Road Racing with Ben

Ben Houston writes…

Managed to ride 3 Crits at Thruxton this year. Big fields – 60 riders and with no bunch racing for so long due to pandemic the standard of riding was frankly awful.

First race in June I …

Hillingdon Grand Prix 3rd Cat race

An EGCC team of 3! 

Robin, Kenny and myself (Luke), having all returned to racing late this year, after 2 years out, arrived for the end-of-season Hillingdon Grand Prix 3rd Cat race. I was determined to place well, after …

A Tale of Two 100’s

A club record merits a race report – Ben Houston writes….

So far so good in 2021 – updated personal bests over the shorter TT distances, but one more challenge remained – the 100 mile Time Trial.

For various reasons …

Club Rides

Another fantastic ride-packed weekend, with four groups venturing out on Saturday to locations across Kent and Sussex, the highlight of which was meeting Terry, Beacon Bikes’ very own VIP, who happily received all the attention he celeb status awarded him!

Evening Ten

The Final Evening Ten was a fabulous affair with a sensational 36 riders !

Eight different clubs were represented and we had seven ladies riding.

Next week its the last evening event of the season at the hill climb on …

MTB at Bedgebury

The ever growing MTB community within the club had a fun morning at Bedgebury Forest. For several riders this was their first trip and two riders hired bikes on site at Quench Bikes.

All sections on the singletrack red trail …

Evening Ten

A rather overcast evening did not deter 22 riders taking part in an event where there were at least 3 personal bests and one rider’s first try on the circuit. Well done Ben.


Mark Bashford 22.23 EGCC
Chris Hewitt

Evening Ten

There was a fantastic atmosphere for this evenings Tuesday Time Trial on the 10 mile Circuit round Horne Park Golf Club.

For a seemingly rare change, the weather was warm, dry and sunny!

Amongst another packed time sheet of 31 …

Evening Ten

23 riders managed to finish before/while the rain arrived ! Another good turnout

Thanks to Colin (marshal), Paul (pusher off), and Chris, Angela and Steve for timekeeping


Marek Siwicki 22.15 ACC
Chris Balkham 22.49 OCC
Mark Bashford 22.49 EGCC

Evening Ten

Another excellent turnout of 20 riders in decent conditions, saw Danielle ride her first TT and Mark sadly suffering a puncture. Some excellent times all round.


Marek Siwicki 22.38 ACC
Chris Balkham 22.43 OCC
Tom Seller 23.18 OCC

Evening Ten

In very warm conditions 29 riders tackled the Horne course. Four newcomers tried out the course for the first time, well done to Hannah, Cai, Kendal and Christian

Thanks to Timekeepers and Marshalls, Chris, Angela, Michael, Alison and Sean, without …

TT Round Up

Quick racing recap from the EGCC Berkshire branch:

Ben Houston writes…. Story so far in 2021…. After a very short racing season (September only) in 2020 it was great to see more events back from May 2021.

This year I …

Trip to Bedgebury Forest

This Saturday morning 5 riders hit the wonderful singletrack trails at Bedgebury. 

Hannah, Bob, Russel, Ben and Dylan (Ben’s son) travelled over to Kent to the Bedgebury Pinetum with mountain bikes taking advantage of the wonderful weather. 

All sections of …

Evening Ten


Marek Siwicki 22.24 ACC
Mark Bashford 22.52 EGCC
Colin Harrison 25.15 EGCC
Chris Pope 25.29 EGCC
Gee Shek 25.36 EGCC
Ed Tang 27.04 EGCC
Jon Robinson 27.26 EGCC
Paul Winkley 27.44 EGCC
John Harley 28.06 EGCC
Darren Boakes 28.43

Changing of the guard

Our club marked a hugely significant occasion this week with the handover of the responsibilities for lead Timekeeper a true changing of the guard .
Richard Blackmore along with Chris Daniels have been instrumental over many years in making our

Evening Hilly – Ashdown Forest

Amazing turnout on Richard’s last evening TT as timekeeper – 29 riders enjoying balmy conditions. Images courtesy Ed T


Marek Siwicki 33.20 ACC
Przemek Jersz 35.00 SDW
Charlie Powell 35.18 EGCC
Josh Guest 35.57 OCC
Tom Moss 36.45 SDW

Evening Ten

Another beautiful warm sunny summer evening and yet another fully packed line up of time trial entrants for this Tuesdays Evening 10 Mile Time Trial from Horne Golf Club.
It’s fantastic to see so many new riders to the discipline

Evening Ten

Twenty eight riders took advantage of the lovely warm conditions with several riders posting personal bests


Mark Bashford 22.47 EGCC TT
Chris Balkham 22.54 OCC TT
Tom Seller 23.04 OCC TT
Simon Robinson 24.42 Tri Surrey
Josh Guest 24.45

Evening Ten


Mark Bashford 23.19 EGCC
Steve Price 26.21 Guest
Chris Pope 26.27 EGCC
Nick Mann 27.48 Met Police
Gemma Hayes 28.40 EGCC
Francine Davis 28.42 EGCC
Steve Rollason 28.45 EGCC
Sean Walker 29.04 EGCC
Caroline Swan 29.04 1904
Mark Welch

Mick Robinson interview in 1991

Richard Blackmore writes…
I recently came across the attached article which was an interview with our past President, Mick Robinson, in November 1991 by Tony Preston (EGCC Press Secretary) and submitted to the EG Courier. I’m not sure if it …

Turbo Rocker Plate

I have been using a turbo trainer for a few years now for fitness and also like other cyclists around the world using it on trainer road, RGT, sufferfest and zwift to name a few, I in the end settled …

Russel and Fiona celebrate their new arrival !

Russel and Fiona Cottingham are delighted to introduce Benjamin Harry Cottingham. Born 7th Feb 2021 at 5.47am weighing 9lb12oz.

We are loving family life and cuddles. Enjoyed a snowy walk around the block today after coming home from hospital yesterday …

Trans Himalaya

Who am I ?
I’m Simon Thompson, an ordinary guy who decided to accept a challenge. I’ve always had a bike, but I never really classified myself as a serious cyclist. I don’t wear lycra, and I’ve never ridden in …

Annual Dinner

Club Annual Dinner

It’s once again time to celebrate what has been another successful year in the Club’s long history.

Join us at Sweetwoods Golf Club on Saturday 25th January for our Annual Dinner and Prize Giving.
Tickets are only …