SRAMcc clothing

SRAMcc now has branded t-shirts and hoodies! The t-shirts are available both in regular and technical fabrics.

The front logo is about 100mm wide and is printed above the left breast. The rear logo is printed in the upper half of the clothing item on the back! All clothing items are offered in black only.

Regular fabric t-shirts are £15.

Technical fabric t-shirts are £15.50.

Hoodies are £21.

Please click on each clothing item to see sizing information.

Front logo
Back image
Ladies t-shirt
Men’s t-shirt
Men’s t-shirt (technical)
Ladies t-shirt (technical)
Men’s Hoodie
Ladies hoodie

 

Brecon Beacons 14-15 July 2018

In July, we are going to ride two routes in and around the Brecon Beacons. The ride start and end points are centred on the Visitor Centre in Brecon. The visitor centre or booking.com can help with finding accommodation for those who wish to ride on both the Saturday and Sunday.

These rides are tough, you need to be riding towards the top end of the Thursday rides or a GIOTW regular in terms of your level of fitness.

Riding the roads of Wales in the wet is absolutely no fun at all, so be prepared for last minute changes to the routes. The weather would have to be forecast to be very poor in order for us to cancel the rides altogether, but it is a possibility. When you make your accommodation bookings therefore, ensure that you can cancel without a fee (unless you want to spend a rain sodden weekend in Brecon of course).

Usual ride rules apply, you will need lights (a rear light that will run for the entire ride is recommended), drink, spares, more snacks than usual, money, membership cards and a phone. The wearing of a cycle helmet is strongly recommended.

Lunch stop venues are suggestions only, and of course stopping on route for an impromptu espresso is considered an absolute must.

We rode these routes last year and they were pretty awesome. The general concensus was that everyone wanted to have another go at them this year.

Saturday 14th July

Starting at the Visitor Centre in Brecon at 10:00 on the Saturday.

Address: Cattle Market car park, Brecon, Powys, LD3 9DA
Tel: 01874 622485
Email: brectic@powys.gov.uk

140km today taking in the iconic Gospel Pass and The Tumble.

Leaving the start point we head north to Builth Wells, then south to Hay-On-Wye on NCN Route 8. Then it’s a long climb up the Gospel Pass before dropping down in the Abergavenny on NCN Route 42. Here we can grab something to eat (there’s a Waitrose!) before heading up The Tumble.

This is the last climb of the day, before heading back along the valleys to Brecon via Crickhowell and Talybont-on-Usk.

Strava link to the 140km route

Saturday Evening Meal

For those who are staying over, a curry and beer will be required after such a hard days efforts. Zeera’s is great, and we can re-fuel for the Sunday.

Sunday 15th July

Starting at the Visitor Centre in Brecon, again at 10:00am.

Leaving Brecon we head west to climb Devils Elbow, before dropping down to Glyn-neath. We grab lunch at the Garwnant Visitor Centre. Then follow minor roads past the Llwyn-on Reservoir, followed by a short section on the A470 to Cefn Coed.

North then past the Pontsticill Reservoir and on to Talybont-on-Usk. Heading east to Llangynidr then straight to Bwlch.

Strava link to the 91km Sunday route

 

Wessex Cyclo-Cross

For the 2017-2018 season SRAMCC is trialling affiliation with Wessex Cyclo-Cross. Affiliation enables individual riders to accrue points from their racing in Wessex Races, and will also enable SRAMCC to compete for the Team Awards.

Why cyclo-cross?

  1. You’ll have lots of fun and make new friends. I’m not sure if friendly people are attracted to Cross or it makes people more friendly. You can make your own mind up.
  2. It has benefits for other disciplines.
  3. No matter your level of fitness or skill you will find it a rewarding challenge and there will be someone to compete against.
  4. It’s very family friendly. Everyone in the family can compete. Kids are especially encouraged.
  5. There are no cars and if you fall off it’s likely to be on soft mud or grass!

