Lime Cross, Horam, Blackboys

Starting 10:30am at Lime Cross nursery cafe – Herstmonceux, Hailsham BN27 4RS, where we can have a coffee (it opens at 10am Sundays), in case people cycling over are thirsty.
Leave at 11am. Head out via Horam, Waldron, Blackboys, Framfield and back to Horam for a lunch stop at the Lakeside Cafe (23 hilly miles).
After lunch, back to Lime Cross via Cowbeech Hill. Finish about 3.30pm.

Total 30 miles aprx., several hills so a Level 2b

Those who are using a car to get to Lime cross, I suggest parking nearby in Herstmonceux; there is free parking in a car park there

Contact me on rob.as.foster@gmail.com or via Whatsapp.

Cheers, Rob

Bexhilll, Friston, East Dean

We’re repeating this ride, which was first ridden in April 🙂

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 a view of the 7 sisters, for coffee and cake. It would be advisable to bring some food for lunch.

Teston Country Park ride

Hi all…
I was going to do this ride in March but the weather was somewhat inclement!  I’ve updated the details to include a picnic and the revised SE Trains timetable. No planned engineering work at present. I had originally made this ride a 2a, but it’s really a bit borderline on the hill front so perhaps safer to call it an easier 2b. People that have done a few 2a rides should be fine.
David

 

A further update from David on 14/06/18…

Marden Road is closed by the traffic lights, so you can’t get to my house by the usual route. The best alternative is:
Just after entering the 40 mph limit in Staplehurst, turn left into Pinnock Lane. (If you go past the filling station, you have just missed it.)
Continue for a mile or so, then turn right into Five Ashes Lane.
At the far end of FIve Ashes Lane (note the Grand Designs house on your left), turn right into Pagehurst Road.
Continue to cross-roads, go straight across (poor sight lines) and you are in Clapper Lane. My house is the first on the right.
Please allow an extra 5 – 10 mins in case you get lost. Ring me if you do!
If you prefer to park in an estate road, I suggest you go straight on at the traffic lights and then turn right into Fishers Road, which is near the train station.

 

 

Teston Country Park ride (N.B. It’s pronounced “Teeson”, not “Teston” or “Teeston”!)

Starting and finishing at Staplehurst Station, this is a mainly flattish ride centred around the Medway Valley in Kent, although there are a few hills.

At Teston Country Park, David will tell you a little history about the river, the navigation lock and the canoe/fish pass. Bring some sandwiches, it’s a nice picnic spot.

Then we’ll pedal on and hopefully find a coffee near Yalding: the girls will be getting desperate for caffeine but unfortunately there is nothing earlier. From there it’s a flat ride back.

Bring plenty to drink, your lunch, some snacks, and sun cream.

Start: We’ll leave from Staplehurst Station at 10:15. The 08:50 from Hastings arrives at 10:08, change at Tonbridge. Please check for engineering work.
Return: We should get back to Staplehurst Station around 15:00. There are trains at 20 and 50 minutes past each hour.

Level: 2b (only 1,200 ft elevation gain, so a relatively easy 2b)
Distance: 27 miles
Suitable for road and hybrid bikes.

Please text David on 07709 620267 if you would like to come along.

If driving, you are welcome to park at David’s house (but see note above!) and cycle to the station with him (about 1 mile). If so, please let him know and try to arrive at 09:40 to allow time to unload and cycle to the station. Alternatively, park in estate roads in Staplehurst village (turn left at the traffic lights, into Marden Road – there are some estate roads soon after) and cycle a shorter distance to the station. 
N.B. Parking at the station is expensive.

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

Combination ride (levels 1 and 2b)

Today’s ride has a Level-1 section, sandwiched between two sections of Level-2b riding.
You can either do all of it, or just the Level-1 section

For the Level-1 riders, meet 11:30am at Winchelsea Station. We will do the level section through the Nature Reserve along NCN 2 cycleway. Coffee in Rye. We will then retrace our route back to Winchelsea Station. The section in the reserve is beautiful so it’s good to take it slowly.  Total distance is around 5 miles

For those wanting to do the Level-2b sections as well, meet 10am at Battle Abbey Green. We will ride to Winchelsea Station near Rye, lots of hill to get there, and will meet the Level-1 riders at the station at 11.30.
After the Level-1 ride we will revert back to hills and a considerably faster pace, getting us back to Battle early afternoon. Total miles for the day approximately 30miles. There are Street festivities to enjoy when we get back to Battle.

Text Sue 07952166819 to come. Say where you will be joining the ride.
Road or Hybrid bikes only for the Level-2b sections
Any bike will be OK for the Level-1 section

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.

Battle to Hope Cottage

We will ride out to Hope Cottage Farm Shop, to arrive at 11am to join the Level-2a group from Bexhill
Both groups will do a quick 4 mile loop together after coffee, after which we will return to Battle. 20 miles in all. Back around lunch time. To book in contact Sue on 07952166819

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

“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

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