Battle and Eastbourne day out

We will leave Battle Abbey Green at 10:30. If you would like to have coffee beforehand I will be at Mrs Burton’s Tea Room on Battle Abbey Green from 10am. We will be heading west to Eastbourne via Ninfield. There will be a pick up at The Red Lion pub at Hooe at 11:15. Then we will do our biggest hill of the day, Horsewalk (do you think a horse would find it easy?!), Then the  route gets a bit flatter through beautiful Pevensey levels on NCN2.Then we will meet NCN21and go through the suburbs of Eastbourne to Hampden Park. There, not only is there a good cafe, but the local example of a “Pump Track” something we are working towards in Battle. After a cafe stop, we will be heading towards Westham, another area of Pevensey levels, wave to the sea and Bexhill. Loo and bananas stop at Cooden Beach. Then on to Battle, via Little Common. The route is varied with lots of off-road sections some tarmac, other partially surfaced tracks plus plenty of undulating country lanes. Back by 3.30 – 4pm. 41 miles in total

Although the ride is graded 2a we will be need to keep to a steady pace to be back before dark
Text Sue on 07952166819

Pre-meal ride from Battle

We will be leaving Battle Abbey Green at 11.30am for 7 miler to join the others for the club’s New Year Meal. There are a few hills so you are sure to work up an appetite.

Leader Sue 07952166819

By the sea and over the levels

(This ride was postponed from 16th December due to bad weather at the time)

Flat ride along the coast from Bexhill through Pevensey Bay to Eastbourne prom, take a break for coffee at Fusciardi’s, and then north to the Pevensey Levels and back to Bexhill.

Total distance 27 miles, of which 6 miles are on traffic-free cycle routes (Cuckoo Trail)

Robertsbridge to Ticehurst (Saturday)

A hilly but leisurely paced morning ride to Ticehurst for coffee. Back for lunch sometime between 1pm and 2pm. Approx 18 miles. Although we’ve called this a Level “2a” ride, it’s not really suitable for people wanting to progress from a Level-1 because of the number of hills.

Depart 10:15am from Robertsbridge Station (to tie in with 9.50 train from Hastings) Please double check for engineering works!
Return between 1 and 2pm

Please call 01580 880889 or 07508 262768 to register for this ride.

Battle to Robertsbridge for coffee

Our route today will be Whatlington, Cripps Corner, then stopping at Robertsbridge for coffee. Returning via Brightling, Mountfield and Netherfield back to Battle.
We will go at a reasonable pace so no one is left behind. A few hills but we’ll take them as they come.


Feeder ride (Pett Level to Winchelsea Station)

A feeder ride starting at Pett Level, which will to meet up with Bill’s level 1 ride.

The feeder ride will be a Level 2a with some hills, but nobody will be left behind.
Meet 9:30am at beach next to the 30mph speed change as you enter the village.

Please text me if you’re joining me for this rides.
Thank you, Penny

Bedgebury single-tracks

A ride around some of the single-track sections of Bedgebury forest. Mountain bike essential.
Could be muddy so dress appropriately, bring water and snacks.
Meet at the cafe (near main car park) at 11am
About 10 miles.


Note: Anyone wanting to do the “family route” can do so, and meet for coffee afterwards. A hybrid bike will be fine for this as it’s not as muddy as the single-track sections.

Hooe for coffee

Today there are 2 rides, both heading for coffee at Hooe. Note this is the same ride which which the club put on in September (it went so well we’re repeating it!)


Cathy will be starting at 10am from the Colonnade in Bexhill and leading her group, via a few hills (you have plenty of time to get up them) to Hope Cottage Cafe at Hooe for 11am. We will meet the Battle Riders for coffee and then we will do a short circuit 4 miles altogether. Then the Bexhill riders will make their way back to their starting point by 1 to 1.30 pm. Total milage is about 17 miles. Level 2a. Please book with Cathy for this ride. Cathy’s contact number is 07740 999457


Sue’s ride is also a Level 2a. We will leave Battle Abbey Green at 10am and make our way, via Catsfield, to the coffee stop at Hope Cottage Cafe for 11am. After a cuppa,we will do the 4 mile circuit with the others and then cycle back to Battle by about 1 pm. The total milage is 18 miles for this ride. Contact Sue on 07952166819 to book in for this ride

Pevensey and Cuckoo Trail circular

A steady paced “most of day” ride through the Pevensey levels and then a few hills to Horam for coffee and lunch stop combined. (No other cafe on route)
We’ll Probably lunch at Lakeside cafe as the motorbike cafe may be very busy. Option to bring packed lunch or buy from cafe. From there we head back to Pevensey via the Cuckoo Trail stopping at the Loom Mill for a cuppa if in good time. Bring snacks to keep you going until lunch.

Meet: Pevensey and Westham Station 10.00 (train at 9.22 from Hastings), or Rickney cafe at 10.30 if you wish to do a longer ride from Hastings/Battle etc.

Return: Aiming for 3.28pm train back

Approx distance 23 miles

Please let Denise know which start point you will be using (see above), on 01580 880889 or 07508262768

London canal ride

We have been invited to Join my friends Dave and Paul with the Gravesend CTC group that I used to cycle with, on a London Canal / Olympic park ride.

I’m told it will be a fun, chilled-out day.

We will meet at Princess Alice Way, Woolwich London SE28 ready to leave at 9:40am
Returning at approx. 5pm

I’m told parking is free in the above residential street,  The train doesn’t seem to be an option so it will mean driving.
(You could get the train to London Bridge and then do a 9 mile pre-ride to start with, but it’s only suitable if you’re a confident cyclist, plus it adds another 20 miles!)

Mileage will be between 30 & 40.  Apparently any type of bike will be OK, I would suggest a hybrid bike

Please bring snacks and water. We will stop at a pub for lunch, and a café for coffee

Please contact Penny on 07931 516715.

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