It is important to book in for all rides, unless a ride says otherwise. Each ride has it’s own ride leader. Note that the time shown is the departure time, it is wise to arrive a little earlier. Please bring your contact number and ICE number on a piece of paper to give to the ride leader.
Saturday Coffee Meets – 10.30 am Meet at All Venues
We have put together a list of Coffee Venues which are solely for a ‘social get together’ each Saturday. These have been arranged on the understanding that it is a venue for like minded members to get together for a coffee and a chat. If an organised led ride is not available, full, or not suitable, then these coffee meets are an alternative. They are not limited to numbers, and can be attended by car if you are unable to cycle. There is no official organiser, but if you register your intension to go to the venue on the 1066 WhatsApp group, then others will be able to private message you to arrange a ride to/from the venue. Any correspondence is then done privately, keeping WhatsApp ’Traffic’ to a minimum.
This is a new initiative we are trialing, which I hope will become a regular feature on our calendar.
The dates and venues are as follows :
October 2nd – Burton’s Tearoom, 2 High Street, Battle, TN33 0AE
October 9th – Chilley Farm Shop, Rickney Lane, Hailsham, BN27 1SE
October 16th – Hope Cottage, Hooe Road, Ninfield, Battle TN33 9EL
October 23rd – Tibbs Farm, Udimore, Rye TN31 6AR
October 30th – Netherfield Café, 112 Darvel Down, Netherfield, TN33 9QF
November 6th – Great Park Farm, Horns Corner, Catsfield, Battle TN33 9DT
November 13th – Goat Ledge Café, Lower Promenade, Warrior Square, StLeonards TN37 6FA
November 20th – Ocean View Café, Pevensey Bay, Pevensey, BN24 6EJ
November 27th – Orangery, Ashburnham Place, Battle TN33 9NF
September and October – Cycling Treasure Hunt – Calling All Treasure Seekers!
Following the success of last year’s Cycling Treasure Hunt we have decided to hold another Treasure Hunt during the months of September and October 2021. We have prepared a list of 21 places to cycle to. Lots are flexible and others a bit more specific. Here’s the list of treasures to find. (also in Excel and GoogleDocs formats) Visit as many as you can during September and October, (no starting until 1st September though), complete the form and send it to Dawn. Her details are on the form. Completed forms must be with Dawn by Friday 12th November. Or why not plan a route to collect ‘treasures’ and invite others to join you? All participants (even if you only do a few) will receive one of the highly sought after Club medals. We hope you will join us for this cycle challenge and have some fun too. Thank you – Sue, Rob and Dawn – 1066 Cycle Club
Sun 26/09/2021 – Greenway Gander
As part of the 1066 Cycling Festival we had planned a quiet family friendly ride from the Metropol Lawns in Bexhill along the Greenway, returning via Sidley. The route is partly on the Greenway shared-use track and partly on quiet roads, although there are a few busy road junctions to cross. With the cancellation of the Festival we will be riding the route as a level 2a club ride. Starting from the Metropol Lawns, west of the De La Warr Pavilion, at 10:00am. The route is around 10 miles long so we should be back around midday for a cup of coffee and cake. As with all of our rides, under-16s must be accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for their safety. Suitable for any type of bike. Please book in with John King if you would like to come on the ride on 07870 487753 (text only please)
Wed 29/09/2021 – A variation to the Arlington Circular ride
A Level-2b long distance of 40 miles @ 1625’ of climb and suitable for a hybrid or road bike.
This is a variation to the Arlington Circular ride I did recently.
I’d love your company on a ride from Cooden Beach Station at 10.00am, cycling to Pevensey, Westham and through Hankham towards Hailsham. We’ll head off towards Upper Dicker and do a circular around Arlington Reservoir and we’ll stop for a lunch break at Arlington Tea Rooms. We’ll then head towards Hailsham and pick up the Cuckoo Trail towards Hellingley. From there we’ll go across to Magham Down and follow the route through Windmill Hill to Wartling and pick up Horse Walk to Hooe.
If we fancy it, we can have another stop at Hope Cottage. (nice!)
From there we’ll head back to Cooden Station via Whydown.
Should be back by around 3 to 3.30pm.
Total distance will be around 40 miles and the ride will be graded 2b with road or hybrid bike suggested.
We’ll follow COVID guidelines with a preferred maximum of 10 riders.
Please bring your ICE details on a separate piece of paper.
Please text Woody on 07956 329979 if you would like to join this ride.
Sat 02/10/2021 – Coffee Meet at Burton’s Tearoom, 2 High Street, Battle, TN33 0AE
(See “Coffee meets” section at the top of this page)
Mon 11/10/2021 – Monthly Club Meeting
Until further notice our monthly meeting will be on “Zoom”.
Details of how to join in are sent by email to all club members
We meet at the Battle Club, 91 High Street, Battle. It it situated roughly between the Abbey Pub and the Church. If you’re standing outside Battle Abbey itself you can probably just see the “Battle Club” sign across the road. When you get to the building there’s an intercom button, just press it and someone will let you in. If you’re early then you can often find a few club members beforehand at the bar; please be respectful of anyone playing the snooker tables as you walk through. The meeting is held in the upstairs meeting room (the stairs are inside just where you came in the front door)
Our monthly committee meetings start 7:30pm sharp, and normally finish by 9pm.
All club members welcome
The meetings are usually on the second Monday of every month (but there are exceptions, for example July 2021), with the occasional exception. They are formal but friendly, and we cover the outstanding items from the previous meeting, any new topics on the agenda, upcoming events, ride planning, holidays and special events, finance, publicity events & opportunities, local developments that the club might want to get involved with, and all the bits and pieces which make the club tick along.
If you have anything to add to the agenda for discussion, please email it to Agenda_at_1066cycleclub.org.uk (replacing at with @ of course!)
24/04/2022 – Castle Challenge
We received this update from St Leonards on Sea Rotary Club…
As you know we were hoping to arrange rides in September this year to replace the proposed event in April 2021 but we regret to say that has not proved possible. However we will be organising the usual three rides for SUNDAY 24th April 2022 so please put that date in your diaries and tell your friends. Full details will be available from January 2022.
Your search has brought you to the friendliest cycle club in the 1066 area. (Well that’s what we say!)
If you are an avid cyclist, a novice or a newbie, we would welcome you to come along and meet us. Look on the events page to see when our next outing will be and call / text the ride leader.
No-buddy(!) to cycle with…
If you are a novice or slightly nervous rider, how about having a 1-1 ride with one of our lovely members, male or female. This will NOT be a lesson, more of an accompaniment to help you get ‘back on the road’. If this is something you would like to do please contact Heather@1066cycleclub.org.uk
1066 Cycle Club is a group of people who enjoy cycling and want to improve cycling facilities in the ‘1066’ area of Sussex. Find out more about us