Bike Maintenance day

A fun session of cycling, learning a bit about bike maintenance, a few cakes and cuppas, and good company of course. The maintenance sessions will be at Pashley Farm, which is on the west side of the A269, half a mile south of Ninfield. (about half way between the car wash place in Ninfield, and Skinners Sheds near Lundsfords Cross)

There are several ways of getting there :

  • 10:30am at Battle Abbey green, a Level-2a ride taking an hour and a half, led by Dale.  Please book in with Dale on 07713297691 if you plan to come on this ride
  • 10:30am at the Colonade in Bexhill  (also picking up at Cooden Beach Station at 11am), a Level-2a ride taking an hour and a half, led by Phillip.  Please book in with Phillip on 07845968149 if you plan to come on this ride.
  • You could drive to Pashley Farm, arriving at 12:00.   Please let Rob know on 07759476843 if you plan to do this; this is purely so we know how many to cater for.  You can still bring a bike along if you wish, if you want it adjusted.

You may want to bring a sandwich, but free tea and cake will be provided by the club.  There will be four maintenance sessions, each one approx 20 minutes, and you will be able to see them all. Topics covered (as voted by you a few months ago) are Puncture repairs, bike safety checks / M-check, clean & lube bike chain, chain falling off, Gear changing problems, chain wear check & chain renewal, Brake & gear cables, a bike tool kit, adjusting and renewing rim brakes. There will be a teabreak half way through, and we hope to have finished by approx 2:30pm. There are rides going back to Bexhill and Battle (a shorter route going back)

Round Bewl Mountain Bike Ride 

A fun morning out riding round Bewl Reservoir.

Mostly tracks but also a couple of lanes.  Stop at Bewl Cafe for coffee/early lunch before completing the circuit,,   Parking at Dunster Mill car park – not used this before so not sure if there is a charge.  Huntley Mill Rd, Ticehurst, Wadhurst TN5 7HS.  But if you don’t fancy tackling the narrow road down to it, find somewhere to park in the Three Leg Cross area,  and pedal the mile down.  Option to have a drink in the Bull Pub after returning.

Dep:  10.00am    Dunsters Mill Car Park TN5 7HS
Return:  early to mid afternoon
Bikes:  mountain/hybrid
Grade:  2A
Mileage: 14 miles approx
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CANCELLED : Return of the Robertsbridge Circular!

Sorry, ride cancelled today due to weather 🙁

I would love it if you would join me for this delightful circular route starting at Robertsbridge. It will be largely the same as previously but may have some adaptions.
We will cycle via Salehurst, Bodiam (coffee stop at The Hub), Ewhurst Green, Northiam, Beckley, Staplecross and Cripps Corner.
The route is about 20 miles largely on quiet roads with 1,500ft of climb. The hill out of Salehurst is steepish but gets it out of the way before coffee!  The remaining route is undulating. Poppinghole Lane can be a ‘free cycle’ done at your own pace.
Coffee comes early in the ride and there is the option for lunch/tea at Judges Robertsbridge on return.

Meeting Place: Robertsbridge Station
Trains from Hastings leave at 09.50 arrive at 10.14 There is plenty of free parking on the roads, Recreation Ground and Station Road Car Park. (Please note not free at the Station).

Ride type: Level 2a
Suitable for: hybrid or road bikes.
Please text Dawn on 07870602277 if you would like to come.

Fairlight Hall open gardens

We’ll be cycling to the Fairlight Hall open gardens, for which there is a £5 entrance fee, which goes to St Michaels Hospice.
Meet at 10am at Pett Level. Please park to the east of the 30mph/60mph sign, after the houses/village  (on the road which goes out to Rye)
We will cycle about 20 miles… a few hills via Winchelsea and fairlight. Tea & cake at fairlight Hall… beautiful gardens and views, well worth a visit.

Return to Pett Level early afternoon.
Hope you can join me.

‘Ride & Relax’

A ride with a surprise !

10.0am meet at Cooden Beach Station for a gentle ride along the sea front to Bexhill, finding our way through the town to the new link road at Pebsham.
We will then continue along the Link road bike path to Ninfield, down (and up!) St Mary’s lane, past the brickworks, along the undulating road through Whydown.
At this point we can either :-
a) continue to Hope Cottage Cafe for coffee, or
b) add an extra loop around Hooe, before returning to Hope Cottage.

At 12.45 we will then depart for ‘The Barn’, Pashley Farm, where we will be having a ‘Relaxation Class’, till 1.30pm.

