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As some of you might have noticed, the website is undergoing a little refresh at the moment. Not everything is completed as yet, but please have a look around and drop us some feedback. Many thanks!

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 £15.50. Technical fabric t-shirts are £16.00. Hoodies are £21.50. Please click on each clothing item to see sizing information.  

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 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…

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SRAMcc is affiliated with the Wessex Cyclo-Cross league.  Affiliation enables SRAMcc riders to accrue points from their races which count towards both individual and team standings in the Wessex league. The Wessex league races typically take place between September and February at venues located between Southampton and Didcot.  Keen racers typically race on a dedicated Cyclo-cross bike but Gravel and MTB bikes are also allowed and a common site in the league. Races are split in to age groups and male and female races which means you should always be racing against your peers.  SRAMcc have a growing number of riders participating across most groups with 15 riders racing at least once last season and a number of others expressing an interest to join in. This increase in riders is testament to the good spirit within the club and it’s quite common for riders to arrive early ahead of their…

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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…

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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.

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.  

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.  

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…

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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.