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Gravesend CTC member Stuart Orr earlier this year cycled an epic 1,847 miles down the west coast of the USA.
New Feature on the site.
See where we have been, how far and other details with maps and stats.
Articles and photos wanted for website.
If you have recently been on a ride or event and would like to write a short paragraph or two
maybe accompanied by some photos for inclusion on the club’s website please do so.
Any such articles sent in will be greatly appreciated.
If you just have some photos you think would be suitable please also send those in.
Remember as well as being for other guests and visitors this site is
the Gravesend CTC’s members’ website for Gravesend CTC members.
So lets tell the club what we have been doing!
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16th / 17th March 2012
Six of our club members cycled from Gravesend to Dieppe in France.
West Kent CTC camping rally at Hopehill Camp Site
again a huge success.
Members from all over the West Kent CTC area converged on Hopehill campsite on the 1st and 2nd of September 2012.
As well as being a huge social event there was also a camp fire sing song and cycling games organised by Pete Ashley with assistance from Tony Holland. The weather was good and on the Sunday morning there was the option of a walk in the countryside or a bike ride led by Tony Holland.
West Kent Camping Rally 2014, Hopehill Campsite 30th/31st August
Viewed from the outside by Vic Ashley.
There are only three things you need for a good rally; reasonable weather, lots of fun
things to do and good friends to chat to.
This years event was scheduled for Saturday and Sunday but Graham from Pontifract
couldn't wait – he arrived on Friday and spent the night on his own.
Saturday's entertainment included that team game - loved by all the local cycle wheel
builders – Cycle Polo! My son Peter loves this and throws himself into it with careless
abandon, this year a little too much careless and abandon was thrown as he got himself
tangled up somehow and suffered a lacerated leg – but he did score a goal I believe.
The evening saw traditional singsong entertainment around the campfire accompanied
by a few amusing sketches and jokes. Everyone sang their hearts out until late in the
evening with musical accompaniment provided by the banjo and keyboard. Everyone
retired to their tents tired but happy ready for the next day.
The next day began bright and early with campers devouring cooked breakfasts
prepared on their camping stoves along with large mugs of tea. Hugh Roach led a
picturesque walk around Happy Valley and Harvel and a cycle ride was led by Peter
Scott. Both the walk and ride were planned so that everyone arrived back at the
campsite in time for lunch.
Sunday's afternoon game activities were a little more select than Saturday's and
simply involved tying a balloon to the end of your bike, getting yourself a short stick with a wicked looking pin on the end of it and sallying forth, the intention being to burst everyone else's balloon and become the last man standing (or riding) and thus the winner. This was much enjoyed, especially by the younger ones who would have looked even more terrifying had they been mounted on a charger, in shining armour
and wielding a full size lance! The Tug-of-War afterwards seemed quite sedate by
comparison. (I always said cycling shoes could not grip on damp grass).
And the Chat part of the weekend; there was quite a lot of that, going on together with
much drinking of tea etc. so it was, for me, a very good rally and if you didn't attend then
you missed a good event.
Wednesday Wobblers at their new meeting point, the Cyclopark at Gravesend
January 2015 - New Meeting Place for Wednesday Wobblers
The Wednesday Wobblers have a new meeting place, they are now meeting at the Cyclopark which is in the Linear park where the A2 used to be before it was moved a few years ago.