Useful info


Route planning

Still stuck for ideas? How about basing a route around a coffee stop? There are maps of recommended stops here (Cafe Network) and  here (CTC)

Routes we’ve done before

We are starting to put together a list of ‘ready to ride’ routes, see here. Although in it’s infancy these should prove useful if you fancy a ride but don’t have time to plan it (working out timings, coffee stops, ride gradings, etc). Choose one that someone has already done 🙂

Other clubs & groups in the area

Local bike shops

To avoid disappointment always contact the shops before visiting them. If you’re looking to get replacement parts it’s often a good idea to take the old part(s) with you.
Note that 1066 Cycle Club does not endorse any organisations, products, websites, or services mentioned.

Location Name What they do
Battle Stiles Garage
Upper lake
New bikes, some basic parts/accessories, bike servicing/repair
Battle Bytes, Bolts and Leaves Servicing, repairs, and modifications
Bodiam E-bikes direct Electric bikes, plus bike parts. Basic items such as tyres, gears, pedals etc are always in stock, anything else needs to be ordered in specially.
Please note this isn’t like a conventional bike shop, it’s mainly a warehouse for their e-bay shop. While the staff may lack knowledge, it’s a good place to get cheap parts; in 2012 Dale bought a Shimano triple chainset, a 7-spd rear cassette, plus a Michelin 700/23c tyre for just £38
Two of our club members have bought electric bikes from here, and are very pleased with them
Hastings Cycle Life
(used to be “Car Crazy”)
Queens Road
New bikes, plus parts and repairs
Club members can get 10% discount from products and repairs when presented with a valid membership card.
CycleLife also participate in Raleigh’s scheme to send secondhand bikes to Africa, so if you have unwanted bikes they can be left at the store
Hastings Backyard
1a, 25 Moorhurst Road, St Leonards-on-Sea
TN38 9NB
Specialising in BMX bikes and parts, although Dale spotted a few items such as pedals, handlebar grips, seat post clamps, etc will fit most bikes
Hastings Handsome Bicycles
1 Harold Place, TN34 1JA
New bikes, parts, and servicing
Club members can get 10% discount here.
Hastings Hastings Cycles
St Andrews market &
Opposite crazy golf
Bike hire, new & second hand bikes for sale
Iden CycleCheck
(mobile mechanic)
Mobile bicycle mechanic, run by one of Hazel’s work colleagues. Servicing and repairs.
We’ve heard he is a good mechanic. If you use him please let us know
Bexhill Bexhill Bicycle Hire
TN40 1BP
Bike hire
Bexhill Zigi Bicycles
TN40 1HN
Bike sales, repair, servicing and hire
Eastbourne Tri-Store
Polegate Kontour Cycles New & used bikes for sale, parts, servicing
Eastbourne Phoenix Cycles
Cycling Made Easy Cycle sales and servicing. Specialists for electric bikes.
Members of 1066 Cycle Club will receive 10% off all cycle servicing and accessory purchases.
Bedgebury Quench Cycles Off-road hire, some bike parts, servicing. New and second-hand bikes for sale. Hire of child carriers (suggest to call them first before visiting)

Please help us keep this list up to date! Let us know if you find anything which has changed, or is wrong

Or if you fancy fixing it yourself…
  • Basic bike maintenance courses occasionally crop up at Bedgebury
  • The Labyrinth runs bike maintenance sessions in Hastings on Wednesday evenings
  • Ask around in the club, we have quite a few mechanics who will help you out
  • For quick bike checks, the M-Check by Sustrans is a good starting point
  • A good repair guide here

Getting things put right…

Where to Cycle

One of our sustrans rangersMiscellaneous Cycling resources

Help the environment
  • Foster Motors in station road Battle can take old bike tyres; they are sent for recycling into tennis courts !
  • If you’re travelling by car to the start point of a ride, please consider car-sharing. If you are a passenger in someone’s vehicle then we suggest you donate 10p per mile to the driver, although this is optional.
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We do not endorse any organisations, products, websites, or services mentioned
Pett level, May 2012