About Us

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Our Club was established in April 2005 by riders looking to provide a friendly and relaxed group for cyclists of all abilities (see Club History). Since that time the Club has grown to more than 215 members who enjoy many cycling related activities from relaxed Sunday rides to organised competitive events. But our founding principles remain, and we strive to ensure new members are welcome, and existing members continue to enjoy the Club's activities. The Club is run by a committee (see the Contact Us page), using the guidelines laid down in our constitution. We are affiliated with many cycling organisations including  British CyclingCycling Time TrialsCyclists' Touring ClubEast Sussex Cycling AssociationSouthern Counties Cycling Union and Sussex Cyclists' Association.

The Club's activities centre around Sunday morning rides (see Rides page), but there are many other organised events to mix things up and keep it fun, including:

  • Club and open time trials during summer.
  • Cycling trips, such as our Canterbury, Isle of Wight and Mouscron weekends, The Dunwich Dynamo or smaller group trips to classic rides, such as Paris-Roubaix.
  • Annual Social Groups' Downhill 'freewheeling' competition.
  • Reliability Trials in spring, autumn and winter - a Sunday ride, but to a set destination and to a time standard chosen by the rider.
  • Off road bike rides.
  • General Meeting and Social evenings - which have included presentations by some of our more adventurous cyclists.
  • Pub nights - bike talk or just a chance to socialise.
  • Christmas dinner and awards evening.

We have several regular communications for members:

  • Weekly e.news email, reporting on Club activities and Sunday rides.
  • 'Chain Line' magazine, with articles ranging from epic rides to GPS navigation, new members' profiles and honest reviews of cycle related products.
  • This website and associated forum, where you'll find news of upcoming events, photos and club chatter.

Our membership covers all ages* and fitness levels. Some with significant and impressive cycling backgrounds that could well inspire you to further your cycling experiences. Such as Lands End to John O'Groats or riding 'Etape du Tour' (a mountainous Tour de France stage on closed roads for amatuers). Even if this doesn't interest you, riding regularly with the club will improve your fitness, knowledge of local country lanes and your cycling skills. Many of our ride leaders enjoy the challenge of finding new roads and interesting routes using every point on the compass. We can almost guarantee you will see something new.

Lastly, but importantly - most of our rides take place on roads with little traffic, but safety is always taken seriously. The Club has strict rules to ensure riders are not put in danger with traffic or each other. Full details are set out on the Rules and Roles page.

*Horsham Youth Cycling Club is available for children aged between 7 and 13. www.hycc.co.uk