‘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!

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)





Robertsbridge – Sissinghurst Castle amble

A leisurely paced ride (but still with hills to challenge you)!  to Sissinghurst Castle grounds for lunch. Route will be Salehurst, Sandhurst, Beneden and after a mile or so on the Sissinghurst main road, we fork left down to enjoy a descent and sweeping views of the Sissinghurst Estate.  Option to go up the tower over lunch which looks over the Gardens. (There is a charge) It’s approx 14 miles from Robertsbridge – we won’t have any other stops except for a snack stop on route.  Cafe and kiosk at Sissinghurst and benches/tables in the grounds for picnic lunch.
We’ll come the same way back unless I can come up with an alternative route.


return- mid-late afternoon
train from Hastings:  8.57


Denise :  there is a problem with the signal in my area so best to Whatsapp me 07570 8262768 or tel 01580 880889 if you want to come along

Arlington Reservoir Picnic Tour

Leaving Cooden Beach station at 10am, Returning approx 2:30pm (depending on time spent at lunch!)
A leisurely cycle along to Pevensey, Rickney, Polgate arriving at Arlington Reservoir for either a quick coffee stop or a leisurely lunch break depending upon the weather !
We shall then return via the Dicker, Hailsham and Rickney with a possible tea stop at chilley Farm.

There is a ‘Hut’ at Arlington Reservoir that serves hot drinks and cake (no GF or Soya options though, I propose we take our own supplies!)
The route is via National Cycle Route 2, and will take us on roads, tracks, off-road through woods, and a brief time on main roads. Approx 30 miles total, with an elevation of approx 450ft.
Although this route has been done on road bikes, I would suggest hybrid bikes would be more suitable.

AGM ride from Hastings

A ride to the Club AGM, starting in Hastings and going via Westfield, Seddlescombe and Whatlington

Meet by the car wash on A259, just north of Ore ALDI shop

Bexhill to Hilliers / Old Loom Mill

Sunday 17 March 2019 – Level 2a – 30 Miles

An easy ride from The Colonnade, Bexhill via the Pevensey Levels to Hilliers Garden Centre (or The Old Loom Mill if Hillier’s Café is still closed) for coffee. We will then head north free of traffic on the Cuckoo Trail to Hellingly, where we will take the road east to Magham Down and then head back south across Pevensey Marsh to Rickney and Pevensey roundabout.

Mainly flat and avoiding busy traffic (except near Magham Down). Perfect for anyone returning to fitness after a winter lay off.

Suitable for Any bike.

Depart The Colonnade 10:00 hrs

Return The Colonnade approx. 14:00 – 14-30 hrs

09:34 train from Hastings arrives Bexhill 09:44 hrs (please check for engineering works).

Parking available in locality.


07845 968149 (Text preferred)

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