Bexhill, Penhurst, Chilley Farm circular (FULL)

Sorry, this ride is now fully booked

A level-2b ride due to the hills, although we will be going at a leisurely pace. Approx 28 miles with 480 metres of climbing

We will meet at Bexhill sailing club at 10am

The ride will go out through Watermill lane to Catsfield then up to Penhurst ,Bodle street then drop down onto the Rickney marshes.

We will stop for refreshments at Chilley Farm before riding back along the seafront to the sailing club. As this stop is towards the end of the ride you may want to bring snacks to keep you going !

The ride will be limited to 6 people, please bring your ICE details.

we aim to be back around 3pm

If you would like to join me please contact Adrian on 07544 808532

Many thanks 🙂

Stone Cross & Heathfield Picnic ride

Leave Hillier’s Garden Centre at 11am – Hailsham Rd, Stone Cross, Pevensey BN24 5BS. I will be there at 10.30 to get a coffee before we set off.
Ride mostly up the Cuckoo trail to Heathfield (11 miles, 1.5 hrs – flat then gently uphill) to have a picnic. Shops etc nearby.
Return longer way via Rushlake Green & the Levels back to Hillier’s (15 miles, 1.5 hrs – mainly downhill!) about 3pm.
Level 2a
I am allowing up to 12 people on this ride. The picnic will be split into two groups of 6
Bring ICE slips and book your place with Rob
rob.as.foster @ gmail.com

Isle of Oxney and beyond

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.

Battle/Mountfield/Penhurst

10.30am meet at The Green in Battle for coffee pre-ride

Leave at 11.00am

I would love it if you would join me for this delightful circular route which explores some beautiful countryside.

We will cycle from Battle, via Netherfield, Mountfield, Penhurst then back to Battle.

It’s about 20 miles, largely on quiet lanes with 1,900ft of climb.

As there is nowhere suitable en route for refreshments please bring a drink and snack. Back in Battle we can go to Great Park Farm for coffee/lunch.

Due to Covid regulations numbers are limited to 6.

Please text Dawn 07870602277 if you would like to join me.

Northiam garden safari

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.
Level 2A
Suitable for any bike

Polegate / Abbots Wood MTB (rescheduled)

Originally planned for the 8th, but was rained-off.  Now on the 15th  🙂

MTB ride from Polegate through Abbotts Wood to Middle Farm for a lunch stop, returning along the foot of the Downs and skirting Arlington reservoir. 26 miles. Leisurely pace, not many hills.

Meet at 10:00am at the end of Levett Road in Polegate returning around 3:00pm. Maximum of 6 riders.

Please let Steve know if you would like to come on 07789 546833

Pett circular via Fairlight & Westfield (full)

Sorry, this ride is now fully booked

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

 

South Downs way, Friston forest exploratory ride

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
Denise: 07508262768

Wealden Uppy Downy from Cooden (full)

Sorry, this ride is now fully booked

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

Ashburnham circular via Rushlake Green

Monday 3rd may
Ashburnham circular via Rushlake Green. 27 miles and 2000ft of climbing. level 2b
Suitable for road or hybrid bikes.
Only 6 places in total so please book in with me Penny on 07931 516715
Meet me at Ashburnham rear carpark (near the chapel) at 11am with your ice contacts on a piece of paper.
Please bring snacks and water, hopefully well find a coffee and cake along the way.
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