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)

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

Breakfast Ride

Meet at Battle Abbey Green for an early start of 8.30 am. Ride via Ashburnham and Penhurst to Netherfield to have a well earned breakfast at the award winning Netherfield Cafe. Short cycle back to Battle afterwards. Back by mid day. I hope you will join me.

Please book in at the latest by Friday 26th July.

18 miles total

CANCELLED : Return of the Robertsbridge Circular!

Sorry, ride cancelled today due to weather 🙁

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 (coffee stop at The Hub), Ewhurst Green, Northiam, 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 before coffee!  The remaining route is undulating. Poppinghole Lane can be a ‘free cycle’ done at your own pace.
Coffee comes early in the ride and there is the option for lunch/tea at Judges Robertsbridge on return.

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).

Ride type: Level 2a
Suitable for: hybrid or road bikes.
Please text Dawn on 07870602277 if you would like to come.

Fairlight Hall open gardens

We’ll be cycling to the Fairlight Hall open gardens, for which there is a £5 entrance fee, which goes to St Michaels Hospice.
Meet at 10am at Pett Level. Please park to the east of the 30mph/60mph sign, after the houses/village  (on the road which goes out to Rye)
We will cycle about 20 miles… a few hills via Winchelsea and fairlight. Tea & cake at fairlight Hall… beautiful gardens and views, well worth a visit.

Return to Pett Level early afternoon.
Hope you can join me.

Cooden/Birling Gap/Arlington circular – longer route

A medium pace and slightly longer version of one of our favourite rides. Please note the earlier than usual start time

We will leave Cooden Beach Station at 9.30, cycle along the coast to Eastbourne, climb up to Beachy Head, down to Birling Gap for coffee, back inland to East Dean, steep climb to Friston , then onto the A259 for a careful descent to Exceat and up the Cuckmere Valley to Arlington Reservior, via Litlington and Berwick  for lunch (best to bring a picnic although the kiosk should be open too). We’ll then return to Cooden on a flat route over the Pevensey levels, aiming to return around 15.30
The route is approx 44 miles with 2 main climbs and 2 descents which require particular care.
Trains from Hastings are scheduled to leave at 09.00 and 09.07 arriving at Cooden 09.16 and 09.23 but please re-check before travelling. There is plenty of parking near to Cooden Beach Station plus public loos
Please text Bill on 07746 997193 to join this ride

‘Ride & Relax’

A ride with a surprise !

10.0am meet at Cooden Beach Station for a gentle ride along the sea front to Bexhill, finding our way through the town to the new link road at Pebsham.
We will then continue along the Link road bike path to Ninfield, down (and up!) St Mary’s lane, past the brickworks, along the undulating road through Whydown.
At this point we can either :-
a) continue to Hope Cottage Cafe for coffee, or
b) add an extra loop around Hooe, before returning to Hope Cottage.

At 12.45 we will then depart for ‘The Barn’, Pashley Farm, where we will be having a ‘Relaxation Class’, till 1.30pm.

Once we are all relaxed, the final 3 miles back to Cooden Beach Station will be oh so easy!!

Back by 2.30pm latest.

Approx 15 miles, a few more if we choose to do the added loop!

The Orangery, here we come !

Join me for a hilly ride to the Orangery in Ashburnham via Netherfield. About 15 miles in total but we do go up and down. Leaving Battle Abbey Green at 10am. Riders must be able to ride some hills but they can walk the very steep ones. Nobody will get left behind. Back by lunch time Text Sue to book in. 07952166819

15 miles


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