The SWRC are a friendly
Cycling club based around South West London and Surrey with a
membership of over 150 cyclists. We welcome new riders to join
us on any of our rides to see if this club is suitable for the
type of cycling you enjoy.
The active heart of the club are the five mixed level groups
that meet on our Saturday rides, with rotating six monthly
list of the planned destinations, which take in the roads and
lanes of Surrey, Sussex and Kent. There are also midweek rides
and in the summer months training sessions during the
evening. You are welcome to try us out on a club ride. Use
this site to find out more about us and some of the things that
we do in the Club.
Niall Clutton is the person to get in contact with if you want
to order club kit. Orders are only processed when there are
enough people who have ordered so get in contact with him to
find out what kit we have in stock and if there is an order
going out soon.
If you can't find the information about the club you require
please use this contact us
link to email our Club
TO ANDY HICKS
Andy became National LVRC Road Race Champion this week
Had a good day today. The LVRC National Road Race Championships
were held on a 40 mile circuit (one circuit, no laps) over
hilly terrain, starting / finishing at Moreton Morrell in
Warwickshire. The course included Edge Hill, which has a sign
at the bottom saying "Col d'Edge" which told me something. This
was encountered after about 5 miles, after which Geoff Wiles
(ex Pro), Dick Naylor and I, got away from the bunch (about 30
riders in the 65 to 70 age group, from all over the country).
We worked well together, but were caught after about 5 miles.
At another long hill, Dick Naylor attacked and I went with him.
The two of us worked together for about 20 miles to the finish,
which was up yet another tough climb. Fortunately I had the
legs, while Dick Naylor's legs locked up solid with cramp at
the bottom. I came in over 200 yards clear and the bunch 2
minutes later. Needless to say, this seemed the perfect day for
me. The weather was excellent and the terrain suited me.
The SWRC are now affiliated to the Surrey League, the largest Road Racing
League in the country with races Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays,
Saturdays and Sundays. If you have never tried road
racing this is your opportunity to do so. Road racing is
the most exciting form of cycling and riding sportives cannot
possibly compare. The thrill of riding in a bunch
accelerating out of corners and riding handlebar to handlebar
is huge fun.
handicap races are Thursday nights on courses in Surrey and are
a great way to start. If you would prefer to be on a
closed circuit there are 4th category races on the Dunsfold
Circuit (as used by Top Gear) on a Friday evening. The most
economical way to start is to apply for a British Cycling
racing licence and download the Surrey League application form
from their website.
if you would like to give it a try, you can have a 1-day
British Cycling Licence and Surrey League licence but download
the Surrey League entry form first to avoid delays on the
but not least, on July 27th, we will be hosting our own SWRC
Surrey League Road Race at
Dunsfold. To make this a success we will need approx 12
marshals and 4 cars. Please contact me if you would like
to help. Those who rode our May Flyer will be
In October 2011 the club room found a new home. We now meet at
the Oxshott Club, from 8.30pm the first Tuesday of each month.
SWRC members are also welcome to meet there at any other time
of the week for a pint and a chat.
If you want to order some new club clothing then look on the
KALAS website for all the
various types of Jerseys, shorts tops etc and send your order
via e-mail to Niall Clutton. E-mail your details
to Niall Email
The SWRC have
been sponsored by Evans Cycles since 1990