Short ‘n’ Hilly again – Bexhill/Ashburnham circular

Meet at the Colonnade on Bexhill promenade ( free parking and loos on the prom), ready to start riding at 10:00am. We will cycle about 13 miles to one of our favourites, the Orangery, at Ashburnham Place, via Hooe, The Horsewalk, Boreham Street and Tilley Lane. We’ll have a coffee stop and ride back through the lanes via Catsfield

The total route is approx 25 miles there are a few good hills but we won’t leave anyone behind. We aim to be back at Bexhill by 1.30 pm

Hooe for tea

Today there are 2 rides, both heading for coffee at Hooe…


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

Cycle and river Kayak

Cost £10.50 BOOKING ESSENTIAL ASAP (price includes instructor)

Meet 10am at Northiam Public Car park (near St Marys Church on the southern end of Northiam)

I have booked 10 places at Bodiam Boating station with an instructor to help us along the way.

We will cycle a 24 mile loop through country lanes to Bodiam Boating station where I have booked us a table for lunch at 1.30.  Menu for all tastes, you can bring a picnic and eat out side if you prefer.

3pm our floating chariots will await.

A soggy bottom is compulsory, so best to bring a change of clothes, but this is optional.

After our paddle we will continue our cycle ride back to our start/cars. Returning approx. 4.30/5.

If you would like to join me please text Penny and transfer £10.50 into my account ASAP. Only 10 places.

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Note, you can still join us for the ride, even if you are not kayaking  (but please call Penny to let her know)

1066 Lanes and Castles

Starting from The Colonnade below the Art-Deco De-la-Warr Pavilion we will cycle along the Promenade to Pevensey near to where King William is alleged to have landed in 1066 passing the notorious Star Inn where members of the Hawkhurst Gang stashed their smuggled loot before transporting it north.
From here we will meander through the marshy lanes stopping for thirty minutes refreshment at Lime Cross before returning via the ancient market town of Hailsham and descending along the route of the old railway line now renamed Cuckoo Trail to Polegate where the Roman road from Pevensey to Lewes passed. From there we will continue onto Westham which is recorded in the Doomsday Book before arriving at the Medieval Castle at Pevensey, after a fleeting look at the Tudor Pevensey Court House and Gaol we will circumnavigate the Pevensey roundabout and cycle back to Bexhill.

35 Miles in total


Note, there is a feeder ride coming from Battle beforehand

Cycle & wild swim at lime cross. Swimming now fully booked

IMG_4260-300x300Note:  There are no more swimming places left, however you are welcome to join us for the ride only, there are other things to do at Lime Cross. (some people are doing this)


Come join me for something a little different, meet at Cooden train station for approx 10mile cycle to Lime Cross for a exhilarating dip in the beautiful lake. More details here

After our dip we can purchase lunch or eat our own, then complete our cycle loop back to Cooden via The Pevensey Level approx. another 15 miles. We should be back by 3:30ish
There are limited bathing places so it is vital that you text me and transfer £5 to my account ASAP so that you’re not disappointed.
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I really hope you can join me, it should be fun

If you’re coming from Battle, you might want to join the feeder ride from Battle to Cooden station. See here for details

Robertsbridge to Three Legged Cross Pub (near Bewl)

A hilly but leisurely paced ride via Burwash to Three Legged Cross.  Probably no coffee stops on route unless we happen to see anything, but we’ll have a quick snack stop and an early lunch/coffee stop at pub. Feel free to bring packed lunch.  Shorter route back via Etchingham.  Approx 15 miles out 10 back

Battle and Robertsbridge

Meet at Battle Abbey Green ready to leave at 10am. We will be cycling to Robertsbridge via Netherfield. to have coffee at one of my favourite cafes. We will be coming back via Poppinghole Lane and Watlington. The total is 17 miles. There are some hills so a good opportunity to practise getting up them. Nobody will be left behind. Hope to see you on this ride. We will be back in Battle by lunchtime

Off-road ride, South Downs Way

Start 10am at East Dean village car park (in Village Green Lane). No technical skills required, but there will be some climbs. Around 14 miles

Start with or without coffee at the village café. Sharp climb up ‘Hobbs Ears’ then across A259 to Willingdon Old Road. 3km trail to South Downs Way then South crossing A259. Then off-road eventually crossing the B2013. Then a 3 km downhill to Meet up with the B2103 again. Then through some woodland to Birling Gap. Lunch stop if wanted. Off road steep climb and then back to East Dean. All off road.

Usual applies; A helmet, well-maintained bike, spare inner tube, repair outfit, and knobbly tyres (just in case its wet or damp).


Cooden to Eastbourne Marina

We will cycle from Cooden Beach Station via Pevensey and Hankham to Polegate and then to Eastbourne Marina for coffee. En route we will taking a quick look at 3 Sustrans Millenium Mileposts to ascertain their condition on behalf of Sustrans (exciting huh? 🙂 )

We’ll return to Cooden Via Pevensey Bay and the Coast Road.

The route is mainly very flat, and around 22 miles in total

Robertsbridge to the coast


Robertsbridge to the Coast, via Lime Cross and Pevensey levels. Then get the train back, or ride back

A favourite of mine – hilly lanes to Lime Cross for a quick coffee before dropping down on to the Pevensey Levels,  Cooden Beach for picnic lunch then an amble along the seafront to St Leonards Warrior Square.  Option to stay down there for swim and fish and chips if a hot day.  Please note that this will be led one way.

Depart: 10:15am from Robertsbridge Station  (trains seem to operating as normal)

Return: Whatever you choose to do once we reach St Leonards Warrior Square!

30 miles approx.

There is the option to meet at Woods Corner at 11am if you wish to ride from Battle

Please text Denise on 07508 262768 if you are coming (and whether you are joining us at Robertsbridge or Woods Corner)



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