Mince Pie Meander

NOTE different meeting point!

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
Thank You,
Heather

Cycle to the seaside

For those of you that haven’t had enough water yet, lets cycle to Sovereign Harbour to check out if the boats are still afloat!
This will be a relatively short ride, just to get out and blow the cobwebs away! Having the obligatory coffee, cake and stimulating conversation with our cycling friends.

Meet at the Colonnade Bexhill, Ready to leave at 10.30am  NOTE SLIGHTLY LATER TIME

Cycle along to Cooden Station and along to Pevency Bay where we will join the cycle path to Sovereign Harbour for coffee at Di Lieto’s, so we can check out the boats!

We shall return by the same route, returning at approx 1.30pm

Approx total distance :  20 miles max
Suitable for any bike you don’t mind getting dirty!

Heather
07739711346

Children In Need ride (ours!)

Do join us for a fun, fundraising ride for Children in Need. Do wear fancy dress if you would like to but please make sure the clothes are suitable for bike riding too. The idea is to cycle gently along from Cooden Beach station leaving at 10am. Please bring something to put any donations in. You will get a Pudsey bear sticker or 2 ! You can join the ride on NCN 2 at Warrior Square by Goat Ledge cafe. We will leave Goat Ledge at 11.30.  Then on to Hastings for coffee/snack.After the break the group will cycle back to Bexhill.Total about 8 miles. Geof will collect any donations on behalf of the club and transfer the club’s total to Children in Need. To book in or any questions text Geof 07811098505.

 

An update from Geof, which changes things slightly…

Our legal advisor has made it clear we cannot lawfully collect donations from the general public. So what we shall do is, firstly have some fun and raise some money for this great annual event. All those taking part please give as much as you can to me and I will transfer this grand sum to Children in Need on behalf of the club. A big turn out please.

Thursday evening ride – BEXHILL

Thursday evening rides in Bexhill will be on the SECOND Thursday of every month.

Meet on Bexhill Promenade next to the Sailing Club, ready to start riding at 6:30pm. We will cycle for about an hour, then return to Bexhill for an [optional] drink at a café or pub. The meeting point is a short cycle from Bexhill Station, and is conveniently situated on the National Cycle Network route 2. There is free car parking on Bexhill promenade.

No need to book, just turn up, please bring bike lights.

Our aim is to have two ride groups; a “tortoises” short & easy ride, and a “hares” ride which will be a bit longer and faster , however as this is a new venture we will assess which ride(s) to do based on the demand that evening.

Winchelsea/Rye (Level-1)

We will begin our ride at Winchelsea Station at 11:45am and cycle into Rye via the Nature Reserve. Coffee stop in Rye. A lovely flat route with great scenery with a traffic free section of NCN 2 and a bit of practice on the road too. Some experienced members of the club in be on hand and  will be happy to answer questions you may have about riding technique, road positioning and cycling in a group.
We will be back at Winchelsea Station sometime in the early/mid afternoon.

 


Note: There will also be a “feeder ride” starting from Battle and arriving at Winchelsea Station by 11:45am, although the feeder ride will be at a “Level-2b” pace. Details are here

Thursday Evening ride – BATTLE

Thursday Evening rides in Battle will run throughout the summer on the FIRST and THIRD thursday of every month.

As with previous years we will meet on the Abbey Green, ready to start riding at 6:30pm. We will cycle for about an hour, then return to Battle for an [optional] drink at a café or pub

Whenever possible we will aim to have two ride groups every week; a short & easy ride, and another which will be a bit longer and faster. The leaders will describe the route(s) at the beginning and you can chose which one you want to go on.
Note that neither of the rides could be described as “Level 1” because there aren’t any routes we can use that are on the flat

No need to book, just turn up. Please bring lights and a bike lock if you have them

Ride and Swim

Meet at Cooden Beach station at 10:00am. We will go out via Whydown, Hooe and Wartling to Lime Cross for a late morning coffee. Returning through Rickney and Pevensey for a swim in the sea at Herbrand Walk for anyone who fancies it. We’ll be back at Cooden Beach between 2:00 and 3:00 depending on how long we swim for. A few hills but we will take them gently. Approx 25 miles in total
Please let Steve know on 077895 46833 if you’d like to come. Bring water, something for lunch and swimming stuff

