Gravel Rides 2024

The warm and dry weather is upon us, opening up the off-road/gravel riding season.

We are restarting the off-road/gravel rides every SECOND and FOURTH Sunday of the month. Rides start at the Hilltop Cafe (on Dyke Rd before the roundabout) at 09.30

You will be riding on tracks, bridleways and other unpaved roads. You will need a bike that can handle this type of road terrain such as a gravel bike or mountain bike wide tyres (more than 38 mm). The rides are a great fun and it is a nice way of seeing different parts of the countryside that, normally, are not visible from the road.

One important point, the Club organises the rides by setting a time, place and suggesting a route, but the rides are SELF-GUIDED. This means that there will not be a leader of the ride.

We are starting this Sunday 12th May and information about the route will be posted in the Facebook page.

Join the Brighton Mitre Committee!

We’re a community sports club driven by passionate volunteers. As we gear up for our Annual General Meeting on February 26, 2024, we’re on the lookout for new committee members.

No specific role in mind? No problem! What matters is your positive contribution. Let’s chat about how you can make a difference. We’re especially keen on involving our younger members—the future of the club is in your hands.

No need to worry about a heavy workload; many hands make light work. If you express interest now, you might even get the chance to shadow a committee member and take the reins in 2025.

Existing committee members will not take your enthusiasm as a critique of their performance but an opportunity for fresh perspectives.

Ready to shape the future of Brighton Mitre? Reach out, and let’s talk about your contribution to the committee!

Please email chair@brightonmitre.co.uk

FINAL TIME TRIAL OF THE SEASON IN SUSSEX

The club’s 55th annual 25 miles time trial was held at Loxwood on Sunday 22 October with 41 riders competing for some of the £1,287 prize list. After particularly wet days on both Wednesday and Saturday, a dry and sunny day was most welcome. Chris McNamara, Sigma Sports RT, produced a brilliant performance in 52:23, 83 seconds ahead of the Mitre’s Cris Coxon who had won the event in 2021. Without our best riders to back him, we were unable to take the team award this year.

Double success at club’s open hill-climbs

COSMO DERANGI won the morning’s climb in 3mins. 57.9 secs. in the 4th best time ever recorded on this hill from a field of 42 riders with Matthew Ferguson, Redhill CC, 3.2 secs. behind after he had won the previous Saturday’s Sussex C.A. hill-climb.  Cosmo will be presented with the club’s hill-climb trophy for 12 months at the winter dinner.

FRANCIS SCHOFIELD, produced an exceptional performance to win the afternoon hill-climb in a record time of 8:34.0, 6.1 secs. ahead of last year’s winner, Olly Thomas.  Francis has been racing for the Mitre for 6 years and this is his first win.