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Build Up To Brighton

Chasers' annual ride to Brighton is one of the main events in our calendar. If you are not sure whether you can ride the distance safely on the road and enjoy one hell of a day out, don't worry, we've got you covered! Keep reading and mark the date on your calendar.

Calling all cyclists!

(Old, new, hibernating or returning from injury)

  • Are you new to cycling or triathlon?
  • Are you wanting to improve your cycling fitness or build your confidence? 
  • Are you a Confident cyclist but new to group riding?
  • Are you an experienced but steadier cyclist (not yet confident at G4 pace or wanting shorter rides than our Saturday ride offers)
  • Are you returning to cycling from injury?

Then our Build up to Brighton novice cycling program is for you!

The program starts on 11 February and does exactly what the name suggests: getting you ready to join our London to Brighton ride in the spring.  You can join at any point in the program to suit you - we just ask that you please let us know that you are joining.

    What does the cycling program involve?

    • Sunday rides which build up distance and climbing (we will learn to love hills), starting at around 1hr duration and building to 4hrs+ over the program, and including those all important mid-way coffee (cake) stops .
    • Introduction to group riding.
    • Maintenance session. How to keep your bike clean and change your inner tube if you get a puncture.
    • London to Brighton Ride! (28th April).

    Sounds great, how do I sign up?

    Join Clapham Chasers and search Build up to Brighton on our members Facebook page.  There is a members only event page for reference information and all sessions are posted each week to our main member Facebook page.

    Are there any minimum requirements?

    We do have a couple of requirements to keep you and your fellow cycling buddies safe whilst group riding:

    • You must ride a drop handle road bike (for safety reasons) but flat pedals are very welcome.
    • Be confident riding in traffic.
    • Be responsible for your own safety and capable of getting yourself home.

    How much does it cost?

    Nothing!  The program is free to all club members.

    When can I start?

    The 2024 programme begins on Sunday 11 February, but you're free to join in at any point afterwards. Look out for weekly posts about Sunday morning rides! Simply comment on the FB post to sign up for each ride (so that we can gauge numbers).

    Can I bring my friends?

    Of course! Get them to become a member of Clapham Chasers and bring them along.

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