1066 Cycle Club circular tour


Hastings Pier – Quarry Hill – Queensway – Greenway Cycle Path – Watermill Lane – Potman’s Lane – A269 – Hope Cottage Farm Shop, Hooe  for refreshments (16 miles arriving approx. 11:30) – Whydown – Little Common – Bexhill Promenade – Cycle Path beside the sea – Hastings Promenade – Hastings Pier.

This 23 mile (mixed surface) ride has been put on to coincide with, and arrive back for, the “1066 Cycling Festival” event organised by “Active Hastings in partnership with Active Rother” on Saturday 22/6 between 2pm and 6pm.
1066 Cycle Club are one of a few local cycling clubs providing rides, and on which non-members are welcome to join. The ride will be led by an experienced ride leader and supported by existing club members, who will ensure the everyone is kept safe and has a good time. The route has a total elevation Gain of 925 feet and Maximum Elevation of 256 feet. It is undulating, and with the exception of Quarry Hill, has no steep hills. Whist moderately challenging, it should be well within the capabilities of a reasonably fit person who regularly rides a bike. It is not a race and will be ridden at a moderate pace. It can be ridden on any type of  bike but those riding light weight road bikes need to be aware that The Greenway has a gravelly but firm surface, at the end of which is a fairly short section of Byway that is hardcore and a bit rough, The surface of the cycle path beside the sea between Bexhill and Hastings is firm but also a bit rough.

Meeting place:

On the Promenade in front of the entrance gates/railings onto the Pier. The ride leader and assistants will be wearing white and blue 1066 Cycle Club jerseys.


Non-members: arrive 09:30 – 09:45.
Members: arrive 09:45 – 10:00
Depart 10:00
Return 13:30 – 14:00


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.

Pett Level ride

Starting from Pett Level at 11am
Please meet & park by the beach (not the houses) at 11am. Approx 25 miles
2000 ft of climbing
Road or hybrid bike
Level 2b but not fast, I’m happy to wait for people.
It’s an old favourite route of mine, I’m sure most of you have already done & hopefully enjoyed.
Bring snacks and drinks but we will stop along the way.
Aim to be back sometime 3pm-4pm
Hope you can join me.

Please message me to let me know if you’re coming… hope you can

Castle Challenge

Not a ride organised by us, but often several club members join in.
As in previous years there are 25, 40, and 75 mile options

See www.stleonardsrotary.org for details

We know that Fiona is going on the 40 mile route. Let us know if you are going on any of the routes and we’ll try to get people riding together


If you’re fancying something a bit different, Geof is doing the Horsmonden ride today, which is another good charity ride


Robertsbridge – Sissinghurst Castle amble

A leisurely paced ride (but still with hills to challenge you)!  to Sissinghurst Castle grounds for lunch. Route will be Salehurst, Sandhurst, Beneden and after a mile or so on the Sissinghurst main road, we fork left down to enjoy a descent and sweeping views of the Sissinghurst Estate.  Option to go up the tower over lunch which looks over the Gardens. (There is a charge) It’s approx 14 miles from Robertsbridge – we won’t have any other stops except for a snack stop on route.  Cafe and kiosk at Sissinghurst and benches/tables in the grounds for picnic lunch.
We’ll come the same way back unless I can come up with an alternative route.


return- mid-late afternoon
train from Hastings:  8.57


Denise :  there is a problem with the signal in my area so best to Whatsapp me 07570 8262768 or tel 01580 880889 if you want to come along

Bexhill to Lime Cross Nursery

A hilly first half from the Colonnade, Bexhill (via Whydown, Hooe and the Horsewalk) to Lime Cross Nursery for coffee. Our return will be mainly flat, crossing the Pevensey Levels (via Rickney) back to Bexhill. As it’s early in the season for many, this will all be ridden at a moderate pace.The one really steep hill up to Wartling can be walked if desired and nobody will be left behind.
Approximately 26 miles total

Depart The Colonnade, Bexhill 10:00
Return The Colonnade approx. 14:00
09:37 train from Hastings arrives Bexhill 09:47

Ample free street parking in locality.
07845 968149 (text preferred)

Whizz to Robertsbridge

Join me and leave Battle Abbey Green at 10am for a speedy cycle to Robertsbridge for coffee. Back to Battle via Poppinghole Lane and Sedlescombe. Back by lunchtime. 17miles. Contact Sue on 07952166819 if you’re coming.

Road bikes, Level-2b

AGM ride from Hastings

A ride to the Club AGM, starting in Hastings and going via Westfield, Seddlescombe and Whatlington

Meet by the car wash on A259, just north of Ore ALDI shop

Tunbridge Wells Revisited

This ride is back by popular demand, and will start from Tunbridge Wells Station (rear entrance). 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.
We ride out towards Pembury and then take the new A21 cycle path from Pembury to Tonbridge before heading west towards Haysden, Bough Beech and Hever.  From there we head to Fordcombe, Langton Green and Rusthall and back into Tunbridge Wells.   We will stop for lunch in one of the great pubs en route.

This ride is hilly, and has a mixture of off road paths, minor roads, town centre bustle and some short bits of quite major road.  Fabulous scenery throughout and a bit different from our usual rides.

Start 10:30 am from Tunbridge Wells Station (rear entrance).  Approximately 28 miles, Level-2B.





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