Welcome to the Sussex Nomads online forum, where you can find out about everything that's happening in the club.

If you're a paid-up member, you can sign in and get full details of all our events (including downloadable route maps and profiles), contribute to discussions or start new topics, post blogs and list your own events.

If you're thinking about joining, you can sign up for a month's free trial. See you at a club event soon!

Latest Activity

Antony Cromb commented on Sussex Nomads's event 'Club Run - Note Start Point'
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Club Run - Note Start Point at A264 near Faygate

May 28, 2017 from 9am to 1pm
58 minutes ago
Alex B commented on Rupert Rivett's group NOMADS CLUB 10 SERIES 2017
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Nick Gay commented on Sussex Nomads's event 'Club Run - Note Start Point'
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Club Run - Note Start Point at A264 near Faygate

May 28, 2017 from 9am to 1pm
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Ben Graves commented on Sussex Nomads's event 'Club Run - Note Start Point'
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Club Run - Note Start Point at A264 near Faygate

May 28, 2017 from 9am to 1pm
Gary Jones commented on Gary Jones's event 'King of the Downs'
Jason Blenkarn commented on Gary Jones's event 'King of the Downs'
Jason Blenkarn might attend Gary Jones's event

King of the Downs at Evans Cycles, Crawley

June 11, 2017 all day
Jason Blenkarn posted a status
"Long (very long) training ride on Friday if anyone is free. Leaving Storrington 08:00 and happy to meet en-route if anyone wants to join?"
Jason Blenkarn commented on Gary Jones's event 'Open Cycling Coast to Coast'
Jason Blenkarn is attending Gary Jones's event

Open Cycling Coast to Coast at Cumbria and Yorkshire

June 24, 2017 from 6am to 11pm
Richard Burnett posted an event

SCRL Scratch Race Championships (Tomorrow) at Preston Park Velodrome Brighton BN1 6LA

May 24, 2017 from 6:45pm to 9pm
Sussex Nomads updated an event

Club Run - Note Start Point at A264 near Faygate

May 28, 2017 from 9am to 1pm
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Ben Graves commented on Sussex Nomads's event 'Club Run'
May 20
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Club Run at Ditchling Village Hall

May 21, 2017 from 9am to 1pm
May 20
Nick Gay commented on Sussex Nomads's event 'Club Run'
May 20
Amanda Durrant is now a member of Sussex Nomads Cycling Club Forum
May 20

Coast to Coast - Last Place

A bunch of Nomads and FatBellies will be heading North for this stunning 150-mile road ride on 24 June from the mountainous Western Lake District, through the Yorkshire Dales, across the flat Vale of York and finally the Northern Valleys of the North York Moors, finishing by the sea in Whitby - a great day's riding with well stocked food stops and good signage, starting any time between 5AM-8AM and finishing by midnight.   

Alan has organised a trip for 16 riders to take part in this event, and at last count had just one place left. The cost will be around £250, including transportion to and from the event, accomodation at both ends and the entry fee for the ride.

Want even better value than that? Alan is looking for two drivers to move the minibus and van between the start and finish. If you don't want to ride and could volunteer to drive, your food and accomodation for the weekend will be free - or if you want to ride but the full distance would be too much for you, how about sharing both riding and driving with another rider?

For more details, click here and to let Alan know whether you could be interested in taking a place and/or driving, click here.

Charity Update - Tell us Your Plans

In the next few weeks, we plan to start distributing the balance of the club's Development Fund (currently about £1.2k) in accordance with the suggestions that you made in the Member Survey.

More than half of the money will go to one of the charities that provide bicycles to help communities in Africa and some will go to a local youth cycling scheme. We'll use the rest to support members' sponsored rides.

If you plan to do something extraordinary for a good cause later this year, let us know by the end of May and we may be able to help you. For more details, click here.

Kalas Kit

We are pleased to be able to announce that we have chosen Kalas to be an additional supplier for Sussex Nomads Club Kit, after requests to have a more modern race fit oriented kit supplier. Initially Kalas kit will be orders only, but we will still continue to stock and order Gear Club kit as the standard kit, which can still be ordered on the club website.

You can see the Kalas custom catalogue here - we are able to offer most of the items in all four of our current kit colour ways, though minimum order levels for some accessories will restrict us from ordering them in small numbers. 

Coming soon ... Our new website is very nearly ready for use, and you'll soon be able to order both Kalas and Gear Club kit in our sparkling new online shop. In the meantime, please use this order form Orderform3b.xlsx, and refer to this Kalas size guide in conjunction with a good old-fashioned measuring tape.


You can view and try for size at any of the evening 10's

and in Cuckfield and Burgess Hill a month before the order deadline


For those who have who are waiting for the first Kalas order, I have been given a delivery date for the the first week in June, I shall contact you all as soon as it arrives with mefor collection or delivery details.

Due to the amount of interest shown, the next planned Kalas order, will be placed on 20th June, with an expected delivery time of 5 weeks. Ordering details are in the above artical.

Gear Club kit is still available to order and from stock for those who prefer it.


 Contact Adrian 07941890575.

Club Runs and Come & Try It Rides

As traditional as Sunday lunch! Click here for a full club run listing, and get every Sunday off to a good start.

If you're new to group riding, our Come & Try It rides, normally on the first Sunday of the month, are for you - a gentle 12-15 mile (20-25 km) ride to join the rest of the club for coffee and cake.

NEW RIDERS click here for general information about club runs and to see the start point on a map, or click here for information about ride organistation and etiquette.

We always need RIDE LEADERS and LANTERNES ROUGES, especially for the slower-paced groups. If you can help by downloading the course and looking out for riders less experienced than you, please make yourself known at the start.

RIDE LEADERS click here for ways in which you can make your rides run more smoothly and be more satisfying for everyone.


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Join the club today

Click here to sign up online for free trial membership

Full adult membership costs just £20 a year, from which £2 goes into a development / bursary fund to encourage participation in cycling and other good causes. Buy a club jersey at the same time and your first year is free!

It's easy to pay online here:

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Please allow a few days from giving us your details to receiving confirmation that your membership has been approved. In the very unlikely event that your application is not approved, we'll refund your fees in full.

Our membership year runs from January to December. If you join in July or later, your first year's fee will cover your membership until the end of the following year - in other words, up to 18 months.

To join the Sussex Nomads you must have third party insurance. British Cycling, CyclingUK (formerly CTC) or (if you're over 40) LVRC can provide this, or your domestic insurance company may cover you as long as you are not riding competitively. As a club member, you can get 50% off your first year's membership of British Cycling.

Membership Secretary

Derek Middlehurst


Member Offers

It pays to be a Nomad! You could recover the cost of your annual membership with a single visit to one of our friends - click here for details.

  Julie Watson sports massage

  Paul Archer's Bike Boxes

Blog Posts

Derek's Marathon Run and Helen's Pop-Up Café

Posted by Sussex Nomads on April 26, 2017 at 8:30

Last Sunday's club ride

Posted by Dave Chalk on April 9, 2017 at 17:18

Summer MId Week Training Session

Posted by Paul Archer on April 7, 2017 at 22:14 — 7 Comments

**WANTED** Bike Box

Posted by Paul Archer on March 1, 2017 at 16:30 — 5 Comments


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