Etchingham and Heathfield loop

Start from Etchingham Station car park 10am.
(Note, the train service from Battle may well be interrupted?!?)

Cycle via Stonegate to Heathfield to a cafe for snack at 11.30 or so.
Continue via Rushlake Green, Bodle St, Woods Corner getting back to Etchingham at about 2.30-3pm

Distance 28 miles, several hills, so probably a Level-2B.
If icy, we will cancel the ride.

Text me on 077 594 76843 to book in

Cheers, Rob

Oh No… Birling Gap again!

A ride which was meant to happen on 6th October, but was shortened on the day because of bad weather!

One of our favourite routes, let’s hope that the good weather persists.
Meet at Cooden Beach Station in time to leave at 10.00, we’ll ride via Pevensey Bay, Eastbourne Harbour, along the seafront, brief stop before we climb up to Beachy Head and then cruise down to coffee at Birling Gap where we’ll stop for around 30 minutes. After coffee we’ll cycle on to East Dean, up the hill to Friston and then via Jevington and Polegate to get back down to the levels and back to Cooden. The climbs up to Beachy Head and Friston will be challenging for some and some other parts of the ride are undulating but we’ll re-group so we can keep together, as we go.
Bring some snacks and water to help you along + we’ll take a vote on a 2nd drinks stop at Chilley Farm, as we go.
Free parking and public loos are available at Cooden Beach.
The 9.22 train from Hastings arrives at Cooden Beach at 9.38 (re-check before travelling)
The ride is approx 35 miles and we plan to return to Cooden before 3pm

Kent Random Ride

We’ll meander through random Kentish lanes and villages. Route to be invented on the day, according to weather conditions and personal whims! We’ll try and include some new scenery and of course at least one coffee/lunch stop. About 40 miles, then back to David’s for a cuppa.

Start: We’ll leave from Staplehurst Station at 10:20. The 08:50 from Hastings arrives at 10:08, change at Tonbridge.

Return: We should get back around 15:00. There are trains from Staplehurst Station at 14:38, 14:50, 15:20, 15:38, 15:50.

Please check for engineering work before travelling.

Distance: 40 miles approx.

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 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 to meet the train. Alternatively, you could park in estate roads in Staplehurst village (turn left at the traffic lights, into Marden Road – there are various estate roads soon after) and cycle a short distance to the station. Parking at the station is expensive.

Tunbridge Wells ride

This ride starts from Tunbridge Wells Station  (entrance opposite The Range) at 11am.  If you prefer to drive to the start, you can park for free on a Sunday on the roads around Tunbridge Wells Common.  There is no free parking at the station, but it is very close to the common.
From the station we will head for Pembury and pick up the new cycle route to Tonbridge, before looping across to Haysden, Leigh, Bough Beech and Hever.  Back to Tunbridge Wells via Mark Cross, Fordcombe and Rusthall.  A hilly but scenic ride, with the opportunity for a pub lunch en route and an optional coffee in The Pantiles at the end.  It is a hilly but scenic route, approx 28 miles total
Please text Val to book in (details below)

 

Bexhill Ashburnham hilly circular

Meet in time to leave the Colonnade on the promenade in Bexhill at 10:00.
The route will include Freezelands Lane, Catsfield and Freckley Hollow to coffee at The Orangery at Ashburnham Place followed by more hills including Tilley Lane and the Horsewalk and then to Hooe, Little Common and back to The Colonnade
Approximately 25 miles in total
To book please text Bill on 07746 997193

Cuckoo Trail and Bodle Street Green

The first part of this ride will be mainly flat and follow the same route as my Level 1 ride on 11 August, crossing the Pevensey Levels to Hilliers Garden Centre for coffee (previously the Old Loom Mill), and then taking the Cuckoo Trail to Hellingly. We will then head further north to find some hills via Cowbeech and Bodle Street Green, before heading back via Wartling and Hooe.
Further liquid refreshment can be taken at the White Horse, Bodle Street Green if required. However, they aren’t doing food at the moment so you may wish to bring a packed lunch.
Approx 35 miles total

Depart Cooden Beach Station 10:00 hrs
Return Cooden Beach Station 14:00-15:00 hrs
(09:36 train from Hastings arrives CBS 09:52)

Parking available in locality.
Philip – 07845 968149 (text preferred)

Cooden and Beachy Head with Geof

We will ride out towards Pevensey, Eastbourne, Beachy Head, Birling Gap, Willingdon, Polegate, then returning to Cooden. Over 30 miles.
Lunch at East Dean where there are pub and picnic options. The direction of travel may be determined on the day depending on wind direction!

Message Geof on 07811098505 to book in

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

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