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Kings Hill Wheelers Cycling Club

Come and Join Us

 

CORONAVIRUS

Club rides will resume from w/c 29th March in line with British Cycling guidance and Government advice. In accordance with this the following will be followed:

- club group rides can be up to 15 riders per group.  However, in line with recommendations, groups will be kept to 6 with particular focus at the start and end of rides.


- test & trace principles will be applied.  Riders who feel unwell or have had a positive test in the last 14 days must not ride.  If a rider feels unwell 2 days after a ride the test & trace principles will be applied.


- a 1 metre distance when riding and 2 metres when stopped will be applied.

Guidance will continue to be reviewed from the cycling authorities and Goverment advice.

 

About Kings Hill Wheelers

Kings Hill Wheelers CC was formed in 2017 with the purpose of providing social rides and cycling activities, for cyclists of all abilities. We currently have approximately 75 members of a range of ages, the majority of whom are based in Kings Hill (near West Malling) and surrounding areas.


 We pride ourselves on our friendliness and sociability, and support a number of local charities.


Details of regular weekly rides, Charity rides, Sportives and Recreational rides can be found in the various sections below.

 

KHW Committee Members

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Mat McLoughlin

Chairman

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Andrew Pert

Club Secretary

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Clare Marsh

Club Treasurer

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Neil Sherlaw

Membership Secretary

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Margaret Colman

Media Manager

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Mark Watson

Merchandise Manager

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Jon Craig

Club Rides Manager

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Andrew Scott

Events Manager

 

Sponsors

Valued Partnerships

The Club is delighted to be associated with the seven sponsors listed below, who in total have donated £1,800, in addition to which via Quiz nights and organised events  KHWCC have donated £850. The £2,650 grand total of these amounts will in turn be donated to local worthy charitable organisations, who are shown on the website Charities page.
Each of the sponsors logos is profiled on the club's kit.

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KINGS HILL PROPERTIES

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DAVID LLOYD

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HITZINGER

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PERRY'S ACCOUNTANTS

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ARDEN BMW

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CENTRUM+

 

Charities

The Club is delighted to be associated with the charities listed below, to all of whom the club has donated amounts totalling £2,100 over the last year.  The Club is also pleased to confirm that we have assisted two of these charities with signage for their Sportive events.

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 £600 total donation 2020

Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance

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£900 total donation 2020

Heart of Kent Hospice

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£600 total donation 2020

Action Medical Research

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Research by numbers

Action Medical Research

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£200 total donation 2020

The Community Cupboard

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£300 total donation 2020

Tony Hudgell

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Useful Links

West Malling Cycles

British Cycling Maintenance Website

Puncture repair

Cleaning the chain (degrease & Lube)

Indexing gears

 
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Weekly Club Ride Schedule


The weekly Club Ride schedule is shown below.

Unless otherwise stated all rides start from the cul-de-sac outside David Lloyd car park, Kings Hill.

It should be noted that this is a framework for the club runs but they are flexible depending on who is riding.  Where necessary smaller sub-groups are formed on the day which helps support both faster and slower riders, and ensures that no rider is left behind.


Ride information for any of the day's rides is communicated via our KHWCC WhatsApp Ride group. This will include the ride leader and the distance/route to be taken. Usually, the routes are chosen from the website Route Library.  Once you become a member you will automatically be added to our WhatsApp Ride  and Chat Groups.


Kings Hill Wheelers have a private club on Strava and all club members who use Strava are encouraged to join by clicking HERE.


Guest riders are permitted 3 rides before deciding whether to become a member, and are welcomed on any of the rides below. Please use the Contact Form at the end  of the website to advise that you will be joining so the ride leader is aware.

  

We would also recommend that you download a copy of our RIDE ETIQUETTE from the link at the foot of this section as you will be expected to adhere to these rules during your rides.

 

Wednesday Rides

9.15 am start

35-45 miles, medium pace (14-16 mph)


These rides typically start from outside the Kings Hill Control Tower Costa, rather than David Lloyd. They can sometimes comprise of a mid-ride coffee stop, or a coffee stop at the end of the ride. On occasion these rides are extended, and could comprise of an all-day 100-mile ride to the Coast, or a visit to a local Vineyard!


See the weekly WhatsApp communications for details.

