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 11 June
Dunwich Dynamo 8 July Social Groups' Downhill challenge 9 July
Inter-club TT  9 September Isle of Wight weekend 22-24 September
Belgium weekend 6-8 October  Hill Climb 15 October
General Meeting November 9th Christmas Dinner and Awards 14 December
Reliability Trials Spring / Autumn / Winter Regular Pub Night All year

General Meeting - Thursday 19 November 19:30.

You will have seen the notices issued by Robert Skeet, Secretary about our forthcoming General Meeting at The Holbrook Club, North Heath Lane, Horsham RH12 5PJ (e.mails and attachments 26 October, 7 & 16 November).

I would like to stress the formal part will be dealt with quickly allowing good time for you to raise any questions, feedback etc. The main focus is then on the social part where drinks will be provided. Come along and as with our pub nights a good chance to meet up with members, new and old, and talk cycling! It would be great to see you there.

John Chaplin, Chairman. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Winter Reliability Trial - Sunday 15 November - Report.

newhaven-nov15Today we had 58 riders turn up for the reliability trial. The riders had a choice of three rides, Newhaven (67 miles), Shoreham Airport (42 miles) and Wiston (30 miles). The most popular ride was to Shoreham Airport with 27 riders, while Newhaven attracted 16 and the short ride to Wiston 15. It was good to see 15 riders form the Crawley Wheelers and a guest from the Dulwich Cycling Club. Most of the riders commented although very windy it was not as bad as they expected. Many riders made it back well within their chosen time standard, and some told me that they could have selected a shorter time.

As usual, all enjoyed the home baking and the drinks back at the Youth Wing.

Thanks to Ali and his wife Alyson for the baking and to Owen Drake & Cliff Eastwood for timing the event.

Stewart Forbes, Competitions.

 

Winter Reliability Trial - Sunday 15 November.

Time Standards 5 hr 4.5 hr 4 hr 3.25 hr 2.75 hr 3 hr 2.5 hr 2 hr Checkpoint
Newhaven Challenge (approx 67 miles) 9.00 9.10 9.15 *Luna Rossa
Shoreham Quest (approx 42 miles) 9.20 9.25 Airport Cafe
Wiston Ride (aprox 30 miles) 9.35 9.40 9.45 Wiston tea rooms

*Check point in Newhaven is the Luna Rossa (formally the Captain's Table), West Key, Newhaven. BN9 9GB

All rides are self directed, that is you can choose your own route.  Please arrive at the HQ, Forest School Youth Wing (see maps), in good time for the start time of your intended ride. HQ open from 8.20am. Refreshments available at the finish.  Run in conjunction with the Crawley Wheelers.  Guests Welcome. This event replaces all regular Sunday rides.

Stewart Forbes, Competitions.

 

Autumn Reliability Trial - Sunday 18 October - Report.

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Luckily the dry settled weather conditions prevailed to give us good conditions resulting in an impressive turnout of 63 riders.

This was made up of 51 of our members, five from Crawley Wheelers, five from the Cranleigh Cycling Club, one from Dulwich Paragon Cycling Club and one from South Hams Cycling Club.

The most popular ride was the Goodwood Gallop (63 miles) with 30 taking part, some riders would find themselves on a number of new roads on the edge of our usual rides area. The Wealden Challenge attracted 24 riders on this intermediate ride of 45 miles. Finally nine riders opted for the Washbrooks Ride (33miles) to Washbrooks Farm, Hurstpierpoint where they converged with those on the Wealden Ride. I was there in the capacity of checker.

At the end everyone enjoyed chatting about the morning experience over a cuppa and fine home baking by Ali and his wife which included the top tier of the Club's 10th Anniversary cake.

Thanks to Colin Ferry for timing the event and to the Bruce family for the scrumptious cakes.

Stewart Forbes, Competitions.

 

Autumn Reliability Trial - Sunday 18 October.

Our Autumn reliability trial takes place on the above date. There is 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 9.45am, 2.5hr at 9.55am and 2hr at 10.05am route sheet Garmin Connect route
Wealden Challenge (45 miles) 3hr ride departs 9.25am, and 2.75hr ride at 9.35am route sheet Garmin Connect route
The Goodwood Gallop 100 (100km) 4.5hr ride departs 9am, 4hr at 9.10am and 3.5hr ride 9.15am route sheet BikeRouteToaster route

Guests welcome.

Please note that this event replaces all regular Sunday rides.

Stewart Forbes, Competitions.

 

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