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 🙂
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
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!
Approx 22 miles and Hilly
Coffee on our return.
Please meet 10am at Pett Level beach. Plenty of parking along the sea front.
Don’t park in the pub car park !
Return between 1pm & 2pm
Please bring lunch and Snacks
Hope you can join me
We will cycle from Staplehurst to Lenham for an essential early coffee stop, and then hop over the North Downs and on through Doddington to Faversham. If time, we’ll first nip over to Oare and have a look out across the Swale at Harty Ferry. Then we’ll find some refreshments at a café in Faversham and have a quick look around this historic market town and its harbour. Return via Charing Heath and Egerton. Generally scenic route, with a variety of landscapes and pretty villages. Mostly long lanes and not too many turnings to worry about. 54 Miles in total
Return to Staplehurst around 4:00 pm. Option to shorten near the end if we are running late.
We will depart from Staplehurst Station at 09:15 (08:07 train from Battle arrives Staplehurst 09:09, change at Tonbridge – please check for engineering work on the day). We anticipate returning to Staplehurst at about 4:00 pm.
Please bring plenty to drink as it is a longer ride and it may yet be hot. Some snacks would be a very good idea as well.
Please text David on 07709 620267 if you would like to come along.
Anyone travelling by car is welcome to park at David’s house. Please arrive a bit earlier and be ready to depart by 09:05. Parking is limited, so please car share if possible. If you can’t find anyone to car share on the club Facebook or WhatsApp groups, please let David know and he will try to help.
From Catsfield our route will be Ashburnham, Brightling, Robertsbridge, Etchingham for coffee, Stonegate, Burwash, Brightling, Penhurst and return to Catsfield.
A few hills along the way, returning to Catsfield around 2.30pm.
Coffee stop included, but bring some snacks to keep you going.
Approximately 31 miles, quite hilly
Meet at Wesson’s Café, Horam at 10am, ready to leave at 10:30.
Cycle about 2 hours to Middle Farm, Firle for lunch.
Back to Horam about 3pm, second tea stop optional. Approx 35-40 miles in total
Please EMAIL me if you’re coming (mobile number infrequently used!)
We will ride via Catsfield, Penshurst, and Bodle Street to Herstmonceux, coffee at Lime Cross and return via Boreham Street, Wartling and Hooe.
Plenty of hills and lovely views, approximately 30 miles.
There will be a chance to answer one of the Cycle Quest questions on this ride