Eastbourne Downs Mountain Bike circular (full)

Sorry this ride is now full, but let Denise know if you’d like to be put on the reserve list.
An exploratory ride from Eastbourne station to check out some of the bridle paths on the Downs.  Please expect a few map checks stops!  We may be able to get coffee in East Dean. Otherwise we’ll have a lunch stop on the green before heading north and circling back. Please carry lunch, mask, first aid kit, tools. ICE number.
Approx 12 miles
Dep:  Eastbourne Station 10.45.  Train gets in at 10.36 but please check nearer the time as there could be changes or engineering work)
return: 3pm approx

Tour De Cake 1

A social, easy pace ride to a members garden, where we can relax and chat, before returning to the original meeting point. Around 5 miles each way.
We will meet at the Colonnade, Bexhill and the route will be along to Cooden, Peartree lane, Whydown, Hooe, then onto Ninfield for cake.
Return via the ‘new road’ to Tesco, and then up over Galley Hill, back to the Colonnade.
Bring your own coffee, cake will be provided, please book with Heather as places limited to 5. We will follow our COVID secure procedures at all times.
Heather

 

Breakfast Ride

Do you fancy a treat breakfast cycle ride? Leave at Battle Abbey Green at 9am and cycle to Westfield and back to Powdermills Hotel In Battle. We will have a set breakfast of fruit juice, croissants with butter and jam and a choice of tea or coffee for £12. Total 14 miles approx with mixture of quiet and busier roads plus a few ups and downs. Please bring your track and trace info with name, contact number and ICE info on a piece of paper.
If the weather isn’t good we may decide do a shorter ride but we would need to fulfill the breakfast booking.
Bookings to me, Sue 07952166819 by Friday 30th October.

 

Battle bridleways ride

Come and ride the 3 bridleways of Battle with a newly discovered very, very short section which forms part of our route. Total is approximately 15 miles with a coffee stop at Great Park Farm. Please bring your track and trace details (full name, contact details and ICE details) on a piece of paper which I will collect before we set off. Meeting place is Battle Abbey Green. Ride leaves the Green at 10am. Back at 1pm approx. 6 riders only.

 

Suitable for MTB and hybrid bikes

Battle’s Bridleways

Back by popular demand, a cross-country non-technical ride starting in Battle Abbey Green leaving at 10am. We will ride no less than 3 bridleways and some roads in between. We will finish our ride in Battle and have a coffee or more  there. Make sure you have some sustenance and drink with you as we will stop for a short break along the way.
Back to Battle at 12ish
About 15 miles.

 

Children In Need ride (ours!)

Do join us for a fun, fundraising ride for Children in Need. Do wear fancy dress if you would like to but please make sure the clothes are suitable for bike riding too. The idea is to cycle gently along from Cooden Beach station leaving at 10am. Please bring something to put any donations in. You will get a Pudsey bear sticker or 2 ! You can join the ride on NCN 2 at Warrior Square by Goat Ledge cafe. We will leave Goat Ledge at 11.30.  Then on to Hastings for coffee/snack.After the break the group will cycle back to Bexhill.Total about 8 miles. Geof will collect any donations on behalf of the club and transfer the club’s total to Children in Need. To book in or any questions text Geof 07811098505.

 

An update from Geof, which changes things slightly…

Our legal advisor has made it clear we cannot lawfully collect donations from the general public. So what we shall do is, firstly have some fun and raise some money for this great annual event. All those taking part please give as much as you can to me and I will transfer this grand sum to Children in Need on behalf of the club. A big turn out please.

Thursday evening ride – BEXHILL

Thursday evening rides in Bexhill will be on the SECOND Thursday of every month.

Meet on Bexhill Promenade next to the Sailing Club, ready to start riding at 6:30pm. We will cycle for about an hour, then return to Bexhill for an [optional] drink at a café or pub. The meeting point is a short cycle from Bexhill Station, and is conveniently situated on the National Cycle Network route 2. There is free car parking on Bexhill promenade.

No need to book, just turn up, please bring bike lights.

Our aim is to have two ride groups; a “tortoises” short & easy ride, and a “hares” ride which will be a bit longer and faster , however as this is a new venture we will assess which ride(s) to do based on the demand that evening.

Winchelsea/Rye (Level-1)

We will begin our ride at Winchelsea Station at 11:45am and cycle into Rye via the Nature Reserve. Coffee stop in Rye. A lovely flat route with great scenery with a traffic free section of NCN 2 and a bit of practice on the road too. Some experienced members of the club in be on hand and  will be happy to answer questions you may have about riding technique, road positioning and cycling in a group.
We will be back at Winchelsea Station sometime in the early/mid afternoon.

 


Note: There will also be a “feeder ride” starting from Battle and arriving at Winchelsea Station by 11:45am, although the feeder ride will be at a “Level-2b” pace. Details are here

Thursday Evening ride – BATTLE

Thursday Evening rides in Battle will run throughout the summer on the FIRST and THIRD thursday of every month.

As with previous years we will meet on the Abbey Green, ready to start riding at 6:30pm. We will cycle for about an hour, then return to Battle for an [optional] drink at a café or pub

Whenever possible we will aim to have two ride groups every week; a short & easy ride, and another which will be a bit longer and faster. The leaders will describe the route(s) at the beginning and you can chose which one you want to go on.
Note that neither of the rides could be described as “Level 1” because there aren’t any routes we can use that are on the flat

No need to book, just turn up. Please bring lights and a bike lock if you have them

Round Bewl Mountain Bike Ride 

A fun morning out riding round Bewl Reservoir.

Mostly tracks but also a couple of lanes.  Stop at Bewl Cafe for coffee/early lunch before completing the circuit,,   Parking at Dunster Mill car park – not used this before so not sure if there is a charge.  Huntley Mill Rd, Ticehurst, Wadhurst TN5 7HS.  But if you don’t fancy tackling the narrow road down to it, find somewhere to park in the Three Leg Cross area,  and pedal the mile down.  Option to have a drink in the Bull Pub after returning.

Dep:  10.00am    Dunsters Mill Car Park TN5 7HS
Return:  early to mid afternoon
Bikes:  mountain/hybrid
Grade:  2A
Mileage: 14 miles approx
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Denise

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