GS Avanti is a friendly, growing cycling club based in Orpington in the South East of England.
Whatever your cycling passion, GS Avanti can help; whether that be riding for fun, weekend club runs, touring, time trialling or racing. Our members comprise a wide variety of people wanting more from their cycling, from beginner to competitive level. Click here to see our range of benefits.
“Fun and friendship through cycling” is our mission. The best way to find out more is to join us on Sunday mornings at 9.15am in the car park of the Royal Oak, Green Street Green. Just turn up and introduce yourself to someone who will help you decide the most appropriate group for your style of riding. Click here to check the average speed of the Sunday morning rides, and see some of our usual routes.
During the Summer months we run a weekly training session on Tuesday nights focussing on group riding skills. During Autumn and Winter we also run a weekly, indoor turbo session managed by a professional exercise specialist. All club members are welcome and encouraged to attend!
GS Avanti is one of the friendliest, most welcoming clubs in South East England which is why we have members from London, Bromley, Kent, Surrey and Sussex joining us at our regular events.
For more information, and how to make contact with us, go to our Membership Page
Turbo Session starts 1930 28th November new venue
Jonathan Harris: Third on the Catford HC AND a Cat 1 rider on the same day!
Final result for the famous Catford Hill Climb, the biggest in the business, saw Jon coming very close to winning in dreadful weather. Now official, he achieved third place and a podium position. A time of 2m and 2 seconds.
He then competed in a road race, coming third and winning enough points to be promoted to Cat 1. What a season for him.
Horsmonden RR - Incident on 29th September
Whilst cycling back to HQ after the race had finished, Lee and Daz were attacked by a driver, and left with significant injuries. This is a serious incident and will certainly be the subject of further investigation.
Lee has a broken hand and Darren a broken collar bone. All of us in the club offer their full support and hope that a) they recover fully and b) that the individual involved is brought to account.
Update: Daz has had an operation on his shoulder with a steel plate and lots of pins inserted. Am awaiting further news on Lee's injuries.
Best eight TT results
See TT pages, after Jonathan came off on Saturday at Harrietsham and lost 30 seconds coming second, the scratch results are tied at 159.
Lee Staples / Jonathan Harris win Club 10 TT Scratch Title
Bob Graves pips Dave B to win the 10 TT Handicap Title
Lee Staples now 2nd Cat
Second place at Cyclopark means Lee now joins Jon Harris as an Avanti 2nd Cat racer. See more detail in forum
Surrey League TTT
7th September saw 4 Avanti teams take part in the Surrey RRL Team Time Trial Champs, at Alford (south of Dorking). Each team did really well, reflecting some of the hard work and training in recent months. For many, it was the first taste of competitive action. Read full reports in the forum
All members are now required to have 3rd Party Insurance, upon renewal of Club Membership as for now and new members will be required to supply membership details upon RiderHQ sign up.
Any orders placed with Impsport for club clothing will eligable for a 10% discount The discount code is IMPAV10. You must enter this WHEN YOU ORDER.
At the AGM an additional club clothing subsidy was agreed.
You now get 10% of IMPSPORT and then 40% back from the Club. So you get 50% off, cracking offer! Remember orders over £75 get free postage as well.