Rye, Camber, Appledore circular

Meet Rye station at 10am (train from Bexhill leaves 9.14, Hastings 9.26 arrives 9.47). We should be back by 3pm
We will ride from Rye to Camber and along the coast before turning in towards Lydd. We will carry on inland through to Appledore and then back along the Military Road.

Please bring a sandwich for lunch. We will stop somewhere along the way for sandwiches and then have a second stop at Appledore for a drink before returning to Rye.

This is a pretty flat ride with only a couple of hills but not bad ones. 35 miles in total but a total elevation of only 622 ft.

Please let Chris know on 07725 914 325 if coming.

Lime Cross, Horam, Blackboys

Starting 10:30am at Lime Cross nursery cafe – Herstmonceux, Hailsham BN27 4RS, where we can have a coffee (it opens at 10am Sundays), in case people cycling over are thirsty.
Leave at 11am. Head out via Horam, Waldron, Blackboys, Framfield and back to Horam for a lunch stop at the Lakeside Cafe (23 hilly miles).
After lunch, back to Lime Cross via Cowbeech Hill. Finish about 3.30pm.

Total 30 miles aprx., several hills so a Level 2b

Those who are using a car to get to Lime cross, I suggest parking nearby in Herstmonceux; there is free parking in a car park there

Contact me on rob.as.foster@gmail.com or via Whatsapp.

Cheers, Rob

Breakfast Ride

Join me for an early start of 8.30 for a breakfast ride. Meet at Battle Abbey Green.  We will out towards Staplecross, loop round and come back to Battle for late breakfast or early elevenses. About 15 miles with some nice Rother hills but none of them are very,very steep. We aim to be back in Battle by 10.30.

To book contact Sue 07952166819

Battle & Westfield coffee loop

Today, we have a ride on the program for people who can do some hills but might have to walk the steep ones. We will do a loop to Westfield and come back to Battle for coffee. A good opportunity to practise getting the most out of your gears. If you have questions do ask. Leave Battle Abbey Green at 10am back by 11:30.
Approx 12 hilly miles
To book contact Sue 07952166819

Don’t forget your Beat the Street cards as we’ll do some along the way

Bexhilll, Friston, East Dean

We’re repeating this ride, which was first ridden in April 🙂

The route will go via Eastbourne to Beachy Head along to East Dean and then Friston, avoiding the main road. We will return via Jevington, Polegate and Pevensey. The hill up to Beachy  Head is long and steep and the hill up to Friston is also steep but these are the only two major hills on the route. A reasonable level of fitness is required. Returning around 3.00pm. We will stop at Birling Gap for a view of the 7 sisters, for coffee and cake. It would be advisable to bring some food for lunch.

Picnic by the lake

There will be a ride to Ashburnham Place for a festival. The club went last year and it was good. There is music, you can swim, and there are many eats & drinks available.

Please meet at 10am Sunday morning at Battle Abbey.

My ride will be a 2a suitable for road or hybrid bikes,

We will ride 13 hilly miles to Ashburnham for the picnic by the lake, which starts from 12 till 8 (think we stayed until about 4.30 last year, but we can discuss what suits everyone)

A few of us went last year and really enjoyed swimming in the beautiful lake…..the music, food and actives were also very good. we can buy tickets on the gate £15.

I’m happy if anyone wants to come for the ride only, but I wont be riding back to Battle until later in the day.

Please be sure to call Penny to book in for this ride 07931 516715

 

Teston Country Park ride

Hi all…
I was going to do this ride in March but the weather was somewhat inclement!  I’ve updated the details to include a picnic and the revised SE Trains timetable. No planned engineering work at present. I had originally made this ride a 2a, but it’s really a bit borderline on the hill front so perhaps safer to call it an easier 2b. People that have done a few 2a rides should be fine.
David

 

A further update from David on 14/06/18…

Marden Road is closed by the traffic lights, so you can’t get to my house by the usual route. The best alternative is:
Just after entering the 40 mph limit in Staplehurst, turn left into Pinnock Lane. (If you go past the filling station, you have just missed it.)
Continue for a mile or so, then turn right into Five Ashes Lane.
At the far end of FIve Ashes Lane (note the Grand Designs house on your left), turn right into Pagehurst Road.
Continue to cross-roads, go straight across (poor sight lines) and you are in Clapper Lane. My house is the first on the right.
Please allow an extra 5 – 10 mins in case you get lost. Ring me if you do!
If you prefer to park in an estate road, I suggest you go straight on at the traffic lights and then turn right into Fishers Road, which is near the train station.

 

 

Teston Country Park ride (N.B. It’s pronounced “Teeson”, not “Teston” or “Teeston”!)

Starting and finishing at Staplehurst Station, this is a mainly flattish ride centred around the Medway Valley in Kent, although there are a few hills.

At Teston Country Park, David will tell you a little history about the river, the navigation lock and the canoe/fish pass. Bring some sandwiches, it’s a nice picnic spot.

Then we’ll pedal on and hopefully find a coffee near Yalding: the girls will be getting desperate for caffeine but unfortunately there is nothing earlier. From there it’s a flat ride back.

Bring plenty to drink, your lunch, some snacks, and sun cream.

Start: We’ll leave from Staplehurst Station at 10:15. The 08:50 from Hastings arrives at 10:08, change at Tonbridge. Please check for engineering work.
Return: We should get back to Staplehurst Station around 15:00. There are trains at 20 and 50 minutes past each hour.

Level: 2b (only 1,200 ft elevation gain, so a relatively easy 2b)
Distance: 27 miles
Suitable for road and hybrid bikes.

Please text David on 07709 620267 if you would like to come along.

If driving, you are welcome to park at David’s house (but see note above!) and cycle to the station with him (about 1 mile). If so, please let him know and try to arrive at 09:40 to allow time to unload and cycle to the station. Alternatively, park in estate roads in Staplehurst village (turn left at the traffic lights, into Marden Road – there are some estate roads soon after) and cycle a shorter distance to the station. 
N.B. Parking at the station is expensive.

1066 Cycling Festival – Ride from Hastings

Arrive at 1066 Cycle Club stand at Hastings Stade, ready to leave at 9am.
Distance is approximately 25 miles, quite hilly.  Our route will be The Stade, Ore, Three Oaks, Brede, Udimore, Rye, Winchelsea, Pett, Ore and back to the Stade. There will be a stop in Rye for coffee and cake.
We aim to be back around 12:30 which allows time to enjoy the other activities  going on at the 1066 Cycling Festival.

 

 

 

Please contact Steve on 07789546833 if you would like to book or request further details

Pett Level & Dungeness

We meant to do this ride in March but the weather was poor, so now it’s today…

Meet at Pett Level at 10am
Please park along the sea road to the east of the “30mph Pett Level” signs, NOT opposite the houses as they get the hump! 🐫🐫
Level 2a, long distance approx 40 miles but almost flat. Road or hybrid bikes suitable.
We will stop for lunch at the pub (fish’n’chips is good 🐠🍟) at Dungeness. Please bring plenty of snacks and water.
We will follow the NCR 2. Although it is mostly flat it can be very windy, so can be hard work.
Aim to return about 3ish.
Do hope you can join me 🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️
Please text Penny to let her know if you’re joining her on 07931 516715

Battle and Heathfield

A hilly loop from Battle to Heathfield and back. 3500ft of elevation gain, approx 39 miles total. Meet Battle Green at 10.00. We will go via Netherfield and Rushlake Green to Heathfield returning via Waldron, Cowbeech, Herstmonceaux and Ashburnham. A good level of fitness required. Coffee and cake in Heathfield.

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