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 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||11 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|
SCCU sporting 10 - Horsham CyclingTeam Prize
Sunday, 26 March 2017 00:00
The first of the bigger Open TT's, the SCCU sporting 10, took place on Saturday on one of our Club courses, the G10/46 at Oakwood Hil.
Horsham were well represented, with Jon Fry, Tim Peters, Tony Brown and Dale Baldwin holding up the honours. Angela Radden-Rutt (The Cycle Room) was also competing.
Conditions were far from ideal, with a strong headwind all the way on the drag up to Ockley. That didn't stop Rob Sharland (Paceline) posting an impressive 21.55 time, blowing the rest of the field away. In the end Dale managed a 25.40, putting him in 13th overall, with Jon 26.21 and Tim 26.41. Tony had a mechanical right at the start, dropping his chain as he set off and lost a big chunk of time putting it back on, and came in on 27.16. Angela rode a course PB to win the ladies competition in a time of 27.49.
Our top 3 combined times were good enough to win the overall team prize, so we went home a bottle of wine and 10 quid better off. A great start to the TT season.
Spring Reliability Trial - Sunday 26th March 2017
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 09:12
HQ is the Forest School Youth Wing, Compton's Lane, Horsham RH13 5NT. This event consists of two rides:
The Ashdown Challenge 61 miles (Strava) from 9.00am. Time standards - 4.5, 4, 3.5hrs
The Stopham Shuttle 34 miles (Strava) from 9.30am. Time standards - 3.25, 2.75, 2.25hrs
The hall will be open from 8.30am. Refreshments available at the finish.
Guests welcome. This event replaces all our regular Sunday rides.
Sunday, 26 February 2017 17:12
The new order of Club Kit has now arrived and it is available from the Cycle Room 39-41 East St, Horsham.
PS+ Gara Short Sleeve Jersey, £50.40
PS+ Gara Gilet, £52.80
PS+ Gara Bibshorts, £51.60
Also the Club is currently offering 5% discount to members on those prices.
Club Kit Coordinator
Hindhead & Washington RT Report for Sunday 22nd January 2017
Friday, 16 December 2016 09:36
This RT season the weather has not been on our side for our events, and today was no different with sub-zero temperatures early morning.
We took the decision to start both rides 30 minutes later and this may have helped just a little.
However 37 riders turned up for the rides including 9 Crawley Wheelers all of whom rode over from Crawley, and one guest.
The Hindhead ride rolled off with 17 hardy souls from 9am, 4 riders choosing the 4 ½ hour time standard, and 13 opting for 4 hours.
Washington attracted 20 riders, 6 opting for 3 ½ hour time, while the remainder selected the 2 ½ hour ride. They enjoyed refreshments hosted by the Brighton Excelsior at the Washington Village Hall.
Back at the youth wing post rides, the participants socialised over hot drinks and delicious home baking.
Thanks to all that help back at the you wing. In particular, Colin Ferry for time keeping , Malcolm Curtis and Cliff Baker for registration,. Ali Bruce for assisting me with tidying and locking up.
A very special thanks to our home bakers, Ali Bruce, Martine Burke, Barry Harwood, Ray Watson, and Tony Banbury.
The next RT is on Sunday 26th March 2017 with rides to the Ashdown Forest and Pulborough. Hopefully the weather will be a little warmer!
Winter Reliability Trial Report
Friday, 25 November 2016 11:36
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.
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|Sat Apr 01|
Saturday1 - Richard Pendlebury
|Sun Apr 02|
Inter2 - Ian Lucas - Tour of Flanders weekend
|Sun Apr 02|
OffRoad - Michael Horner - Tour of Flanders weekend
|Sun Apr 02|
Social1 - Martine Burke - Tour of Flanders weekend
|Sun Apr 02|
Social2 - Colin Ward - Tour of Flanders weekend
|Sun Apr 02|
Sporting1 - Mark Briffa - Hindhead (Flanders Weekend)
|Sun Apr 02|
Sporting2 - James Brind - Tour of Flanders weekend
|Sat Apr 08|
Saturday1 - Mike Leitch
|Sun Apr 09|
Social1 - Fiona Ordidge
|Sun Apr 09|
Sporting2 - Dave Scott
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