The Woodmans Daughter (cancelled)

Not a ride organised by 1066 Cycle Club, but there’s a good chance that we will attend. Karen has offered to be the club contact, should you have any questions.

Sunday 18th April Essex 50km “The woodmans daughter” £9 and entries need to be in two weeks before hand – start at 9am
link – https://www.audax.uk/event-details?eventId=8081

 


Karen offered the club this description of what to expect…

Audax is a long distance cycling organisation and you can find out more at their very helpful website www.audax.uk I have done a few of their events and they are all about enjoying the ride as opposed to going fast.  They have control points and sometimes questions enroute to answer when riding which makes it interesting.  The post race refreshments are really great also and included in the price which is very cheap compared to the price of some other rides I have done. There isn’t a medal however you can purchase one if you want at the end.

(cancelled) Sussex / Kent Border Tour

I would love it if you would join me for this delightful circular route which explores some stunning Kent and Sussex countryside.

We will cycle from Rye, via Peasmarsh, Beckley, Wittersham, and Ebony to Appledore, then back via Stone and Iden.

It’s about 30 miles, largely on quiet lanes with 1,900ft of climb.

 

Tea/lunch comes after about 20 miles in Appledore (after most of the climbing has been done!) where there is a choice of Miss Mollet’s High Class Tea Room or The Black Lion Pub, you will have difficulty choosing as they are excellent. Maybe fit in both as we will stop for about an hour!

We will also stop after 10 miles for a snack so please bring something with you.

Please be aware that the ride will NOT take place if there is any chance of icy or inclement conditions.

Meeting Place: Rye Station, Café Des Fleurs from 9:45am
If you’re coming on the train, check for engineering works

There is free parking on the roads on the Tilling Green Estate or paid parking in Gibbet Marsh, Rye Station and other car parks.

Cooden /Beachy Head/Birling Gap circular ride

One of our favouite rides leaving from Cooden Beach Station at 10.00, ride via Pevensey Bay and Eastbourne to Beachy Head, along to Birling Gap, inland to East Dean and up to Friston, avoiding the main road. We will return via Jevington, Polegate and Pevensey.   There are two climbs of note on the route, a long steady climb up to Beachy Head and and a short steep climb to Friston.  A reasonable level of fitness is required. Returning around 3pm.  We will stop at Birling Gap for coffee and cake with a view of the 7 sisters. Total mileage will be around 32.

Eastbourne/Polegate Circular

If you are not up for the Club’s “Level-2b” Beach Head ride today, here is an easier “2a” alternative and if you have not ridden this route before, you will be pleasantly surprised by the mixture of coastal, urban and rural scenery that it offers. Good coffee and cakes at “Fusciardi’s Ice Cream Parlour” is also a bonus.

Route : Leaving the Colonnade, Bexhill at 10:00, we will follow the coastal route to Eastbourne, arriving at Fusciardi’s for coffee about 11:00. From there we will continue west and then head north inland towards Polegate via Willingdon. We will then briefly join the southern end of the Cuckoo Trail before heading home via Rickney and the Pevensey Levels, arriving back about 14:30. The route has a few gentle undulations, which will be ridden at an easy/moderate pace. Total distance of about 30 miles.

Trains : 09:37 train from Hastings arrives Bexhill 09:47
Parking : Ample free street parking in area.

Philip
07845 968149 (text preferred)

Kent Invicta Hilly 50

Not a ride organised by 1066 Cycle Club, but there’s a good chance that we will attend. Karen has offered to be the club contact, should you have any questions.

Sunday 8th March Sevenoaks 50km “Kent invicta Hilly 50”
£7 or £8 online, and entries need to be in two weeks before hand – start at 10am
link – https://www.audax.uk/event-details?eventId=8224


Karen offered the club this description of what to expect…

Audax is a long distance cycling organisation and you can find out more at their very helpful website www.audax.uk I have done a few of their events and they are all about enjoying the ride as opposed to going fast.  They have control points and sometimes questions enroute to answer when riding which makes it interesting.  The post race refreshments are really great also and included in the price which is very cheap compared to the price of some other rides I have done. There isn’t a medal however you can purchase one if you want at the end.

Giants of Brede (revisited)

Join this ride at the start at Little Common Wheatsheaf or en route at Battle Green, to visit Brede and the giant beam engines that once kept Hastings supplied with water. Have a look at the website https://bredesteamgiants.co.uk  to see all that is on offer. The Brede site is run by volunteers, entry is free (please give a donation) and refreshments are available.

This hilly ride through mainly typical wealden scenery will leave Little Common at 09:45am, picking up in Battle at 10:45am

We return to Battle at around 2:30pm and Little Common at 3:15pm.
Distances are approx 36 miles from Little Common, and 20 miles from Battle.

Please text Bill on 07746 997193 if you want to join this ride

Battle Circular

Cycle out via Netherfield and Mountfield to Robertsbridge. On via Bodiam, Staplecross and Sedlescombe to Battle. Coffee stop at Bodiam. Back around 3:00pm. A fair few hills but no one will be left behind.

Eastbourne/Polegate circular. Note new start location

If you have not ridden this route before, you will be pleasantly surprised by the mixture of coastal, urban and rural scenery that it offers. Good coffee and cakes at “Fusciardi’s Ice Cream Parlour” is also a bonus.

Route
Leaving Cooden Beach Station at 10:00, we will follow the coastal route to Eastbourne, arriving at Fusciardi’s for coffee about 11:00. From there we will continue west and then head north inland towards Polegate via Willingdon. We will then briefly join the southern end of the Cuckoo Trail before heading home via Rickney and the Pevensey Levels, arriving back about 14:30. The route has a few gentle undulations, which will be ridden at an easy/moderate pace. Total distance of about 30 miles.

 

Cooden Beach Station to Lakeside Café, Horam

We will leave CBS and cycle the familiar flat Pevensey Levels route to Stunts Green via Rickney. From there we will take the undulating lanes via Cowbeech and Vines Cross to Horam, where we can enjoy an early lunch at the Lakeside Café. For our return we will keep to the roads as far as Hailsham, then follow the Cuckoo Trail to Langney and back to Bexhill via Pevensey Bay.

Although graded as a 2b, only the northern undulating half will really test the legs. There are no big hills.   Approx 35 miles

Depart CBS 10:00

Return CBS 14:30-15:00

(09:22 train from Hastings arrives CBS 09:38)

Parking available in locality.

Philip

07845 968149 (text preferred)

Lime Cross and Alfriston

Leave Lime Cross nursery (Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 4RS) at 10:30am There is a cafe there which opens at 10am on Sundays for a pre-ride coffee if you want.

Ride to ALFRISTON via Horam, Chalvington, Berwick (18m, some hills which we will not rush, say 2hrs)

Lunch stop (or picnic). Alfriston has 3 cafes, etc. – will choose one when we arrive.

Return ride leave at about 1.30, back to Lime Cross, via Wilmington, Hailsham, Flowers Green (13m, not too hilly). ETA 3-3.30 pm??

Total miles 31 aprx. Gentle pace.

Cheers, Rob

 


Note, there is a feeder ride from Battle, for anyone wishing to ride from Battle to Lime cross before ^this ride^ starts

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