The South Lakes Premier Cycling Club

Kent Valley Road Club

The Kent Valley Road Club was formed in 1928 with the object of promoting all forms of cycling activity and to foster the spirit of comradeship and good fellowship amongst all members and fellow cyclists.

Today the KVRC promotes club time trials from April until September, including events south of Milnthorpe and on the Levens to Lindale stretch of the A590 varying from 10 to 25 miles plus 2 monthly hilly events. In addition, the club stages four open time trials, two on Levens one up the A6 to Shap summit and one on the circuit of Wild Boar Fell, and two road races on the Old Hutton circuit east of Kendal.

With growing interest in the cyclo-sportive branch of cycling in mind, the club now jointly organises the 3CC events (check out the 3CC link on this web page) and organises a winter series of lanequests from suitable hostelries in the surrounding area.

The club encourages riders of all standards and aspirations. We have nearly 100 members but newcomers - of either gender - are always welcome to come along and join in. The object of the club in 1928 is exactly the same today!

Latest Club News

Road Race 21st Sept 2014

Fri 12 September, 2014 – 7:47 am | by admin

KENT VALLEY ROAD CLUB
Present

THE BOB SWAILES MEMORIAL ROAD RACE
21/09/2014
Held under BRITISH CYCLING technical regulations.

Race H/Q-Endmoor Village Hall,LA8 0HQ
(6 miles south of Kendal)

OFFICIALS
Organiser-Steve Gove.Tel.01539 725638
Chief Commissaire – Mike Glaister, Border city Whs.
Assistant Commissaire-.Yoav Tzabar, Border City Whs.
Chief Judge-Richard Belk
First Aid-Anthony Artinstall.
Lead Car-Chris Barron

Course details

Start outside HQ. Turn left out of H/Q car park and proceed to T junction. Turn right and proceed to crossroad. Turn left and carry on to crossroad at Hutton Gate (M) Turn right onto B6254 and carry on to Start/ finish point at Barkin House (Race will be neutralized to this point) Carry on to junction with unclassified road at Old Town (M) .Turn sharp left and carry on to Swarther(M). Turn left and proceed to road junction at Black Essett(M). Turn left and carry on to re join B6254 at Hutton Gate crossroads. Turn left onto B6254 and carry on to Barkin House. (End of lap & Prime point) (M)—Marshall. Complete a further five laps.

Start time 10-00 am.
Do NOT park on any of the roads outside the HQ area,
No following cars other than race vehicles. There is NO race service.
The race is held on country roads, some potholes and mud if the weather is wet!! Be aware of farm traffic, they are at work, not having “fun” like you lot !!!!!!! So give way to farmers and livestock if the race meets any. Also, we have a riding stable nearby, so keep an eye out for any horses on the road and give way to them!!!!

Prizes

T.B.A.

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RIDE WITH THE LEGEND… SATURDAY 13TH SEPT CHRIS BOARDMAN MBE!

Sat 6 September, 2014 – 10:04 am | by admin

RIDE WITH THE LEGEND… SATURDAY 13TH SEPT CHRIS BOARDMAN MBE!
WORLD CHAMPION
OLYMPIC CHAMPION
TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE WINNER
TOUR DE FRANCE YELLOW JERSEY HOLDER
HOUR RECORD HOLDER
UK CYCLING TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT
Chris Boardman (MBE) will be in store in Biketreks Ambleside on Saturday the 13th of September leading a demo ride of his Boardman Elite range of road bikes and explaining his input into the design of each model.
Where else would you get a chance to try a Boardman Elite Series Air or SLS road bike alongside Chris?
Ask in store Visit www.bike-treks.co.uk Call: 015394 31245

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Time Trial Result 27th Aug 2014

Thu 28 August, 2014 – 7:46 am | by admin

The final 10 of the summer season this evening – result below. There’s the Christmas 10 to come …. start working on the fancy dress now!!
There’s also the Bob Swailes Road Race on 21st September, and, watch this space for news of the Freewheel Competition (downhill, no pedalling – whoever gets the furthest wins).
Lanequests (orienteering on a bike) will start in October and there will be some club runs.
It has also been mentioned this evening that perhaps a “training ” session on taking the turn in the club 10 might not go amiss!!

The full 10 Points Chart for the season can be viewed at http://www.kentvalley.co.uk/?page_id=2171 and the Hilly Points at http://www.kentvalley.co.uk/?page_id=2266

There is a Kent Valley Road Club Facebook Group for club members – if you’re on Facebook you might like to ask to join that group too, as it’s an easy way of sharing news.

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