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 […]

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 […]

Le Cure

When my beloved school friend Ann telephoned me in May 2012 to say she was sorry to have to tell me that she had just been diagnosed with breast cancer I knew I needed to get my own niggling concern checked out. There followed, for both Ann and I, a difficult 6 months of surgery, […]

Chase the Sun!

Chase the Sun   June 17, 2017 the longest weekend day of the year.  Sunrise 4:39am Sunset 9:32pm,  coast to coast, 206 miles.  This year there were over 300 riders who had 16 hours and 53minutes to ride the distance before the sun goes down, an average of 14 mph.  Easy  peasy, right?  Possibly being […]

London Revolution; 187 miles in 2 days.

It was a very early start, on a lack lustre day in May that I rolled up in east London with a few good friends. The plan?, to cycle around the circumference of London over 2 days. Bags deposited, clothing for the day donned, bacon sarnie scoffed and we were off. The route quickly took […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Albi, UCI Gran Fondo World Masters Road Race Championship 2017

Here’s a first hand account from Janice (70+), who we proudly saw take part in the UCI Gran Fondo World Masters Road Race Championship in August 2017. I recently competed in the UCI Gran Fondo World Masters Road Race Championship, held in Albi France, which is in the foothills of the Pyrenees. This is a […]

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 […]