Meet The Team
KVG is run by a Committee of 7 elected members who all work as volunteers to manage the club on a day to day basis. Most positions are held for 3 years. The Committee meets monthly and welcomes member feedback at all times.
Chair Suzie joined in 2018 after accidentally cycling from London to Paris on the back on a tandem. Bitten by the cycling bug, she joined KVG and has never looked back. Suzie loves to experience all types of cycling including bike packing adventures, French Cols and, of course, Club rides.
Vice Chair Janet only started cycling during lockdown but since then has embraced every challenge that has come her way, including the epic ride that is Chase the Sun, twice, with sights set on CTS Italy in 2024. As well as being Vice Chair, Janet is chief cake maker, fuelling the Committee through their monthly meetings.
Social and Events Secretary Caroline organises our many social and special events ranging from First Aid evenings to the One Day Tour to the Christmas meal. Caroline joined the club in 2019, completed her first 100 ride in 2020 and a went on to do a 200 miler in 2021. Caroline has now completed Chase the Sun 3 times.
Membership secretary Sarah is the first point of call for new and prospective members and organises our regular induction sessions. Sarah was new to cycling and joined KVG in 2018 and cycling is now an important part of her life . As well as regular riding, she spends many holidays on her bike including cycling Sydney to Melbourne this year!
Club Secretary Jackie joined KVG in 2015 as a complete novice on a road bike and enjoys riding the easy-int rides and doing as many of the longer outings as possible in the Spring and Summer. Joining the KVG brought regular, more demanding exercise into Jackie’s life and is a lovely way of making friends and enjoying the outdoors.
Social Media and Communications Secretary Catherine joined KVG in the autumn of 2021 and got to know many of the club members over the winter, through Discord and racing with KVG Pink on Zwift! When it comes to riding outside, Catherine is happiest going uphill, and loves the long rides the club offers in the spring and summer.
At KVG and KVB we have a number of members who have completed British Cycling coaching qualifications in order to support the Club and its members.
President & Head Coach
British Cycling Level 3 (Road & TT)
Bee started coaching back in 2008, when it became clear that the newly formed KVG would need some skills and guidance in order to progress and develop as cyclists.
Now Bee works mainly with groups and individuals preparing for challenges, working on skills and specific fitness.
She feels great pride when she drives past groups of KVG all riding neatly in an egg box!
Level 2 Coaches
Clare is a BC Level 2 coach and has been the regular Friday ride leader / co-ordinator since it began in September 2008
Clare is an endurance specialist with many, many century rides under her belt
Kary is a BC Level 2 Coach, Bikeability Instructor and Breeze Ride Leader.
She co-ordinates coaching for the Kent Velo Kids and helps out from time to time with the Kent Velo Girls.
Keith is a BC Level 2 Coach, and this year will qualify as a Level 2 Road and TimeTrial Coach. He has recently been supporting the induction of new members into KVB.
Keith is also a qualified bike fitter and is training to ride the Tour de France in 2022 for charity
Level 1 Coaches
There was a lady cyclist from Kent
‘I’m too slow’ was her only lament
She trained on her turbo
And found her speed mojo
In her pace she is now confident
There was a lady cyclist from Kent
Who loved the roads that were bent
Straight road were a bore
And the hills were a chore
But watch out for her on the descents!