Welcome to Horsham Cycling


Our club is welcoming to all types of rider, from leisure cyclist to competitive racer. Seven groups meet at the Carfax every Sunday morning, each with different speeds and distances in mind.

Horsham is surrounded by fantastic Sussex countryside and quiet roads. The club is a great way of discovering new routes, making friends and perhaps opening yourself to new cycling challenges.

You can join us for a ride or two without being a member, why not give us a try? See the rides page for more details.

Our 2016 Season

In addition to regular Sunday rides we have many other events for members to enjoy:

Indoor cycling with Sabina January - April Winchester weekend 22-24 April
20 Time Trials April - October Annual post-ride lunch 12th June
Dunwich Dynamo 16/17 July Social Groups' Downhill challenge 10th July
Isle of Wight weekend 23-25 September Belgium weekend October
Hill Climb 9th October General Meeting November
Christmas Dinner and Awards December Reliability Trials Spring / Autumn / Winter
Regular Pub Night All year

Special 10 mile Time Trial Saturday 7th May 2016

Every year in early May we hold our Special 10 mile time trial on the Oakwoodhill course, G10/46, when we encourage everybody to have a go, particularly those who haven't raced before. The course is mainly based on country roads with low traffic levels. Afterwards we congregate in The Punchbowl Inn adjacent to the start where the Club provide a "free" buffet lunch for entrants and helpers. This year its on Saturday the 7th May at 11am.

As well as encouraging some of our Social riders to try a time trial for the first time we will again be hoping that many of our members will ride something completely different or indeed in fancy dress and again we will have some prizes for "non" modern TT or road bikes depending on what's entered.

In order to make it easy for the organisers to assess the different prize categories could members who would like to enter this event, whether on their normal TT bike or on any type of bicycle, email me on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Sunday the 1st May advising the type of machine they are going to ride. We have permission for 35 riders.

Peter Delve

Racing Sub Committee and event organiser


First Race Win for Horsham Cycling

Well done to Matt Twelvetrees for winning a 4th Cat race in the Surrey Road Race League at the Longcross Circuit. For full details of this race and others please go to the Racing/Racing News page on our website.


Spring Reliability Trial Report - 20 March 16

What a difference two months makes. This morning the weather was much better than the day of our last RT in January resulting in a total of 52 riders taking part. This included 6 guests from the Crawley Wheelers.

Today we had a choice of two rides, the longer one going to the Ashdown Forest (using the same route from previous RTs about 5 years ago) and the shorter route to the Pulborough Garden Centre at Stopham Bridge.

Ride numbers were split evenly between the two rides, 26 and 26. Many of the riders made it back within their chosen time and some even earlier.

Sorry to hear that both rides encountered long queues at Washbrooks Farm and Pulborough Garden Centre. Also the Stopham ride encountered a partial road closure near West Chiltington golf club where BT where erecting new poles.

At the finish everyone chatted about their ride over refreshments at the Youth Wing. It was also good to see Jon Fry and Tim Peters turn up for coffee and cake after participating in an early season 25 mile two up time trial.

Thanks to Colin Ferry for timing the event and to Barry Harwood & Keith Shuttlewood for providing the home baking. Also to Linda Beattie for doing the washing up and tidying the hall.

Stewart Forbes



Horsham Cycling Kit now available from The Cycle Room, Horsham

We are very pleased to announce, that with immediate effect The Cycle Room in East Street will hold and sell our kit.

The Cycle Room will offer:

  • Payment by credit and debit cards and of course cash.
  • Checking availability before going to the store.
  • Fitting rooms
  • Web site: Shop - The Cycle Room

We are looking forward to fostering our relationship with Lewis, Adam and Roger at The Cycle Room and trust that you will enjoy meeting them and the level of service they provide.

Please remember to take your HC Membership Card.

For further information, please click here.

John Chaplin


Ride Leader Training

Some of you will be aware that we have been looking into providing some training/guidance for our ride leaders. We are conscious that members volunteer for this role and we believe HC could do more for you in helping you in this role.

Philip van der Veen and myself have met with a qualified CTC Trainer and he will be leading a small friendly workshop on Saturday morning 5 March at the The Holbrook for up to 15 of our ride leaders. I would emphasise that this is not about taking on more responsibilities but very much an interactive session to help you run the rides with the outcome of providing you with practical hints and tips.

Philip will be asking our ride co-ordinators for names of ride leaders who would like to attend so please look out for this request and do try to come along. We will see how it goes with a view to running another session later in the year.

John Chaplin


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