Sunday 'Club Rides'

Every Sunday morning throughout the year except when there is a special event or Morning Time Trial, we meet at 8.00am for the weekly club ride with a stop for elevenses at a cafe.

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Sportives

Sportives are defined as "a long-distance road cycling event in which a large number of cyclists ride a marked route. With distances from 30 to over 100 miles and often fully supported there is an option for everyone to enjoy"

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Time Trials

Time trialling is the simplest of competitive formats: a race against the clock. With riders starting a minute apart, it's known as the 'race of truth' because there's nowhere to hide, no one to draft behind; just you, the bike and the thumping of your heart. Oh, and a clock ticking...

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Sunday Club Rides – 26th February

9am from the Pink Pub. The standard BRCC Sunday format and route to Stansted with a stop at Tangmere to meet anyone joining us there. Thanks to Dave Abbott for picking up on the lead for this week ;-) Club ride format will be observed, so no-one left behind, mechanical assistance given if required and a relaxed/steady Sunday morning pace.

Although assistance will be given with any mechanical issues, please bring a basic repair kit with you including a spare tube, pump and tyre levers. If you're not sure, have a chat with any of the regular members while you're out with us to see what they would recommend you include.

Sunday Training Ride
Paul is back on the front this week but apparently expects you all to take a turn! It’s all go at 8am from the Pink Pub With a route to Wisborough Green (see website routes for Garmin file). Appx 70 miles at a reasonable tempo pace, we will continue to work on through and off group riding etc. where possible. There will be a headwind so all riders should be prepared to assist on the front.

Option of a coffee stop at the Old Mill Cafe in W/green although indoor seating is limited, failing that we may be able to find somewhere in Petworth. Racing season is looming so this is the ideal chance to clear the cobwebs!!

Sunday 'Sportive' Ride
Good to his word Mark is going for the long one this weekend. Leaving a bit earlier than usual for this ride, he will be leaving the Pink Pub this week at 8am. The plan is an easy paced ride 100 miles - local roads, bailout option at #70, will be hilly, tag along if you feel like it.

Anyone is welcome to join in on any of the rides listed here.

 

Established in 1936

The club has a long and rich history in the local area. We cater for all standards of cycling, from beginner to veteran.

Whether you just want to get more from your cycling in a safe and friendly environment. Explore some of the wonderful local countryside with other likeminded people who will look out for each other and encourage you to do more whilst keeping a realistic pace and achievable goals.

Perhaps you want to develop more advanced cycling activities such as longer sportives riding or to enter the competitive Time Trial and Road Racing scene.

Whatever your ability is now and whatever your aim is for the future, if it's cycling related, then BRCC will always offer a warm welcome and try to help you to achieve what you want in a friendly and supportive way. Of course, cake and coffee during that journey is optional!

See our 'Club Rides' page for more details on our weekly organised rides.


Club Membership

Whilst it's not compulsory to join our club if you want to ride out with us on a Sunday or on some of our other club events, there are many reasons why becoming a member would make your cycling experience much more enjoyable. We actively encourage you to come and meet us and try one or two of our events before joining, and then after that we would ask that you make a committment and join.

First Claim Menbership (if this is the only club you are a member of) costs only £20 a year and you will then be able to enjoy the full benefits of being a club member.

You will get access to our facebook group and club news mailings with details of events and activities only open to club members.

We have negotiated discounts with suppliers on a wide range of products and services related to cycling. From local bike shops for those regular purchases to national insurance companies and a host of things in between.

We have a club members card, this will offer ID and ICE contacts while you are out riding.

Access to the members only section of this web site, with details on how to benefit from the discounted rates and news for club members.

Membership fees are First Claim - £20, Second Claim £15 and Juniors (under 18) £15. Membership covers the period 1st December 2015 to 30th November 2016

Click here to complete a member application form

 

Club Bank Accounts

We are currently reorganising the Club acccounts and the account number 00066163 will be closed this week. All membership payments need to go to the account given in the email sent when you applied.

Please contact me if you need the details resent.

 

Recent Club News

Huge well done to Kelly who won the first ladies race in the Goodwood Classic series of this year. Honourable mentions to the others who also rode so well for BRCC - Aaron, Bex, and Liam.

New Club TT Record

Club Member Dave Patten just pipped Deputy Chairman Richard Miles record time for the Club Age record for 10 miles with a time of 22.05.

Well done Dave, who will hold the record in 2017?

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turbo night

Thursday Night is Turbo Night!

Thursday Evening Turbo Torture Returns!! Yes, its that time of the year again when the nights draw in, the shorts turn to tights and Christmas starts to loom.

Now you can safely let the hairs grow back on your legs, stop apologising for how dirty your bike is because it will now always be dirty and that nagging summer cold that prevented a PB will quite legitimately become winter flu.

So, put all your ailments aside, dust off the turbo, roll out the sweat mat and trip on down to Eastergate Hall.

The usual format - gates open at 6.30, all in and ready to start by 7.00, wind down and finish by 8.00.

This hour of fun is offered free to any member of BRCC and charged at only £2.50 for non-members

 

What's on the 'News' page?

Update on the Thomas Trike Fund

 

BRCC takes on Calshott

novice tt

Who would have thought how much fun a group of road cyclists could have on a short and very steeply banked hardwood circuit track?

So much fun it seems that we are already exploring details for the next trip

novice tt

See our News page for more details

We are already exploring the options for another visit to Calshott. There will be a starter sesion for anyone who has not done this before. With an advanced session afterwards.

If you'd be interested in joining us please post on Facebaook or email me and I'll put your name on the list.