Bike Maintenance day

A fun session of cycling, learning a bit about bike maintenance, a few cakes and cuppas, and good company of course. The maintenance sessions will be at Pashley Farm, which is on the west side of the A269, half a mile south of Ninfield. (about half way between the car wash place in Ninfield, and Skinners Sheds near Lundsfords Cross)

There are several ways of getting there :

  • 10:30am at Battle Abbey green, a Level-2a ride taking an hour and a half, led by Dale.  Please book in with Dale on 07713297691 if you plan to come on this ride
  • 10:30am at the Colonade in Bexhill  (also picking up at Cooden Beach Station at 11am), a Level-2a ride taking an hour and a half, led by Phillip.  Please book in with Phillip on 07845968149 if you plan to come on this ride.
  • You could drive to Pashley Farm, arriving at 12:00.   Please let Rob know on 07759476843 if you plan to do this; this is purely so we know how many to cater for.  You can still bring a bike along if you wish, if you want it adjusted.

You may want to bring a sandwich, but free tea and cake will be provided by the club.  There will be four maintenance sessions, each one approx 20 minutes, and you will be able to see them all. Topics covered (as voted by you a few months ago) are Puncture repairs, bike safety checks / M-check, clean & lube bike chain, chain falling off, Gear changing problems, chain wear check & chain renewal, Brake & gear cables, a bike tool kit, adjusting and renewing rim brakes. There will be a teabreak half way through, and we hope to have finished by approx 2:30pm. There are rides going back to Bexhill and Battle (a shorter route going back)

Level 1 ride: Coffee at Ocean View Cafe

Starting from Bexhill Colonnade, we will ride to our destination at the Ocean View Cafe in Pevensey Bay, which is 7 miles away.  (so 14 miles in total including the return)

If you’ve not been out on your bike for a while or don’t feel very confident, then this is the ride for you. There will be experienced riders to support you, and no-one will be left behind.

The club insists that you “book in” beforehand when coming on a ride, by contacting the ride leader (Heather, in this case. Her phone number is below)
Ideally, please let Heather know by Thursday morning if you are coming, so that we can give an approximate seating number to the cafe  (although they can always squeeze in a few extras!)

1066 Cycle Club circular tour

Route:

Hastings Pier – Quarry Hill – Queensway – Greenway Cycle Path – Watermill Lane – Potman’s Lane – A269 – Hope Cottage Farm Shop, Hooe  for refreshments (16 miles arriving approx. 11:30) – Whydown – Little Common – Bexhill Promenade – Cycle Path beside the sea – Hastings Promenade – Hastings Pier.

This 23 mile (mixed surface) ride has been put on to coincide with, and arrive back for, the “1066 Cycling Festival” event organised by “Active Hastings in partnership with Active Rother” on Saturday 22/6 between 2pm and 6pm.
1066 Cycle Club are one of a few local cycling clubs providing rides, and on which non-members are welcome to join. The ride will be led by an experienced ride leader and supported by existing club members, who will ensure the everyone is kept safe and has a good time. The route has a total elevation Gain of 925 feet and Maximum Elevation of 256 feet. It is undulating, and with the exception of Quarry Hill, has no steep hills. Whist moderately challenging, it should be well within the capabilities of a reasonably fit person who regularly rides a bike. It is not a race and will be ridden at a moderate pace. It can be ridden on any type of  bike but those riding light weight road bikes need to be aware that The Greenway has a gravelly but firm surface, at the end of which is a fairly short section of Byway that is hardcore and a bit rough, The surface of the cycle path beside the sea between Bexhill and Hastings is firm but also a bit rough.

Meeting place:

On the Promenade in front of the entrance gates/railings onto the Pier. The ride leader and assistants will be wearing white and blue 1066 Cycle Club jerseys.

Time:

Non-members: arrive 09:30 – 09:45.
Members: arrive 09:45 – 10:00
Depart 10:00
Return 13:30 – 14:00

 

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