Lets start the month off with a ride out to St Wilfred’s Hospice coffee shop. Great coffee and cake, and supporting a good cause. It would be lovely if you would join me on this relatively flat ride.
Leave Bexhill colonnade at 10.0am, we will cycle along to Pevensey roundabout, Westham, Peelings lane, Stone Cross, winding our way thorough the industrial estates and retail parks to St Wilfred’s Hospice.
Our return will be along Lottbridge Drove cycle path to the sea front, Sovereign Harbour and back along to Cooden Beach and Bexhill.
Please join me on a gentle 29 mile circular route from Cooden Beach Station to Pevensey and across the marshes, a route familiar to most of us. We will pass Chilly Farm and on to Herstmonceaux via Flowers Green. I’m adding an extra section which is unfamiliar to me at least, a small circular route from Herstmonceaux via Stunts Green, Cowbeech & Bodie St Green to the Café at Lime Cross for a cuppa & cake. (about midday @ 20 miles). After a break, we are heading towards Windmill Hill and turning right past The Observatory, through Wartling and back to Pevensey. Then heading back to CBS via Sluice Lane.
Total of 29 Miles
The maps look different recently…
Yes, we’ve changed the mapping system. We’ve used GoogleMaps for a few years but it’s no longer free to use. To keep costs down for the club we’ve changed over to OpenStreetMap. We’re still experimenting with it’s many features, but one of the nice ones is the ability to display routes, like John’s one below.
The route is based on the GPX file which John sent in. You can download the GPX file and load onto your own device if you wish.
Ride to Northiam for coffee at Will’s. Leave Battle Abbey Green at 10am, to cycle via Staplecross for delicious coffee and their famous almond biscuits. We will come back via Sedlescombe.
A short section of main road, mostly country lanes with hills at regular intervals.
20 miles approximately. All good fun !
Back by lunchtime
A repeat of the ride I’ve done a few times in the past
A short 20 mile ride, with only 1000 feet of climbing.
Meet at Pett Level (just past the speed limit sign, past the houses, going towards Rye) at 10am, return approx 1pm.
There will be a coffee stop, but bring snacks.
A new ride to leisurely wind up and down the hilly lanes from Robertsbridge to pick up a section of the Sustrans Route 2 north of Hawkhurst. This takes us into Bedgebury from the Eastern side. A light snack/coffee etc before wending our way back. There will be a few short stops to check the map! Although most of the route is on road, it won’t really be suitable for skinny road tyres due to the Bedgebury section.
Dep: Robertsbridge Station: 10.15 (9.50 train from Hastings if no engineering works)!
Return: Early afternoon
Meet to leave from the Wheatsheaf at Little Common at 10.00 and cycle via Catsfield and through the lanes to Bodle Street and on to Lime Cross Nursery for coffee, returning via Pevensey and Cooden to Little Common by approx 14.00 .
The route is quite hilly but the ride will be easily paced to help us to keep together.. Distance will be 25 to 30 miles
Please text Bill on 07746 997193 if you would like to join this ride.
Meet 10am in the car park along ‘The Gorses’ (the road opposite Cooden Beach Station, pass the toilets!) for our Mince-Pie start!
We will then cycle along to Pevensey Bay for another Mince-Pie stop at the Ocean View Cafe, from here we could split into 2 groups. for anyone wishing to return, it will be a straight cycle back along the way we came!
For those wishing for a few more miles, we will come inland, through to Westham, Hankham and Rickney, before heading back to Pevensey and Cooden Beach Station.
Various mince pie stops on route, depending on how many I can carry!!
All flat and suitable for any bike, approximately 15miles. + extra loop for those who want to.
Wrap up warm as we will be cycling slowly and there will be lots of stops, so you may get cold!
Remember your Santa Hat too!!
Please let me know if you can join me