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.

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 – 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 – 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 – 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)

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.

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