A combo of favourite lanes with some great views across the Rother Levels, Isle of Oxney and beyond. Its quite hilly (with the S Downs Way in mind) with some steady and some sharper gradients and plenty of shade in the latter 1/3 post Tenterden (through woods, vineyards and hop gardens) when we all might be wilting a little. It starts (and finishes of course) at the GP surgery car park in Northiam, close to Will’s Cafe (if you’d like a coffee on arrival and lunch later).
A ride at Level-2b grade, hilly 44 kms, suitable for a hybrid or road bike. There will be a refreshments stop after approx. 1hr 30 or 25km at Silcocks Farmshop.
From Northiam, through Beckley, down to the Rother (mind the swimmers), up to Wittersham, then skirting Stone (unless we want to see the view of the Marsh and the Royal Military Canal (will add 4km), up from Reading Street on the long steady ascent to Tentderden and then to Silcocks Farm Shop.
From there along the wonderfully named Gribble Bridge Lane past Biddenden Vineyard and then Benenden Hospital (East End), a sharp dip and hill up to Benenden proper, past the Bull (unless we are weak) and then cross country to Sandhurst (quite hilly). Then back Northiam via Newenden along the A268 (sorry it can’t be avoided – but traffic should be light). Over the Rother (past the Boating Station), and then one last energy sapping climb that starts to ease off for the last 0.5km through the village and back to the surgery car park.
Should be back by around 1.00pm depending on how long we stop at Silcocks.
We’ll follow COVID guidelines with a preferred maximum of 8 riders.
Please bring your ICE details on a separate piece of paper.
Please text Jim on 07732 393780 if you would like to join this ride.
Leave Battle Abbey Green at 10am to cycle to Northiam to join in with their Garden Safari.
Some medium and gentle hills but not too many! We will be going at a steady Level-2A pace and aim to get to the Northiam Village Green by the Doctor’s surgery car park for 11am. Faster riders can join us there. Coffee at Will’s to start with and spend about 2 hours visiting the 5 gardens. The tickets are £5 which must be paid in cash. You can either walk or cycle to the gardens. Afterwards we will re-group to cycle back to Battle.
Up to 8 riders for the led ride. Please text Sue on 07952166819 to book in. Please let me know if you are happy to be a back marker.
Bring your ICE (In Case of Emergency) number on a piece of paper to give to Sue.
Looking forward to this ride and visit !
Milage 20 miles.
Suitable for any bike
Pett circular via Fairlight & Westfield 21 hilly miles
Suitable for road bike or hybrid, Level 2b
Meet me at Pett Village Hall at 10am
Please bring ICE contact name & number of piece of paper.
We’ll stop for coffee & cake along the way but please bring water & snacks
Limited to 6 people so please message me to book your place
Penny 07931 516715
Another mountain bike ride to explore the South Downs way and further over into Friston Forest
Hopefully we can get a cuppa at west dean where we’ll also have picnic lunch.
Meet : end of Eastbourne promenade by cafe at 11.
Return: between 3-4pm
Mileage :16 miles approx
Join me ready to leave Cooden Beach Station at 10.00 on Wednesday May 5th for a scenic hilly circular ride of approx 23 miles with 1900 feet of climbing via Hooe, the Horsewalk, and the Penhurst Alps to Great Park Farm for refreshment and return to Cooden by around 13.30.
Level 2b. Suggest road or hybrid bike, please bring ICE details on a separate piece of paper.
Due to Covid regs numbers will be limited to 6.
Please text Bill on 07746 997193 to join this ride