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No pinz Pro-1 and All Seasons Speedsuit long term product review

In pre season club kit supplier No Pinz kindly sent us Pro-1 speedsuit for review and I was so impressed that I immediately went and ordered an all seasons speedsuit in club livery!  So after a season of use on club and open events, how exactly did it fare? […]

EGCC Meets Joss Lowden

We were absolutely honoured to have the opportunity to interview Women’s Pro Cyclist Joss Lowden a few months back on just how we can all help Grow women’s Cycling. Our very own novice racer Anna who at the time, was at the very start of her own racing […]

Anna’s Road to Racing

Our very own Anna has been keen to get into road racing ever since discovering cycling just a year ago, this week she took the plunge!    Anna has already successfully tried her hand at Time Trialing, demonstrating a natural talent for the sport, winning a two-up with […]

ESCA Reliability Trial 2023

The East Sussex reliability trial was first introduced in 1985 as a test of cycling skills and fitness. It is a competition between local clubs, to see how many can complete a set 50-mile course within the time allocated. Riders can choose from 3 different completion times, 3hrs, […]

TT Tips – How to Pace a Time Trial

With 13 EGCC riders taking part in Open Time Trials this Sunday, some taking part in their very first event, we thought it was time to share some tips and tricks from some of our experienced Time Trialists within the club, on going from point A to point […]

Group Riding Etiquette 

To some cyclists who have not ridden their first club ride or sportif yet, the prospect of riding within a group of fellow cyclists can initially seem intimidating.  Meeting new people can be daunting enough at the best of times without the added concerns of following group etiquette […]

Early Season Open Time Trials

Many of our club members will be aware, our evening 10 Time Trial series begins in early May, with the promise of longer evenings, warmer and drier weather. …Promises which May doesn’t always deliver on!  ‘Open’ Time Trials however start well before this. Steve has kindly put together […]

Nopinz Pro-1 Speedsuit product review

When club kit supplier Nopinz offered to send me their ‘Pro-1’ Speedsuit to review, I was keen to see how their latest offering compared to the skinsuit I’d been racing in for last seasons Time Trials. That suit dated back to 2016 and at the time was the […]

East Grinstead to Paris – December 2022

To Paris in winter In December 2022, EGCC member George Barnstable was up for a cycling challenge. At an unusual time of year to be taking on an epic ride, he found himself cycling to the south coast and on to a ferry heading for France as part […]

EGCC Custom Club Kit by Nopinz

Nopinz: The custom club kit supplier Nopinz have been East Grinstead Cycling Club’s kit supplier since 2021, providing our custom designed, dye sublimation printed kit to our members, made to order via a dedicated online portal. Famed for their pro-level quality, skin tight, figure hugging skin suits and […]

How to Clean your bike through winter

Just as inevitable as the changing of the seasons, beautiful warm summer evenings inescapably give-way to the autumn leaves falling and eventually the depths of the wet, cold winter arrives.  Some of us cyclists retreat to the sanctity of our indoor trainers, many of us continue to spend at […]

Sofa to Rapha Festive 500

As cyclists we absolutely love a challenge, whether we are striving to improve on our yearly distance stats, climb up a specific hill faster or set a personal best on the Club Time Trial Circuit, we are always looking for improvements.  That makes perfect logical sense, even to […]

Velodrome: Jools gives us the Inside Track

Road Cyclists can be a stubborn breed, we are sometimes known to be very dedicated to our tarmac based subcategory of cycling, perhaps neglecting to push our horizons and challenge ourselves with new riding disciplines.  We all know the occasional mountain bike ride can have massive benefits to […]

Buying a pre loved bike

Buying, any second-hand bike can be a daunting task at the best of times.  Even more so your first serious road bike.  With so many critical aspects you need to get absolutely right, such as correct bike size and fit, road-worthiness, frame and fork material, component compatibility, amount of […]

Resisting Zwift Training to Zwift Resistance Training

As the Autumn evenings draw in ever earlier, the temperatures begin to drop and the weather becomes more inclement, many modern cyclists, rather than resort to overshoes and leg warmers, instead seek the refuge from the elements offered by the ‘pain cave’ to supplement their structured training, racing […]

An introduction to Cyclocross

Our very own club member John Rogers, who many of you will know from putting in some astounding times at our evening 10s Time Trial events, despite it being only his debut TT season, has also had an accomplished Autumn, swapping the TT aerobars, skinny tyres and smooth(ish) […]