Rye, Camber, Appledore circular

Meet Rye station at 10am (train from Bexhill leaves 9.14, Hastings 9.26 arrives 9.47). We should be back by 3pm
We will ride from Rye to Camber and along the coast before turning in towards Lydd. We will carry on inland through to Appledore and then back along the Military Road.

Please bring a sandwich for lunch. We will stop somewhere along the way for sandwiches and then have a second stop at Appledore for a drink before returning to Rye.

This is a pretty flat ride with only a couple of hills but not bad ones. 35 miles in total but a total elevation of only 622 ft.

Please let Chris know on 07725 914 325 if coming.

Breakfast Ride

Join me for an early start of 8.30 for a breakfast ride. Meet at Battle Abbey Green.  We will out towards Staplecross, loop round and come back to Battle for late breakfast or early elevenses. About 15 miles with some nice Rother hills but none of them are very,very steep. We aim to be back in Battle by 10.30.

To book contact Sue 07952166819

Scenic Build Up, easy Level-2a

Following on from the hugely popular Stone Cross Circular Level-1 ride two weeks ago, build up those legs and lungs by joining me on this very scenic Level-2a ride. We will meet outside Cooden Beach Station and cycle west over the Pevensey Levels to Hilliers Garden Centre for elevenses (and yet more cake). We shall then head south, free of traffic, on the Cuckoo Trail to Langney, enjoying some lovely views of the South Downs along the way. From Langney we will cycle back east via Pevensey Bay and Normans Bay.

Mainly flat with a few gentle inclines. Some traffic. Approximately 25 miles total

A faster pace than Level-1 but still moderate. Suitable for any bike.
Depart 10:00hrs
Return 13:30-14:00hrs
(09:19 train from Hastings arrives 09:35. Please check for delays resulting from works on the line)

Parking available in locality.

07845 968149 (Text preferred)

Battle & Westfield coffee loop

Today, we have a ride on the program for people who can do some hills but might have to walk the steep ones. We will do a loop to Westfield and come back to Battle for coffee. A good opportunity to practise getting the most out of your gears. If you have questions do ask. Leave Battle Abbey Green at 10am back by 11:30.
Approx 12 hilly miles
To book contact Sue 07952166819

Don’t forget your Beat the Street cards as we’ll do some along the way

Picnic by the lake

There will be a ride to Ashburnham Place for a festival. The club went last year and it was good. There is music, you can swim, and there are many eats & drinks available.

Please meet at 10am Sunday morning at Battle Abbey.

My ride will be a 2a suitable for road or hybrid bikes,

We will ride 13 hilly miles to Ashburnham for the picnic by the lake, which starts from 12 till 8 (think we stayed until about 4.30 last year, but we can discuss what suits everyone)

A few of us went last year and really enjoyed swimming in the beautiful lake…..the music, food and actives were also very good. we can buy tickets on the gate £15.

I’m happy if anyone wants to come for the ride only, but I wont be riding back to Battle until later in the day.

Please be sure to call Penny to book in for this ride 07931 516715


Beat the Street in Battle and Robertsbridge

We will leave Battle Abbey Green at 10 am and make our way to Robertsbridge via Watlington and via good old Poppinghole Lane. We will pick up the Beat the Street beeps at Robertsbridge and an excellent coffee at Judge’s as our reward !. Then, back to Battle via Sedlescombe. Yes there are hills but none are very,very steep.Nobody will get left behind. Back by 1 pm. Do join me. Check in with Sue 07952166819. Don’t forget your Beat the Street card. ( I have a few spares if you haven’t got one yet )

Approx 18 miles total

Pett Level & Dungeness

We meant to do this ride in March but the weather was poor, so now it’s today…

Meet at Pett Level at 10am
Please park along the sea road to the east of the “30mph Pett Level” signs, NOT opposite the houses as they get the hump! 🐫🐫
Level 2a, long distance approx 40 miles but almost flat. Road or hybrid bikes suitable.
We will stop for lunch at the pub (fish’n’chips is good 🐠🍟) at Dungeness. Please bring plenty of snacks and water.
We will follow the NCR 2. Although it is mostly flat it can be very windy, so can be hard work.
Aim to return about 3ish.
Do hope you can join me 🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️
Please text Penny to let her know if you’re joining her on 07931 516715

South Downs ride

An old favourite revisited –  great circular route from Berwick taking in the South Downs, Seaford coast, Cuckmere Haven and back via Alfriston.  This is a mixed off road/on road route and hybrid bikes will be OK.  Take lunch as no possible cafe stop until Seaford.  Around 26 miles and a mixture of terrain.
Please note that although this ride is a 2a speed-wise, it will be strenuous at times so a good level of fitness is required.

Dep Berwick:  10.00am ( I regret there are engineering works and no trains to get to Berwick on time – please let me know if you’re planning to join the ride and could  take an extra bike and person)

Return mid-late afteroon


01580 880889   0750826276

Bexhill to Hope Cottage

A ride out to Hope Cottage Farm Shop.
We plan to arrive at 11 am, to join the group from Battle, at which point we will do a quick 4 mile loop together after coffee and then return to Bexhill. 20 miles in all.
Back around lunch time. To book in contact Cathy on 07740 999457 (text preferred)

Brede Giants revisited. Two pickup points

We visited the Brede Steam Giants a few years ago, and it’s time to go back again. The main attraction is 2 giant beam engines which used to pump water from the the Brede valley over the ridge and down into Hastings. Lots of other shiney things to point at too.

Meet outside the Wheatsheaf in Little Common ready to leave at 9.45 (park in the streets adjacent to the pub, loos available), cycle via Catsfield to pick up in Battle on the Abbey Green at 10.45, on route to Brede via Sedlescombe and some lovely, (hilly) lanes.
I’ve thought long and hard about the grading and have decided to grade it as a Level-2a ride because some of us may need to walk up the steeper hills. It’s not suitable for those progressing from Level-1 though, as there are a fair few hills!
At Brede Waterworks we can get refreshments and a tour of the interesting exhibits and machines before returning to Battle at around 14.30 and Little Common 15.30.
Total mileage from Little Common around 32 miles, and around 16 miles from Battle.

Have a look at http://bredesteamgiants.co.uk if you are interested

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