I’d like to invite friends to join me at Bedgebury on the 24th of February at 11am.
Meet at the Café.
Bedgebury has two different types of tracks, the “family trail” has a relatively good surface and is suitable for mountain bike OR hybrid bike. The “single track” sections are only suitable for a mountain bike.
I will be attempting the single tracks that I haven’t done for a while…..think I’ve lost my nerve! you will need a mountain bike for this.
You may prefer to ride the family trail which is less demanding and has a better surface, in which case a hybrid or mountain bike will ok for this route. We can all join up afterwards for coffee.
Please text me if you’d like to join me
Back by popular demand, cycle from Battle leaving Battle Abbey Green at 9.45 to St.Leonards to meet anybody who wants to join us outside the Health Club entrance of Bannatynes. Leave there at 10.30 to cycle along the Combe Valley Way Greenway to Sidley in Bexhill. We have some amazing views of the stunning countryside in the nature reserve. We will be riding along roads and the gravelly paths of the Greenway. After coffee or a bit more at the Pelham cafe we will retrace our route home.Back at lunch time.
16 miles approx
MTB or hybrid bike
Note, there’s a ride leaving from Cooden Beach Station today, which meets up with this one
This is to link up with Sue’s ride to the Pelham…
Meet 9:45am at Cooden Beach Station TN39 4TT
January 19th 2019, 09.45
A short 14 mile loop ride heading out via Lunsford Cross, Henley’s Down and Crowhurst, then climb up to join the Combe Valley Greenway down to Sidley to join our Battle riders for coffee/refreshments at the Pelham Community Hub. Return to Cooden Beach afterwards.
Route will be undulating and on tarmac except the Greenway which has a gravel surface.
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
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
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.)
We will ride via the “greenway”, Crowhurst and Catsfield to the Almonry in Battle High Street where refreshments will be available and the AGM will start at 11am.
Return to Bexhill via Catsfield and Little Common after the AGM.
Please note, there is free parking on Bexhill promenade
ride. 22 miles mainly flat with a couple of hills.
Circular route from Ham Street to Hythe Suitable for hybrids and mountain bikes.
We will ride at a leisurely pace starting at Ham Street train station, heading East to Hythe where we will join the Military Canal path to bring us back. The return part of the journey is on a traffic free canal path. There will be a coffee stop somewhere but please bring snacks/pack lunch with you.
I will be driving to the start point so can take 4 passengers and bikes if anyone wants a lift.
Trains leave at the following times:
St Leonards Warrior Square 10.21
Return trains at half past the hour every hour.
Ride the lanes and tracks around Bewl Water Reservoir, a route we haven’t done for a long time.
Starting from the station we will do 4 miles of mostly quiet roads before getting to the reservoir (a different route this time with less hill climbing!)
Once we’ve reached the reservoir some of the tracks are through forest and may be muddy so an mountain bike or a hybrid with grippy tyres is needed (see note below)
The whole ride will be at a fairly relaxed pace, there are some hills but we’ll walk the worst ones. (for anyone who’s not done this route before, it’s hilly because the tracks/lanes are sometimes away from the waters edge. Just in case you were wondering).
Approximately 15 miles in total
We usually do this route in a clockwise direction but I’m thinking about doing it the other way around for a change of scenery.
The route I’ve planned has the Bewl café at around the half-way point and we’ll stop there for coffee & cake.
It’s difficult to say what time we will be back at Stonegate station, probably between 1 and 2pm
Note: The club owns a mountain bike (a bit small for me), and a hybrid with chunky tyres (about my size), if you want to borrow either of them, contact me well before the ride if you’d like to do this (they’re stored in my garage in Battle). Thanks, Dale (01424 773606)