Beachy Head, Birling Gap and Polegate circular (full)

Sorry, this ride is now fully booked up


Join me ready to leave Cooden Beach Station at 10.00am to cycle along the coast to Eastbourne Beachy Head and Birling Gap where we’ll stop for takeaway coffee and then on to East Dean, steep climb up to Friston and then back to Cooden via Polegate and NCN2. I hope to be back by 2.30pm latest.
Total mileage will be around 33, ride will be graded 2b, road or hybrid bike suggested and with a maximum total of 6 riders in line with COVID guidelines. Please bring your ICE details on a separate piece of paper.
Please text Bill on 07746 997193 if you would like to join this ride

Picnic at Arlington Reservoir (full)

Sorry, this ride is now fully booked

10am meet at Cooden Beach Station, leave at 10.15am.
Let’s kick start our April challenge with this 35 mile cycle! Or further……
Leaving CBS we will cycle via Pevensey, Hankham, Hailsham to Arlington.
Coffee may be taken at Hilliers or Arlington Tea Rooms.
After a leisurely hour at Arlington where refreshments are available or your own picnic, we will return via Upper Dicker, Hailsham, Magham Down, Rickney to CBS.
The route is largely on quieter roads with exception of through Hailsham.
Level 2A
Suitable for road or hybrid bikes.
Due to Covid regulations numbers are limited to 6.
It would be lovely to have your company. Please text Dawn on 07870602277 if you would like to join me.


Battle & Rye loop

Well here’s a ride to burn off a few calories in preparation for probable excesses later in the month. Please join me on Sunday 13th to ride from Battle Station at 10.00 am via Sedlescombe, Broad Oak, Peasmarsh,Iden, Rye Tibbs farm cafe, Udimore, Broad Oak, Sedlescombe, Battle. A hilly ride of about 35 miles.

Please message me on 07811098505 if you fancy it (obviously only 6 total allowed).
Cheers, Geof

Robertsbridge & Heathfield

Robertsbridge-Tottenworth Farm Cafe (near Heathfield)
A newish route, via Woods Corner, Rushlake Green and then up along the B2014 to Tottenworth Farm Cafe for coffee.
Coming back there will be a stretch of B2014 to Three Cups Corner before branching off onto quiet lanes via Dallington up to Woods Corner.
A 2B ride because of the hills but at a leisurely pace.
Six people maximum, Please note that ALL riders are required to provide ICE contact details (address) on paper which will be held for 21 days securely, then destroyed safely
Depart:  10.15
Return:  1pm ish

Battle/Peasmarsh circular

Starting at Battle Abbey Green at 10am we will ride via Sedlescombe, Broad Oak mainly small lanes to Peasmarsh. Bring a picnic and return on similar route. About 35 miles and 2b rating. Return to Battle by approx 4.00pm
The numbers are limited to 6, so first to register will be accepted.
Anybody coming should provide contact and ice numbers on paper to me at start of the ride

To register for ride please text Geof at 07811098505

Sunday Beachy Head ride(s)

Prompted by Cycling UK’s efforts (resulting in changes to their group riding policy), and the nights drawing in on the Thursday evening Rides, we have been working hard on getting our heads round putting Cub Rides back onto the weekend programme…

To get the wheels rolling Emma has devised a version of her favourite ride for Sun 6 Sep, for up to 12 people. The well-worn route starts at Cooden Beach Station 10am & will be finishing at the top of Beachy Head for a picnic brunch at around 11:30, approx 17 miles.

Having eaten, riders will then be responsible for making their own way back to the start. We’ll organise this return-group so you won’t be on your own. Expect to be back at Cooden around 2:00-2:30.

Emma will be leading a small group (max 6) on further for a longer ride back to Cooden via Jevington & Polegate, Overall distance around 36 miles. if anyone wishes to lead others back please let Emma know. If you would like to do the longer ride back with Emma please let her know when you book in.

