Welcome to Horsham Cycling

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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 2014 Season

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

19 Time Trials April - October New Forest weekend 17/18 May
AGM / Social 26 June Dunwich Dynamo 12/13 July
Social Group Downhill challenge 6 July Annual post-ride lunch 6 July
Isle of Wight weekend 20/21 September Hill Climb 26 October
Belgium weekend 4/5 October Christmas Dinner and Awards 11 December
Indoor cycling with Sabina Winter Reliability Trials Spring / Autumn / Winter
Track cycling at Calshot Winter Regular Pub Night All year

Time Trial Competitions - Results

With only the Hill Climb on October 26th at Denbies Vineyard, Dorking to be competed for, most of our Competitions have now been decided.

Firstly, I would like to thank the members who help us with the Racing effort every year and without whom we couldn't race. In particular Stewart Forbes our Competition Secretary, Colin Ferry and Mike Cross for timing, Coralie Clarke for preparing and updating all the results spreadsheets and Malcolm Curtis, Jim Kerr and Rob Haigh who turn out most weeks and help us with a combination of pushing off, spotting and timing as well. Jim Evans still masterminds our signage and to Jim and his team of signers many thanks as well. Plus all those who marshalled or helped at the HQ in our Open we would also like to say thank you.

Mens Scratch Trophy:
1 Matt Andrews 57.29, 2 Jon Fry 58.50, 3 Stephen Copeland 59.01.

Ladies Scratch Trophy:
1 Rebecca O'Hara 1.09.17, 2 Sabina Hickmet 1.12.05.

Junior Trophy:
1 Emin Akbay 1.01.15.  Congratulations to Emin for setting Junior Club records for both distances.

Veterans Trophy: 
1 Brian Flint plus 11.23, 2 Keith Shuttlewood plus 10.34, 3 Peter Delve plus 8.47.

Ian Hiscock Handicap Trophy: 
1 Stephen Copeland 56.29, 2 Jon Fry 58.50, 3 Alan Dolan 59.16.

The 25 Trophy:
1 Matt Andrews 57:09, 2 Jon Fry 57.17, 3 Stephen Copeland 59:44.

Mike Carr Social Groups' Downhill Trophy:
1 Matt Coleman, 2 Richard Stephens, 3 Ray Watson. First Lady Claire Savage.

Congratulations to all our winners.

We will be presenting the awards at the Club Christmas Dinner on Thursday 11th December at Rookwood Golf Club and we look forward to seeing you there.

Peter Delve, Chairman.

 

Autumn Reliability Trial - Sunday 28 September 2014

Our Autumn reliability trial takes place on the above date. This year there is still be a choice of three rides, each with set directions. The short and the medium rides converge at a tea stop Hurstpierpoint for the last check point, then share the same route on return to the Horsham. The long ride (100km/63miles) goes towards Goodwood with a tea stop/check point at West Dean Gardens.

HQ is the Forest School Youth Wing, Comptons Lane, Horsham (see maps). The hall will be open from 8.30am and refreshments are available at the finish.

Washbrooks Ride (33 miles)  3hr ride departs 9.50am 
2.5hr at 10am and 2hr at 10.10am
a route sheet Garmin Connect route
Wealden Challenge (45 miles)  3hr ride departs 9.30am 
2.75hr ride at 9.40am
. route sheet Garmin Connect route
The Goodwood Gallop 100 (100km)  4.5hr ride departs 9am
4hr at 9.10am and 3.5hr ride 9.20am
THE ASHDOWN CHALLENGE.doc route notes BikeRouteToaster.com route

Guests welcome.

Please note that this event replaces all regular Sunday rides.

Stewart Forbes, Competitions.

 

Belgium Weekend ~ Sat 4th/Sun 5th October 2014

This year our weekend to Belgium incorporating the Cyclo Club Mouscron's 85K randanee is on the above date.

The trip will involve about a 7am start from Horsham, one nights stay in Lille on Saturday night and a return to Horsham by about 7pm on Sunday evening.

Click here for full details.

Steve Strickland, Trip Organaniser.

 

Isle of Wight Weekend - 20/21 September 2014.

The Club’s annual Isle of Wight weekend is one of the highlights of the HC calendar. This event is always popular and is a great mix of riding and socialising. In recent years, this has been organised by Peter Delve, however, it is now my duty to arrange. So firstly, I would like to thank Peter for all his hard work for making previous trips such a great success.

This year’s trip, our ninth, will follow the same successful formula. For those of you who are new to the Club full details can be read in this document.  So if you would like to come along, please email me on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ali Bruce, Organiser for Isle of Wight Weekend.

 

Dunwich Dynamo - Saturday 12 / Sunday 13 July 2014.

Still a few places left for this amazing ride. 

Just two months to go until this relatively easy 115 mile night ride from London (Hackney) to Dunwich on the Suffolk Coast which is organised by the Southwark Cyclists. The ride is free to enter.

As in previous years, we are providing transport by way of a mini bus and bike van to simplify the logistics. We leave Horsham around 17.00 on the Saturday evening with the ride commencing at 20.00. Depart from Dunwich around 08.00 Sunday after having a full English breakfast in the cafe by the sea, returning to Horsham late morning. The transport cost is £40.

If you wish to take part please pay via the event payment button on the home page of the Club website and once you have done so, please email me to confirm. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Guests also welcome.

Stewart Forbes, HC Logistics Organiser for Dunwich Dynamo.

 

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