Welcome to Horsham Cycling

flypass.jpg

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

sccu10-mar-26The 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

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.

Stewart Forbes

Competitions

 

Club Kit

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.

Stewart Forbes

Club Kit Coordinator

 

Hindhead & Washington RT Report for Sunday 22nd January 2017

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!

Stewart Forbes

Competitions Secretary

 

Winter Reliability Trial Report

winterrt

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

 

Page 1 of 15

Forum latest

Membership

Visit our membership page to join, renew or update your details online.