Battle Bridleways

Join me to ride the bridleways of Battle with a reward of coffee at Great Park Farm in Catsfield after the tracks. We will be cycling off and on road so a mountain or hybrid will be needed.
Leaving Battle Abbey Green at 10 am, we will come back to Battle by road at around  lunch time. Total of 16 miles

To book in text Sue 07952166819

Bexhill Ashburnham hilly circular

Meet in time to leave the Colonnade on the promenade in Bexhill at 10:00.
The route will include Freezelands Lane, Catsfield and Freckley Hollow to coffee at The Orangery at Ashburnham Place followed by more hills including Tilley Lane and the Horsewalk and then to Hooe, Little Common and back to The Colonnade
Approximately 25 miles in total
To book please text Bill on 07746 997193

Club BBQ and Combination ride

BBQ Ride, Saturday September 8th. Choice of routes/distances; 25 miles Level 1 and Level 2a.

The first 12 miles via Pevensey and Rickney to Lime Cross are fairly easy, so those wanting a Level-1 ride will be able to come back from there, retracing their steps. Those wanting a slightly hillier second half will be able to carry on to Bodle Street Green, Ashburnham,  Ninfield, Catsfield and Little Common.  We will return to Steve and Lori’s house in Collington for a BBQ at around 3pm.

Bring food to cook on the BBQ and drinks. These will be able to be given to Lori at the start of the ride so they can be kept cool. Salads, breads and desserts will be provided. Partners welcome too! Contributions for the Battle Health Pathway will be gratefully received. Please let Steve (07789 546833) know as far in advance as possible if you are coming so we can plan.

Combe Valley Way greenway ride

Meet Battle Abbey Green for a on and off road ride to Bexhill via the Combe Valley Way Greenway. We will start riding at 9.30 and go on-road to St Leonards. There will be a pick up at Bannatyne’s. We will meet any riders who are joining us at the Hotel entrance not the entrance to the Heath Club. We will leave there at 10:10am.
We will then cycle, mainly off-road to Bexhill. It is not technically difficult but you will need tyres that grip when there are loose stones. The off-route section is quiet and the views amazing. Coffee in Bexhill. Then we will retrace our steps back to Battle. Back at Abbey Green at lunchtime.
Please text me if you wish to join me and say where you will start. 07952166819  Sue

20 miles approximately


Coffee with Sussex Nomads

We plan to do a ride which goes to the pop-up cafe organised by the Sussex Nomads cycle club.
Start from Battle as below, ride via lanes to Bodle St Green where we will have a SOCIABLE COFFEE at the hall, as organised by the Sussex Nomads cycle club; other local clubs should be there.

We haven’t done this before, so it’s something new……


Just a reminder about the Sussex Nomads pop-up cafe, Sunday 12th
August, which is being held in he village hall, Bodle Street Green,
Herstmonceux, BN27 4UB.
We will be serving refreshments and cakes from 10:45am to 12:45pm and
are hoping that local clubs will be able to join us.
Steve Ratford, Treasure Sussex Nomads

Cooden, the levels, and Old Loom Mill

This was the ride that was cancelled a few weeks ago. We’re putting it back on again, but making it a Level-1 ride this time 🙂

An easy ride from Cooden Beach Station (CBS) via Pevensey Levels to The Old Loom Mill near Hailsham for coffee. We will then head north free of traffic on the Cuckoo Trail to Hellingly, where we will take the road east to Magham Down and then head back south across Pevensey Marsh to Rickney and Pevensey roundabout.

Mainly flat and avoiding busy traffic (except near Magham Down).

Suitable for any bike. Approx 25 miles total

Depart CBS 10:00 hrs

Return CBS 13:30-14:00 hrs

(09:22 train from Hastings arrives CBS 09:38 hrs).

Parking available in locality.


07845 968149 (Text preferred)

Easy mountain bike ride

An easy MTB ride, especially suitable for those that are less confident doing technical sections. If you find Bedgebury a bit challenging, this could be the ride for you!

Starting at Ham Street Station, this ride is mainly a mixture of country lanes and fairly decent tracks through the woods and forest. Some hills, but not many and nothing severe.

The route loops round through Ruckinge and Shadoxhurst and back to Ham Street, where there is a nice cafe.

About 16 miles all told, so probably about 2 ½ hours, plus time at the cafe.

Free parking at station and on roads nearby.

Medium distance, Mountain or hybrid bikes

Start from Ham Street Station at 10:15. The 09:26 from Hastings arrives 10:01 – but check for engineering work and strikes. (At present, the railway website can’t confirm the service will run, presumably it’s too far ahead at the time of writing.)

Breakfast Ride

Join me for an early start of 8.30 for a breakfast ride. Meet at Battle Abbey Green.  We will out towards Staplecross, loop round and come back to Battle for late breakfast or early elevenses. About 15 miles with some nice Rother hills but none of them are very,very steep. We aim to be back in Battle by 10.30.

To book contact Sue 07952166819

Abbots wood MTB ride

This is the ride which was cancelled a few weeks ago….

Sat 14th. Start time 10am. Meet at the junction of Levett Road and Shepham Lane, Polegate

This is a flatish ride with no technical skill required. Start at the beginning of the Cuckoo Trail. A loop through Abbots Wood. Then a mixture of single track and road (via Arlington Reservoir) to Middle Farm. Then the Coach Road back to the Reservoir and follow the same route to Abbots Wood where we will do a different loop and back to the start.

Distance around 20 miles. Mainly flat some humps on the Coach Road. Terrain is very bumpy in parts.

I would suggest fat tyred bikes but if people want to bring hybrids be warned that some parts will be a challenge.

Usual caveats apply. Water, Helmet, a bike that doesn’t break down!. Don’t forget that there are such a variation in wheels sizes now that you cannot guarantee that someone else will be able to help out in the event of needing another tube, if you haven’t made provision yourself.

Let me know on 07505665072 if you are coming. Ride may be altered depending on weather.

Thanks – John

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