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On the Rivet replied to On the Rivet's discussion PRESTON PARK CHAIN GANG
"Had to cancel these as it was just too dangerous to carry on with them.  Ironically it is much safe in the dark during the winter.  "
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Tom replied to Tom's discussion Race wheels
"My Genesis is a 60 and I think the top tube is a bit too long for me so I have been looking at top tube lengths. Found a C50 frame on eBay I really like but the seller says the tt is 59.6cm which is even longer so will leave it. Need the get the…"
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SOUTH DOWN VELO CLUB SUMMER SERIS GOODWOOD at Goodwood

May 6, 2014 from 7pm to 8pm
The Famous Tuesday Night Pursuit around Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit. Start Date Tuesday 6th May TO Tuesday 8th July Race Starts at 7pm for 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th catsFull details on the British Cycling website. Venue Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit, Claypit lane  Westeton Chichester PO18 0PXEvent promoted by Southdown Velo Club Event OrganiserMr Tony Toynton07713464761goodwoodgallops@btinternet.comCheques payable to:Southdown Velo Cycling ClubOnline entry method:First come first servedSee More
7 hours ago
carl farrell replied to Tom's discussion Race wheels
"Oh and headtube length, you'll notice on a lot of large frames the headtube length is massive, like 190mm.  Depending on the position you ultimately want that may be ok for you but I needed to be lower at the front, both my bikes are 170mm…"
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carl farrell replied to Tom's discussion Race wheels
"Yeah I'm a 58 on traditional frames, that normally equates to a 54 on a compact frameset, i.e. I'm 54s in Colnago and my Bottecchia is a 54. I always look at top tube length when buying a frame, that's more critical for me than…"
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Tom replied to Tom's discussion Race wheels
"Probably a 58 or 59 traditional I reckon. May consider a sloping geometry in which case a 56"
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"Weather forecast looks ok too, Be good to see you down there Tom"
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On the Rivet replied to Tom's discussion Race wheels
"what size frame ? "
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Tom replied to Tom's discussion Race wheels
"Saw a guy riding one today and it looked nice. However I managed to sell my vintage amplifier today and have some cash put aside and so made the decision I will wait for the right Colnago C50 to come up for sale as that is truly the bike I want and…"
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carl farrell replied to Tom's discussion Race wheels
"Tom, those Guerciotti Team Replica's look the business built up with some deep section rims, straight out of the pro peleton :-) but.. I don't think they have your size. I was looking at these a couple of weeks ago, they're on offer…"
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On the Rivet replied to On the Rivet's discussion ON THE RIVET VELO CLUB SUNDAY CLUB RUN RIDE CAPTAINS.
"Well Tom that is very nice of you.  Could definitely do with help on all of the above.   There  are over 24 members 1st claim members in the club now so I am hoping more will come forward as well to help run the Sunday rides.  I…"
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"Might come down to watch so see you there!"
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Tom replied to On the Rivet's discussion ON THE RIVET VELO CLUB SUNDAY CLUB RUN RIDE CAPTAINS.
"Hi Rupert I am more than happy to help out with the Sunday rides and will have a think about some routes to do. Probably be able to do some from June onwards. Also if you need some assistance at the next sportive I am pretty sure I am about, seeing…"
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"SCRL Track League starts tomorrow"
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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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It's faster in a group! A forum for everybody that loves Road Racing.

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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

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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

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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.

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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