Hythe Cycling Club
Hythe Cycling Club (HCC) are affiliated to British Cycling and founded in 2015. The club rides every Sunday morning at 09:00 from HSSC cycling in organised groups through towns, villages and the beautiful countryside of Kent. Our members engage in Charity Rides, Competitive Time Trials, Sportives, Road Racing and Track rides. Group sizes are kept to around 10 riders with each group being led by a Ride Captain with a Sweeper at the rear of the group.
As well as the HCC Sunday organised club rides, some of its members along with members from other local cycling clubs take part in training rides on Wednesdays and Fridays.These training rides take place from the Hythe Light Railway Café in which groups and routes are organised on the day. If you fancy meeting up with likeminded cyclists and want to increase your weekly mileage, maintain or increase your level of fitness and enjoy lunch as part of the ride, then please feel free to join in. Please note, however, that these rides are not suitable for novice riders as they tend to be about 60 miles in length and at about 16 to 18 mph.
More information including joining details can be found at www.bc-clubs.co.uk/hythecyclingclub
Dover Channel Training Swimming Group
Dover Channel Training is well known around the globe as the most prestigious cross-channel swimming group and every week, members join them from around the UK, Europe and even the other side of the world to train in the English Channel.
Dover Channel Training meet at approximately 8.30am every Saturday morning with a 9am swim start time.
Any HSSC member sho wishes to swim with them should contact Emma France at email@example.com. They do generally also ask for a contribution towards the costs of running training (vaseline, volunteer costs etc). People training just for fun pay £15 for the entire season or £3 per session.
Dover Channel Training was created in 1982 when Freda Streeter was training Alison Streeter. Alison went on to become the Queen of the Channel with 43 crossings to her name. Over the years people asked if they could join the training and it went from just a couple to the large group that we now enjoy. Freda supported swimmers for 33 years, finally packing up her beach chair in 2015. Freda asked Emma France to take over. Emma has 2 solo channel swims plus 9 channel relays to her name as well as a small collection of other swims around the world.
People swimming with the group are training predominantly for channel solos (red hats), channel relays (yellow hats) or just for fun (purple hats). Some are training for other equivalent swims. The soloists will be seen doing very long swims, mostly up to 7 hours, some going beyond that. They are a friendly bunch and would be happy to say hello in the water and on the beach (a good excuse to bob for a minute). Find out more at www.doverchanneltraining.com.