In 2010, Redhill Cycling Club became a British Triathlon Federation affiliated club. As a cycling club, we found that many members were competing in triathlons and also that many new joiners were triathletes keen to improve their cycling skills and speeds.
We also found that there was an unfulfilled demand for a BTF affiliated club in the area that would allow local triathletes to compete in a local club's colours even if their main club was a local atheltics or swimming club. RCC remains a cycling club but one that is keen to encourage and nurture triathletes who can then compete making use of the benefits that our affiliation brings.
Do you stage running and swimming sessions as well as cycling?
RCC does not run its own running and swimming training but works with local groups who offer sessions. We then publicise these to our members. There is also a very strong internal 'spirit' and support base for triathletes within the club. The fact RCC riders have achieved the highest honours on the international stage - including Jill Parker, who became the World Champion in the ultra-competitive 30 - 35 years age group in Bupapest 2010 and Neil Candler who took Bronze at the ITU European Championships in 2012 is a source of inspiration to triathletes joining us. However, many of our members are also on the 'bottom rung' of the triathlon world and the club provides an incredibly supportive atmosphere for athletes developing their skills.
Do you have your own tri-suits?
Yes, we work with Endura for all of our cycling and tri clothing. Our tri-suits are similar to our mountain bike kit which is predominatly black with flashes of red, green and yellow. This helps to ensure that RCC competitors don't fall foul of the decency requirements!
How can I get involved?
Firstly, become a member - at £20 a year for senior members you will then have access to the forum on this website where a lot of triathlon information, hints, tips and events info is shared. You will also have accessed to over 500 organised rides and club Time Trials per year. We also have a 'triathletes' mailing list you can be part of to receive local Tri and BTF information shared with the club.
Interested in doing your first Triathlon?
Please check out THIS LINK for a brilliant guide to competing in a Sprint Tri by RCC Triathlete and Ironman, Paul Dewey.