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Upcoming Rides

It is important to read the ride information before coming on any rides

See also regular rides. Contact Steve if you wish to lead a ride
Sat 28th Cafe ride
Our route will be Robertsbridge and Northiam via Bodiam
Mixed terrain of lanes and slightly busier roads, stopping at a cafe for late coffee or brunch. Returning early-mid afternoon.
Start 10:30am at Robertsbridge Station. If you wish to join us on this ride please contact Denise by Friday evening so we know approximate numbers for the coffee/lunch stop. Tel 01580 880889 or 07508262768

See also regular rides. Contact Steve if you wish to lead a ride
RidersAny BikeLong Ride
                  (over 30 miles)Grade 2Sat 5th Day out at Dungeness
Starting 10am at Rye railway station
We will ride via the marshes to Dungeness. (we've not done that route for a while)
Expect to be out for most of the day. Bring good clothing. At least one coffee/lunch stop guaranteed!
More details to follow
If you plan to join us for this ride or have any questions please contact Gabrielle on 07908858233
Sun 6th Quickish Level-3 morning ride
WestfieldMedium Ride (15-30 miles)Grade 3Leaving Battle Abbey Green at 10am to take the country lanes for a winter blast of about 15 miles (remember there are always big-ish hills so our average speed is never very high).
We will be cycling over in the Westfield direction and heading back for coffee at 12 noon in Battle. If the weather conditions are poor we will adjust the ride accordingly
If you plan to join us for this ride please contact Sue on 07952166819
Tue 15th Social evening / club meeting
7:30pm at Arran, Saxonwood Road, Battle (not at the Battle Club)
All club members welcome.
Something slightly different; we will have a shorter-than-usual meeting, with drinks and mince pies.
Please contact Sue if you plan to come along (07952166819)
The meeting agenda (which grows nearer the time) is here
See also regular rides. Contact Steve if you wish to lead a ride
January 2016
Tue 19th Monthly club meeting
7:30pm upstairs at Battle Club
All club members welcome.
The agenda (which grows nearer the time) is here
Sat 30th New-Year club meal
Most probably at the Squirrel pub just outside Battle (we are confirming this with them now)
As usual we will have some bike rides planned in the morning which will finish at the pub
Booking required, more details to follow soon...

Deadline for booking the Isle Of Wight MTB trip is the end of January.
(scroll down to 16th June for details)

See also regular rides. Contact Steve if you wish to lead a ride
June 2016
Thu 2nd to Mon 6th - Darsham/Suffolk long weekend
SuffolkCost will be approx £30 for accommodation, plus £20-£25 for food.
There will be 10 places available
Bookings will be taken from mid February with £30 deposit. More details early next year.
Sat 11th 1066 Cycling Festival (Bexhill)
Sun 12th 1066 Cycling Festival (Hastings)
Sat 18th Midsummer night ride
This is two days before the full moon
Sun 19th Active Rother event in Bexhill
We were there in 2015 even thought it was cancelled due to the rain!
We'll be there again this year, come along and say hello.
Thu 16th to Mon 23rd June - Isle Of Wight mountain bike holiday
(note new date)
There will be a trip to the Isle Of Wight, leaving Thurs 23rd June 2016 and returning Mon 27 Jun. Plan will be to ride Fri, Sat, Sun and Monday leaving on the 6pm ferry home. I can coordinate and give advice. I usually stay in B&B in Newport and can source details of that type of accommodation. Others may well want to arrange self-catering which they will have to find themselves.

Itís a great place for off-road riding and has more trails per square mile than any other county in the UK. I haven't come across any technically demanding stuff but there are some tough hills. But on the other hand some lovely flat easy rides. At the moment this is for mountain-bike owners only. The plan will be to ride from Newport on some occasions but to use our transport to get to further parts of the island to ride.
If you are interested please give John a call on 07505665072 or 01424842314
Sat 25th to Mon 27th June - Dieppe Raid (some of our members sometimes go)
See here for the tour website

Regular events...
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 the 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!)

Important information for all rides

Regular events | One-off events

What do those symbols mean?
Any Bike Suitable for any type of bicycle

Mountain bikes
              ONLYSuitable 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 Grade 1 : Mostly flat, easy pace

Grade 2 Grade 2 : Some hills, moderate pace

Grade 3 Grade 3 : More hills and fast pace.

Grade 4 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 :

Short ride, up to 15 miles up to 15 miles

Medium Ride (15-30 miles) between 15 and 30 miles

Long Ride (over 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