Members meeting at The Moon 10th May at 8.30pm.
Time to renew fees for 2017 if you would like to rejoin the club, the membership gives you 15% discount on accessories, components and frames and 10% on bikes. If you intend to renew please send a cheque payable to SDBCC for the membership type you require to John Davies, 18 Downsview Avenue, Storrington, West Sussex. RH20 4PS or drop into the Storrington or Goring Stores. No form required unless you have changed your details.
You can also renew using on-line banking details below:-
sort code – 08-92-99
acc no – 65580730
Full – £25
Second Claim – £10
Partner – £10
U18 – £10
Great weather for Rd 2 at Frith Hill Sunday and two great rides from Ollie Fenton 6th in Sport Cat and Will Taylor 1st in the Expert Cat taking some serious scalps along the way. Also a shout for Ian Petherbridge who raced in the Veteran Plus Cat.
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Plenty of kit available if you would like to purchase some please let John Davies know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerseys come up a little small so I would recommend you buy a size larger.
Ladies and Gents
Southdowns Bikes Cycle Club AGM will take place on Thursday 18th February from 7pm to 9pm in the Faithfull Room at Storrington Village Hall. The hall is across the road from the Southdowns Bikes Workshop.
North and South Downs Divide
An exciting opportunity to test Specialized Mountain Bikes spec’d with Hope wheels, brakes, running gear and lights.
Saturday 30th January – Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking
Sunday 31st January – South Downs Bikes, Storrington
Bikes available are the Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp 650B, the Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp 29er, the Specialized Rhyme 650b, the Specialized Fuse Pro and the Ruze Pro. The Ohlins Shock display will also be available to view.
There will be three rides per day with two groups of eight per timeslot. Times are at 10.30am, 1.00pm and 3.30pm (this ride will be the Dusk/Night ride using Hope lights).
Holmbury St Mary Village Hall
Holmbury St Mary
Dorking, RH5 6PG
Parking, changing facilities, toilets and catering on site. Telephone number on day is 07860792843.
South Downs Bikes
28 West Street
As spaces are limited booking is essential. To book please call a store to reserve your place:
Storrington: 01903 745534
Worthing: 01903 244644
Portsmouth: 02392 371000
Two great results from Fay Cripps 2nd in the Expert Ladies Cat and a great win for Ian Petherbridge in the Super Vet Cat
There was a poor turnout this year at Torq 12:12, the usual forecast of Bank Holiday rain probably put quite a few riders off especially on this usually rooty and heavy course. Alas this year the course had been modified missing out some of the more treacherous sections and surprisingly there was less climbing. This year we had 2 teams compete with Will T and Ollie F teaming up in the male pairs and John R, Andy G and John D male team of 3, Emma C took on the 6 hr solo and Fay Cripps was also riding in ladies team of 4.
The rain luckily held off for the race, and the course rode well for the duration and after a few slippery first laps the course soon dried under the many wheels. Our two teams were pitched next to each other trackside and gave each other plenty of support. Will and Ollie led from the gun and topped the podium with a laps lead at the finish, John R, Andy G and John D old gits riding in the over 18’s managed a respectable 13th. Emma put the hammer down for 6 hrs and coasted to victory with a over a lap lead to her nearest rival. Fay who lined up with the xc racer team as a guest had a great battle with the Torq team just pipping them by 8 minutes over 16 laps.
Another excellent day and many thanks must go to the Gorrick team for another successful weekend.
A truly fitting end to the Series at Checkendon with rain and sunshine which made the course a real test of handling skills and fitness.
As usual Will Taylor took it all in his stride and wrapped up the series with another 1st place the Expert cat only being beaten once in the 6 series race.
Unfortunately Ian Petherbridge had a mechanical on lap 1 and came home 4th enough to to pick up 2nd in the Series and only 4 points away from 1st in the Super Vet cat. We are all gutted for you Ian.
Ben Connor tried his luck at the shorter distance and managed a great 6th in the Open, Ollie Fenton came 9th in the Sport and Steve Calland 26th in the Veterans cat.
Well done to all, there was a lot of speculation that 2015 would be the last Southern XC Series but luckily another organisation has stepped up to the plate to continue this excellent series.
Good Luck to all next year.