Battle/Winchelsea (Level 2b feeder ride)

This is a feeder ride which we have graded as “Level-2b”, starting 10:30am at Battle and arriving at Winchelsea Station around 11:45am, where a Level-1 ride (see here) will take place.
After the Level-1 ride has finished, we will ride back to Battle again from Winchelsea Station, and will be back in Battle mid-afternoon

 

Cycle, kayak & lunch

Booking and payment essential.
Please meet me by 9.30am in the free car park in Northiam near St Marys church, Southern end of Northiam almost opposite Wills Café.
We will cycle through the hilly lanes approx. 20 miles in total to Bodium Boating Station where I have reserved 10 single kayaks and 2 tandems for anyone wanting to bring a child.
You could meet us there at 11.45 if you only want to kayak and lunch.
Kayaking 12 midday……..cost…….£11 for a single Kayak
£15 for a tandem
I must receive payment by Saturday 17th of August. First come first served basis. Please also message me to notify me of your payment.

My bank details:
Penelope Broad
Barclays Bank
sort code 20 06 72
account no 73007596
Please be prepared to get a wet bottom on the day, you may want to bring a change of clothes/shoes.

Lunch 1.15pm BBq meal available for £14 per head we tried this last time, was well worth the money or normal lunch menu available.

2.30 approx. cycle back to start. finish approx. 3pm

Do hope you can join in the fun.

CANCELLED – Fish n chips for supper

Sorry, this event has been cancelled due to high winds

Meet at Bexhill by the Sovereign light café at 2.30pm for a medium pace ride to Beachy Head and possibly beyond (see how we feel on the day) where we’ll have coffee etc.
Fish n chips for supper on our return.  30 plus miles depending how far we decide to go.

Feeder ride from Battle

I am doing a Level-2B “feeder” ride over to Bexhill Colonade to meet Heather’s Group, where we will do the leisurely (Level 1) cycle to coffee and back.
Leave Battle Abbey Green at 9 and go via Catsfield and Cooden.
Let me know if you are joining me on 07952166819
Sue

Breakfast Ride

Meet at Battle Abbey Green for an early start of 8.30 am. Ride via Ashburnham and Penhurst to Netherfield to have a well earned breakfast at the award winning Netherfield Cafe. Short cycle back to Battle afterwards. Back by mid day. I hope you will join me.

Please book in at the latest by Friday 26th July.

18 miles total

Calling Non-Dieppers!

I would love it if you would join me for this delightful circular route starting at Robertsbridge.
We will cycle via Salehurst, Bodiam (coffee stop at The Hub), Ewhurst Green, Northiam, Beckley, Staplecross and Cripps Corner.
The route is 20 miles largely on quiet roads with 1,500ft of climb. The hill out of Salehurst is steepish but gets it out of the way before coffee!  The remaining route is undulating. Poppinghole Lane can be a ‘free cycle’ done at your own pace.
Coffee comes early in the ride and there is the option for lunch/tea at Judges Robertsbridge on return.

Meeting Place is Robertsbridge Station
Trains from Hastings leave at 09.50 arrive at 10.14 There is plenty of free parking on the roads, Recreation Ground and Station Road Car Park. (Please note, parking is not free at the Station).

 

Please text Dawn on 07870602277 if you would like to come

Wadhurst and Bewl

Meet at WADHURST STATION at 10.30am on Sat June 8. A train from Hastings is due there at 10.29, we’ll wait for that. There is parking in the station car park (not free), or there is free parking in Wadhurst a mile or so away.

Ride a loop via Matfield of 15 miles/1000’ ascent to cafe at the visitors centre at BEWL RESERVOIR, the largest lake in SE England, for early lunch.

Then a 10 mile/1000’ run back to the station at Wadhurst.

The trains are scheduled to run on Saturday now, but check for engineering works

Rye to Folkestone

A Kentish Excursion
This is a train-assisted linear ride, starting at Rye and ending at Folkestone.

We’ll meet outside Rye Station. Trains from Hastings and Bexhill arrive 10:46, so we can start riding about 11:00. It would make sense to buy a return ticket to Folkestone Central Station.

The route follows the Military Road before heading up up the steep hill to Stone in Oxney, then on to Ham Street where we’ll stop for coffee and cake. We’ll undulate along the top of the hill at the back of Romney Marsh before we drop down into Hythe, and then climb all the way up again to Folkestone Leas, on top of the cliff.

About 30 miles, level 2b, suitable for road bikes.

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

Horsewalk, coffee and Greenway

A 26 mile hilly ride leaving Bexhill Colonnade at 10.00 via Pear Tree Lane, Hooe, Horsewalk plus a few more hills to coffee at Ashburnham and return through Catsfield, Crowhurst and down the Greenway to Bexhill. I hope to be back in Bexhill by 14.00

Hybrid or mountain bikes are suggested as the Greenway is still not suitable for roadbikes (although you could ride the last few miles from Catsfield via an alternative road route).

Free parking is available on Bexhill prom plus public loos. The French market will be on in Devonshire Road on May 18 so allow time if this is on your way in to the Colonnade.

Please text Bill on 07746 997193 if you would like to join this ride.

Rye to Bodiam Countryside Tour

A beautiful spring tour of the Kent and Sussex countryside.

Morning Coffee: This can be taken at the “Café des Fleurs”, housed in the station building. Highly recommended. I shall be there soon after 10:00.

Route:

Leaving Rye at 11:00, our route will be – Iden – Rye Foreign – Beckley – Ewhurst Green – Bodiam Castle – Sandhurst – Great Job’s Cross – Rolvenden Layne – Potman’s Heath – Wittersham – Iden – Rye. It is graded 2b because of its undulations and distance. There are no big hills and it will be ridden at a moderate pace.

Lunch:

After 15 miles at approx. 12:30, we will stop at The Hub café, Bodiam for lunch. This serves lovely food and has vegetarian, gluten and dairy free choices. It occupies a very quiet rural location within earshot of the steam trains, and has both indoor and outdoor seating. Eating your own picnic lunch is unlikely to be a problem. Water bottles will be re-filled free of charge.

Travel:

Train: Cooden Beach   Bexhill   Hastings   Rye
           09:08       09:15      09:26   09:45
           10:08       10:15      10:26   10:45

At Rye station, there is no need to carry your bike over the footbridge. When you alight from your carriage, turn right along the platform, follow the footpath to the rail/road crossing and turn right again through the station car park to the front of the station building, where we will all meet.

Car parks
Rye Station – £2.90 all day (limited space)
Rye Cattle Market – £2.00 all day (limited space and likely to be most full)
Gibbet Marsh (5 mins – 0.5 mile) – £4.00 all day (plenty of room)
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve (15 mins – 2.5 miles on cycle path) – Free all day (acres of room)

This tour is most suited to road bikes, tourers and hybrids.

Don’t miss out on this lovely ride.

Philip

07845 968149 (text preferred)

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