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

Events Report.

Another busy few months at HC in addition to our normal Sunday group rides and time trial events.

The annual post-ride lunch on 6th July at The Warnham Barn, Rookwood Golf Course was well attended and a BBQ enjoyed in good weather. Thanks to Sabina Hickmet for once again organising this event.

A week later another Dunwich Dynamo trip, once again HC logistics organised by Stewart Forbes, with Ali Bruce and Jim Evans as drivers of the bike van and mini bus. Our thanks go to all three. It was good to see members still continue to sign up for this 115 mile night ride for the first time as well as the regulars. Congratulations to Dave Homewood and Malcolm Rowe for completing their charity cycle ride back to London, forsaking the luxury of a bus trip home.

The Isle of Wight trip in September, our ninth, was again well attended and this year we saw a record number, 18, cycling to Shanklin on the Friday, in addition to four joining later. Ali Bruce took over the organising of this event and transporting the luggage to and from the hotel, and relieved of this task meant I was able to get some extra cycle miles in on both the Friday and Sunday which was very enjoyable. Thank you Ali for all your efforts.

Finally, another Mouscron Belgium October weekend, this time organised by Steve Strickland. Again members joining up for the first time as well as the regulars, 16 in total enjoying cycling over the two days. Thank you Steve.

For all these events the number of members who have enjoyed these extra Club activities at least once increases and for others they have became a permanent feature of their Horsham Cycling year.

The arrangements for the Christmas Dinner and Awards evening on Thursday 11th December were announced in e.news last Sunday and are now also on our website. I look toward to seeing as many of our members as possible celebrate another successful year in Horsham Cycling. Coralie Clarke is organising this event and I would like to thank her for taking this task on once again.

Peter Delve, Chairman.

 

Tour De Horsham!

In support of Horsham's French Festival on 16/17/18 July our Club has plotted 3 family friendly routes starting from 6 miles in length. All routes start and finish in the town centre and take in some of the best roads within the local area.  

6 mile circular route to Warnham  HC FrenchFest 6 Mile RouteHC FrenchFest 6 Mile Route 
12 mile circular route South of Horsham HC FrenchFest 12 Mile RouteHC FrenchFest 12 Mile Route 
25 mile circular route to the foot of the North Downs HC FrenchFest 25 Mile RouteHC FrenchFest 25 Mile Route 

Happy cycling!

 

Five years young!

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Horsham Cycling has just celebrated it's 5th anniversary in style. Following our normal Sunday run members wined and dined in glorious spring sunshine at the Sussex Barn on Rookwood golf course.

During our five years we've collectively ridden a distance equivalent to 2500 laps of the M25 or 230,000,000 wheel revolutions! We've enjoyed the Sunday rides, the racing, social events and weekends away - whilst making friends, keeping fit and having fun. Many things have changed during this time and the membership has grown significantly, but our motto remains unchanged - cycling for all.

 

Horsham Cycling Kit now available from The Cycle Room, Horsham

We are very pleased to announce, that with immediate effect The Cycle Room in East Street will hold and sell our kit.

 The Cycle Room will offer:

 - Payment by credit and debit cards and of course cash.

- Checking availability before going to the store.

- Fitting rooms

- Web site: Shop - The Cycle Room

We are looking forward to fostering our relationship with Lewis, Adam and Roger at The Cycle Room and trust that you will enjoy meeting them and the level of service they provide.

 Please remember to take your HC Membership Card.

 For further information, please click here

John Chaplin

 

Club TT Report : Faygate 14 mile hilly Tuesday 24th May 2016

clubtt-may31Tuesday saw a fantastic turnout on the '14' course starting at Faygate. No doubt bouyed by a pleasant eventing 29 riders took to the start with 26 from Horsham Cycling and 3 guests taking us just one shy of our official capacity. A slight head wind on the way out to Newdigate turned into a welcome tail wind up Partridge Lane and with dry roads it was bob on for a fast night.

We had a good ladies field with 2 HC riders and 2 guests. Angela Radden-Rutt continues her successful campaign with a winning ride of 40:08 with Martine Burke taking second for the club. Helen Webb and Sabine Hickmet riding for Sussex Nomads and Crawley Wheelers respectively also put in strong rides.

Keeping with his current form in the men's race Tony Brown took the win in a time of 35:42. Stuart Papworth rode a strong race for 2nd with myself taking the last podium step. Dale rode another great race finishing fourth with Steve Copeland nipping at his heels for fifth.

Thanks go out to Malcom and Peter for time-keeping, Keith and "Bertie" for signing on, Steve Strickland for pushing off and Dave Manders for the course signage.

Tim Peters.

 

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