Sunday, 2 October 2016

The Audax Last Stand ....

Kent Valley's "Love Audaxing" is Sunday 2nd
 October  Starting at 9am from the Kendal Rugby Club so please arrive in good time to sign on and have a brew.
The 100km ride heads out to Old Hutton and Barbondale, up Cowgill to Ingleton and returning via Honby and Capernwray. 
The small fee of £3 to enter, which can be payed at the start, includes a drink at the start and food at the finish.

Another excellent turn out for the last in the series was blessed with perfect conditions, congratulations to all who completed the year long Audax series.
And keep your eyes peeled for 2017.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Bob Swailes Memorial RR

This weekend saw the 2016 installment of  Kent Valley's Bob Swailes Memorial road race 2/3/4 on the tough but classic circuit of Old Hutton.
2nd cat Matthew Atkinson (Durham University CC) just pipped Christian Smith (Manchester Bicycle Club) on the line to win Kent Valley Road Club's Bob Swailes Memorial Road Race.
Together with 3rd placed Jamie Kennedy (GTR), they finished more than a minute ahead of a fragmented peloton after sustaining a brutal pace for six laps of the hilly Old Hutton circuit.
Smith's consolation was winning the race's King of the Mountains prize with 11 points out of a possible 15.
Only 24 riders completed the full 55 miles

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Milnthorpe Returns

No not a Kent Valley road clubs version of Star wars but round 14 of the KVRC time trial championships.
 A near perfect summers day finally descended again upon the South Lakes giving lovely warm sunny summer conditions for the evenings proceedings, and with the points top three in the current standings the action was surely going to be hotting up.
George Wharton again put in another outstanding performance finishing ahead of both his nearest rivals in the KVRC points classification, with Chris Dixon and Duncan Orme coming closely behind.
      Top female rider  Amanda Howard put in another great performance despite dropping a chain and losing vital seconds against the clock still managed a very respectable time 25:30.

Thanks again to all marshals and time keepers 
further details of club rides and time trials can be found at

Sunday, 24 July 2016

The Short & Long

8am and the drizzle was falling and the sky grey over Kendal this morning but the Kent Valley Club with slight change of format with two rides being organised a longer and another shorter.
An excellent turn both rides headed out together from the Kendal Leisure Centre, bound for Cartmel via Grange over Sands on the back roads of the Lyth Valley.
A slightly earlier arrival in Cartmel resulted in a lap around the hidden gems of Cartmel until the club favorite the Mallard opened.

Caffeine fuelled and not deterred by the falling rain the club split and the shorter ride headed for home via  Ayside and Witherslack.
The longer option continued on towards Newton in Cartmel, Newby Bridge, Oxen park, Bouth, before turning and heading for Kendal through Cark and Grange-Over-Sands.

Riders of all abilities and fitness are welcome 
Further details of club runs and membership is available at