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 or read the FAQ.

Our 2020 Season

In addition to regular weekend rides we have many other events for members to enjoy. Sadly many are cancelled due to COVID-19.

Hindhead & Washington RT 26 January Summer Randonee 19 July (cancelled)
Reliability Trial (Ashdown Forest & Pulborough) 29 March (cancelled) Club 25 TT Oakwood Hill (course G25/43) 25 July (cancelled)
Club Time Trials April - October (cancelled) Inter-club TT Oakwoodhill (course G10/46) 12 September (cancelled)
Spring weekend away (Southampton & New Forest) 1-3 May (cancelled) Isle of Wight weekend 25-27 September (cancelled)
Social / Fancy Dress TT
(no Saturday rides)
23 May (cancelled) Hill climb @ Denbies 4 October (cancelled)
Annual post-ride Lunch 14 June (cancelled)

Belgium weekend, including Mouscron Randonnee

9-11 October (cancelled)
Club Open TT
(including youth event)
20 June (cancelled) Annual General Meeting 12 November
Dunwich Dynamo 4 July (cancelled) Annual Dinner & Awards evening 11 December (cancelled)
Social riders' Downhill challenge 12 July (cancelled) Reliability Trials Spring / Autumn / Winter (cancelled)
Regular pub nights All year (cancelled)

Mike Carr Social Groups' Downhill Competition Sun 14 July 19

The annual running of this event will take place on Sunday 14th July. This is a great opportunity for a Social rider to compete for a trophy that will be awarded at the Club Dinner in December. That is of course assuming that it can be wrestled away from the hands of the current holder, Ray Watson.

The start line is on Honeybridge Lane which is to the left of the Old Barn Garden Centre. Riders will be set off at one-minute intervals and with just one half turn of the pedal, gravity will do the rest before they come to a stop on a slight incline just under a mile from the start. This is always a fun event with a good deal of support (and banter) for each rider as they try to squeeze the last inch out of their freewheel downhill.

Malcolm Curtis

 

Summer Randonnee Sunday 30th June 19

This year our Randonee is to be held on the above date. This is more like an Audax event rather than a reliability trial where there will be no timing.

Just complete a set course passing through one or two controls (checkpoints) on the way.

There will be a choice of two rides of approximately 65km (38 miles) with one control and 90km.(55miles) with two controls.

Water and some food will be available at these controls.

90km route details https://www.strava.com/routes/13684007 (gpx) commencing at 9am.

63km route details https://www.strava.com/routes/13777925 (gpx) commencing at 9.30am

The HQ will be the Forest School Youth Wing on Compton's Lane.

The hall will be open from 8.30am

Refreshments will be available at the HQ at the end of the rides

This event will replace all of our regular Sunday rides.

Stewart Forbes

Competitions Secretary

 

The Annual Horsham Cycling Lunch is to be held at the Roffey Park Institute on Sunday 16th June. This will be a BBQ buffet followed by dessert.

Payment should be made through the Club's website using PayPal - 18.70pp by 8th June.

This is great opportunity for members to linger and enjoy a longer moment together after the usual Sunday ride. All group leaders will finish their rides at the venue. There is plenty of space to leave the bikes and in case of uncertain weather we can be accommodated outside or inside. The venue has a licensed bar with local ales and lagers.

This is a popular event so please get your confirmation in quickly!

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Read more: Annual Post-ride Lunch 16 June. Bookings by 8 June please!

 

Special Social 10 mile Time Trial Saturday 25th May 2019

The Horsham Cycling annual Special 10 mile time trial on the Oakwood Hill Ockley Forest Green course. (G10/46)

We encourage everybody to have a go, particularly those who haven't raced before. The course is mainly based on country roads with low traffic levels. Please sign-on at 10:30 for the TT to start at 11am (finish midday).

Afterwards we congregate in The Punchbowl Inn (12 - 13:30) adjacent to the start where the Club provide a buffet lunch for entrants and helpers. As well as encouraging some of our Social riders to try a time trial for the first time we will again be hoping that many of our members will ride something completely different (or indeed in fancy dress. There will be prizes awarded in various categories depending on what's entered.

Previous years have shown great imagination by club members in the costumes and bikes ridden (vintage steel racing bikes, a wooden stoker on a tandem, French onion sellers, The Badger, Count Dracula, Fairy Wings, etc) look up the photos on the HC website gallery for ideas.

It would be great to have another year of outstanding entries!

Keep an eye on e.news for more information on how to enter.

Stewart Forbes

Competitions Secretary

 

Dunwich Dynamo Sat 13th / Sun 14th July 2019

This an amazing 115 mile night ride from London (Hackney) to Dunwich on the Suffolk Coast which is organised by the Southwark Cyclists.

The ride is free to enter. As in previous years we are providing transport by way of a mini bus and bike van to simplify the logistics.
We leave Horsham with minibus and bike van around 4.45pm on the Saturday evening with the ride commencing around 7.30pm from London Fields, Hackney.

We depart from Dunwich around 8am Sunday after having a full English breakfast in the cafe or pub by the sea, returning to Horsham late morning.

The transport cost this year is 49. (sorry - no refunds if you have to cancel)

There are 17 places available (on a first come first served basis) and if you wish to part in this ride please pay via the event payment button on the website homepage.

Stewart Forbes
Logistics Organiser Dunwich Dynamo

 

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