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|Sun 1st Bright in Brightling
Meet 10:30am at Battle Abbey, we will ride out towards Brightling
Pray for sunshine as we repeat the ride last attempted in November last year, but were rained off!
Please bring lunch and snacks, as we may not see any pubs or tea shops!
Approximately 20 miles in total, some hills, medium pace.
Please join me, nobody will get left behind!
If you plan to come on this ride or need more information please contact Penny on 07931516715
Were you at the Rye "Litter Pick" a few weekends ago?
Sheena has found some items of lost property at her house, maybe they are yours!
Her number is 07963886585
Hilly morning ride
Meet Hastings Pier 10:15, we ride into the country...
Return for coffee 12ish
Small lanes, some steep up hills, good views
Contact Gabrielle 07908858233 for more details or to book
|Sat 14th Rye and
Leave Rye Station at 10am to cycle to Hythe, see the railway and pick up a British Cycle Quest clue. We will go via the coast on NCN2 and some back inland.
We can stop at the lovely tea-shop in Appledore or keep going to Rye (we will decide on the day). Bring a snack for lunch. This ride has not been pre-ridden so we might need to check the map occasionally.
This ride is suitable for road or hybrid bikes. Back mid afternoon.
Approx 50 miles.
For more information or to book in, contact Sue on 07952 166819
The club is putting together a pack of easy-to-lead rides (maps, directions, coffee stops, etc), so that leading a ride is more attractive to more people.
If you have any ideas for new routes, or there's one you enjoyed and fancy doing again please get in contact with Denise, Steve, Dale, or Sue.
|Tue 17th Club monthly meeting
7:30pm at Battle Club (next to "Yesterday World" shop)
Open to all club members
|Thu 19th Quiz Night
(to be confirmed)
We join in with the Pub Quiz at the White Hart pub, Netherfield
A fun quiz, not too difficult. £2.50 per person to enter. Starts 7:30pm
Tonights takings are going to 1066 Cycle Club
As Sean is in the process of selling the pub to a new owner, we are unsure at the moment whether the quiz will take place or not. Check back here nearer the time for confirmation
Just turn up, or call Dale if you need any further details (07713297691)
|Sat 28th Spring
Starting 10am at Rye Station, we will ride the country lanes, see trees in blossom & lambs
Bring a sandwich for lunch, we will stop for tea in Appledore
Contact Gabrielle 07908858233 for more details or to book
|Sun 29th - Velopace Spring
Joe is thinking of doing either this ride today, or maybe this one later in July (but can't decide which one to do!)
He adds... "These two events are taking place in our area and may be of interest to club members. Sportive rides are well supported and routes are signed. It is not competitive, although a time is provided for information. I plan to do one of the rides. Unfortunately the date for the discounted price for the first one in March is now gone"
If anyone is interested please contact Joe on 07704139879
We will cycle over to the YHA in East Dean on the Friday, followed by a choice of rides on the Saturday. and cycle back on the Sunday 26th. It's about 25 miles to get there. Accommodation for both nights is £42 per person. Places are limited.
We will eat out at the local pub on the Friday night and cook at the hostel on the Saturday night. There will be a food kitty (£15 each) which will cover breakfast on both mornings, Saturday night dinner at the hostel, packed lunch for Sunday's return journey and a few other bits of food for snacks. What is not included is your food during the day on Saturday.
If you wish to come then payment must be made by 30th January. Cheques payable to 1066 Cycle Club, contact Sue on 07952166819
|Sun 26th - "On Yer Bike" charity ride
See here for details. As usual there is a choice of 25-mile or 40-mile routes
Usually a few people from the club go. If you plan to go and wouldn't mind acting as a contact for 1066 cycle club (i.e. people can meet up with you) then please let Dale know (07713297691)
|We will be trying to organise a ride on the
new Hastings/Bexhill link road, possibly before it is open
to the public. More details to follow nearer the time.
We will also be riding the cyclepath which runs along it's distance, possibly as a joint venture with other cycle clubs in the area (mainly HUB and Bexhill Wheelers)
|TBA, Cathas Seat ride (an annual
Dover & East Kent
This is a beautiful all day ride going up the east Kent coast on small roads along the coast.
As this is further away we need offers of carshares (with bike racks) to Dover.
Please contact Gabrielle if you can offer this
Meet time & place TBC
|Sat/Sun 13/14th Eastbourne Cycling
Some people from the club usually go. See here for details
Dieppe Raid, with an optional Paris trip. Contact Ruth for
|TBA Come and meet us at Battel
Bonfire Boyes summer fete
We are inviting the police along to do some bicycle security marking
Channel Rotary Charity Bike Ride
A few of us went last year.
Choice of 10, 30, or 50 mile routes
Let Dale know if you intend to go
|Early August, Ride
London events. There's usually someone from the club
||Most weeks some club
members join East
Sussex CTC group on their regular Wednesday rides,
which are held every week, rain or shine. The format is
the same every week; meet for coffee then start riding
at 11am for a 2 hour ride to a pub for lunch. Some
people take a picnic and eat together. There are 6
groups of riders going at different speeds from the very
gentle to the very fast. There is something to suit
everybody. Non CTC members are welcome to try but are
expected to join if you attend regularly. (Don't forget
you can have reduced membership through 1066 Cycle
Club). You can see the current events list here.
If you would like to know more or would like some
assistance getting started do call Sue 07952166819
||We have been invited
to the HUB Community Bike Workshop, every Wed 6-8pm, at
Labyrinth on the Lower Promenade, opposite Warrior
Square. Get a free basic bike check, access tools and
advice to work on your own bike, work on donated
bicycles, learn new skills, meet other cyclists and get
information about local cycling issues.
(check before going there!)
|Every last Saturday of the month some club members join the regular off-road riders at Bedgebury. Meet at the cycle hire shop at Bedgebury. For more details contact Denise on 01580 880889|
Note: Steve spotted that CTC are using an
unusual format for map grid references. He suggests the
following... "The OS numbers refer to OS Landranger sheet
numbers (1:50,000), and not OS Explorer sheet numbers 1:25,000
which is what a lot of us use. Ignore the hyphen and you then
have the six figure local grid reference that you can find on
information for all rides
events | One-off events
|What do those symbols mean?|
| Suitable for any type
Suitable for Mountain Bikes only
All rides are graded 1 to 4, a measure of the ride's average speed, and number/severity of hills.
Grade 1 : Mostly flat, easy pace
Grade 2 : Some hills, moderate pace
Grade 3 : More hills and fast pace.
Grade 4 : Challenging, hilly, fast pace
It's very rare that we put on a "grade 4" ride. If fast road riding is your thing then one of the other cycle clubs in the area might better suit your needs
|In addition to the Grade, we also show the
Distance of our rides, which fall into 3 categories :
up to 15 miles
between 15 and 30 miles
over 30 miles
When looking at our ride programme please consider both the ride's Grade, Distance and your fitness. It will help you decide which rides are most suitable for you.
(Having said that, we are a cheerful and flexible bunch of people. You will never be left behind on a ride)
If you're unsure of your ability and whether a particular ride would suit you then please call the leader for that particular ride, they will be more than happy to chat about it.
Although we try to finish rides on time this cannot be guaranteed, and there have been occasions where they have over-run; it is wise to consider what impact this may have on you.
Thanks to ESCC for their kind permission for the use and reproduction of these symbols