Bexhill, Eastbourne, Polegate circular ride

Bexhill, Eastbourne, Polegate circular ride on Sunday 25th October. Approximately 25 miles, Level 2a. Meet at Cooden Beach Station at 10:00am and returning around 2:00pm. We will keep an eye on the weather forecast and the ride will not go ahead if there are strong winds. Suitable for road and hybrid bikes. We will aim to stop for coffee en-route, but bring any snacks etc that you need.

Ride numbers will be limited to 6, please contact Mike P on 07795 465774 if you would like to come. We will follow our standard Covid risk management procedures.

Battle and Northiam

Join me for a gentle ride over to Northiam. It’s not too hilly going, with a couple of tea rooms to choose from at the end of it.
Leave Battle Abbey Green at 10 am. Back by lunch time. Milage 20 miles approx.
Usual 6 people. You need to book in and bring a piece of paper with name, contact number and who to contact in an emergency. Ride leader-;Sue 07952166819. Hope to see a few of you on Saturday.

Ore and Rye, collecting treasure

Collecting Treasure on Saturday 26th September!

Do you need to find a fire beacon? A hop garden? Or an author’s house? if so please join me on this cycling quest to Rye.
I will be leaving Ore (the carwash north of Aldi) at 10.00am and cycling on a mixture of lanes and quieter main roads via Pett and Winchelsea to Rye.
There is plenty of parking on the side of the road in Ore.
There will be a coffee stop at Tibb’s Farm in Udimore but please bring a picnic lunch.
We should arrive back in Ore by 3.00pm.
The numbers are limited to 6 so the first 5 people to contact me will be accepted. Please text Dawn on 07870602277 if you’d like to come.
Approximately 25 miles with 1500 ft of climbing.

Cooden Beach and Herstmonceaux

Join me for a 25mile, Level-2a ride, starting at Cooden Beach Station at 10:00am. We will cycle across the marshes to Herstmonceaux for a takeaway coffee returning via Wartling and Hooe. We should be back around 2:00pm so bring some snacks/lunch. One or two hills but we will keep to a reasonable pace and no-one will be left behind. We’ll be following our Covid secure principles so numbers will be limited to 6 persons. Please contact Steve if you would like to come.

During our ride we will be visiting a number of treasure sites to help you make progress in the treasure hunt.

Battle/Peasmarsh circular

Starting at Battle Abbey Green at 10am we will ride via Sedlescombe, Broad Oak mainly small lanes to Peasmarsh. Bring a picnic and return on similar route. About 35 miles and 2b rating. Return to Battle by approx 4.00pm
The numbers are limited to 6, so first to register will be accepted.
Anybody coming should provide contact and ice numbers on paper to me at start of the ride

To register for ride please text Geof at 07811098505

Sunday Beachy Head ride(s)

Prompted by Cycling UK’s efforts (resulting in changes to their group riding policy), and the nights drawing in on the Thursday evening Rides, we have been working hard on getting our heads round putting Cub Rides back onto the weekend programme…

To get the wheels rolling Emma has devised a version of her favourite ride for Sun 6 Sep, for up to 12 people. The well-worn route starts at Cooden Beach Station 10am & will be finishing at the top of Beachy Head for a picnic brunch at around 11:30, approx 17 miles.

Having eaten, riders will then be responsible for making their own way back to the start. We’ll organise this return-group so you won’t be on your own. Expect to be back at Cooden around 2:00-2:30.

Emma will be leading a small group (max 6) on further for a longer ride back to Cooden via Jevington & Polegate, Overall distance around 36 miles. if anyone wishes to lead others back please let Emma know. If you would like to do the longer ride back with Emma please let her know when you book in.

