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 2015 Season

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

19 Time Trials April - October Canterbury weekend 18/19 April
General Meeting TBA Dunwich Dynamo 4/5 July
Social Groups' Downhill challenge TBA 10yr anniversary post-ride lunch 7 June
Isle of Wight weekend 18-20 September Hill Climb 11 October
Belgium weekend October Christmas Dinner and Awards December
Indoor cycling with Sabina Winter Reliability Trials Spring / Autumn / Winter
Regular Pub Night All year

Winter Reliability Trial Sunday 18 January - Report.

Having been on weather watch all week the weather could have turned out worse for today’s event. At least it was frost free but there was heavy rain for the first part of the morning.

We had a total of 50 riders take part. Thirty eight from HC, 9 Crawley Wheelers and 3 guests, one of whom was from the Brighton Mitre CC.

There were 31 brave hardy riders that opted for the Hindhead ride and all chose the 4 hour time standard apart from one that decided on 3½ hours. Unfortunately Sabina had the misfortune to have not one but three punctures on the ride, that should be her quota until June at least. Some reported slight snow flurries around the Hindhead area.

The Washington ride attracted 19 riders which fragmented into serval groups taking different routes there. The village hall in Washington was packed with cyclists from local Clubs enjoying refreshments from the Brighton Excelsior who were hosting their annual elevenses. Those who rode back from Washington at least had it rain free and I think the rain eased off for those who returned from Hindhead.

Back at the Forest School Youth Wing everyone enjoyed the home baking from the Bruce family and chatted about the rides over a hot drink.

A big thanks to the time keepers, Owen Drake (CW) and Colin Ferry (HC), for their precise timing. To Ali Bruce opening /clearing up and closing the YW and to him and his wife Alyson for their excellent baking. Finally, to you all for braving the January weather.

The next Reliability Trial is on Sunday 29th March, destinations Isfield, East Sussex and Pulborough.

Stewart Forbes, Competitions.

 

Off Road Email Group.

We have set up a new email group for those who are interested in the off road rides. If you want to receive these emails (in addition to e-news) then please respond to myself at

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We will continue use both e-news and the website to provide off road details, such as when rides are starting in places other than the Carfax. However, this will allow us to send additional reminders when we are heading to a different start point or planning an additional ride. This means we can ensure that anyone interested in off road rides get these messages.

Michael Horner, Off Road Co-ordinator.

 

The Canterbury Canter - Saturday/Sunday 18/19 April - Update.

There has been a fantastic response to this event and all the places are now full. So I'm sorry but we can't take anyone else right now. However, I will start a "reserve list" just in case anyone drops out. I will email everyone who is going with further details in the next few weeks. 

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The Canterbury Canter - Saturday/Sunday 18/19 April.

This year’s Spring Tour will be on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April. We will ride out from Horsham to Canterbury, stay the night and then return the next day. Canterbury is a distance of approximately 80 miles. For an all day ride, this distance should be achievable for most members.

Please click here for more information.

We do need to confirm the booking before the end of January. So if you are interested could you please email me - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - and make payment preferably by PayPal on the Club’s website. If we don’t book things early, they tend to disappear.

Finally, if I haven’t sold this idea to you yet, remember, you will be able to tell everyone that you’ve been to University! So please reply ASAP so that I can get an idea of the numbers.

Thanks

Ali Bruce, Social.

 

Hindhead & Washington Reliability Trials Sunday 18 January 2015

Our first event of 2015, as usual from the Forest School Youth Wing, Compton's Lane, Horsham.

  • Washington Ride (approx 34miles) commencing 9:30am. Time standards : 2.5, 3, and 3.5 hours
  • Hindhead Ride (approx 56 miles) commencing 09:00am. Time standards : 3.5, 4, 4.5 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 and is run in conjunction with the Crawley Wheelers.  Guests welcome.

The Washington check point is the Village Hall in School Lane, where refreshments will be available from the Brighton Mitre 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.

 

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