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.

Brede Giants revisited. Two pickup points

We visited the Brede Steam Giants a few years ago, and it’s time to go back again. The main attraction is 2 giant beam engines which used to pump water from the the Brede valley over the ridge and down into Hastings. Lots of other shiney things to point at too.

Meet outside the Wheatsheaf in Little Common ready to leave at 9.45 (park in the streets adjacent to the pub, loos available), cycle via Catsfield to pick up in Battle on the Abbey Green at 10.45, on route to Brede via Sedlescombe and some lovely, (hilly) lanes.
I’ve thought long and hard about the grading and have decided to grade it as a Level-2a ride because some of us may need to walk up the steeper hills. It’s not suitable for those progressing from Level-1 though, as there are a fair few hills!
At Brede Waterworks we can get refreshments and a tour of the interesting exhibits and machines before returning to Battle at around 14.30 and Little Common 15.30.
Total mileage from Little Common around 32 miles, and around 16 miles from Battle.

Have a look at http://bredesteamgiants.co.uk if you are interested

Bexhill to Horam

A scenic ride to Horam’s famous tea cafe near the old railway line. This is your chance to get in some preparation for next week’s Castle Challenge. There are a few hills on the way out but we can relax with a nice cup of tea at Horam and then enjoy the descent back towards the South coast hopefully enjoying the help from the gentle South Westerly breeze.
Approx 37 miles in total.

Please contact Joe if you are thinking of going. Text message preferred

“Fools Errand” ride

To all,
I have entered the “Fools Errand” Event from Hadlow College,near Tonbridge. There are 2 options 120 km and 65Km. I have signed up for the shorter one. Let me know if you are coming so we could start or ride it together. Sue 07952166819

CANCELLED – Battle & Rye on Monday

Sorry, ride cancelled. Rain is forecast all day!


If you haven’t made plans for Easter Monday ( sorry for late notice ) and like a faster ride, do join me to cycle from Battle to Rye and back. 30 mlles in total. 2B ride . Leaving Battle Abbey Green at 10 am. Back about 2 pm. Contact Sue to book in. 07952166819

Road or hybrid bikes

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