Saturday Rides

Usually 2 Saturday rides are on offer -  

  

Short Distance 

07.30 start 

30-35 miles, medium to fast pace(15-18mph) 

  

Medium/Long Distance 

08.00 start 

45 - 60 miles, medium to fast pace(15-18mph) 

  

The Saturday rides are usually non-stop rides, with an optional coffee stop at the end of the ride in either Kings Hill or occasionally West Malling. 

Occasionally there are ad hoc fast pace(18+ mph) rides organised for a Saturday, depending on the rider's present. 

See the weekly WhatsApp communications for details. 

Sunday Rides

0900 start

35-45 miles, slow to medium pace (13-15mph)


The Sunday rides can sometimes comprise of a mid-ride coffee stop, or a coffee stop at the end of the ride.

Occasionally there is a faster group on a Sunday, depending on the rider's present.

See the weekly WhatsApp communications for details.

Midweek Evening Rides

Tuesday and Thursday evenings during Spring/Summer months.  

Typically 6pm start, although this is earlier when the evenings are shorter. 

25–35 miles of a varied pace(13 – 18+mph), depending on the riders present and by splitting into sub groups.  


These rides are a great way for new members to introduce themselves into the club. 

See the weekly WhatsApp communications for details and specific start times.  

Monthly ‘Café Stop’ Rides

During the Spring/Summer months there will be a longer ride once a month, with a mid-ride café stop(s). These will typically be the 1st weekend of the month, either on a Saturday or Sunday and in lieu of the Medium distance Saturday ride. The distance will vary between 60-100 miles and could consist of a flat ride down to the coast one month, followed by a hilly challenge to the Ashdown Forest the next. Sub groups will be formed in order to manage different pace abilities.


All details of these rides will be shared via the WhatsApp group.

KHWCC ROUTE LIBRARY


The club route library can be found on Ride with GPS (RWGPS) using the links below depending on the desired distance. To add any new routes to the library please contact the Club Rides Manager.


 It should be possible to view and download these routes onto a GPS device using the free 'Starter' version of RWGPS. 

 

"Collections" Link

View of Route Collections with distances

Short Routes

Less than 50km - Routes Prefix 100

Medium Routes

50km to 70km - Routes Prefix 200

Long Routes

More than 70km - Routes Prefix 300

Other Routes

Sportives & Events - Routes Prefix 400

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Charity Sportives/Arranged rides

Detail of recommended Sportives will be published on this website
It is up to the individual to Register for those published rides and
links to the relevant sportive websites will be provided where available

 

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Club Events Calendar 2021/2022

November

Monthly Club Challenge: Tbc

Saturday 20th Social Drinks (18:00)

Thursday 25th AGM Meeting (19:30)

Friday 26th Zoom Social/ Quiz (19:00)


December

Monthly Club Challenge: Tbc

Sunday 5th Annual Dinner

Sunday 19th Christmas Ride followed by Mulled Wine and Mince Pies

TBC Zoom Social/Christmas Quiz

January

Monthly Club Challenge: Ride a total distance of 150 miles

Thursday 13th Committee Meeting (19:30)

Friday 28th Social Drinks or Zoom Quiz (19:00)

February

Monthly Club Challenge: Ride a total distance of 300 miles

Friday 26th Social Drinks or Zoom Quiz (19:00)


March

Monthly Club Challenges: Ride a total altitude of Mount Etna of 10,990ft

Ride leader training TBC

Friday 25th Social Drinks or Zoom Quiz (19:00)

April

Monthly Club Challenge: Ride club time trial

Saturday 2nd Monthly café stop ride to Rye

Tuesday 12th Evening rides recommence

Thursday 21st Committee Meeting (19:30)

Friday 29th Social Drinks or Zoom Quiz (19:00)

Saturday 30th Monthly café stop ride to Whitstable


May

Monthly Club Challenge: Ride a total distance of 500 miles

Sunday 8th Castle 100 Sportive

Wednesday 12th Hush Heath Wine Event

Saturday 21st Social Drinks (17:00)

