Sheppey Velo is a growing club based on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent but with members all over the South of England.
Set up by a small group of local riders, and sponsored by local companies we have grown from humble origins, a group of friends and cycling enthusiasts to now 50+ riders and over 100 members on our Facebook page!
We welcome new riders almost weekly, and have provision for multiple levels of cycling ability from beginners to categorised racers and time trial riders, for both male and female cyclists too. For new members the first five rides are free but after that we ask you join the Sheppey Velo at a small fee of £10 per year. We also strongly recommend you have personal liability insurance through British cycling membership at at least "Ride" level cover.
Club meets are every Tuesday, Thursday and Sundays.
(Depending on weather conditions and season, other days often feature events too.)
Weekday rides are approx 25-30 miles and range from 14 to 21 Mph average speeds.
Weekend rides are normally longer from 50 + miles with similar average speeds.
We provide for all abilities and always have experienced club members accompanying newer riders in the not so fast groups and ensure no one gets left behind (we have a strict no drop rule.)
Club rides normally involve a cafe stop for the all important cake and coffee!
In addition to club rides we participate in Sportives all over the south of England - from local charity events to more serious timed or closed road sportives, to give you a proper target for your training and challenge your personal best times.
With interest growing for Time Trialing, we are now fully affiliated with Cycling Time Trials and are regularly participating in local Time Trial events.
Club kit is made by Paria.cc and supplied by our principal sponsor Farmwood M&E Services Limited. www.farmwood.co.uk
We are also lucky to be sponsored by two other local business:
Nexio, You're in safe hands: a recycling, security, fire and contract cleaning company. www.nexio.org.uk
WK Trophies: a Sheppey based Company specialising in engraving and preparing trophies but also cover key cutting and shoe repairs. They offer a 5% discount to all Sheppey Velo members. www.wktrophies.com
We can be found on Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/801367063212505
Here the upto date ride plans and information can be found and there is also a thriving social SV community.