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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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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, …

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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 …

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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.

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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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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😀