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|Sat 28th Spring
Starting 10am at Rye Station, we will ride the country lanes, see trees in blossom & lambs. This will be a new route, with great coffee & tea stops. Bring a snack / sandwich for lunch. A couple of hills to get into the north edge of the Marsh then quiet & flat country lanes with not a car for miles, just sheep & birdsong. Contact Gabrielle 07908858233 to book in, or for more details
Winchelsea Cellar Tour
Starts 9:50am at at Rye Station (we will wait for the 09:54 train to come in from Hastings/Battle/Bexhill)
The route will be mostly on hard-surfaced tracks and small country lanes, most of it flat. There are short sections which are hilly and busy, we can walk these.
When we reach Winchelsea you have the choice to do your own thing for a while, or join the cellars tour (£5 per person), which takes around 1½ hours
We will return to Rye afterwards, possibly along the same route, or via the harbour nature reserve if everyone is happy to do so (we'll decide on the day).
Optional coffee stop in Rye afterwards
To book in please contact Dale on 07713297691 (text) or 01424773606 (phone)
Club Annual General Meeting (AGM)
At the Bull Inn, Battle. Open to all club members
Come along to show your support for the committee, hear what's happened over the past 12 months, and help to shape the club's future.
As part of the AGM the current committee will stand down, leaving all committee positions available to be filled. Please contact anyone on the current committee (Sue, Chris, Denise, Dale, Steve, or Ruth) if you are thinking of joining the committee.
In addition to the main committee positions, we are also looking for people who could do occasional small tasks during the year.
Please arrive at the pub by 11am (when the pub opens), the aim is to sit down and start the AGM promptly (we will be in the back restaurant section)
The club will provide a free tea/coffee for all current members.
The pub will also have flapjack at £2 per slice, or Victoria sponge, carrot cake, or chocolate fudge cake at £2.50 a slice.
There are a couple of rides before the AGM...
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. (we've started here)
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 21st Club monthly meeting
7:30pm at Battle Club (next to "Yesterday World" shop)
Open to all club members
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)
|[date to be confirmed]
Rye and Hythe circular
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
Charity Ride, organised by Rye Bay Coastguards
Start between 8.30-10.30am from the coastguard station, Rye harbour.
Choose either 30 or 15 mile route around Rye, Romney marsh, Lydd and Camber.
£5 entry fee, sponsorship optional (see link below)
The organisers have sent us a poster, map, and entry details front & back pages
Please let Dale or Denise know if you plan to go, as we need someone to be the '1066 club contact' (which simply means you check that any 1066 members that have 'booked in' are there at the start time)
|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)
|Sat 23rd South Downs
A repeat of one of my favourite East Sussex rides!
A complete mix of scenery and terrain taking in the South Downs, Seaford coastal path, Cuckmere Haven and then the pretty meandering lanes through to Alfriston.
Take lunch, snacks, flask etc as there are no facilities until Seaford. This ride is mostly suitable for hybrid or mountain bikes. I can lend out my hybrid to any female who would like to join us but only has a road bike.
Depart from Berwick Station at 10.30 (trains from Battle 9:12, or Hastings at 9:26
Return very late afternoon
To book in or request more information please contact Denise on 07508262768
|TBA, Cathas Seat ride (an annual
|Fri 29th MTB weekend in the Chilterns
Would anybody like to join Sue and Ruth at a mountain bike weekend in The Chilterns organised by Skedaddle?
You can book direct with Skedaddle and find out more here
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 details on 07940282888
|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
|Fri 4th National cycle-to-work
||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