Our ride will see us heading out towards Cripps Corner and on to Beckley. We will stop for coffee at Wills in Northiam. Then, up and down a few more hills to get to Bodiam to give the fabulous castle a wave. The last few villages we pass though are Robertsbridge and Sedlescombe on our way back to Battle.
Total 32 miles. Back about 3 pm. Do bring snacks to eat along the way
We will be able to do a quest point on this ride 🙂
We will cycle from Staplehurst to Lenham for an essential early coffee stop, and then hop over the North Downs and on through Doddington to Faversham. If time, we’ll first nip over to Oare and have a look out across the Swale at Harty Ferry. Then we’ll find some refreshments at a café in Faversham and have a quick look around this historic market town and its harbour. Return via Charing Heath and Egerton. Generally scenic route, with a variety of landscapes and pretty villages. Mostly long lanes and not too many turnings to worry about. 54 Miles in total
Return to Staplehurst around 4:00 pm. Option to shorten near the end if we are running late.
We will depart from Staplehurst Station at 09:15 (08:07 train from Battle arrives Staplehurst 09:09, change at Tonbridge – please check for engineering work on the day). We anticipate returning to Staplehurst at about 4:00 pm.
Please bring plenty to drink as it is a longer ride and it may yet be hot. Some snacks would be a very good idea as well.
Please text David on 07709 620267 if you would like to come along.
Anyone travelling by car is welcome to park at David’s house. Please arrive a bit earlier and be ready to depart by 09:05. Parking is limited, so please car share if possible. If you can’t find anyone to car share on the club Facebook or WhatsApp groups, please let David know and he will try to help.
Please note this ride is cancelled as Penny is unwell. It will be rescheduled at a later date
Approx 22 miles and Hilly
Coffee on our return.
Please meet 10am at Pett Level beach. Plenty of parking along the sea front.
Don’t park in the pub car park !
Return between 1pm & 2pm
Please bring lunch and Snacks Hope you can join me
Cost £10.50 BOOKING ESSENTIAL ASAP (price includes instructor)
Meet 10am at Northiam Public Car park (near St Marys Church on the southern end of Northiam)
We will cycle a 24 mile loop through country lanes to Bodiam Boating station where I have booked us a table for lunch at 1.30. Menu for all tastes, you can bring a picnic and eat out side if you prefer.
3pm our floating chariots will await.
A soggy bottom is compulsory, so best to bring a change of clothes, but this is optional.
After our paddle we will continue our cycle ride back to our start/cars. Returning approx. 4.30/5.
If you would like to join me please text Penny and transfer £10.50 into my account ASAP. Only 10 places.
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Note, you can still join us for the ride, even if you are not kayaking (but please call Penny to let her know)
Starting from The Colonnade below the Art-Deco De-la-Warr Pavilion we will cycle along the Promenade to Pevensey near to where King William is alleged to have landed in 1066 passing the notorious Star Inn where members of the Hawkhurst Gang stashed their smuggled loot before transporting it north.
From here we will meander through the marshy lanes stopping for thirty minutes refreshment at Lime Cross before returning via the ancient market town of Hailsham and descending along the route of the old railway line now renamed Cuckoo Trail to Polegate where the Roman road from Pevensey to Lewes passed. From there we will continue onto Westham which is recorded in the Doomsday Book before arriving at the Medieval Castle at Pevensey, after a fleeting look at the Tudor Pevensey Court House and Gaol we will circumnavigate the Pevensey roundabout and cycle back to Bexhill.
35 Miles in total
Note, there is a feeder ride coming from Battle beforehand
From Catsfield our route will be Ashburnham, Brightling, Robertsbridge, Etchingham for coffee, Stonegate, Burwash, Brightling, Penhurst and return to Catsfield.
A few hills along the way, returning to Catsfield around 2.30pm.
Coffee stop included, but bring some snacks to keep you going.
Approximately 31 miles, quite hilly
Meet at Wesson’s Café, Horam at 10am, ready to leave at 10:30.
Cycle about 2 hours to Middle Farm, Firle for lunch.
Back to Horam about 3pm, second tea stop optional. Approx 35-40 miles in total
Please EMAIL me if you’re coming (mobile number infrequently used!)
Scenic ride through the county passing through the National Nature Reserve and some of the historic sites of recent and past times, there will be a short stop for breath and optional refreshment along the route at a well renowned Cafeteria before traversing through the picturesque lanes and an excellent sea view back to Bexhill where the ride will end.
27 miles, not very hilly but being a Level-3 it will go at a fast pace