Establishing Deal & Walmer Wheelers

Back in January 2013 Tony Capeling approached the East Kent Mercury for an article about the launch of a new cycling club in Deal. View it here: East Kent Mercury Article

In less than six months the club has been established with about 15 members and regular scheduled rides in East Kent. Tony is a keen member of the Cycle Touring Club (CTC) and plans recreational rides of between 20 to 50 miles with an occasional trip to France to enjoy the French countryside.

Tony and Melvin


  1. Do I know you Tony? Did you ever work for Stonham Housing in Dover?

    I am 78 and have been a life long cyclist, racing, coaching, race organiser, but can only manage about 20-30 miles nowadays. Would like to come out with you guys but not sure that I would keep up. I mainly stay on the flat nowadays i.e. towards sandwich or on Romney Marsh. Regards.

    • Tony Capeling says

      Hi David,
      Nice to hear from you.
      No, I never worked at Stonham Housing. You are welcome to come for a ride with us: the Monday ride is about your distance and is easy paced.
      Best Wishes,

    • Hello Dave,Murphy here,how’s it going.I saw some of your lads yesterday waiting to cross the bridge in Sandwich.Now I was at a bike jumble in Ramsgare.Pip was there.He looks well and is into his eighties now.Can I have a meeting to show your club the clothing.Qualities and prices.I now supply VCDeal,Thanet RC,Folkestone CC,Thornton RC,They are all very happy with the quality and even more with the costs.Please call me. Local area code to Deal 368700.

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