KVG/KVB Mallorca Annual Training Camp

Purpose of this document The intention of this document is to provide background information about the annual KVG/KVB training camp in Mallorca, particularly for those who may be considering or intending to go but have not previously been on the trip.  Note that details specific to any given trip, such as the training camp dates […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ride descriptions and what to expect

  KVG Ride Descriptions Monday Easy Ride Bee Gregorie – This is an access ride, although any bike is welcome, the majority are on road bikes, or waiting for delivery of them. The ride is around an hour and a half and goes at the speed of the slowest rider, and usually includes at least […]