Hopefully, this gives us a chance to meet up again & enjoy the vibes! But , obviously, there are guidelines & instructions we must follow:
1. All riders MUST book in prior to ride  (the club insists this anyway, so it’s nothing new)
2. Every rider MUST hand their name, address, phone number & ICE contact, on a piece of paper, to Emma at the start, as Ride Leader & Covid Officer for this Ride.
3.All riders must carry face coverings, for use in an emergency when social distancing may not be possible or if needed to enter a space where mandatory face coverings required. It will be difficult to share tools so please try to have what you might need with you.

You will need to bring your own refreshments for the picnic, and please maintain social distancing when gathering at the start location and consider the needs of other members of the public who may be using the area. The Club also encourages safe social-distancing measures when making your way to and from the Ride.

I hope you are able to join me on Sunday and, as always, very much look forward to seeing you.  Emma
p.s. Please note that I have a new phone number

Eastbourne ride to the hospice

Ride to St Wilfred’s Hospice Eastbourne.

I did this last week as a feeder ride to CTC. Good coffee and cake!

April Challenge No1 !

Lets start the month off with a ride out to St Wilfred’s Hospice coffee shop. Great coffee and cake, and supporting a good cause. It would be lovely if you would join me on this relatively flat ride.

Leave Bexhill colonnade at 10.0am, we will cycle along to Pevensey roundabout, Westham, Peelings lane, Stone Cross, winding our way thorough the industrial estates and retail parks to St Wilfred’s Hospice.
Our return will be along Lottbridge Drove cycle path to the sea front, Sovereign Harbour and back along to Cooden Beach and Bexhill.

Return Bexhill approx 1.30pm
Distance : 22miles

(cancelled) Cooden and Bodle St Green

Please join me on a gentle 29 mile circular route from Cooden Beach Station to Pevensey and across the marshes, a route familiar to most of us.  We will pass Chilly Farm and on to Herstmonceaux via Flowers Green. I’m adding an extra section which is unfamiliar to me at least, a small circular route from Herstmonceaux via Stunts Green, Cowbeech & Bodie St Green to the Café at Lime Cross for a cuppa & cake. (about midday @ 20 miles).   After a break, we are heading towards Windmill Hill and turning right past The Observatory, through Wartling and back to Pevensey. Then heading back to CBS via Sluice Lane.
Total of 29 Miles




The maps look different recently…

Yes, we’ve changed the mapping system. We’ve used GoogleMaps for a few years but it’s no longer free to use. To keep costs down for the club we’ve changed over to OpenStreetMap. We’re still experimenting with it’s many features, but one of the nice ones is the ability to display routes, like John’s one below.
The route is based on the GPX file which John sent in. You can download the GPX file and load onto your own device if you wish.

(cancelled) Sussex / Kent Border Tour

I would love it if you would join me for this delightful circular route which explores some stunning Kent and Sussex countryside.

We will cycle from Rye, via Peasmarsh, Beckley, Wittersham, and Ebony to Appledore, then back via Stone and Iden.

It’s about 30 miles, largely on quiet lanes with 1,900ft of climb.


Tea/lunch comes after about 20 miles in Appledore (after most of the climbing has been done!) where there is a choice of Miss Mollet’s High Class Tea Room or The Black Lion Pub, you will have difficulty choosing as they are excellent. Maybe fit in both as we will stop for about an hour!

We will also stop after 10 miles for a snack so please bring something with you.

Please be aware that the ride will NOT take place if there is any chance of icy or inclement conditions.

Meeting Place: Rye Station, Café Des Fleurs from 9:45am
If you’re coming on the train, check for engineering works

There is free parking on the roads on the Tilling Green Estate or paid parking in Gibbet Marsh, Rye Station and other car parks.

Battle and Northiam

Ride to Northiam for coffee at Will’s. Leave Battle Abbey Green at 10am, to cycle via Staplecross for delicious coffee and their famous almond biscuits.  We will come back via Sedlescombe.
A short section of main road, mostly country lanes with hills at regular intervals.
20 miles approximately.  All good fun !
Back by lunchtime

Do join me. Sue 07952166819

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