Pete Hawkins

The One Day Tour

The One Day Tour 2016   or 100 Miles Without a Garmin   or How The Hell Did I Get Up Those Cobbles Louise Gathercole   There is a famous question in philosophy – “If a tree falls in a forest and no-one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” The 21st century …

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My First 50 Miles.

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_post_title admin_label=”Post Title” title=”on” meta=”off” author=”on” date=”on” categories=”on” comments=”on” featured_image=”on” featured_placement=”below” parallax_effect=”on” parallax_method=”on” text_orientation=”left” text_color=”dark” text_background=”off” text_bg_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0.9)” module_bg_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0)” title_all_caps=”off” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] [/et_pb_post_title][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] My 50 mile course I decided that I had to stop kerfuffling around the easy rides some time previously and I promised myself …

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The Eye to The Eiffel

The Eye to The Eiffel   202 miles through picturesque countryside on minor roads and cycle paths     In the last few days of summer we set off on a ride from London to Paris, starting and finishing by iconic landmarks. The trip was organised by Bike Adventures and there were fourteen other cyclists in …

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Alp D’Huez

    Alpe D’Huez     Having been thinking about joining KVG for a long time I finally joined in July ahead of my trip to the Alpes to cycle up Alpe D’Huez – my 2016 challenge! Nothing like leaving it to the last minute – 2 weeks before our holiday I switched pedals and …

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Marmotte 2015

My Marmotte 2015       I did the Maratona in 2014, my first big challenge ever and felt spurred on to do another ‘event’ so the Marmotte was chosen. From the comfort of the computer entry form what was there to worry about! The name comes from the large ground squirrel that is known to inhabit …

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KVG Sportive 2016

Kent Velo Girls Sportive Sunday 17th April 2016, 9.00 am Online entry is now CLOSED Entries on the day will be available at a cost of £30 (family entry £50)   The Kent Velo Girls Sportive is back for 2016. Starting at Hilden Park in Hildenborough, our three routes will take you on a journey …

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KVG joins the Pink Parade

      Hilden was like a bit like Heathrow Airport this morning; cyclists, like planes, were fuelled and ready to fly off but completely fogged bound!   Someone was heard to say, “come on, let’s get going! It’s bound to be sunnier up in Sevenoaks!”  (the ever optimistic PVS!)  So two groups took off, flying …

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KVG does Ride 100.

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Ride London Surrey 2015, Sunday 2nd August   I don’t think anyone really likes having to get up at 5am, or for some at 4am!  Perhaps when going on holiday it’s just about bearable but when you’re going to be on your bike for most of the day, that’s when …

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Spectating Inspiring Motivating  #womenscycling #OVO #womeninsport #nolimits #closethegap #girlsrace #awesoneriders #happydays #thursday #alwaysmore #letsride #smashit #neverstoppedallingGreat day out yesterday, cycling to and from @cyclopark.kent to watch the OVO60 club sMilesDestination @frankies.farmshop the perfect combo of cycling and scones!Battle and back with the sunshineBye Mallorca!Wonderful Wednesday, blue sky all the wayThe joy of coffee before a big climbMallorca- time and the cycling is fabulous, warm sunshine, switchbacks and coffee. Apart from the ftp moment, a delightful start to our training camp