FAQs

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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 …

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

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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 …

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Ride Routes

Q: Is there a “bank” of KVG rides that I can access to use for myself or to lead a ride? A: Most of our ride leaders use ridewithgps.com (easy to use and free to sign up) to plan their rides and these are generally posted on the internal closed group Facebook page. These are …

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Borrow a Club Bike

How do I borrow a club bike?   If you are thinking of buying your first road bike or would like to borrow one for your induction session, we have three club road bikes available for members to try out.   A small deposit will be required.   For further details, please contact Jo Towers …

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Ride Leaders

Who are the club’s Ride Leaders?   Each of our rides either has a designated ride leader or a rota coordinator who are responsible for planning and coordinating a route each week.   Monday Easy  – Bee Gregorie Monday Intermediate  – Karen Long Tuesday Advanced Intermediate  – Sarah Allewell Wednesday Easy  – Wendy Froggatt Wednesday …

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As far as the eye can see. Pink for 40 or 60 miles.Day 2 of our Staycation Training Camp and we’ve been training with Paul Butler -www.pbcyclecoaching.co.uk. To read what he thought about us go to our recent post on FB for the full article.Staycation Training Camp Day 1: hills! Fab4, Super6 & Great8 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻Feel the fear and do it anyway! There’s a little niggle of anticipation as the hard work of training camp looms towards us. Excited too. The forecast is moving in the right direction - hopefully- the kit is ready, bikes are prepped, it even looks like SpringSome of our members join with a lot of miles and experience in their legs. Others are novice. Either way they believe they can. So they do.It’s our Annual Staycation Trainings Camp next week: 6 days of cycling, longer rides, hillier rides, skills sessions, endurance, differentiated speed groups, coffee breaks, a rest days in the middle and a TT to finish before a Celebration dinner. #womensinspo #cycling #training #trainingcamp #cyclinglife #womeninsport #roadbikeWe’re a cycling club for women
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 #internationalwomensday #IWD2019 #balanceforbetter #happyinternationalwomensday #internationalwomensday2019 #womeninsport #cycling #friyaySpring on to your bikes!Well that was quite a day! Not only did the KVG have a full team at the London League Team Champs, so did the KVB & KVK ( 1 x kids, 1 x Dads and 1 rider as part of a composite team). KVG team placed 3rd in today’s race 2 racers podiumed in the overall standings. For several riders it was their first stab at cross and it was good to see them taking on the challenge in the true KVG style😀