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 - 22nd January

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. Thank you to Nicky Mengham for taking the lead 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.

All welcome, weather forecast is dry for a welcome change with little wind, so why not join us?

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
Starting from the at PP 9am. Heading out towards Butser via Lavant & South Harting. Sensible pace, regroup after the climbs. Option to stop at Stanstead for a coffee. Weather looking ok so hope to see as many as possible.Thank you Paul for taking the lead this week.

Sunday 'Sportive' Ride
A new ride for the club, starting this week. Leaving from the at PP 9am. Mark will be riding a longer (50M) hillier route, easy pace, no cafe stop on route. Hoping this fills a "gap" between usual club ride and Pauls faster paced training ride. Ideal "sportive" training! Anyone wanting to "tag" along most welcome

 

Roy Fairchild

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Roy Fairchild has passed away. He was a long standing member of the club holding the position of Club Chairman and Vice President for many years. His contribution to the clubs history was huge and he held many club records and time trial trophies.

The funeral will take place at Chichester Crematorium on Wednesday, 25th January at 11.a.m.

 

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 Record

Deputy Chairman Richard Miles beat the Club Age record for 10 miles with a time of 22.10.

Well done Richard, next up the 25 mile record!

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Monday Night is Conditioning Night!

We have started a winter conditioning session at Barnham Village Hall, to be run for October/November (maybe longer).

The session will start at 8.30 and run for an hour with the emphasis on off-bike training. There will be a 10 minute warm up, 40 mins intensive activities (planks, crunches, jumps etc) followed by 10 mins of warm down.

The idea is that after a Sunday Training ride this is a recovery/cross training session which augments the Turbo Sessions on Thursday evenings.The session is free for BRCC members or £2.50 for non members. The only equipment you will need is non-marking trainers!

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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

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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

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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.