Gil Jessop Sporting 14 mile Time Trial


This Sunday's race is cancelled. New road works today have closed Ripley Lane and the course is impassable. The club has reviewed the alternative course but there are also new road works with traffic lights on this too. "We are very sad - after last year and with a record field" says organiser Nicola Wadham, "apologies and thanks to all who entered and volunteered their help."

Gil Jessop
The Kingston Wheelers Cycling Club was formed in 1924. Six cyclists met in a cafe on the Portsmouth Road near Kingston police station. Gil Jessop, for whom this race is a memorial, joined the club in about 1930. The second world war curtailed activities for a number of years. The last club run was in 1941 and most members were called up for service. Gil Jessop served in the armed forces and after demob, he helped to reform the club in Chessington in 1953. He later became President of the club until his death in the early 1990s.

To read a report of the 2011 race click here.