Angmering Cycling Club
Where are you based?
Angmering, West Sussex
Mountain bike and road
What is your club ethos?
We are a friendly local club, affiliated to British Cycling and catering for recreational riders of different levels.
What is the best thing about your club?
Friendly, supportive community.
What club rides do you run?
The club runs weekly mountain bike and road rides at weekends.
Mountain bike rides: get off road and away from it all on our 3½+ hr Mountain Bike group ride. Varied terrain, climbs and downhills throughout. A mountain bike is required for these rides. Our rides vary considerably in distance and challenge. We run a programme that caters for first time riders to those with more skill and a higher level of fitness. The majority of our rides are cross-country and suitable for all.
Road rides: Three levels of road ride run each week:
- The social ride will be 2 to 2½ hours duration and staying on a flat road route generally without hills, taking a leisurely pace. A café/refreshment stop will be planned at around the halfway point. The social ride is a great starter for new riders or someone interested in joining a cycling club for the first time. Most bikes are suitable for these rides; road, mountain bike or hybrid.
- Intermediate rides take a road route of up to 35 miles (Inters) and 35 to 40 miles (Inters Plus). The route will be planned in advance and details posted in advance on our members Facebook page. The group aim to average between 13-16 miles per hour on Inters and slightly
faster on Inters Plus and will include some hills. The Intermediate ride is perfect for those riders who are comfortable on the road and is a good step up from the Social ride. Road bikes are the most suitable for these level of rides. The Intermediate rides last up to 2½ hours of riding, and include a coffee stop.
- The Club ride sets out a more challenging route. 45 miles+ of road riding including quite a few hills to test the legs. The group aim to average 16 – 18mph+ depending on the rider ability in the group. The club ride is suited to road bike riders who are comfortable riding in a close group. Rides last at least three hours and include a coffee stop.
Do you wait for dropped riders / mechanicals on some or all of your rides?
All our rides operate a no drop policy and assistance is available with punctures and mechanicals.
What is the minimum standard you would expect from new club riders?
Riders should be able to ride at social ride level, as described above.
Our rides are open to adults. Accompanied children 16-18 years of age can also ride but are required to undertake a competency assessment.
What do you expect riders to bring on club runs?
Helmets are compulsory on all rides. Riders should bring along money, phone, basic repair kit and spare inner tube.
The club also runs:
Regular social events
Fund raising for an annual charity
Off road night rides during summer.
First aid courses
Bike Maintenance courses
Ride leader training
Number of members (roughly):
100 members of which 31 are women
Current percentage of female members:
Do you have a women’s development Officer?
Yes. Jane Griffiths. Contact via firstname.lastname@example.org
Please give details of any projects you have or are running to support and encourage women:
We have planned for 3 of our members to train as Breeze Leaders and to develop a programme to help female riders to progress and become confident enough to join our social level rides.
Riders can try 2 rides before becoming members.
- Adult £25.
- 16 and 17 yr olds, non-waged and 65+ £15.
- 2 adults and all family children £50
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