1066 Cycling Festival – Ride from Hastings

Arrive at 1066 Cycle Club stand at Hastings Stade, ready to leave at 9am.
Distance is approximately 25 miles, quite hilly.  Our route will be The Stade, Ore, Three Oaks, Brede, Udimore, Rye, Winchelsea, Pett, Ore and back to the Stade. There will be a stop in Rye for coffee and cake.
We aim to be back around 12:30 which allows time to enjoy the other activities  going on at the 1066 Cycling Festival.




Please contact Steve on 07789546833 if you would like to book or request further details

Battle and Heathfield

A hilly loop from Battle to Heathfield and back. 3500ft of elevation gain, approx 39 miles total. Meet Battle Green at 10.00. We will go via Netherfield and Rushlake Green to Heathfield returning via Waldron, Cowbeech, Herstmonceaux and Ashburnham. A good level of fitness required. Coffee and cake in Heathfield.

Bexhill to Horam

A scenic ride to Horam’s famous tea cafe near the old railway line. This is your chance to get in some preparation for next week’s Castle Challenge. There are a few hills on the way out but we can relax with a nice cup of tea at Horam and then enjoy the descent back towards the South coast hopefully enjoying the help from the gentle South Westerly breeze.
Approx 37 miles in total.

Please contact Joe if you are thinking of going. Text message preferred

Bexhilll, Friston, East Dean

The route will go via Eastbourne to Beachy Head along to East Dean and then Friston, avoiding the main road. We will return via Jevington, Polegate and Pevensey. The hill up to Beachy  Head is long and steep and the hill up to Friston is also steep but these are the only two major hills on the route. A reasonable level of fitness is required. Returning around 3.00pm. We will stop at Birling Gap for coffee and cake. It would be advisable to bring some food for lunch.

“Fools Errand” ride

To all,
I have entered the “Fools Errand” Event from Hadlow College,near Tonbridge. There are 2 options 120 km and 65Km. I have signed up for the shorter one. Let me know if you are coming so we could start or ride it together. Sue 07952166819

CANCELLED – Battle & Rye on Monday

Sorry, ride cancelled. Rain is forecast all day!


If you haven’t made plans for Easter Monday ( sorry for late notice ) and like a faster ride, do join me to cycle from Battle to Rye and back. 30 mlles in total. 2B ride . Leaving Battle Abbey Green at 10 am. Back about 2 pm. Contact Sue to book in. 07952166819

Road or hybrid bikes

Beachy Head Circular

Today we will try an old favourite… Meet at Cooden Beach Station, then out through Norman’s Bay and Pevensey Bay, on to Eastbourne, up and over Beachy Head to Birling Gap. Then back to Cooden Beach via East Dean, Jevington, Polegate and Rickney.  A beautiful ride on a nice day, so if it’s not a nice day we’ll stop in Eastbourne and not do the high bits!  Bring a picnic, but if it’s too cold on the day we will find a pub en route.

Distance: 32 miles total
Contact Val on 07508838209 (text please)

Stonegate ride

This is the ride that was meant to happen in February, but was cancelled due to icy conditions…


Start STONEGATE STATION (train departs from Battle 10.07, arrives Stonegate 10.23, but check it’s running!)

Ride to Etchingham Station via Ticehurst, 8 hilly miles/one hour. Coffee/snack at the Bistro there

(Option to catch train home here if you want!)

Depart Bistro 12.15. More hills as we ride via Fontridge Lane to Woods Corner, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak back to STONEGATE STATION, 17 MILES/2 HRS.

Should be there in time for the 14.26 train south (they run hourly).

Leader Rob. Let him know if you are coming on rob.as.foster@gmail.com or whatsapp.  If it’s icy, ride will be cancelled.

Feeder ride from Bexhill

Meet at the Wheatsheaf, Little Common Roundabout at 09:30

We will head to Battle via Peartree Lane, Catsfield and North Trade Road arriving in time for a cup of tea at the Lavender Abbey Tea Room with the others.

Ride Leader: Val
Contact (text please) 07508838209

Ride to Robertsbridge and back

Meet at Lavender Abbey Tea Room at 10.30 if you want a pre ride Coffee. Off at 11am to Robertsbridge via Netherfield. Snack stop at Judges in Robertsbridge. Back via Horns Cross and the famous Poppinghole Lane.

Let Sue know is you’re joining her, 07952166819

Back 2.30 ish, 20 miles in total

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