take on actions (everything we do happens through members injecting energy and time into them). Next meeting on 11 March details here.




Rides this weekend

The Early Saturday Ride. Details and sign up here.

Sunday
The club are supporting the Kent Invicta Grimpeur 100 - AKA Otford Hilly and will be paying the entrance fee for any members that turn up. Details here.

G4 is being led by Charles to Hilden Golf. Sign up here.

G3 is being led by er, gps to Spadeworks(Offham). Leader to be decided on the day. Sign up here.



Don't forget, during the week the winter training rides are continuing.
This coming Tuesday's details can be found here
Have a great weekend all. It's looking quite promising :)

Neale
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