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With over 910 members and growing every day  the the OTR Forum it is a great place to find out about the ON THE RIVET Velo Club and to connect with members.

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As well as the forum we recommend you consider joining the ON THE RIVET VELO CLUB. 

We are a new Sponsored Cycling Club based in Sussex. 

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Latest Activity

On the Rivet replied to On the Rivet's discussion Lee Valley Velodrome Sessions.
"Well done Oli  Looks like there aren't that many interested in the club so I will bring it up at the next club meeting to see if I can persuade some people.  If not I will contact the SRS Events followers to get the numbers up so that…"
4 hours ago
On the Rivet posted a discussion

Beacon Rouleur Cyclosportive 11th may

The Rouleur A  Rouleur in cycling terms is a rider that is a consistent all rounder, who can ride well over most terrians. The Beacon Rouleur is a cyclosportive route…See More
4 hours ago
On the Rivet posted an event
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THE BEACON ROULEUR Cyclosportive at Burgess Hill Town Centre CYPRUS HALL

May 11, 2014 from 7pm to 8pm
The Beacon Rouleur Cyclosportive. A new event on the SRS Events series which will prove to be an awesome challenge for all that take part. More details on the SRS Events…See More
4 hours ago
Oli Nixon replied to On the Rivet's discussion Lee Valley Velodrome Sessions.
"Defo for me Rupert,"
7 hours ago
Richard Hearle replied to Douglas Moxon's discussion Financial Times 100, 11th of May
"I thought about this but it clashes with the SRS event; The Beacon Rouleur :-("
yesterday
Douglas Moxon replied to Douglas Moxon's discussion Prudential Surrey 100 Ride
"i've signed up with Scope. I can't recommend this event enough. Lots of fast groups, no cars, great stadium finish at Buckingham palace, and if its sunny, lots of very supportive crowds. Tricky thing is getting to the event start.... Come…"
yesterday
Douglas Moxon posted a discussion
yesterday
carl farrell replied to Douglas Moxon's discussion Prudential Surrey 100 Ride
"£500 per person.. hmmm I can't commit to that :-("
yesterday
Douglas Moxon replied to Douglas Moxon's discussion Prudential Surrey 100 Ride
"the other option is that when I reach my 500 I divert all the funds to your page, or vice versa? I think I'm gonna sign up. The last charity places are going fast and it was just too much fun lat year...."
yesterday
Douglas Moxon replied to Douglas Moxon's discussion Prudential Surrey 100 Ride
"I think the cheapest ticket that I've found is with Scope and they want £500 in sponsorship.  http://www.scope.org.uk/charity-events/cycling/ride-london-100 other than that I think we're out of luck."
yesterday
carl farrell replied to Douglas Moxon's discussion Prudential Surrey 100 Ride
"Yep, I would. Realistically I'm not going to faff about trying to get sponsorship, but happy to dip into my pocket for £100 ish??"
yesterday
Douglas Moxon replied to Douglas Moxon's discussion Prudential Surrey 100 Ride
"OK, I'm gonna think about going with a charity, which means you have to raise around £700 sponsorship.  Would any of you guys come along for that? Would be really great fun ti do it together. Closed roads, and maybe even in our team…"
yesterday
On the Rivet replied to Will Fazackerley's discussion Website Features/Ideas
"Yes that a good idea I will consider that Brian.  But then again people can go out on rides when ever they like and can tell people about other adhoc rides they are doing in the forums or not as the case may be if they just want to go out with…"
Monday
Brian Chessell replied to Will Fazackerley's discussion Website Features/Ideas
"An idea for the site which came about after missing a ride today... How about a section where members can post rides other than official OTR training sessions/Sunday events that other members may like to join in with. Obviously if it something you…"
Monday
Will Fazackerley replied to Will Fazackerley's discussion Website Features/Ideas
"Thanks Terry, good point. Sorry for my deviation"
Sunday
Tom replied to Will Fazackerley's discussion Website Features/Ideas
"Well said Terry"
Sunday
Terence Harkin replied to Will Fazackerley's discussion Website Features/Ideas
"All very nice, but let's keep this to a discussion on the website, not a debate about democracy. Will has forwarded some very good ideas that Rupert seems to be happy with, so let's just cut to the chase and make the new site appealing and…"
Sunday
Will Fazackerley replied to Will Fazackerley's discussion Website Features/Ideas
"But how can any person be happy if they are not involved in decision making which directly affects them?  Democracy does not discount structure. In fact, I would say it embraces it?"
Sunday
On the Rivet replied to Will Fazackerley's discussion Website Features/Ideas
"Actually no I wouldn't agree. "
Sunday
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ON THE RIVET VELO CLUB SUNDAY CLUB RIDES

ON THE RIVET SUNDAY CLUB RIDES 


These rides start and finish in Brighton. These are slower social rides during the Winter months. 

