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

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)

Club Meal – 10:30 2A from Little Common

From the Wheatsheaf Pub at Little Common roundabout, we will cycle via Lunsford Cross and Catsfield to Battle Abbey Green, possibly picking up a few more people.
(When you book in, let Philip know if you are starting from Little Common or Battle)
We will then continue via Marley Lane and Wheel Lane to The New Inn Westfield, hopefully arriving in time for 12 noon. We can return either via Harley Shute Road or The Greenway, depending on the type of bikes people are riding.

Depart Little Common roundabout at 10:30
Depart Battle Abbey Green approx. 11:15
Return to Little Common Roundabout after lunch, taking about 1 hour

Total round-trip is approx. 25 miles

Suitable for any bike, but The Greenway is gravelly and may not be considered suitable by some for road bikes.

 


Note, there is another ride on today which starts 9:45am from Battle  (a Level 2B ride)

Club Meal – 9:45 2B from Battle

We will ride via Cripps Corner, Ewhurst Green, Goatham Green, Sedlescombe to Westfield and lunch at noon!   A mix of B-roads and little lanes
18 miles/1200 ft ascent, so hilly, I’ve marked it as a “2B” ride.
Please note the new start time of 9:45am

 


Note, if you are in Battle and want to cycle direct to Westfield (around 5.5 miles) at a “Level 2a” pace then you may prefer to wait until nearer 11ish when Philip’s ride from Little Common passes through Battle.   If you want to do this then please book in with Philip instead of Rob.

Bexhill scenic ride (Level-1)

Level 1 ride beginning at Bexhill De la Warr Colonade on the promenade at 1000.

We will ride from Bexhill through the Cinque Port town of Pevensey and then on to Chilley Farm for a rest and refreshment break. From Chilley Farm we will return across the marshes to Bexhill. Distance around 16 miles virtually flat.

Lots to see and enjoy on the route, historic sights, tranquil marshes and plenty of wildlife guaranteed. Just what you need after Christmas.

Pace will be set for the slowest rider on the day, no one will be left behind. Return around 1400 / 1430 flexible . Suitable for any bike

Let Joe know if you are coming.

Mince Pie Ride :-)

Meet 10am in the car park along ‘The Gorses’ (the road almost opposite Cooden Beach Station) for our Mince-Pie start!

We will then cycle along to Pevensey for another Mince-Pie stop at the Ocean View Cafe. Our route will then take a slight detour inland to Polegate and the Cuckoo trail, returning via Rickney and a further coffee / Mince-Pie stop at Chilly farm, before returning along the coast to Cooden Beach for the last Mince-Pie stop!
All flat and suitable for any bike, approximately 16miles.
Wrap up warm as we will be cycling slowly and there are 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
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