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


Thu 20 November, 2014 – 8:50 am | by admin

Just a quick reminder that our revived Freewheel Competition is taking place this coming Sunday (Nov 23rd) from the hill top south of Old Town towards Kirkby Lonsdale. We are aiming for a 10am start so riders on the club run from Kendal Leisure Centre need to aim to be up there for 10am. We have booked good weather with a following breeze!

On Sunday, Dec 14th, we are staging our second winter lanequest from The Head, Middleton, near Sedbergh.Contact or pop into Askews Cycles in Kendal for fuller details, but riders can register and get maps from 9.30am and start searching for controls from 10am.

Then, on Sunder December 21, it’s our Christmas Fancy Dress or Guess Your Finishing Time 10 on the Milnthorpe course followed afterwards by a buffet lunch and our annual awards presentation in the Cross Keys Hotel, Milnthorpe. Entry to the 10 will be free for those in fancy dress but £3 for those without. And I will be emailing everyone who has won one of our 2014 awards, individually, in the next few days.


Lanquest Results from 09/11/14

Mon 10 November, 2014 – 6:20 pm | by smounsey
Name Points Penalties Total Score
Daniel Noblett/Dave Sproston 590 6 584
Jo Cleary 570 4 566
Kevin Preston 570 8 562
Helen Jackson 560 560
Ben Turner 560 560
Dave Cowgill 560 560
Charlotte Somers-Cocks 550 550
Neil Gillson 550 8 542
Paul Vouson 530 530
David Manwaring 520 520
Neil Hazelhurst 520 8 512
Catrina Sutherland 510 510
Mike/Rachel Toyn 510 510
Quentin/Jenny Merritt 500 500
Will/Lucy Spain 490 2 488
Paul Stewart/Mark Willacy 480 4 476
Steve Buckley 460 460
Phil Morgan 460 460
Micheal Scott 450 450
Stuart Lockton 440 440
Fiona Wright 410 410
Robert Duesbury 390 390
James Smith 390 390
Chris Stevens 380 380
Jane/Neil Fleetwood 380 380
Ruth Walton 370 370
Ian Jones 370 370
Ben Parkinson/Harry Scott (Jnr’s) 360 4 356
Ian/Sarah Gibson 340 340
Phil Taylor 340 340
John/Finn Harkes (Jnr) 340 15 325
Peter Knott 330 8 322
Zoe Cowgill 350 30 320
Nicki Smith/Richard Dyson 270 4 266
David/Miriam Rosen 250 250
Anna Jesson 180 180



Kent Valley Road Club news bulletin

Mon 3 November, 2014 – 10:16 pm | by admin

We’ve all had a rest after the summer season so now it’s time to enjoy the rest of the year, starting next Sunday with our first winter lanequest from the Duke of Cumberland pub in Kendal. It’s only 2 hours of orienteering on a bike with food in the pub afterwards. Check out the details on our website or pop into Askews Cycles before Thursday if you want to have a go.

There will be a lanequest every month through to March but our next event after Sunday’s lanequest will be a revived Freewheel Contest from the top of the hill south of Old Town towards Kirkby Lonsdale. We are incorporating it in the November 23rd club run so it will start when the bunch gets there for anyone wishing to freewheeel only. Appropriate awards will be presented to the winner and last-placed rider afterwards (possibly in a café).

This year’s Club Awards will be presented at a lunchtime buffet in the Cross Keys Hotel, Milnthorpe, after our Christmas Fancy Dress/Time Prediction 10 on Sunday, December 21st. Our award winners will all be receiving a separate notification so no excuses for not being there.

Richard Belk (KVRC secy)