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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 50 members of a range of ages, all 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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Lisa Waspe

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.

KINGS HILL PROPERTIES

DAVID LLOYD

HITZINGER

PERRY'S ACCOUNTANTS

ARDEN BMW

CENTRUM+

 

Charities

The Club is delighted to be associated with the three 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.

 £600 total donation 2020

Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance

£900 total donation 2020

Heart of Kent Hospice

£600 total donation 2020

Action Medical Research

Research by numbers

Action Medical Research

£200 total donation 2020

The Community Cupboard

£300 total donation 2020

Tony Hudgell

 

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(15-17mph) 

  

Medium/Long Distance 

08.00 start 

45 - 60 miles, medium to fast pace(15-17mph) 

  

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

 

Castle100 (Action Medical Research)

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~~~~~~~ Club Events Calendar ~~~~~~~

 

Club Events Calendar 2021

January

Thursday 21st Committee Meeting (19:30)

Friday 29th Zoom Social/Quiz (19:00)

February

Monthly Club Challenges: Ride most elevation in a day; Ride most miles in a day;

Best cycle related photo

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

March

Monthly Club Challenges: Ride most elevation in an hour; Ride fastest TT

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

April

Monthly Club Challenge: Ride most miles this month

Saturday 17th Monthly café stop ride to Rye

Thursday 22nd Committee Meeting (19:30)

Friday 30th Zoom Social/Quiz (19:00)

May

Monthly Club Challenge: Best local legend

Saturday 1st Monthly café stop ride to Whitstable

Wednesday 5th Chairman’s happy hour drinks (18:00)

Sunday 9th Castle 100 Sportive

Wednesday 12th or Wednesday 19th Hush Heath Wine Event

Saturday 22nd Social Drinks (18:00)

Wednesday 26th Folkestone Ride

Friday 28th Zoom Social/Quiz (19:00)

June

Monthly Club Challenge: Tbc

Saturday 5th Folkestone Ride

Sunday 13th June SFA Sportive

Saturday 19th Social Drinks (18:00)

Friday 25th Zoom Social/Quiz (19:00)

Saturday 26th Annual Summer BBQ Social Event

Weekday Golf Day Tbc

Weekend Coast Ride Tbc

July

Monthly Club Challenge: Tbc

Saturday 3rd Monthly café stop ride to Canterbury

Sunday 11th July SFA Annual ‘Flat 5’ Audax

Thursday 22nd Committee Meeting (19:30)

Saturday 24th Social Drinks (18:00)

Friday 30th Zoom Social/Quiz (19:00)

Weekday and Weekend Folkestone Rides Tbc

August

Monthly Club Challenge: Tbc

Saturday 7th Monthly café stop ride to Boxhill

Saturday 21st Social Drinks (18:00)

Friday 27th Zoom Social/Quiz (19:00)

Local Sportive Tbc

Cyclo Park Tbc

September

Monthly Club Challenge: Tbc

Saturday 4th Monthly café stop ride to Ashdown Forest

Saturday 18th Social Drinks (18:00)

Friday 24th Zoom Social/Quiz (19:00)

Weekday and Weekend Folkestone Rides Tbc

October

Monthly Club Challenge: Tbc

Saturday 2nd AMR Kent Party Night Great Danes

Saturday 23rd Social Drinks (18:00)

Friday 29th Zoom Social/Quiz (19:00)

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 19th Christmas Ride followed by Mulled Wine and Mince Pies

Sunday 5th or Sunday 12th Annual Dinner

TBC Zoom Social/Christmas Quiz

GENERAL BLOGS

 
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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

HOKH Blog - 11th August 2020

Tony Hudgell Blog - 12th September 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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Charity Photoshoot 03/07/2019
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Folkestone Ride 03/07/2019
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Davina Ride 2019
AMR Ride 100 2019 signage
Kent Killer 2019: Robin & Mark
Erica & Margaret HOKH 2019, cheque handover
Dora & Margaret  AAKSS 2019 cheque handover
Arden HOKH donation 2018
Arden HOKH donation 2018
AAKSS Cheque Handover 2019
 

Merchandise

Size chart available HERE

PRO SHORT SLEEVE JERSEYS - £37 each

PRO GILETS with pockets - £47 each

PRO WINTER JACKET - £75 each

PRO LONG SLEEVE JERSEYS - £42 each

PRO BIBSHORTS/SHORTS- £42 each

PRO MITTS - £21 each

PRO WINTER GLOVES - £31 each

PRO BIB TIGHTS - £57 each

BUFFS - £15 each

PRO SUMMER CAP - £15 each

AERO SOCKS - £27 each

PRO WINTER SHOE COVERS - £29 each

 
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