A new ride to leisurely wind up and down the hilly lanes from Robertsbridge to pick up a section of the Sustrans Route 2 north of Hawkhurst. This takes us into Bedgebury from the Eastern side. A light snack/coffee etc before wending our way back. There will be a few short stops to check the map! Although most of the route is on road, it won’t really be suitable for skinny road tyres due to the Bedgebury section.
Dep: Robertsbridge Station: 10.15 (9.50 train from Hastings if no engineering works)!
Return: Early afternoon
Mileage: approx 25
Bikes: hybrid / touring
Please book in with Denise
01580 880889 or 07508262768
Do join me for an on and off road ride, about 14 miles around Battle. It is not technical ride but you do need a hybrid or MTB. It should be very pretty with the autumn colours. Leave Battle Abbey Green at 10am. We will stop for coffee towards the end of the ride so bring a mini snack in case you get peckish. Back around lunchtime.
As always, please book in if you are coming, I will contact you if the weather is poor and unsuitable for riding.
PS Apologies for the late notice but circumstances have been beyond my control
A fun morning out riding round Bewl Reservoir.
Mostly tracks but also a couple of lanes. Stop at Bewl Cafe for coffee/early lunch before completing the circuit,, Parking at Dunster Mill car park – not used this before so not sure if there is a charge. Huntley Mill Rd, Ticehurst, Wadhurst TN5 7HS. But if you don’t fancy tackling the narrow road down to it, find somewhere to park in the Three Leg Cross area, and pedal the mile down. Option to have a drink in the Bull Pub after returning.
Dep: 10.00am Dunsters Mill Car Park TN5 7HS
Return: early to mid afternoon
Mileage: 14 miles approx
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A 26 mile hilly ride leaving Bexhill Colonnade at 10.00 via Pear Tree Lane, Hooe, Horsewalk plus a few more hills to coffee at Ashburnham and return through Catsfield, Crowhurst and down the Greenway to Bexhill. I hope to be back in Bexhill by 14.00
Hybrid or mountain bikes are suggested as the Greenway is still not suitable for roadbikes (although you could ride the last few miles from Catsfield via an alternative road route).
Free parking is available on Bexhill prom plus public loos. The French market will be on in Devonshire Road on May 18 so allow time if this is on your way in to the Colonnade.
Please text Bill on 07746 997193 if you would like to join this ride.
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.)