We meet at the Velo Cafe on the Level at 9am 

A few ON THE RIVET SPRINT POINTS will test riders fitness levels over a short distance during the rides with regrouping after they are completed, But on the whole these rides are run at a social pace for everybody to enjoy.

These are ideal rides for those not quiet ready to join the Saturday Training ride. All potential new members both men and women are particularly encouraged to join these Sunday club rides to get to see what ON THE RIVET Velo Club can offer them. 

Ferring Blue Bird Cafe Ride Route

Isfield Train Station Cafe Route

Heavens Farm Cafe route

BALCOMBE TEA ROOMS RIDE 52MILES WITH COB LANE OR SHORT CUT AVOIDING COBS LANE

Summer ponds Cafe 

Middle Farm Sunday ride

Climbers Paradise ride

The Birling Gap Sunday Ride

 

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LEE VALLEY TRACK ACCREDITATION SESSIONS

Are you interested in getting your track accreditation for lee Valley Velodrome ?

To ride the velodrome track at Lee Valley VeloPark during racing, structured quality training (SQT) and skills sessions riders must have completed the four stage accreditation process. 

Contact Rupert 01273 695107

Discuss in the forum Click here

 

WOMEN'S CYCLING ON THE RIVET VELO CLUB

This is a call out to all female cyclists in Brighton and the surrounding areas in Sussex.


We are actively seeks more women to join ON THE RIVET VELO CLUB.

Although we do have a master plan to create a female road racing team, we'd like to get more women of all levels of ability involved in the club and improving their ability with the help of the club.

Ladies we need your help to make this happen. We need you to get involved with our rides and help develop a positive environment for female cycling in Sussex.

Call 01273 695107 if your interested in making OTR A Club for female cyclists to join and excel  in cycling, We don't want it to just be about the  men.

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GENERAL CHAT FORUM

Not sure where the subject goes ? You can discusses anything here within reason. This Category is for all subjects.

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ROAD RACING

It's faster in a group! A forum for everybody that loves Road Racing.

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TIME TRIALING

Existing discussions that have not been assigned a category.

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Fast & Furious fixed wheel heaven.

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CYCLO CROSS & MOUNTAIN BIKING

Follow the trail here.

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CYCLOSPORTIVES

It's not a race! Chat about Cyclosportives events that you have ridden or are going to ride.

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TOURING AND LEISURE RIDES

From cycling and camping to a little potter down the park. A forum for cyclist who enjoy watching the view go by and love saddle bags.

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ON THE RIVET VELO CLUB CHAIN GANG

Have you got a regular club training ride? tell everybody about it here.

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ON THE RIVET VELO CLUB SUNDAY CLUB RUN RIDES

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Ladies rule in this forum, but Gentlemen are allowed join in the debate about furthering the success of female cycling

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NEXT SRS EVENTS CYCLOSPORTIVE

All ON THE RIVET CLUB MEMBERS get the club discount to the SRS Events series. Members can just turn up on the day and only have to pay £20. 

11TH MAY BEACON ROULEUR CYCLOSPORTVE

25TH MAY 1066 CYCLOSPORTIVE 

22nd June 2014 Etape du Sussex 

Plus many more. Click here

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THE BEACON ROULEUR CYCLOSPORTIVE

YOU MAY OF HEARD THAT THE TOUR OF BRITAIN IS COMING TO BRIGHTON GOING UP DITCHLING BEACON AND BEAR ROAD. 

The Beacon Rouleur cyclosportive is doing the same on the 11th May 2014. 

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    ON THE RIVET VELO CLUB SATURDAY TRAINING RIDES

    ON THE RIVET SATURDAY THREE GROUP PURSUIT  TRAINING RIDES 

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    We run these training rides most Saturdays. 

    The three group pursuit training rides are specially constructed to suit a wide scope of abilities. 

    EVERYBODY IS WELCOME

    Everybody is welcome to join in on these rides including non members. We do though ask you to join as a 1st or 2nd Claim member once you have tried any of our training or club rides. For more information about joining the club Click Here

    PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO RSVP

    To RSVP go to the calendar click on the event you intend to attend and click the Rsvp button.

    Meeting Point

    We meet  just before 8am for a drink together at the Velo Cafe in Brighton leaving the cafe at 8.15am http://goo.gl/maps/c34jf

    We then ride up to Albourne to meet other riders at the Albourne Bus Stop at 9am map http://goo.gl/maps/9UI64

    Groups

    We split into three groups. Depending on your ability you should join the group that suits you best.

    If you have never ridden in a chain gang before you advised to start in group 1

    Group 1 Average speed 16 mph group 

    Group 2 Avearge speed 18 mph group 

    Group 3 Average speed 18 plus  mph group

     

    Start Procedure

    Group 2 (18mph group) Starts first and rides 1 lap around the finishing circuit first. 

