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Roy Manser's Funeral

Carole Gandy has confirmed the following information regarding the arrangements for Roy's Funeral. "It will take place on Monday 24th August 2015 at 10.15 am at Vinter’s Park Crematorium and afterwards at the Hilton Hotel, Bearsted Road, Maidstone ME14 5AA. Everyone would be welcome to attend. It would be a great help if those wishing to attend the gathering at the Hilton let Roy's brother David Manser know by phone on 01622 745893. There will only be family flowers but if anyone wishes to give a donation this should be for the British Heart Foundation and sent to:- Undertakers – Sears Funeral Directors, 3 Fountains Lane, Barming, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9AT." Pat Hill

Roy Manser (submitted by Pat Hill)

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that Roy died today after going on a WW run with a crowd of friends. He had left his car at the WW pub the Lord Raglan, and while they were having a coffee at Frankies Café he said he felt ill. Kav collected Roy 's car from the pub and told the crowd of us having lunch there that he was ill, but while Kav was driving him home Roy asked to have a stop for some fresh air and literally passed away sitting on the grass verge at Linton Hill. Kav phoned Dick Bradley and it is Dick who has asked me to pass the news on.

Peter Stone

It is with great sadness that we record the death of Peter Stone on July 26th. Peter was a stalwart of cycling in Kent, serving on the National & Local Committees of the RTTC. and supporting the Kent CA, especially working hard to ensure the success of the annual 12 Hour. He and Gill were to be seen at many events throughout the years. He was President of the KCA for several years. He was a talented time triallist in his younger days, riding for the West Kent RC and pairing with Mickey Dunn (Catford CC) to break several tandem records. The Funeral arrangements are as follows – Monday 24th August. There will be a family cremation followed by a celebration of Peter’s life at St. Michael & All Angels Church, Wilmington commencing at 11 am. No flowers but donation cheques may be sent to the funeral directors who are the Co-Op Funeral Care, 91-93 Lowfield Street, Dartford, Kent DA1 1HP. Chosen charities : Guide Dogs for the Blind Eleanor Hospice RNLI Those wishing to attend to go to the gathering after the church service should e-mail James Stone on

Pat Hill

Please note that I am back in touch with life again with a new PC. I can now tell you that Cancer Research donations made in Ted's memory reached the great sum of £1,200 so I thank all who gave so generously. I will be at the 50 at Brenzett in August and hope to resume my work for the KCA. It has been a great source of comfort to hear from so many of our friends in Kent since Ted died. See you soon I hope.


Pat (Hill) and Esther (Carpenter) have both lost their Internet access.

Ted Hill's Funeral 17.6.15

My sincere thanks to all who came to say goodbye to Ted at Charing on Monday. I was overwhelmed when more than 200 people packed the chapel, upstairs and down, many in their club strip as I had hoped. It was a very sad day for me and my family but somehow, all the hugs and words of praise for Ted and his work for Kent cycling that you gave me, made it a more of a celebration. My family and Ted's 1st Claim club, the Finsbury Park, many of whom came from far afield to show their respect for a man who joined as a 18 year old in 1950 and remained a loyal member all his life, were impressed by the way the many Kent cyclists there seemed to have such an affectionate regard for each other, and to see me surrounded by my 'other' family, Kent cyclists. I thank the many of you who came on to the Swan at Charing after the service to help make it a good way to remember Ted, with lots of laughter, and as usual, many memories relived. You are a great bunch of friends.

(Ted Hill' Funeral)

Ted's funeral will be on Monday, 15th June at Charing Crematorium, at 12 midday. There will be a reception after at the Swan at Charing, which is nearby. All are welcome to come to both to make this a celebration of the life of a life-long cyclist. No black please, cycle strip would be welcome. Only family flowers are asked for but if you wish, donations to Cancer Research may be handed or sent to the funeral directors, T.W. Fuggle and Son, 20 Ashford Road, Tenterden Kent TN30 6QU. I am overwhelmed at all the lovely cards and messages I have had from all over Kent and his friends in the Finsbury Park CC and they have been a great comfort to me and my family. Pat

Ted Hill

I am sad to have to announce that Ted died on 17th May after a short illness He was the power behind my 'throne', my greatest supporter and my biggest critic and I will miss him dearly. I am unable to give a date for his funeral due to official holdups but I will put them on the web ASAP. Meanwhile I really appreciate the many lovely cards and words of comfort I am receiving every day. Pat


The calendar of events has been updated and includes details of the event organiser.

Warwick Dunford Commemeoration

Unfortunately Joyce Dunford was not able to make the New Year's Day event so Pat Hill unveiled the inscription on the Lou Bathurst bench at Haffenden Quarter commemorating Warwick "Spider" Dunford. Warwick was a stalwart of the Kent Cycling scene and the seat is a permanent reminder of his contribution.

This picture shows Pat Hill unveiling the plaque,

and the following image is the inscription.