1066 Cycling Festival – Ride from Hastings

Arrive at 1066 Cycle Club stand at Hastings Stade, ready to leave at 9am.
Distance is approximately 25 miles, quite hilly.  Our route will be The Stade, Ore, Three Oaks, Brede, Udimore, Rye, Winchelsea, Pett, Ore and back to the Stade. There will be a stop in Rye for coffee and cake.
We aim to be back around 12:30 which allows time to enjoy the other activities  going on at the 1066 Cycling Festival.




Please contact Steve on 07789546833 if you would like to book or request further details

Cooden beach to Lime Cross

Meet Cooden Beach station at 10.00am. Go out via Pevensey and Herstmonceaux for coffee at Lime Cross. Returning via Bodle Street Green, Wartling and Hooe. A few hills but no one will be left behind and we will set a relaxed pace. Back around 2.00pm. Road bikes or hybrids will be most suitable.

Flatn’easy from Cooden

A short mainly flat ride from Cooden Beach Station over Pevensey levels with a coffee stop halfway, (probably Hilliers) returning via a slightly different route
Approx 18 miles, free loos and parking available at Cooden Station. It looks like the trains will be running too 🙂

Return by about 1.30 pm

Please text Bill on 07746 997193 if you would like to come.

Hollington to the AGM

Saturday 7th April

Meet 10:20am at the Co-Op shop, 290 Battle Road, TN37 7BA

Dawn will be leaving the Co-op and cycling to Battle to arrive for coffee at the Almonry and the AGM at 11:30am. We will return via the same route. About 8 miles. Level 2A. Please text Dawn on 07870602277 if you would like to join her.

Little Common to the AGM

An undulating easy pace ride from Little Common via Pear Tree Lane, Catsfield and North Trade Road to the Almonry in Battle High Street for our AGM.

Meet outside the Wheatsheaf at Little Common roundabout at 10 am to arrive for coffee at the Almonery at 11 am and the AGM at 11.30 am. Return to Little Common via Freckley Hollow, Ninfield and Hooe afterwards.

About 17 miles.

Please text Bill on 07746 997193 if you would like to come along.

CANCELLED : Teston Country Park ride

Sorry folks, but at the time of writing (Friday evening) the weather forecast for Sunday is terrible, and possibly dangerous. I’m therefore cancelling the ride today.  I’ll put it on again when the weather is better !

(N.B. It’s pronounced “Teeson”, not “Teston” or “Teeston”!)
Starting from Staplehurst Station, this is a mainly flattish ride with a couple of hills, centred around the Medway Valley in Kent. At Teston Country Park, David will tell you a little about the river, the navigation lock and the canoe/fish pass. Then we’ll pedal on and find a pub or café near Yalding. From there it’s a flat ride back.

Start: We’ll leave from Staplehurst Station at 10:20. The 08:50 from Hastings arrives at 10:12, change at Tonbridge. Please check for engineering work.

Return: We should get back to Staplehurst Station by 15:00. There are trains at 14:43, 14:49, 15:19, 15:43, 15:49.

Distance: 27 miles

Please text David on 07709 620267 if you would like to come along.

The Met Office forecast indicates snow overnight, with daytime temperatures around freezing and strong winds. If the forecast does not improve, the ride will have to be postponed.  Watch this space!

If driving, you are welcome to park at David’s house and cycle to the station with him (about 1 mile). If so, please let him know and try to arrive at 09:45 to allow time to unload and cycle to the station to meet the train. Alternatively, you could park in estate roads in Staplehurst village (turn left at the traffic lights, into Marden Road – there are some estate roads soon after) and cycle a short distance to the station. Parking at the station may be difficult, as the Sunday market usually fills the main car park, and it’s expensive anyway.

Stonegate ride

This is the ride that was meant to happen in February, but was cancelled due to icy conditions…


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.

Battle and Northiam

Ride from Battle to Northiam along our favourite country lanes. Not too many steep hills so ride is graded 2A. Keep your winter fitness going and join me for the ride.
Ride will leave Battle Abbey Green at 11am, and back about 2pm
20 miles in total

I will be having a pre-ride coffee at Mrs Burton’s cafe on Abbey Green from 10.30, see you there or for the ride at 11am
Book in with Sue 07952166819

Bedgebury single tracks

Meet at the cafe for 10.30
Mountain bike essential for single tracks (but see below)
Hopefully the sun will shine for us 🙂


Anyone wanting to do just the “family track” is welcome to join in and meet us for coffee n cake afterwards.
A hybrid bike will be OK for the ‘family track’ if the weather has been dry. Talk to Penny if you’re in any doubt

Ride to Robertsbridge and back

Meet at Lavender Abbey Tea Room at 10.30 if you want a pre ride Coffee. Off at 11am to Robertsbridge via Netherfield. Snack stop at Judges in Robertsbridge. Back via Horns Cross and the famous Poppinghole Lane.

Let Sue know is you’re joining her, 07952166819

Back 2.30 ish, 20 miles in total

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