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)

Chase the Sun - 22 June 2019

Chase the Sun is an annual challenge, held on the longest day of the year: to ride from sunrise to sunset, coast-to-coast, east-to-west. There are no rules, route-signs, medals - just ride your bike for this collective adventure!

The route is from Minster (Sheppey) to Burnham-on-Sea: 205 miles, 3000m elevation.

In 2018, four riders from Horsham Cycling took part. We had a minibus with two support drivers to provide transport from Horsham to start & finish, and to resupply with food & water en-route.

If you're interested, please let me know soon so that I can organise transport. Final cost will depend on number of riders sharing the vehicle (maybe £100 each). Read more here: https://www.chasethesun.org/info

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Spring Reliability Trial - 31st March 2019

HQ is the Forest School Youth Wing, Compton's Lane, Horsham RH13 5NT. This event consists of two rides:

The Ashdown Challenge 61 miles (Strava) from 9.00am. Time standards - 4.5, 4, 3.5hrs  

The Stopham Shuttle 34 miles (Strava)  from 9.30am. Time standards - 3.25, 2.75, 2.25hrs

The hall will be open from 8.30am. Refreshments available at the finish.

Guests welcome. This event replaces all our regular Sunday rides.

Stewart Forbes

Competitions

 

Spring Trip - Maidstone - 26-28 April 2019

Following the success of previous trips to Winchester & Eastbourne, we are planning another Spring weekend away this year, starting on Friday 26th April for two nights, returning to Horsham on Sunday 28th April. The venue will be Maidstone.

Read more: Spring Trip - Maidstone - 26-28 April 2019

 

Road racing update (January 2019)

The new road racing season has now started and we have had a few members dipping their toes already.

If you are interested in riding the Surrey League events at Dunsfold Aerodrome then you need to act soon. To do these events you will need to have completed two of the race preparation courses for novice races. There are only two of these events scheduled between now and the start of the season so remember to attend these events. They are run at a sensible pace so donít be worried about being unfit Ė the coaches are very experienced and will tailor the events to the standard of the riders present Ė they want to get you interested in racing not put you off so please donít feel like you wonít be up to the grade.

Read more on the Road Racing page here.

 

Club Pub Night - The Black Jug - Wednesday 30th January 2019

The next Club pub night is on the above date from 8.30pm onwards. This time at the Black Jug, North Street, Horsham.

Meet up with your Club mates and chat about rides and everything cycling. It is also the ideal opportunity for our newer members to meet up with other members.

Stewart Forbes

 

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