    Group 1 (16 mph group) Then starts 6 min later but does not do a circuit of the finishing circuit but continues on the main route. 

    Group 3 (18mph+ group) Then starts 4 min after group 1.  Group 3 does a lap of the finishing circuit before continuing on the main route with the aim of catching the other groups. 

     

    Puncture etiquette 

    Unlike all our other rides if you get a puncture on these training rides the group will not wait for you. After fixing your puncture your goal is still not to get caught by a faster group you can join the faster group if you get caught. 

    Please make sure you know the full route, map below.

    Riders in the faster group that get a puncture should learn the circuit and think of ways of taking a short cuts to rejoin any of the groups. Maybe following the course backwards to pick up a group. 

     

    KEEPING TO THE AVERAGE SPEED

    For the first 30 odd miles lead riders will make sure that each group sticks to the average speed before the finishing circuit, you can go slower but must not go faster than the average speed. If you have a bike computer set it to show the average speed of the ride.  This means that you can go a lot faster on the fast sections of the ride but also ride slower on the inclines to keep the group together.

    The idea about these rides is that groups rides at their set pace which should make them get to the finishing circuits at the same time. (finishing circuit is in blue see map)

    All riders should ride at the fixed pace slowing slightly on hills to make sure the bunch is kept together. This group riding is about trying to get to the finishing circuit as fresh as possible. Riding close and in a chain is the best way to do this. 

    Please try to think of your fellow riders in the group and stick to the the groups set average speed. You should be trying to coax everybody along not rip their legs off. 

    Safety 

    If you see anything that might endanger the group please shout out. Please make sure you point out holes in the roads and if possible shout out hole as well.  The lead rider of each group doesn't have priority in shouting out any dangers but when he/she does please make sure you follow their advice immediately. 

    Politeness 

    From time to time we will get abuse from some motor vehicle drivers. Please don't make things worse but throwing abuse back. A smile and a wave is the limit to any reply you give, it is probably best to ignore any abuse. We are representing cycling so lets take the better stand point and stay polite at all times. 

    Of course if things get really silly make sure you take the drivers registration number. If you own a Go Pro camera or similar video device feel free to bring it along on any of our rides, as you never know when it might be handy.

    Any photos and videos taken of the rides please don't hesitate to put the up on the forum. 

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    Catching and getting caught

    If a group gets caught we now have a rule that you CAN join the faster group. When joining a faster group please don't hinder their pace do your best but if you know you are out of your depth make sure you fade to the back to enjoy the tow. 

     Cup of tea after the ride at Washbrook Farm 

    Riders are encouraged to come for a cup of tea etc at Washbrook Farm cafe to discuss the ride before going home. 

     

    After the ride when you get back home. 

    Please up load your ride details on to the ON THE RIVET strava page. So that we can gauge the times of each group and maybe alter the start times. 

     

    CLEAR AS MUD 

    If there is anything that you don't understand or if you think there is something I've missed please say in the forum. 

    Yours in Sport

    Rupert Rivett

    01273 695107

    07771928201

     

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    ON THE RIVET CYCLING CLUB

    FORUM MEMBERSHIP

    Membership to this forum is completely free just complete the sign up details  above by clicking in the top right hand box, you can even invite your friends to join this forum which now has over 910 members! 

    You can find out all about the ON THE RIVET VELO CLUB by joining this Forum. 

    OTRVC MEMBERSHIP

    Being a member of the club is something entirely different from being a forum member. 

    Being a member of the Club means you can officially wear the team kit. 

    Membership of the club itself offers  great opportunity to be part of a club with a professional approach to cycling. 

    TO JOIN PLEASE CLICK ON THE LOGO BELOW TO GO TO THE MEMBERSHIP PAGE 

    MEMBERSHIP PAGE

    First year Membership is £25 

    2ND claim Membershp is £20

    WHAT WE DO

    We compete in Road Racing, Track Racing and take part in Cyclosportives in the UK and on the Continent.

    We organise at least Three trips abroad each year to take part in cyclosportive events. 

     

    DISCOUNTS

    All members get heavily discounted entry to the events our club sponsor SRS Events produces.

    Members of the club also get reduced entry to SRS Events trips abroad. 

    In some cases SRS Events can allow members to take part in their events for free !

    SPONSORED CLUB

    ON THE RIVET VELO CLUB is a sponsored club initially sponsored by SRS Events and the Sussex Heart Charity we now have sponsorship with Avelo images and Continental Tyres. We will be accepting further sponsorship deals in the future if it fits with the team in a positive way. 

    Very soon we will have details of discounted products from Continental Tyres. 

    Are you passionate about Cycling ?