Once we are all relaxed, the final 3 miles back to Cooden Beach Station will be oh so easy!!

Back by 2.30pm latest.

Approx 15 miles, a few more if we choose to do the added loop!

The Orangery, here we come !

Join me for a hilly ride to the Orangery in Ashburnham via Netherfield. About 15 miles in total but we do go up and down. Leaving Battle Abbey Green at 10am. Riders must be able to ride some hills but they can walk the very steep ones. Nobody will get left behind. Back by lunch time Text Sue to book in. 07952166819

15 miles


1066 Cycle Club circular tour


Hastings Pier – Quarry Hill – Queensway – Greenway Cycle Path – Watermill Lane – Potman’s Lane – A269 – Hope Cottage Farm Shop, Hooe  for refreshments (16 miles arriving approx. 11:30) – Whydown – Little Common – Bexhill Promenade – Cycle Path beside the sea – Hastings Promenade – Hastings Pier.

This 23 mile (mixed surface) ride has been put on to coincide with, and arrive back for, the “1066 Cycling Festival” event organised by “Active Hastings in partnership with Active Rother” on Saturday 22/6 between 2pm and 6pm.
1066 Cycle Club are one of a few local cycling clubs providing rides, and on which non-members are welcome to join. The ride will be led by an experienced ride leader and supported by existing club members, who will ensure the everyone is kept safe and has a good time. The route has a total elevation Gain of 925 feet and Maximum Elevation of 256 feet. It is undulating, and with the exception of Quarry Hill, has no steep hills. Whist moderately challenging, it should be well within the capabilities of a reasonably fit person who regularly rides a bike. It is not a race and will be ridden at a moderate pace. It can be ridden on any type of  bike but those riding light weight road bikes need to be aware that The Greenway has a gravelly but firm surface, at the end of which is a fairly short section of Byway that is hardcore and a bit rough, The surface of the cycle path beside the sea between Bexhill and Hastings is firm but also a bit rough.

Meeting place:

On the Promenade in front of the entrance gates/railings onto the Pier. The ride leader and assistants will be wearing white and blue 1066 Cycle Club jerseys.


Non-members: arrive 09:30 – 09:45.
Members: arrive 09:45 – 10:00
Depart 10:00
Return 13:30 – 14:00


Kent nature reserves

Chartham – Whitstable – Reculver Nature Reserve circular

A car-assisted full day out to enjoy the the Stour Way to Canterbury, the Crab and Winkle Way to Whitstable and the Viking Way to Reculver Nature reserve. On the return we pick up some of Sustrans route 1 back to Canterbury and then back along the Stour Way to Chartham.  Lunch in Whitstable and poss tea stop in Reculver.  A few extra stops along the way to check the map! Total distance for the day approx 35 miles.
Some of the track surfaces are loose, so unlikely to be suited to skinny-tyred road bikes

Group Size:  8  As I’ve not ridden all of this route before, particularly the return route, I’m going to limit the group size to 8 so do book in early if you wish to come along.


Note that getting a train to Chartham is almost impossible as there is a replacement bus service on the Ashford-to-Chartham section. This section is cycleable, the club has done it before when we’ve gone to “Catha’s Seat” events, but it will take you at least an hour to ride.


Romney marshes

Meet at Rye railway station at 10am for a ride over Romney Marsh to Lydd and back to Rye via Camber.  We will ride to Appledore via the Military Canal Road and then to Snargate, Brookland and to Lydd.  From Lydd we can use the bike track alongside the main road back to Rye.  The route is flat with some time spent on quiet country lanes and great countryside.

In total around 25 – 30 miles, suitable for road and hybrid bikes.

We will aim to stop for lunch in Lydd at the cafe.

Let me know via text if you would like to join me
Karen 07825863606

Mass Cycle Ride in Eastbourne

We are going to Eastbourne to take part in a mass cycle ride and/or demonstration march, to call for a safe cycle route along Eastbourne seafront. More details of the event are here

Dale is leading a ride from Battle, which will pick up riders at Little Common and Cooden Beach…

Starting from Battle Station at 9am, riding to Little Common and then on to Cooden Beach where we will pick up others around 10am. We will then ride to Eastbourne, arriving sometime between 11 and 11:30am for the start of the mass ride (see below).  After the event we will ride back, the same route but in reverse.

Please contact Dale if you’re coming, let him know where you’ll be (Battle, Little Common roundabout, or Cooden Beach station)





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