Hopefully, this gives us a chance to meet up again & enjoy the vibes! But , obviously, there are guidelines & instructions we must follow:
1. All riders MUST book in prior to ride  (the club insists this anyway, so it’s nothing new)
2. Every rider MUST hand their name, address, phone number & ICE contact, on a piece of paper, to Emma at the start, as Ride Leader & Covid Officer for this Ride.
3.All riders must carry face coverings, for use in an emergency when social distancing may not be possible or if needed to enter a space where mandatory face coverings required. It will be difficult to share tools so please try to have what you might need with you.

You will need to bring your own refreshments for the picnic, and please maintain social distancing when gathering at the start location and consider the needs of other members of the public who may be using the area. The Club also encourages safe social-distancing measures when making your way to and from the Ride.

I hope you are able to join me on Sunday and, as always, very much look forward to seeing you.  Emma
p.s. Please note that I have a new phone number

The Woodmans Daughter (cancelled)

Not a ride organised by 1066 Cycle Club, but there’s a good chance that we will attend. Karen has offered to be the club contact, should you have any questions.

Sunday 18th April Essex 50km “The woodmans daughter” £9 and entries need to be in two weeks before hand – start at 9am
link –


Karen offered the club this description of what to expect…

Audax is a long distance cycling organisation and you can find out more at their very helpful website I have done a few of their events and they are all about enjoying the ride as opposed to going fast.  They have control points and sometimes questions enroute to answer when riding which makes it interesting.  The post race refreshments are really great also and included in the price which is very cheap compared to the price of some other rides I have done. There isn’t a medal however you can purchase one if you want at the end.

(cancelled) Sussex / Kent Border Tour

I would love it if you would join me for this delightful circular route which explores some stunning Kent and Sussex countryside.

We will cycle from Rye, via Peasmarsh, Beckley, Wittersham, and Ebony to Appledore, then back via Stone and Iden.

It’s about 30 miles, largely on quiet lanes with 1,900ft of climb.


Tea/lunch comes after about 20 miles in Appledore (after most of the climbing has been done!) where there is a choice of Miss Mollet’s High Class Tea Room or The Black Lion Pub, you will have difficulty choosing as they are excellent. Maybe fit in both as we will stop for about an hour!

We will also stop after 10 miles for a snack so please bring something with you.

Please be aware that the ride will NOT take place if there is any chance of icy or inclement conditions.

Meeting Place: Rye Station, Café Des Fleurs from 9:45am
If you’re coming on the train, check for engineering works

There is free parking on the roads on the Tilling Green Estate or paid parking in Gibbet Marsh, Rye Station and other car parks.

Eastbourne/Polegate Circular

If you are not up for the Club’s “Level-2b” Beach Head ride today, here is an easier “2a” alternative and if you have not ridden this route before, you will be pleasantly surprised by the mixture of coastal, urban and rural scenery that it offers. Good coffee and cakes at “Fusciardi’s Ice Cream Parlour” is also a bonus.

Route : Leaving the Colonnade, Bexhill at 10:00, we will follow the coastal route to Eastbourne, arriving at Fusciardi’s for coffee about 11:00. From there we will continue west and then head north inland towards Polegate via Willingdon. We will then briefly join the southern end of the Cuckoo Trail before heading home via Rickney and the Pevensey Levels, arriving back about 14:30. The route has a few gentle undulations, which will be ridden at an easy/moderate pace. Total distance of about 30 miles.

Trains : 09:37 train from Hastings arrives Bexhill 09:47
Parking : Ample free street parking in area.

07845 968149 (text preferred)

Cooden /Beachy Head/Birling Gap circular ride

One of our favouite rides leaving from Cooden Beach Station at 10.00, ride via Pevensey Bay and Eastbourne to Beachy Head, along to Birling Gap, inland to East Dean and up to Friston, avoiding the main road. We will return via Jevington, Polegate and Pevensey.   There are two climbs of note on the route, a long steady climb up to Beachy Head and and a short steep climb to Friston.  A reasonable level of fitness is required. Returning around 3pm.  We will stop at Birling Gap for coffee and cake with a view of the 7 sisters. Total mileage will be around 32.

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