Lime Cross and Alfriston

Leave Lime Cross nursery (Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 4RS) at 10:30am There is a cafe there which opens at 10am on Sundays for a pre-ride coffee if you want.

Ride to ALFRISTON via Horam, Chalvington, Berwick (18m, some hills which we will not rush, say 2hrs)

Lunch stop (or picnic). Alfriston has 3 cafes, etc. – will choose one when we arrive.

Return ride leave at about 1.30, back to Lime Cross, via Wilmington, Hailsham, Flowers Green (13m, not too hilly). ETA 3-3.30 pm??

Total miles 31 aprx. Gentle pace.

Cheers, Rob

Eastbourne/Polegate Circular

If you have not ridden this route before, you will be pleasantly surprised by the mixture of coastal, urban and rural scenery that it offers. Good coffee and cakes at “Fusciardi’s Ice Cream Parlour” is also a bonus.

Leaving the Colonnade, Bexhill at 10:00, we will follow the coastal route to Eastbourne, arriving at Fusciardi’s for coffee about 11:00. From there we will continue west and then head north inland towards Polegate via Willingdon. We will then briefly join the southern end of the Cuckoo Trail before heading home via Rickney and the Pevensey Levels, arriving back about 14:30. The route has a few gentle undulations, which will be ridden at an easy/moderate pace. Total distance of about 30 miles.

09:37 train from Hastings arrives Bexhill 09:47.

Ample free street parking in area.


Cooden, Hooe, and Orangery

From Cooden beach we will go through Whydown onto Hooe and horsewalk, back along Boreham Lane to the A271, where we will cycle carefully to Tilly Lane. It’s then a bit more uphill and down dale to get to Ashburnham, and a shop at the Orangery for a spot of refreshment.
Taking Compass lane back to Ninfield, continuing on the A269 to Peartree lane and back to Cooden.

Quite a hilly route, some of the back lanes are rather wet and a little muddy so not ideal for your best road bike!

25 miles approx
level 2b

As usual, please let me know if you would like to join me…. so I can let YOU know if I cancel it due to the rain!!


Hops, Orchards and quiet lanes of the Weald

A leisurely but undulating ride from Robertsbridge to the pretty hop gardens and orchards area of the Weald and quiet winding lanes north or Rolverden.  No official coffee stop but can have a short early stop at the shop in Sandhurst which has a coffee machine.  A few short bits of main road and a short bridlepath to link the lanes.

Please carry plenty of snacks, drink etc as am struggling to find coffee/lunch venues.  Possible lunch at The World of Water cafe near Rolverden or bring your own.    Although a 2B because of distance and hills we’ll ride at the pace of the slowest rider.  Ha (probably me)!




Return of the Robertsbridge Circular!

I would love it if you would join me for this delightful circular route starting at Robertsbridge. It will be largely the same as previously but may have some adaptions.

We will cycle via Salehurst, Bodiam, Ewhurst Green, Northiam, (coffee/lunch stop at Will’s Cafe), Beckley, Staplecross and Cripps Corner.

The route is about 20 miles largely on quiet roads with 1,500ft of climb.

The hill out of Salehurst is steepish but gets it out of the way. The remaining route is undulating. Poppinghole Lane can be a ‘free cycle’ done at your own pace.

There is the option for lunch/tea at Judges Robertsbridge on return.

Let’s hope for a sunny day!


Meeting Place

Robertsbridge Station

Trains from Hastings leave at 09.50 arrive at 10.14 There is plenty of free

parking on the roads, Recreation Ground and Station Road Car Park. (Please

note not free at the Station).



Please text Dawn on 07870602277 if you would like to come.

Bexhill to Brightling circular

Join me on this nostalgic tour of the green country lanes that I used to regularly ride as a boy (not so long ago!!!).

From the Colonnade we will ride to Hope Cottage, Hooe for an early coffee about 10:30 am. From there, our route will take us to Ninfield – Freckley Hollow – Penhurst – Darwell Hole – Brightling – Mountfield and Netherfield, where we will stop for lunch at Netherfield Café, Shop & Post Office (about 1:00 – 1:15 pm). After lunch we will return to Bexhill via Catsfield and Henleys Down, arriving back about 3:00 pm. Whilst the ride has plenty of ups and downs, these will all be ridden at a moderate pace.
Total distance will be about 30 miles, with an elevation gain of 1,935 ft.

Trains: 09:37 train from Hastings arrives Bexhill 09:47.

Parking: Ample free street parking in area.

07845 968149 (text preferred)

Battle/Winchelsea (Level 2b feeder ride)

This is a feeder ride which we have graded as “Level-2b”, starting 10:30am at Battle and arriving at Winchelsea Station around 11:45am, where a Level-1 ride (see here) will take place.
After the Level-1 ride has finished, we will ride back to Battle again from Winchelsea Station, and will be back in Battle mid-afternoon


Cycle, kayak & lunch

Booking and payment essential.
Please meet me by 9.30am in the free car park in Northiam near St Marys church, Southern end of Northiam almost opposite Wills Café.
We will cycle through the hilly lanes approx. 20 miles in total to Bodium Boating Station where I have reserved 10 single kayaks and 2 tandems for anyone wanting to bring a child.
You could meet us there at 11.45 if you only want to kayak and lunch.
Kayaking 12 midday……..cost…….£11 for a single Kayak
£15 for a tandem
I must receive payment by Saturday 17th of August. First come first served basis. Please also message me to notify me of your payment.

My bank details:
Penelope Broad
Barclays Bank
sort code 20 06 72
account no 73007596
Please be prepared to get a wet bottom on the day, you may want to bring a change of clothes/shoes.

Lunch 1.15pm BBq meal available for £14 per head we tried this last time, was well worth the money or normal lunch menu available.

2.30 approx. cycle back to start. finish approx. 3pm

Do hope you can join in the fun.

CANCELLED – Fish n chips for supper

Sorry, this event has been cancelled due to high winds

Meet at Bexhill by the Sovereign light café at 2.30pm for a medium pace ride to Beachy Head and possibly beyond (see how we feel on the day) where we’ll have coffee etc.
Fish n chips for supper on our return.  30 plus miles depending how far we decide to go.

Feeder ride from Battle

I am doing a Level-2B “feeder” ride over to Bexhill Colonade to meet Heather’s Group, where we will do the leisurely (Level 1) cycle to coffee and back.
Leave Battle Abbey Green at 9 and go via Catsfield and Cooden.
Let me know if you are joining me on 07952166819

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