Member benefits include;
- Friendly accessible groups to ride and participate with (normally cake involved somewhere)
- Access to racing through national body affiliation
- Excellent quality club kit at competitive prices
- Discount at Hargroves Cycles shops
More details on our club rides can be found on the club rides page, and videos of some of our activities can be found on the club videos page
We have one primary rule for club runs - NO ONE GETS LEFT BEHIND - many have had the unfortunate experience of joining a cycling club for a club run only to find that the speed was too high, no one waits, and you end up on your own in the middle of the countryside which can be disconcerting particularly if you're new to an area. Our primary rule means this doesn't happen on our club rides.
Other club events that we organise include coaching sessions at the local indoor velodrome at Calshot activity centre, which is affectionately known as "The Freezer", as well as the enormously popular 'inter-club' ride, bringing together a number of the local cycle clubs to share a ride and a coffee.
For the competitively minded the club is affiliated to British Cycling (BC) which enable members to compete in any cycle racing held under BC regulations this includes road racing, cyclo-cross, MTB races. The club is also affiliated with Cycle Time Trials (CTT) allowing members to take part in time trials. The majority of members are active in the sportive scene and cyclo-cross, with a little local time trialing (non open TT events known as "club" time trials).
A number of members are ex-racers and there is a wealth of experience that can be tapped into by anyone wanting to get into the racing side of the sport. We also have access to qualified BC coaches who can provide advice on an informal basis.
Our club is the newest addition to the Hargroves family, and is run independently from the Hargroves retail business, and the very successful cyclo-cross race team, Hargroves Cycles RT.
We’d love to welcome you as a member so why not come along on a couple of club rides and see if we’re for you.