Eastbourne for coffee

We will set off from Bexhill Colonnade at 10am, out through Norman’s Bay and on to Eastbourne where we will stop for coffee and cake at Fusciardi’s.  From there we will pick up the cycle paths through the industrial estate and Hampden Park to Polegate, and then head east across the Levels via Hankham to Pevensey Castle where we will stop at the café for some light refreshment, or at the pub opposite if you prefer.  We will then loop back down to Pevensey Bay and back along the coast to Bexhill.

28 miles, flat as a pancake, back about 3pm


Etchingham and Heathfield loop

Start from Etchingham Station car park 10am.
(Note, the train service from Battle may well be interrupted?!?)

Cycle via Stonegate to Heathfield to a cafe for snack at 11.30 or so.
Continue via Rushlake Green, Bodle St, Woods Corner getting back to Etchingham at about 2.30-3pm

Distance 28 miles, several hills, so probably a Level-2B.
If icy, we will cancel the ride.

Text me on 077 594 76843 to book in

Cheers, Rob

Coffee in Eastbourne

Meet at Cooden Beach station at 10:00 am for a 26 mile route out to Eastbourne. Our ride will take us through Norman’s Bay and Sovereign Harbour for coffee in Eastbourne at Fusciardi’s. We will then head inland through Willingdon to Polegate and the Cuckoo Trail before returning along Rickney Lane. We will be back at Cooden Beach around 2:30pm. If there is demand we will stop for a second time at Chilley Farm on return. Road bikes or hybrids preferred.

Please let Steve know on 07789 546833 if you are coming.

Oh No… Birling Gap again!

A ride which was meant to happen on 6th October, but was shortened on the day because of bad weather!

One of our favourite routes, let’s hope that the good weather persists.
Meet at Cooden Beach Station in time to leave at 10.00, we’ll ride via Pevensey Bay, Eastbourne Harbour, along the seafront, brief stop before we climb up to Beachy Head and then cruise down to coffee at Birling Gap where we’ll stop for around 30 minutes. After coffee we’ll cycle on to East Dean, up the hill to Friston and then via Jevington and Polegate to get back down to the levels and back to Cooden. The climbs up to Beachy Head and Friston will be challenging for some and some other parts of the ride are undulating but we’ll re-group so we can keep together, as we go.
Bring some snacks and water to help you along + we’ll take a vote on a 2nd drinks stop at Chilley Farm, as we go.
Free parking and public loos are available at Cooden Beach.
The 9.22 train from Hastings arrives at Cooden Beach at 9.38 (re-check before travelling)
The ride is approx 35 miles and we plan to return to Cooden before 3pm

Kent Random Ride

We’ll meander through random Kentish lanes and villages. Route to be invented on the day, according to weather conditions and personal whims! We’ll try and include some new scenery and of course at least one coffee/lunch stop. About 40 miles, then back to David’s for a cuppa.

Start: We’ll leave from Staplehurst Station at 10:20. The 08:50 from Hastings arrives at 10:08, change at Tonbridge.

Return: We should get back around 15:00. There are trains from Staplehurst Station at 14:38, 14:50, 15:20, 15:38, 15:50.

Please check for engineering work before travelling.

Distance: 40 miles approx.

Suitable for road and hybrid bikes.

Please text David on 07709 620267 if you would like to come along.


If driving, you are welcome to park at David’s house and cycle to the station with him (about 1 mile). If so, please let him know and try to arrive at 09:40 to allow time to unload and cycle to the station to meet the train. Alternatively, you could park in estate roads in Staplehurst village (turn left at the traffic lights, into Marden Road – there are various estate roads soon after) and cycle a short distance to the station. Parking at the station is expensive.

Tunbridge Wells ride

This ride starts from Tunbridge Wells Station  (entrance opposite The Range) at 11am.  If you prefer to drive to the start, you can park for free on a Sunday on the roads around Tunbridge Wells Common.  There is no free parking at the station, but it is very close to the common.
From the station we will head for Pembury and pick up the new cycle route to Tonbridge, before looping across to Haysden, Leigh, Bough Beech and Hever.  Back to Tunbridge Wells via Mark Cross, Fordcombe and Rusthall.  A hilly but scenic ride, with the opportunity for a pub lunch en route and an optional coffee in The Pantiles at the end.  It is a hilly but scenic route, approx 28 miles total
Please text Val to book in (details below)


Bexhill to Lime Cross Nursery

A mainly flat and familiar ride with just a few gradients. We will take the quiet and easy route over the Pevensey Levels to Lime Cross Nursery for coffee. From there we will head west to Hellingly and join the Cuckoo Trail. We will then head south and branch off after Hailsham to cross back over the Levels to Pevensey roundabout.

Hybrid or Road Bikes recommended.  Approx 28 miles total

Depart Cooden Beach Station 10:00 hrs

Return Cooden Beach Station 14:00 – 15:00 hrs

Parking available in locality


07845 96149 (text preferred)

Battle to Hope Cottage

We will ride out to Hope Cottage Farm Shop, to arrive at 11am to join the group from Bexhill
Both groups will do a quick 4 mile loop together after coffee, after which we will return to Battle. 20 miles in all. Back around lunch time. To book in contact Sue on 07952166819

Bexhill to Hope Cottage

A ride out to Hope Cottage Farm Shop.
We plan to arrive at 11 am, to join the group from Battle, at which point we will do a quick 4 mile loop together after coffee and then return to Bexhill. 20 miles in all.
Back around lunch time. To book in contact Cathy on 07740 999457 (text preferred)

Bexhill Ashburnham hilly circular

Meet in time to leave the Colonnade on the promenade in Bexhill at 10:00.
The route will include Freezelands Lane, Catsfield and Freckley Hollow to coffee at The Orangery at Ashburnham Place followed by more hills including Tilley Lane and the Horsewalk and then to Hooe, Little Common and back to The Colonnade
Approximately 25 miles in total
To book please text Bill on 07746 997193

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