Hooe for coffee

Today there are 2 rides, both heading for coffee at Hooe. Note this is the same ride which which the club put on in September (it went so well we’re repeating it!)


Cathy will be starting at 10am from the Colonnade in Bexhill and leading her group, via a few hills (you have plenty of time to get up them) to Hope Cottage Cafe at Hooe for 11am. We will meet the Battle Riders for coffee and then we will do a short circuit 4 miles altogether. Then the Bexhill riders will make their way back to their starting point by 1 to 1.30 pm. Total milage is about 17 miles. Level 2a. Please book with Cathy for this ride. Cathy’s contact number is 07740 999457


Sue’s ride is also a Level 2a. We will leave Battle Abbey Green at 10am and make our way, via Catsfield, to the coffee stop at Hope Cottage Cafe for 11am. After a cuppa,we will do the 4 mile circuit with the others and then cycle back to Battle by about 1 pm. The total milage is 18 miles for this ride. Contact Sue on 07952166819 to book in for this ride

Pevensey and Cuckoo Trail circular

A steady paced “most of day” ride through the Pevensey levels and then a few hills to Horam for coffee and lunch stop combined. (No other cafe on route)
We’ll Probably lunch at Lakeside cafe as the motorbike cafe may be very busy. Option to bring packed lunch or buy from cafe. From there we head back to Pevensey via the Cuckoo Trail stopping at the Loom Mill for a cuppa if in good time. Bring snacks to keep you going until lunch.

Meet: Pevensey and Westham Station 10.00 (train at 9.22 from Hastings), or Rickney cafe at 10.30 if you wish to do a longer ride from Hastings/Battle etc.

Return: Aiming for 3.28pm train back

Approx distance 23 miles

Please let Denise know which start point you will be using (see above), on 01580 880889 or 07508262768

Stone Cross Circular

(This ride is now being led by Steve)

Cycle from Cooden Beach Station via Pevensey, Westham to Sharnfold Farm, Stone Cross for elevenses. Our return route will come back via Hankham and Rickney.

Flat but with two gentle gradients, 15 Miles in total

Moderate pace, any bike and very sociable.

Parking available in locality.


Off Road Ride – Middle Farm and Seaford

Meet at Middle Farm situated on the A27, four miles east of Lewes 7 miles west of Eastbourne. Postcode BN8 6LJ.

18 miles mostly off road. Two long climbs (one optional, which will be explained when we get to the option). One short part will most probably be muddy. Limited technical skills required though two short downhills need to be taken at a steady pace. One long grassy downhill, very safe where you can let the bike run.

One stop at Seaford, hopefully, as my usual stopping point isn’t open on a Sunday, so suggest you bring food and drink just in case.

Usual caveats apply, Helmet, working bike, water, good quality knobbly tyres, spare tube, tube repair kit, gloves would be good.

We will be covering routes that haven’t been used before by the club

Contact John on 07505665072 if you are planning to ride. At the moment weather seems good but this ride is dependent on relatively good weather.

Short ‘n’ Hilly again – Bexhill/Ashburnham circular

Meet at the Colonnade on Bexhill promenade ( free parking and loos on the prom), ready to start riding at 10:00am. We will cycle about 13 miles to one of our favourites, the Orangery, at Ashburnham Place, via Hooe, The Horsewalk, Boreham Street and Tilley Lane. We’ll have a coffee stop and ride back through the lanes via Catsfield

The total route is approx 25 miles there are a few good hills but we won’t leave anyone behind. We aim to be back at Bexhill by 1.30 pm


Note, there is a feeder ride from Battle [to get to Bexhill]. Click here for details

Pett level circular

Approx 22 miles and Hilly
Coffee on our return.
Please meet 10am at Pett Level beach. Plenty of parking along the sea front.
Don’t park in the pub car park !
Return between 1pm & 2pm
Please bring lunch and Snacks

Hope you can join me

Level 2b Mountain Bike Ride

Mountain bike ride from Berwick station. Meet at 10.20. Route will be down to Alfriston then up and across the Downs to Beddingham. Down to Newhaven and Seaford returning via Alfriston to Berwick. Around 20 miles. Suitable for mountain bikes or cyclo-cross bikes. Back at Berwick around 3.30. Will include coffee in Alfriston and a lunch stop in Newhaven/Seaford.
Contact Steve on 07789 546833

CANCELLED – Off Road ride from Middle Farm

Apologies, this ride has been cancelled due to weather conditions

John contacted us and said Hi, sorry to be a pain but considering the amount of rain we have had and the forecasted rain I am cancelling the ride for tomorrow. It would too challenging for 1066 in  these conditions




Off Road ride from Middle Farm (off A27 between Selmeston and Glynde)

Distance is around 20 miles. Some climbing but no technical skills required. There is a steep descent which I may or may not include. (I will be doing this descent later this week so will decide after that)

Mountain bikes only. Proper off road tyres. Bike in good condition. Good brakes. Helmet. Gloves. Puncture repair kit plus spare inner tube.

You will need to bring some food and especially water. Most probably a stop in Seaford maybe for food. Parts of this ride will cover new routes.

This will be a full day ride.

As I do not normally ride off road at weekends I will cancel if no one contacts me to say they are coming, or in the event that the weather is atrocious.

Please text John on 07505665072 if you would like to come along.

Cycle and river Kayak

Cost £10.50 BOOKING ESSENTIAL ASAP (price includes instructor)

Meet 10am at Northiam Public Car park (near St Marys Church on the southern end of Northiam)

I have booked 10 places at Bodiam Boating station with an instructor to help us along the way.

We will cycle a 24 mile loop through country lanes to Bodiam Boating station where I have booked us a table for lunch at 1.30.  Menu for all tastes, you can bring a picnic and eat out side if you prefer.

3pm our floating chariots will await.

A soggy bottom is compulsory, so best to bring a change of clothes, but this is optional.

After our paddle we will continue our cycle ride back to our start/cars. Returning approx. 4.30/5.

If you would like to join me please text Penny and transfer £10.50 into my account ASAP. Only 10 places.

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Note, you can still join us for the ride, even if you are not kayaking  (but please call Penny to let her know)

Cycle & wild swim at lime cross. Swimming now fully booked

IMG_4260-300x300Note:  There are no more swimming places left, however you are welcome to join us for the ride only, there are other things to do at Lime Cross. (some people are doing this)


Come join me for something a little different, meet at Cooden train station for approx 10mile cycle to Lime Cross for a exhilarating dip in the beautiful lake. More details here

After our dip we can purchase lunch or eat our own, then complete our cycle loop back to Cooden via The Pevensey Level approx. another 15 miles. We should be back by 3:30ish
There are limited bathing places so it is vital that you text me and transfer £5 to my account ASAP so that you’re not disappointed.
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I really hope you can join me, it should be fun

If you’re coming from Battle, you might want to join the feeder ride from Battle to Cooden station. See here for details

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