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.

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

Thursday evening ride – LITTLE COMMON

Thursday evening rides in Little Common will be on the FOURTH Thursday of every month

Meet at the Wheatsheaf Inn in Little Common, ready to start riding at 6:30pm. We will cycle for about an hour, then return to the Wheatsheaf for an optional drink and chat. The meeting point is adjacent to Little Common roundabout and is about 1 mile from Cooden Beach Station. There is free car parking in the streets near to the Wheatsheaf, in Oakleigh Road, the Gorseway and Chestnut Walk

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.

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

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

 

Thursday Evening ride – HASTINGS

Some months have more than four Thursdays, and when this happens the club tries to do something special on the last (fifth) Thursday.   Tonight the ride will start from Hastings Pier

 

As with previous years we will set off at 6:30pm. We will cycle for about an hour, then return 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.

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

Bexhill to Hilliers / Old Loom Mill

Sunday 17 March 2019 – Level 2a – 30 Miles

An easy ride from The Colonnade, Bexhill via the Pevensey Levels to Hilliers Garden Centre (or The Old Loom Mill if Hillier’s Café is still closed) 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). Perfect for anyone returning to fitness after a winter lay off.

Suitable for Any bike.

Depart The Colonnade 10:00 hrs

Return The Colonnade approx. 14:00 – 14-30 hrs

09:34 train from Hastings arrives Bexhill 09:44 hrs (please check for engineering works).

Parking available in locality.

Philip

07845 968149 (Text preferred)

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