KVG News

KVG News

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...

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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....

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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...

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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.

My 50 mile course I decided that I had to stop kerfuffling around the easy rides some time previously and I promised myself (talked myself into it) that if I completed the 50 mile course I would have to go up to the intermediate rides finally! The first thing I did...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Club Des Cingles Challenge.

Club Des Cingles Challenge. Climbing Mont Ventoux from all 3 sides in a 24 hour period. Hamish has been wanting to make a pilgrimage to the Giant of Provence for some time. We decided to spend a couple of days there in September. We had been told of the beautiful Tour...

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