How to ride all winter & mudguards

  WINTER RIDING Winter riding can be a very pleasant way to keep some fitness, even gain some, over the shorter cooler days from November to February. Mudguards The ” Mudguard Rule” dictates that in GMT (ie between the clocks going back at the end of October until they go forward in March), all participants […]

Ebikes on club rides

As a committee we are aware that the world of ebikes (electric bikes) is fast evolving. At the present time, ebikes are not permitted on any of our club rides. I would anticipate that this will not always be the case going forward, but at this point in time, we have no timeframe in place […]

Turbo Training

Club Turbo Sessions. What is turbo? A turbo trainer is a frame that you fit the back wheel of your road bike into, effectively making it into a static bike.   Why turbo sessions and not just go to a spin class at the gym? The turbo sessions are ridden on your own bike, set […]

Can I ride a TT bike or a bike with tribars on a club ride?

No tribars of any kind are permitted on any KVG club rides. Due to the nature of braking on these bikes, for the safety of other club riders they are not permitted. Even if you promise not to use the tribars, you still won’t be allowed on a club ride with them on. It’s just […]

Your first club ride with cleats

Please do not turn up to a club ride with your newly fitted cleats and pedals having never ridden on them! Fit them ( or get a local bike shop to fit them) and practice, starting, stopping, cleating in, cleating out. At home find a safe fence or gate to lean against, or use a […]

Definition of a Road Bike – For the purposes of KVG rides.

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_post_title _builder_version=”3.0.59″ title=”on” meta=”off” author=”on” date=”on” categories=”on” comments=”on” featured_image=”off” featured_placement=”below” parallax_method=”on” text_orientation=”left” text_color=”dark” text_background=”off” border_style=”solid” /][et_pb_text] To keep things simple, to help people purchasing their first road bike, and to help newbies to keep up on our group rides this is the KVG definition of a Road Bike. 1)Drop handlebars 2)Tyres that are […]

What is SOTW?

This event comprises 4 quarterly competitions. Jan-March April- June July- September Oct- Dec. The SOTW begins on  Monday each week. The segments chosen are generally within a 20 mile radius of Hilden unless a specific external segment is chosen by mass agreement ( for example on the week of the one day tour a segment […]

Club Des Cingles Challenge.

Club Des Cingles Challenge. Climbing Mont Ventoux from all 3 sides in a 24 hour period. Hamish has been wanting to make a pilgrimage to the Giant of Provence for some time. We decided to spend a couple of days there in September. We had been told of the beautiful Tour de Ventoux, a ride […]