Join KVG

We welcome new members throughout the year, and ladies (and girls) come from different pathways, from total beginners to experienced cyclists. We have been totally inundated with new member enquiries! This is very exciting but means that we have had to formalise our joining procedure for the safety and enjoyment of both the new riders and our current members.

Everyone who would like to join will be required to do an induction session, this is so that you can meet some of us, and we can make sure that you understand group riding and the safety features involved in riding in a group. We will take you for a short ride as part of this session. You can ride any bike on the induction session. But you will need to be prepared to invest in a drop handlebar road bike for nearly all our group rides (Monday morning rides will remain any bike).

Induction session will be run once a month, alternating between Saturday and Monday afternoons 12.30-3pm. These sessions will be free. Riders will need to be able to go on to a 20-mile ride from this course, so some previous recent riding experience/fitness is necessary. For those who have no experience or fitness it’s worth looking at CycloFemme sessions at Cyclopark (a closed road circuit at Gravesend) or Breeze rides to help you to get going, and build some fitness and confidence.NEXT INDUCTIONS

Our next induction sessions are:
  
Monday 16th Sept      BOOK A PLACE       
Saturday 5th Oct.        BOOK A PLACE
Monday 28th Oct

Please have a look at our Events page for details.

Contact us, we will let you know when the next induction dates are, and we will be able to advise you which rides are most suitable. You will almost certainly need to join the Monday morning ride, or, if you have a road bike already, the Wednesday or Saturday easy ride.

We would still like you to attend the one-off induction, before joining, that way we can show you the way we like to run our group rides, and if you are experienced, you will be able to help us to support the other newbies, and then join a group that is more appropriate for your level of fitness. Book in above.

You could borrow a bike from someone, We have club road bikes that you can try before buying one. (To enquire please email bikes@kentvelogirls.co.uk ) Any bike will do, as long as it goes forward safely, and stops safely.  If you are thinking of buying a road bike, either talk to us, borrow a club bike first or go and see Wildside in Tunbridge Wells, or Evendens in Paddock Wood, they are well acquainted with the type of bikes needed for our rides. You will need a road bike to take part in club activities (no flat bars please).

Kent Velo Girls

THE INDUCTION- 3 hr session. This session is designed to teach people safe group riding skills, and act as an introduction to the club. We have found that people who have done the course (regardless of their level of cycling experience) have benefited, and have got much more out of subsequent group rides. The course involves 90 mins of coaching (on a playground/tennis courts, as we are not allowed to coach these skills on the road) and up to a 90 min group road ride to put the skills into practice. All welcome on ANY bike, although all our rides except Monday morning are road bikes ONLY.

Please contact us if you have any queries, or click the relevant link above to book a place.

Join KVG

Join KVG

Reduced fee of £35 if you join between 1st September and 31st December.

Expires 31st March and then membership costs £52 a year.

Join KVB

Reduced fee of £35 if you join between 1st September and 31st December.

Expires 31st March and then membership costs £52 a year.

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We are a cycling club for women. All ages, novice, ace and everything in between. We offer easy, intermediate and advanced level group rides over six days a week; 15 rides to choose from. Some ladies like to tour, cyclocross, sportive, race, climb hills, challenge themselves, maintain or grow their fitness. And friendship and support is thread through all of these. To join book on to an induction. https://kentvelogirls.co.uk/joining-kvg/Join in with our sportive on 6/10/19. Enjoy riding through beautiful Kentish countryside with home baked feedstops, friendly marshals and a warm welcome on your return. Choose your distance; 20:40:60 sMiles. Link in bioLinda, modest as ever, has been found out... Fabulous Fifth in her age group at the UCI GRAN FONDO. Many congratulations- another fabulous result!The Morzine Fourteen

1 for a spacious chalet by a babbling brook, with a hot tub, sauna and more than one excellent cook.

2 for @velovation.cc long days with views galore and tasty picnics to restore.

3 for French baskets to carry poulets and peches up the hill.

4 for beds in a room in which to lie nice and still.

5 for puzzling punctures for One (but it all worked out fine). 6 for the time to pour out the wine.

7 for the number of days spinning wheels.

8 for kilometres to descend to Tanninge.

9 for stretching positions to avoid one or more twinge.

10 for candles (plus 40 minus 1) on A birthday cake.

11 for percentage push to the top of Colombiere.

12(k) for the cold, hard slog up Saleve to finally look down on the lake at Geneve.

13 for bananas chopped for breakfast each day.

and 14 for KVG comrades rolling through Morzine, a sight this commune had never before seen.Amazing performance by Nicky (on the right, biggest smile) in the UCI World champs- congrats on the podium place! All those hideous training sessions have paid off! 😊Ride London excitement and anticipation. Lots of ladies doing this for the first time this year, all had a fabulous ride and are still smiling like this!This morning. The “bread and butter’ of our club are the daily club rides our Ride Leaders run every week. The main goal for us is to ride with others. That’s what we do, six days a week.Always anticipated with much excitement is the trip to Folkestone, long ride there - in the sunshine- lunch by the sea, a sneaky glass of rosé, and the train home!Finishing the 106k distance in the Maratona at the weekend this KVG was thanking all the club members who gave support and encouragement during her rather shortened training (injury) in the lead up to the event. Well done!