    If you're interested in putting back into cycling then we have a great team of people you can join to help organise exciting bike events in the Southeast and further afield. 

     If you love cycling you will love this club. Join today and help us help you make the most of your time on the bike.

     

    Women and Men all welcome to join this club. 

    We are especially keen to start a Women's racing team so if ou would like to find out more contact

    Rupert Rivett 

    Club Director.

    Tel 01273 695107

    Mobile 07771928201

    Email ontherivet@ntlworld.com

     

    Non members can join the training rides but after the first Come and try it  ride you should have an idea whether you want to join or not.

    You will be asked to join on your 2nd outing with the ON THE RIVET VELO CLUB if you haven't joined already. 

    Members

    ON THE RIVET VELO CLUB 1ST CLAIM MEMBERS - REDUCED ENTRY TO SRS EVENTS CYCLOSPORTIVES IN 2014

    REDUCED ENTRY TO SRS EVENTS CYCLOSPORTIVESIN 2014

    FOR OTRvc MEMBERS

    All 1st Claim members of the ON THE RIVET Velo Club that wish to take part in future  SRS Events Cyclosportives can do so for only £20 each. Some events SRS Events might be able to arrange an even lower club member price.

    The process for getting a club member entry is as follows.

    No need to enter on-line or by post. Just turn up to the event early on the day and go straight to the OTRvc fast track entry desk.

    Here you will fill out the required paper work and SRS Events will arrange a place for you on the event. 

    If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask here in the forum or contact me.

    Yours in Sport

    Rupert Rivett

    01273 695107

    07771928201

    ON THE RIVET MEMBERS STRAVA

    About membership

    As you may well know you can now join the ON THE RIVET Velo Club ON-LINE VIA Rider HQ. 

    Can those members who joined originally via postal entry please also register on-line via the Rider HQ site for future records so that we can generate a reduced entry price for you to future SRS Events Cyclosportives. 

    Just Click here and tick the box that says if you are a member and want to be added to the online members list. Fill out the form there is no extra payment if you have already joined via a postal entry. 

    New members that are applying to join the club should choose membership type i.e. 1st standard claims @£25

    or

    2nd Claim membership if you are a 1st claim member of another club @£20 *

    2nd Claim membership does not give you reduced entry at SRS Events but it does allow you to continue joining in on our great training rides and Club rides plus other social stuff ON THE RIVET Velo Club organises. 

    1st Claim member of ON THE RIVET VELO CLUB can enter on the day via the OTR fast track entry desk for a reduced fee of £20. You have to be registered on the Rider HQ website to get this discount. 

    26th February The Winter Classic Cyclosportive 

    30th March The Springtime Classic Cyclosporitve

    11th May The Beacon Rouleur Cyclosportive 

    25th May The 1066 Cyclosportive 

    22nd June  The Etape Du Sussex Cyclosportive 

    20th July  The Tour de Weald Cyclosportive

    31t August The Burgess Hill Rumble Cyclosporive 

    28th September The Brighton to Brighton Cyclosporitve 

    26th October The Autumn Classic Cyclosportive 

    16th November The Passista Classic Cyclosportive 

    For more details about the SRS Events

    Cyclosportive events go to the website 

    www.srs-events.cc

    Call 01273 695107 in you need further information. 

    SRS Events & OTR Velo offers

    All 1st Claim members of the ON THE RIVET Velo Club are entitled to a reduction on entry to any of the SRS Events Cyclosportives. 

    At present the entry fee to enter an SRS Events Cyclosportive for OTRvc 1st Claim members is £20.

    Standard Price for SRS Events Cyclosportives is £30

    You don't have to enter on-line or enter by post all you have to do is turn up on the day and go straight to the ON THE RIVET Velo club Fast track entry desk. After filling out the neccessary paper work SRS Events will sort you out with a timing chip and a number and you are ready to go. 

    If SRS Events feels that the event is going well for entries they may even lower the price for OTRvc members further. 

    At the desk we will have a list of members of the club. All we ask is that later on in the year when everybody has the OTRvc KIT that you wear it on the day of the event to further promote the club. 

    YOU CAN JOIN THE OTRvc on-line using the RIDER HQ system 

    CLICK HERE TO JOIN

    For those that are unsure about membership types here is some info. 

    1st Claim Members are members who regard the OTR Velo as their main cycling club. The club is the club  they are racing for or would race for if they were racing. You more than likely aren't a member of any other club, but if you are, you have informed that club that you are 2nd claim with them.

    2nd Claim Members are members who are 1st claim members of other clubs but like to take advantage of the training rides OTRvc run. 2nd Claim Members do not have a vote at club meetings although they are allowed to attend club meetings for the time being, this may change. 

    If you require further information contact the OTRvc Director 

    Telephone Rupert on 01273695107

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