We have just received the following sad news from Pat Hill:-
We are very sad to announce that Joyce passed away in Pembury Hospital yesterday 29th August after being admitted the previous day suffering from breathing problems. Daughter Rosemary will let us know the funeral arrangements in due course. I am sure that many of us who enjoyed Joyce’s laughter and chat via our work with husband Warwick for all their married life, and since such as at Ted’s funeral 2 months ago when she certainly cheered me up, will regret her passing. Pat
I have just received the following from Ian Ferrell (Event Organizer):-
You may be aware of potential problems with regards to my KCA event on 13th September.
I have spoken to the lead contractor and I am assured that we will be able to use the full existing circuit.
The turn at Broomfield was the issue. Two small traffic islands have been built prior to the final roundabout before you re-join the Thanet Way. The road here will be re-surfaced this week before the Bank Holiday and whilst extra care will have to be taken, it should not propose any danger to riders. I will of course highlight this in the start sheet and at the HQ on the day.
Of more concern to me will be the slip road at Reculver/Hillboro. We did not use it last year due to the erratic surface and I do not propose to use it this year either. The riders will remain on the A299. A marshal will be placed here as usual.
It is regret that we have to report the death of Dave Pike who died during the week of a heart attack age 71. Dave was a stalwart of the Folkestone & District Wheelers before it was disbanded. On moving to Lincolnshire he joined the Sleaford Wheelers where he continued to work untiringly for the local cycling scene as well as competing in many events. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.