Stonegate country ride

Start STONEGATE STATION (train departs from Battle 10.07, arrives Stonegate 10.23, but check it’s running!)

Ride to Etchingham Station via Ticehurst, 8 hilly miles/one hour. Coffee/snack at the Bistro there

(Option to catch train home here if you want!)

Depart Bistro 12.15. More hills as we ride via Fontridge Lane to Woods Corner, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak back to STONEGATE STATION, 17 MILES/2 HRS.

Should be there in time for the 14.26 train south (they run hourly).

Leader Rob. Let him know if you are coming on rob.as.foster@gmail.com or whatsapp.  If it’s icy, ride will be cancelled.

Battle and Eastbourne day out

We will leave Battle Abbey Green at 10:30. If you would like to have coffee beforehand I will be at Mrs Burton’s Tea Room on Battle Abbey Green from 10am. We will be heading west to Eastbourne via Ninfield. There will be a pick up at The Red Lion pub at Hooe at 11:15. Then we will do our biggest hill of the day, Horsewalk (do you think a horse would find it easy?!), Then the  route gets a bit flatter through beautiful Pevensey levels on NCN2.Then we will meet NCN21and go through the suburbs of Eastbourne to Hampden Park. There, not only is there a good cafe, but the local example of a “Pump Track” something we are working towards in Battle. After a cafe stop, we will be heading towards Westham, another area of Pevensey levels, wave to the sea and Bexhill. Loo and bananas stop at Cooden Beach. Then on to Battle, via Little Common. The route is varied with lots of off-road sections some tarmac, other partially surfaced tracks plus plenty of undulating country lanes. Back by 3.30 – 4pm. 41 miles in total

Although the ride is graded 2a we will be need to keep to a steady pace to be back before dark
Text Sue on 07952166819

Battle to Rye for lunch

Road ride to Rye via some of NCN2 and the Rye nature reserve. Ride leaves Battle Abbey Green at 10.30. Coffee from 10am in Mrs Burton’s tearoom on Abbey Green if you would like a cuppa before you start. A road ride of about 33miles. We will keep to country lanes but they go distinctly up and down between Battle and Rye whichever way we go. We will be stopping for a bit of lunch in Rye at one of the many lovely coffee shops. Back to Battle at 3.30 approximately.Let me know if you can join me. Sue 07952166819

The Ridge to Northiam for coffee

A level-2b ride, 28miles, with a few hills.

Meet Hastings Centre, The Ridge, Hastings TN34 2SA at 10.00. On street parking in Hillside Road. Our route will be via Three Oaks, Brede, to Northiam for coffee and refreshments. Returning via Ewhurst Green, Staplecross, Sedlescombe and Westfield. Back between 2.30 and 3.00.

Fish & Chips + Quest point

Meet in Mrs Burtons Tea Shop, 2 High Street, Battle  (near the abbey green) for a for a coffee fix. Depart at 11am
Via Hooe & Wartling to Pevensey, where there is a 1066 Quest point, so bring your pencil & paper if you haven’t done that one.
Then Pevensey Bay and along the coast cycle path through Bexhill to Hastings for a fish and chip lunch. (21 miles, 2 hours or so, some hills then flat).
Afternoon, we leave via Ore, Westfield and Sedlescombe back to central Battle (12 miles, 1hr 30m, some hills)
Should be finished by about 3 – 3.30pm.

NB. If its icy the ride will be cancelled (so don’t forget to ‘book in’)

Led by Rob, contact him on email on rob.as.foster@gmail.com if you are coming

Robertsbridge to Ticehurst (Saturday)

A hilly but leisurely paced morning ride to Ticehurst for coffee. Back for lunch sometime between 1pm and 2pm. Approx 18 miles. Although we’ve called this a Level “2a” ride, it’s not really suitable for people wanting to progress from a Level-1 because of the number of hills.

Depart 10:15am from Robertsbridge Station (to tie in with 9.50 train from Hastings) Please double check for engineering works!
Return between 1 and 2pm

Please call 01580 880889 or 07508 262768 to register for this ride.

Short winter warmer

Join me on a shortish ride to keep your cycle legs going over the winter! We will leave Battle Abbey Green at 10am to cycle to Broad Oak, Brede. We will go through Sedlescombe and Whatlington. There are some biggish hills to cycle up. Bring a banana or mini snack for along the way. We will come back to Battle for a coffee and natter at 11.30. To book contact Sue 07952 166819

Battle to Robertsbridge for coffee

Our route today will be Whatlington, Cripps Corner, then stopping at Robertsbridge for coffee. Returning via Brightling, Mountfield and Netherfield back to Battle.
We will go at a reasonable pace so no one is left behind. A few hills but we’ll take them as they come.

 

Feeder ride (Pett Level to Winchelsea Station)

A feeder ride starting at Pett Level, which will to meet up with Bill’s level 1 ride.

The feeder ride will be a Level 2a with some hills, but nobody will be left behind.
Meet 9:30am at beach next to the 30mph speed change as you enter the village.

Please text me if you’re joining me for this rides.
Thank you, Penny

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