Stonegate country ride

Start STONEGATE STATION (train departs from Battle 10.07, arrives Stonegate 10.23, but check it’s running!)

Ride to Etchingham Station via Ticehurst, 8 hilly miles/one hour. Coffee/snack at the Bistro there

(Option to catch train home here if you want!)

Depart Bistro 12.15. More hills as we ride via Fontridge Lane to Woods Corner, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak back to STONEGATE STATION, 17 MILES/2 HRS.

Should be there in time for the 14.26 train south (they run hourly).

Leader Rob. Let him know if you are coming on rob.as.foster@gmail.com or whatsapp.  If it’s icy, ride will be cancelled.

The Ridge to Northiam for coffee

A level-2b ride, 28miles, with a few hills.

Meet Hastings Centre, The Ridge, Hastings TN34 2SA at 10.00. On street parking in Hillside Road. Our route will be via Three Oaks, Brede, to Northiam for coffee and refreshments. Returning via Ewhurst Green, Staplecross, Sedlescombe and Westfield. Back between 2.30 and 3.00.

By the sea and over the levels

(This ride was postponed from 16th December due to bad weather at the time)

Flat ride along the coast from Bexhill through Pevensey Bay to Eastbourne prom, take a break for coffee at Fusciardi’s, and then north to the Pevensey Levels and back to Bexhill.

Total distance 27 miles, of which 6 miles are on traffic-free cycle routes (Cuckoo Trail)

Robertsbridge to Ticehurst (Saturday)

A hilly but leisurely paced morning ride to Ticehurst for coffee. Back for lunch sometime between 1pm and 2pm. Approx 18 miles. Although we’ve called this a Level “2a” ride, it’s not really suitable for people wanting to progress from a Level-1 because of the number of hills.

Depart 10:15am from Robertsbridge Station (to tie in with 9.50 train from Hastings) Please double check for engineering works!
Return between 1 and 2pm

Please call 01580 880889 or 07508 262768 to register for this ride.

Battle to Robertsbridge for coffee

Our route today will be Whatlington, Cripps Corner, then stopping at Robertsbridge for coffee. Returning via Brightling, Mountfield and Netherfield back to Battle.
We will go at a reasonable pace so no one is left behind. A few hills but we’ll take them as they come.

 

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.

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