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 2017 Season

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

Indoor cycling with Sabina January - April Winchester weekend 21-23 April
20 Time Trials April - October Annual post-ride lunch June
Dunwich Dynamo July Social Groups' Downhill challenge July
Isle of Wight weekend 22-24 September Belgium weekend October 
Hill Climb October General Meeting November
Christmas Dinner and Awards December Reliability Trials Spring / Autumn / Winter
Regular Pub Night All year

Club Pub Night Anchor Hotel - changed to 25th Jan

The next Club pub night is at the Anchor Hotel (Bar Vin) on the above date from 8.30pm onwards. Meet up with your Club mates and chat about rides and everything cycling.

It's the ideal opportunity for our newer members to meet others in the Club.

Stewart Forbes

 

Committee Meeting Jan 26th 2017

The planned Committee Meeting for Jan 12th was postponed due to the bad weather. It will now be on 26th Jan. if you have any issues that you would like to bring up, please contact me.

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Barbara Lefebvre

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Hindhead & Washington Reliability Trial Sunday 22nd January 2017

Our first event of 2017, as usual from the Youth Wing, The Forest School, Comptons Lane, Horsham RH13 5NT.

      • Hindhead Ride (approx 56 miles) commencing 09:00am. Time standards: 3.5, 4, 4.5 hours

      • Washington Ride (approx 34miles) commencing 9:30am. Time standards: 2.5, 3, and 3.5 hours

The rides on this event are self-navigation (decide your own route). Hall open from 8.30am. Refreshments at finish.

This event replaces all our regular Sunday Rides.

The Washington check point is the Village Hall in School Lane, where refreshments will be available from the Brighton Excelsior CC who are hosting elevenses for local clubs.The Hindhead check point is the National Trust cafe near Devil's Punch Bowl.

Stewart Forbes 
Competitions

 

Winter Reliability Trial Report

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Since the middle of the week we had been on weather watch for Reliability Trial rides as a low depression "Storm Angus" was developing out in the Atlantic. As it turned out the worst of the storm hit overnight into Sunday morning, but luckily the worst of the weather had cleared in time for the event which resulted in 28 riders participating.

Riders started rolling into the Forest Youth Wing around 8.50am looking to sign on for the Newhaven ride, of which Tony Brown (HC) took part along with three guests from the Crawley Wheelers. They all opted for the 4 ½ hour time standard and make it back 10 minutes early! (with time to spare for coffee in Newhaven)

We had 12 members opting for the Shoreham ride all choosing the 3 ¼ hour time standard with the majority making it back within the time despite the harder than usual riding conditions.

Finally, we had three fast guys choosing the Cranleigh 2 hour ride who made it back within 5 minutes of the time, without stopping for a tea/coffee.

The social riders selected the 3 hour ride which gave them sufficient time for a restful break at the Notts Garden Centre.

All enjoyed socialising with their Club mates over hot drinks and delicious home baking back at the HQ.

Thanks to all that help back at the you wing. In particular, Malcolm Curtis for time keeping, Cliff Baker, registration, John Fry & Dave Scott with the washing up. Ali Bruce for assisting me with tidying and locking up.

A very special thanks to our home bakers, Stewart Salt, Martine Burke, and Tony Banbury.

The next RT is on Sunday 15th January 2017 with rides to Hindhead and Washington.

Stewart Forbes 

Competitions Secretary

 

Autumn Reliability Trial Report

Many of us had been watching the weather forecast for the last few days hoping for fine weather today. Unfortunately there was heavy rain from about 7am and as a result numbers were much lower than usual with 20 riders turning up for today's rides.

By the time that the first group of riders were set off just after 9, the rain had stopped and the weather was starting to clear. We had a total of twenty riders take part this morning made up of 13 Horsham Cycling, 3 Crawley Wheelers and 4 guests.

Below shows the numbers in each ride:-

Goodwood Gallop - 5 riders

Wealden Challenge - 7 riders

Washbrook Ride - 8 riders

The riders enjoyed hot drinks and home baking made by members at the Youth Wing after the rides.Thanks to the following members who help make the event a success:

Registration - Malcolm Curtis

Time Keeping - Colin Ferry

Washing & Tidying up - Sabina Hickmet

Home Baking - Ali Bruce, Stewart Salt, Loraine Barratt, Fiona Ordridge, Martine Burke and Ray Watson

Thanks to checkers at Washbrooks - Dave Manders and Luke Sparkes

Also, it was good to see Jon Fry and Sabina drop in for chat and coffee and cake. If the weather is poor next time some of you could do the same. You would be made very welcome.

The Next RT will be on Sunday 20th November 2016

Stewart Forbes

 

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