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Sun 28th
Rye and Romney Marsh charity ride
Choice of 10,25,50 or 100km routes, all start from Rye
(in other words 6,15,30, or 60 miles)
We will meet 9:45 at the Rye Club in
Market Road just up from the station, where you can register.
There is a train from Bexhill/Hastings which arrives in Rye at 9:45 (Sadly it's impossible to catch the train from Battle, as the Southeastern & Southern services don't play nicely together on Sunday mornings. One day we'll sort this out)
This is a charity event, each rider donates 10. There is an entry form
here but it's also possible to register at the start.
Sponsor forms (optional) can be found here
There's a good chance Dale will be doing the 10km (yes!) route at a leisurely pace, with a coffee stop somewhere in Camber.  I think Gabrielle plans to do the 50km, and Joe plans to do the 100km route.

(contact Dale on 07713297691 or if you plan to go on any of the routes)
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If you're coming to the birthday celebration on Sunday please contact Denise before the 2nd

Wed 1st
                Ride (over 30 miles)Grade 3Mid week ride
Join CTC for one of their away days, but this time it is starting from Battle.
Meet 10am onwards for coffee and cake (donation to our club) at Arran, Saxonwood Road and be ready to leave at 11am. We will be riding to Hurst Green via Bodiam and back via Netherfield. It is a hilly route so if you like a challenge this is for you.
Approximately 35 miles cycling at between 10-12 miles per hour with a lunch pub or cafe stop.
Back to Battle about 3pm.
If you plan to come along or need further details please contact Sue on 07952166819

Please note, there are no more Thursday evening rides this year
(although we will still be attending the monthly Netherfield pub quiz nights, see details here nearer the time)

Sat 4th
Medium Ride
                (15-30 miles)Grade 3Leave Battle Abbey Green at 9:20 am
Cycle along the lanes to Mill Corner near Northiam via Cripps Corner. Come back via Sedlescombe along more pretty country lanes. Bring a mini snack for eating on route. Coffee in Battle at about 11.30 depending on how fast we go.
If you plan to come along or need further details please contact Sue on 07952166819
Sun 5th
CakeCelebrating 5 years of our club, we will have a club birthday lunch at Denise's at 12.30 (26 Mill Rise, Robertsbridge)
We are asking for a nominal contribution of 3.00 per person. We'll also be running a raffle.  If you wish to donate a prize, please give to Kirsty.
Please let Denise (07508262768 or 01580880889) know if you'll be coming by Thursday 2nd Sept so that we know how much food to prepare

From Bexhill, Joe is leading a ride, starting 11am at the De La Warr going via Ashburnam and Brightling.
Distance is 16 miles with elevation at start 33ft and maximum 568 feet :-)
The route is hilly and a bit of a challenge, but nobody will get left behind.
Returning afternoon, working bike lights required!
Contact Joe on 07704139879 for more details, or if you want to come on this ride

From Battle, Sue will lead a ride via Netherfield and coming back via Poppinghole Lane. The route is hilly and a bit of a challenge but nobody will get left behind. Leave Battle Abbey Green 11.15 am. There is always the train, for getting home, if getting there leaves you puffed out !
Contact Sue on 07952166819 for more details, or if you want to come on this ride
Sat 11th
                Ride (over 30 miles)Ride to Peasmarsh Arboretum which is at its best at this time of year.
We'll be heading along the undulating B2085 though Brede and then pick up quieter but hillier lanes to Peasmarsh. If the pub in Brede is open we'll have a short coffee stop.  Approx 35 miles. Take snacks
This garden is part of the Open Garden Scheme. Admission is 4.00 which goes to St Michaels Hospice.
Pumpkin soup and Old Sussex Apple cake on offer!  Please allow a good 1 hour stop at Peasmarsh Place to lunch and enjoy the arboretum, which is at its best this time of year.

Depart 10:30am outside Robertsbridge station
Return approx 5:30pm

Train from Hastings 9:50.  Meet 10:15 at Cripps Corner if you wish to ride from Battle.
If you plan to come along or need further details please contact Denise on 07508262768
Sun 12th
Grade 1Level 1, or Level 2 if you cycle to the starting point.
Meet at the Polegate entrance of the traffic-free Cuckoo Trail. If coming by train come out of Polegate station walk up the High Street, cross over Hailsham Road and turn left down School Lane. There are signs to the Cuckoo Trail.
We aim to leave the meeting place at 11 am. We will cycle up the trail and aim to stop for a snack at a cafe on route. After our snack we will retrace our steps. You could go on up the Cuckoo Trail to Heathfield if you want to. We will end our ride early afternoon. If you are building up your confidence and fitness do mention this to me so we can discuss how the club can help you with this.
If you plan to come along or need further details please contact Sue on 07952166819

Note: If you would like to cycle from Battle please let me know and we can agree a time
Tue 21st
1066 Cycle Club monthly meeting. See here for tonight's agenda
Starts 7:30pm at Battle Club (next to "Yesterdays World" shop).
All club members welcome

Sat 8th
                Ride (over 30 miles)Grade 3Ride to Mayfield to pick up an answer to a British Cycle Quest question.
We will pick up NCN route 21 one way and go through Burwash the other.
Leave Battle Abbey Green at 9.20 am and have a coffee stop in Mayfield and find our question.
Please note this route has not been reccy ( ridden before) so we may need to check our maps a bit more frequently.
Back during the afternoon so do bring some extra snacks.
Contact Sue for further information 07952166819

P.S. Don't forget to get an BCQ answer card from CTC ready for this ride

December 2014
Sat 13th
CandleAfternoon ride around Hastings & up to the Country Park
Destination is Mallydams wood, for Christmas Lights & Winter Cheer !
Ride to Westfield to see the world famous Christmas lights in the village

May 2015
Cathas Seat ride (an annual event)

June 2015
Dieppe Raid

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!)

Last Sat
of month

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

British Cycle Quest
There are 402 checkpoints across the country and a question about each one. There are six questions each in East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent and Surrey. The idea is to cycle to a checkpoint, answer the question and complete an answer card. Each card holds ten answers. Completed answer cards are then returned to CTC who verify the answers, return the verified card to you, and award certificates and medals according to the total number of questions answered. The first answer card is free, with a small charge for additional cards. For more information and downloads, please see
We thought it might be fun to have a little competition within our club and see who can get the most answers between now and the AGM. Club members can send a scan/photo of their verified answer card(s) either to Sue's mobile or to the club email address,
There will be a small prize for each set of ten correct answers and a slightly larger prize for whoever gets the most answers.

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 your map"

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