Lime Cross and Alfriston

Leave Lime Cross nursery (Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 4RS) at 10:30am There is a cafe there which opens at 10am on Sundays for a pre-ride coffee if you want.

Ride to ALFRISTON via Horam, Chalvington, Berwick (18m, some hills which we will not rush, say 2hrs)

Lunch stop (or picnic). Alfriston has 3 cafes, etc. – will choose one when we arrive.

Return ride leave at about 1.30, back to Lime Cross, via Wilmington, Hailsham, Flowers Green (13m, not too hilly). ETA 3-3.30 pm??

Total miles 31 aprx. Gentle pace.

Cheers, Rob

Eastbourne/Polegate Circular

If you have not ridden this route before, you will be pleasantly surprised by the mixture of coastal, urban and rural scenery that it offers. Good coffee and cakes at “Fusciardi’s Ice Cream Parlour” is also a bonus.

Route
Leaving the Colonnade, Bexhill at 10:00, we will follow the coastal route to Eastbourne, arriving at Fusciardi’s for coffee about 11:00. From there we will continue west and then head north inland towards Polegate via Willingdon. We will then briefly join the southern end of the Cuckoo Trail before heading home via Rickney and the Pevensey Levels, arriving back about 14:30. The route has a few gentle undulations, which will be ridden at an easy/moderate pace. Total distance of about 30 miles.

Trains
09:37 train from Hastings arrives Bexhill 09:47.

Parking
Ample free street parking in area.

 

Return of the Robertsbridge Circular!

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, Ewhurst Green, Northiam, (coffee/lunch stop at Will’s Cafe), 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. The remaining route is undulating. Poppinghole Lane can be a ‘free cycle’ done at your own pace.

There is the option for lunch/tea at Judges Robertsbridge on return.

Let’s hope for a sunny day!

 

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).

 

 

Please text Dawn on 07870602277 if you would like to come.

Ride and Swim

Meet at Cooden Beach station at 10:00am. We will go out via Whydown, Hooe and Wartling to Lime Cross for a late morning coffee. Returning through Rickney and Pevensey for a swim in the sea at Herbrand Walk for anyone who fancies it. We’ll be back at Cooden Beach between 2:00 and 3:00 depending on how long we swim for. A few hills but we will take them gently. Approx 25 miles in total
Please let Steve know on 077895 46833 if you’d like to come. Bring water, something for lunch and swimming stuff

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
01580 880889   07508262768

Denise

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.
Penny

‘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

 

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