If you plan to ride more than a couple of Wessex League events then it’s worth registering with the League. It costs nothing and can be done online here http://www.wessexcyclocross.co.uk/2017/league-registration-now-open/. You have until the 3rdSeptember, so do it now. Registering makes your life and that of the race organisers much easier. You keep the same race number throughout the season.

Now you’ve registered for the Wessex League you need to enter some races. All Wessex events will eventually be listed on the British Cycling website. At this point in the season you can check the provisional race calendar on the Wessex League website http://www.wessexcyclocross.co.uk/events/list/.

You can find all of the Wessex events as they appear on British Cycling’s website here https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events?series_id=175.

 

BC Affiliation

British Cycling affiliation means a cost to the club which is met via by our subscription system like many other clubs.

Note that paying your club subscription does not give you automatic membership of British Cycling. You need to subscribe to British Cycling separately and they have their own associated fee. If you need a race license, like the Halfords 10% discount, or want to take advantage of any of the other offers available to British Cycling members then we strongly recommend you join British Cycling.

What BC affiliation means for you as an individual

A benefit of our club’s affiliation is that you can get up to £20 off membership when joining British Cycling for the first time.

What BC affiliation means for us as a club

Insurance cover for rides and club officials as detailed here. For the purposes of club rides, a club official is defined as any club member who takes on the responsibility of organising or leading a ride.

We also make use of the British Cycling Online Subscription Manager. This allows payment of club subscriptions using British Cycling’s secure web payment system. All major credit and debit cards are accepted on this system. There is no charge to the club and the money is paid directly into our club’s bank account.

30th July: MTB Road Trip – Afan

Afan is a brilliant trail centre for just about any mountain biker, the trails available from the visitor centre range from a gentle blue to an epic black loop for an all day ride.

Meet at the services just over the Severn Bridge for about 09:00 before convoying over to the visitor centre together.

3rd September: SRAMCC Summer BBQ

It’s the SRAMCC Summer BBQ so keep Sunday the 3rd of September free.

We have hired one of the BBQs at Wilverley between Burley and Brockenhurst for a summer social. The club has paid the cost of the BBQ hire. In addition we will need a small contribution of £3-£5 per person to cover the cost of food, drink and the charcoal.

We will plan a road route originating from Five Rivers on the Sunday morning meeting up at the BBQ site at around midday, plus hopefully a New Forest MTB route.

 

10th September: SRAMCC Time Trial

Time trial on course P521c round the Woodford valley.

If you want to take part, then keep the 10th of September free. Sign on will be at The Bridge Inn car park at 08:30, rider briefing at 08:45 and the first rider off at 09:00. As with rides organised by the Salisbury Tri Club, we will be arranging for the pub to open at 10:00.

 

Isle of Wight – 4 June 2017

Round the island, with the option of riding to and from Southampton for those who wish.

An early start of 06:30 from 5 Rivers for those wishing to cycle to the ferry terminal in Southampton, or meet us for the 09:00 ferry at the Red Funnel ferry terminal. The crossing takes about 60 minutes.

The ride profile makes for a very easy ride to Southampton! Strava link here of the route.

Once we get to the island, we will go either clockwise or counter-clockwise, depending on the prevailing wind direction.

The total distance round the island is 106km, following the marked route. The profile is pretty much the same, no matter which way round you ride!

Lunch (most important) will be at the White Horse Inn as this is about half way round the route so works for either direction.

As a guide, last year we caught the 17:30 ferry back from East Cowes to Southampton. Once back in Southampton then you can either cycle back from Southampton to Salisbury, or if you didn’t drive down try and grab a lift back from someone who did 🙂

 

Local Bike Shops

Both Stonehenge Cycles and Hayball Cyclesport have generously offered a 10% discount on full price parts and accessories when you present your SRAMcc membership card. Please note that this discount is not applicable to cycles, sale items or workshop labour charges.

Please take advantage of this offer and of course at the same time feel great by helping support your local cycle shops.