Stonegate country ride

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 or whatsapp.  If it’s icy, ride will be cancelled.

Battle to Rye for lunch

Road ride to Rye via some of NCN2 and the Rye nature reserve. Ride leaves Battle Abbey Green at 10.30. Coffee from 10am in Mrs Burton’s tearoom on Abbey Green if you would like a cuppa before you start. A road ride of about 33miles. We will keep to country lanes but they go distinctly up and down between Battle and Rye whichever way we go. We will be stopping for a bit of lunch in Rye at one of the many lovely coffee shops. Back to Battle at 3.30 approximately.Let me know if you can join me. Sue 07952166819

The Ridge to Northiam for coffee

A level-2b ride, 28miles, with a few hills.

Meet Hastings Centre, The Ridge, Hastings TN34 2SA at 10.00. On street parking in Hillside Road. Our route will be via Three Oaks, Brede, to Northiam for coffee and refreshments. Returning via Ewhurst Green, Staplecross, Sedlescombe and Westfield. Back between 2.30 and 3.00.

Fish & Chips + Quest point

Meet in Mrs Burtons Tea Shop, 2 High Street, Battle  (near the abbey green) for a for a coffee fix. Depart at 11am
Via Hooe & Wartling to Pevensey, where there is a 1066 Quest point, so bring your pencil & paper if you haven’t done that one.
Then Pevensey Bay and along the coast cycle path through Bexhill to Hastings for a fish and chip lunch. (21 miles, 2 hours or so, some hills then flat).
Afternoon, we leave via Ore, Westfield and Sedlescombe back to central Battle (12 miles, 1hr 30m, some hills)
Should be finished by about 3 – 3.30pm.

NB. If its icy the ride will be cancelled (so don’t forget to ‘book in’)

Led by Rob, contact him on email on if you are coming

Short winter warmer

Join me on a shortish ride to keep your cycle legs going over the winter! We will leave Battle Abbey Green at 10am to cycle to Broad Oak, Brede. We will go through Sedlescombe and Whatlington. There are some biggish hills to cycle up. Bring a banana or mini snack for along the way. We will come back to Battle for a coffee and natter at 11.30. To book contact Sue 07952 166819

Dallington and Great Park Farm

The 30 mile ride will start from Battle Abbey at 10.00am, level 2b grade, and go out to Dallington along quiet country lanes.
I would recommend taking water, banana and/or snacks for brief stop at half way. Main stop will be near end at Great Park Farm, Catsfield – brilliant cakes and light lunches!
Please email Martin if you are coming –

Ride through some of the prettiest villages in Rother

Our ride will see us heading out towards Cripps Corner and on to Beckley. We will stop for coffee at Wills in Northiam. Then, up and down a few more hills to get to Bodiam to give the fabulous castle a wave. The last few villages we pass though are Robertsbridge and Sedlescombe on our way back to Battle.
Total 32 miles. Back about 3 pm. Do bring snacks to eat along the way

We will be able to do a quest point on this ride 🙂

A day in the Sussex hills

Starting at Lime Cross Nursery, on A271 just east of Herstmonceux. Meet at 09:30, ready to start riding at 10am

Cycle via Bodle St, Woods Corner, Burwash, Stonegate (where we can stop for the 1066 QUEST point) and on to Wadhurst. 18 hilly miles, 600’ ascent.

Lunch – picnic in churchyard, or pub or cafe.

Leave about 1pm. Cycle back via Mayfield, Broad Oak, Rushlake Green back to Lime Cross. Finish about 3pm, having done 17 hilly miles, 600’ ascent.

Total hilly 35 miles

Short ‘n’ Hilly again – Feeder ride from Battle

A ride from Battle which will end in Bexhill, ready to join Bill’s ride.


Meet at 9am at the entrance of Battle Recreation Ground. We will ride via Catsfield to Bexhill to meet Bill’s ride. After the Orangery coffee stop we will ride back to Battle. Finish at lunch time. Contact Sue if you are joining her. 07952166819

Note, we’ve classed this as a Long Ride, because if you do this one and Bill’s ride the total distance will be over 30 miles. You probably won’t want to do over 30 miles on a mountain bike so we’ve changed the ‘recommended bike’ category too!

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