What We Do

Club Rides

We offer over 20 club rides a week. All of these are ‘just turn up and ride’ and we split into smaller groups if necessary at the start of the ride.  Every group has a Ride Leader.

Ride Timetable

This is a general timetable but all rides are subject to change. Routes for all rides are posted in advance on our private Facebook group.

Please check the group before you set off for a ride and download the route to your device.

Day

Level

Time

Average Distance (miles)

Average Speed (mph)

Average Elevation (feet)

Start Point

Monday Easy 9.15am 20 11.5-12.0 1000-1300 Hilden Park
Easy/Intermediate 9.15am 24-26 12.0-13.5 1300-1600 Hilden Park
Intermediate 9.15am 26-30 13.0-14.0 1500-2000 Hilden Park
Tuesday Intermediate 9.15am 30 13.0-14.0 1800-2000 Hilden Park
Wednesday Easy 9.15am 20 11.5-12.0 1000-1300 Hilden Park
Easy/Intermediate 9.15am 24-26 12.0-13.5 1300-1600 Hilden Park
Intermediate 9.15am 26-30 13.0-14.0 1500-2000 Hilden Park
Intermediate/Advance 9.15am 28-35 14.0-14.5 2000-2500 Hilden Park
Endurance 9.15am 40 13.0-14.0 3000 Hilden Park
Friday Easy/Intermediate 9.15am 30 12.0-13.5 1800-2000 Hilden Park
Intermediate 9.15am 28-35 13.0-14.0 2000-2500 Hilden Park
Intermediate/Advanced 9.15am 28-35 14.0-14.5 2000-2500 Hilden Park
Advanced 9.15am 28-35 14.5-15.0 2000-2500 Hilden Park
Saturday Easy 9am 20 11.5-12.0 1000-1300 Hilden Park
Easy/Intermediate 9am 24-26 12.0-13.5 1800-2000 Hilden Park
Intermediate 9am 26-30 13.0-14.0 1800-2000 Hilden Park
Intermediate/ Advanced 9am 28-35 14.0-14.5 2000-2500 Hilden Park
Advanced 9am 28-35 14.5-15.0 2000-2500 Hilden Park
Sunday Intermediate 9.30am 26-30 13.0-14.0 1800-2000 Hilden Park
Int/Adv (Mixed ride with KVB) 9.30am 30-35 14.0-14.5 2000-2500 Hilden Park
Touring 9am 30-55  12.0-13.5 2000-3000 Varies

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Monday

9.15am Easy

9.15am Easy/Intermediate

9.15am Intermediate

Tuesday

9.15am Intermediate

Wednesday

9.15am Easy

9.15am Easy/Intermediate

9.15am Intermediate

9.15am Intermediate/Advanced

9.15am Endurance

Friday

9.15am Easy/Intermediate

9.15am Intermediate

9.15am Intermediate/Advanced

9.15am Advanced

Saturday

9am Easy

9am Easy/Intermediate

9am Intermediate

9am Intermediate/Advanced

9am Advanced

Sunday

9.30am Intermediate

9.30am Intermediate/Advanced (mixed ride with KVB)

9am Touring*

* All rides depart Hilden Park except Touring

Additional Rides

Throughout the year there are many additional rides that take place.

In March, we have our ‘At Home Training Camp’ week which includes longer rides, a hills day and a skills day at a track such as Cyclopark. Every summer there is the ‘One Day Tour’ where we travel somewhere else to ride for a day. In previous years, this has taken place in France and more recently has involved circumnavigating the Isle of Wight.

There are opportunities for cycling abroad as well as longer UK based trips. Each year there is a week-long ‘training camp’ in Mallorca, which many of our members attend. In September 2022, there is an organised ‘Way of the Roses’ trip, and many of our members will be cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats together in summer 2022. To help increase fitness after the winter months, we offer a 50 mile course, where rides build from 25 to 50 miles across a 6 week period.

During the summer we take advantage of the longer days and better weather with seaside rides, which if possible include an option to do a shorter version of the ride and return by train, to accommodate all levels of rider. We also attend sportives both locally and further afield, painting them pink with our distinctive kit! Other important rides for us are our Club 25 ride, which celebrates the Club’s anniversary in June and our annual ‘Bacon Butty Ride’ each January.

Indoor Rides

Zwifting has become an important aspect of Club life for many members over the last few years. We enter KVG and KVB teams into the Tuesday night ZRL Zwift Racing leagues during the winter seasons. KVG teams also often participate in Thursday night Team Time Trials and take part in staged events such as the Tour de Zwift.

If all rides are cancelled due to poor weather then a Zwift meet-up usually takes place as a substitute.

During the winter months there is also the option to take part in weekly turbo training sessions with our Head Coach Bee.

 

Events

We meet off our bikes at various points during the year.

Events include:

  • a Christmas meal,
  • an end of training camp meal,
  • a goal setting evening,
  • a first aid evening,
  • a ‘how to Zwift’ evening,
  • our Annual General Meeting and more.

There is also a KVG book club.

We are a social group and what starts as chatting on a ride often grows into a beautiful friendship!

KVG Limericks…

There was a lady cyclist from Kent

Who decided to sign up for an event

She Said ‘Oh what fun

To go Chase the Sun’

So from Minster to Burnham on Sea she went

Catherine Bentley

A new lady cyclist from Kent

Followed the KVG wherever they went

She grew strong and fit

And the very best bit?

Her buttocks were hard as cement!

Kath Barton