Wednesday 25th Folkestone full day ride

Sunday 29th Ride London Sportive


June

Monthly Club Challenge: Most Ride Leads

Saturday 4th Monthly café stop ride TBC

Saturday 11th Folkestone full day ride

Saturday 11th/Sunday 12th Nightrider Sportive

Saturday 18th Summer BBQ Annual Social Event

Saturday 25th Spitfire cycling challenge


July

Monthly Club Challenge: Cycle Everest two month challenge

Saturday 2nd Monthly café stop ride to the Independent Peddaller, Bridge

Sunday 3rd Wooden Spoon Rugby Clubs Cycling Sportive tbc

Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th Italian Trip

Sunday 10th SFA Annual ‘Flat 5’ Audax tbc

Thursday 21st Committee Meeting (19:30)

Saturday 23rd Social Drinks (17:00)

Saturday 30th Folkestone full day ride


August

Monthly Club Challenge: Cycle Everest two month challenge

Saturday 6th Monthly café stop ride to Ashdown Forest

Saturday 20th Social Drinks (17:00)


September

Monthly Club Challenge: Ride most miles this month

Saturday 3rd Monthly café stop ride TBC

Saturday 24th Social Drinks (18:00)


October

Monthly Club Challenge: Cycle Three peaks challenge

Thursday 20th Committee Meeting (19:30)

Saturday 22nd Social Drinks (18:00)


November

Monthly Club Challenge: Ride club time trial

Thursday 24th AGM Meeting (19:30)

Saturday 26th Social Drinks (18:00)


December

Monthly Club Challenge: Best Cycle Festive Photo

Sunday 4th Annual Dinner

Sunday 18th Christmas Ride followed by Mulled Wine and Mince Pies

TBC Zoom Social/Christmas Quiz

GENERAL BLOGS

 
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Chairman Autumn 2021 blog

9th October 2021

2021 KHWCC Barbeque

4th September 2021

Chairman Summer 2021 blog

23rd July 2021

Blog

Chairman Spring 2021 blog

4th April 2021

Chairman Winter 2020 blog

21st December 2020

Chairman Autumn 2020 blog

30th September 2020

Chairman Summer 2020 blog

30th June 2020

Chairman Spring 2020 blog

30th March 2020

London Velodrome blog

22nd January 2020

Prudential Ride London blog

4th August 2019

Folkestone Ride blog

3rd July 2019

Alpe d'Huez blog

19th - 23rd June 2019

London Velodrome blog

29th May 2019

HOKH Reception blog

13th March 2019

Kentish Killer blog

3rd March 2019

Charity Blogs

AMR Castle Ride 100 - May 2021

Tony Hudgell Blog - 12th September 2020

HOKH Blog - 11th August 2020

 
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News & Letters

Article from LPT Newsletter

KHWCC SFA Results

AAKSS Letter & Certificate

AAKSS Letter from CEO David Welch

AAKSS Donation thank you letter

AAKSS Xmas Appeal

AMR Ride 100 100K Participants

HOKH Thank you letter

AAKSS - CQC Comm Report

HOKH Donation thank you letter

 

MEMBERSHIP

Membership of the club is open to anyone, aged 18 or above, who is interested in cycling.  Members must carry Third Party insurance which we recommend can be obtained by taking up membership of the British Cycling Club. Members must also commit to wearing a helmet on all rides.

£10 for Annual Country Membership

This is for occasional riders no longer residing in the County but wishing to remain part of the Club

£20 for Annual Full Membership

Purchase of the sponsored club jersey is recommended but not mandatory

Apply for KHWCC membership via the Membership Secretary through Contact Us

 

Photo Gallery

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Wheelers at HOKH Elmer 2021
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I love the taste of rubber
Let's ride tandem
A well deserved pint or two!
The three just men
Just a little social
Wot a poser
Castle ride 2021
Whine tasting
Castle riding
More Castle riding
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Erica & Margaret HOKH 2019, cheque handover
AAKSS Cheque Handover 2019
 
 

Merchandise

Size chart available HERE

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PRO SHORT SLEEVE JERSEYS - £37 each

PRO GILETS with pockets - £47 each

PRO WINTER JACKET - £75 each

PRO LONG SLEEVE JERSEYS - £42 each

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PRO BIBSHORTS/SHORTS- £42 each

PRO MITTS - £21 each

PRO WINTER GLOVES - £31 each

PRO BIB TIGHTS - £57 each

BUFFS - £15 each

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PRO SUMMER CAP - £15 each

AERO SOCKS - £27 each

PRO WINTER SHOE COVERS - £29 each

 
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