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)

Level 3 ride to Biddenden

Starting from Battle, we go out towards Biddenden, across the marshes to Rye and back to Battle via the Udimore Road and Westfield. Approximately 50 miles, with a climb of between 1250 to 1500 meters

We will be passing Sedlescombe, Biddenden, Chapel Down and Carr Taylor vineyards and the Smallhythe Place National Trust property. Potential cafe stop at Smallhythe Place,

This is a Level 3 ride so expect to keep up a good pace, only suited for road bikes

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

Rye, Camber, Appledore circular

Meet Rye station at 10am (train from Bexhill leaves 9.14, Hastings 9.26 arrives 9.47). We should be back by 3pm
We will ride from Rye to Camber and along the coast before turning in towards Lydd. We will carry on inland through to Appledore and then back along the Military Road.

Please bring a sandwich for lunch. We will stop somewhere along the way for sandwiches and then have a second stop at Appledore for a drink before returning to Rye.

This is a pretty flat ride with only a couple of hills but not bad ones. 35 miles in total but a total elevation of only 622 ft.

Please let Chris know on 07725 914 325 if coming.

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

Level-3 long ride

Steve says…

As I prepare for Ride London I want to do some longer rides and it would be nice to have company. So on 7th July I’ll offer a 60 mile ride from Battle out through Brede and Rye to Appledore returning via Lydd, Rye, Winchelsea, Three Oaks, Sedlescombe, and finally Battle.

Starting from Battle Green at 9:30am, aiming to be back there by 4:30pm
Coffee, lunch and tea stops on route. Because of the distance and setting a reasonable pace, I am proposing it at Level 3, although not too hilly.

Only suitable for road bikes and a good level of fitness is required.

Could be a feeder ride from Little Common if people want it.

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.

Pett Level & Dungeness

We meant to do this ride in March but the weather was poor, so now it’s today…

Meet at Pett Level at 10am
Please park along the sea road to the east of the “30mph Pett Level” signs, NOT opposite the houses as they get the hump! 🐫🐫
Level 2a, long distance approx 40 miles but almost flat. Road or hybrid bikes suitable.
We will stop for lunch at the pub (fish’n’chips is good 🐠🍟) at Dungeness. Please bring plenty of snacks and water.
We will follow the NCR 2. Although it is mostly flat it can be very windy, so can be hard work.
Aim to return about 3ish.
Do hope you can join me 🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️
Please text Penny to let her know if you’re joining her on 07931 516715

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.

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