FAQs

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...

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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,...

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

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 smooth and under 28c wide. 3) Ability to fit a rear mudguard in GMT...

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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 (...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Where’s the best place to stop for coffee?

KVG CAFE MAP. If you have a favourite coffee stop, why not have it added to the KVG CAFE MAP? This will become a great place to find inspiration to route rides for those longer colder winter trips. Or perhaps you just like endurance miles with something to aim for. At...

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Training with a Heart Rate Monitor.

A simple explanation of  training with a Heart Rate Monitor. What Training Does…. Adaptions to aerobic endurance training may occur in the body in any of the following ways… Training may help increase the amount of blood delivered to working muscles....

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Personal Liability Insurance

  INSURANCE As you know, since 1st April 2013, personal liability insurance has been a club requirement as part of your membership. If you haven’t yet organised your insurance, membership of one of the following organisations will provide you with the...

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Cleaning your bike

  Keeping your bike clean in winter After every ride, you will need to rinse off your bike to get the worst of the muck off it before it dries on (once it is dry it is MUCH harder to get it off).  A quick once over with a hose (no pressure washers as they force...

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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...

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KVB kit orders

CHANGE TO KIT ORDERING In order to streamline the process of ordering kit, we are now trying out a new system. To order or pay for your kit you need to email kvbkit [at] kentvelogirls [dot] co [dot] uk and request access to the 2015 Kit order form. We can then inform...

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Who is on the KVG committee?

Bee Gregorie- Chairman and Coach (bee [at] kentvelogirls [dot] co [dot] uk) Clare Midgley- Treasurer (clare [at] kentvelogirls [dot] co [dot] uk) Candy Wilton – Club Secretary (candy [at] kentvelogirls [dot] co [dot] uk) Karen Long – Social Secretary...

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What do I do if I witness any infringement of Club etiquette.

  What do I do if I witness any infringement of Club etiquette? Notify a Committee member in writing. The Committee will discuss it at their next monthly meeting and speak to the rider concerned, appropriate action will be taken. Repeat offenders may be asked to...

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What to do if you feel someone is not safe on a club ride.

  What to do if you feel someone is not safe on a club ride. Notify a Committee member in writing. The Committee will then discuss it at their next monthly meeting and offer practical solutions, which will then be discussed with the rider in question. After 3...

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TOC

Terms and Conditions Helmets are compulsory for the duration of the event.No helmet, no ride. Triathlon bars and/or extensions are discouraged. Where riders do have them, do not use them while riding in groups for safety reasons. Rider must carry a form of ID which...

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Etiquette

  Group Ride Etiquette KVG have always been very firm on employing a “no-drop” policy. This means that no rider is left behind and you can count on an experienced rider to stay with you at all times. When joining a new group ride, best practice is...

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