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Upcoming Rides

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Sat 24th new year meal & ride
Our annual club meal will be 12:30pm at the Azur on St Leonards seafront
Sat 31st - Litter Pick on Winchelsea Beach
(not a cycle ride, however a few people are cycling to/from the event)
A Lovely Litter Pick at Winchelsea Beach, between Rye and Pett, from 10:15 until 1pm.
Would you like to join your local Sustrans volunteer rangers and clear the litter from the new route near Winchelsea Beach ? We would appreciate your help.
Volunteer rangers will meet you from 10:15 at the Beach Cafe on Winchelsea coast road. They will explain where they are picking and can provide you with all the necessary equipment. Please wear sturdy shoes, warm clothing and gardening gloves if you have them. Please feel free to stay for as long as you have time for. Every little bit of assistance will help to make this piece of route more pleasant for walkers and cyclists.

Suitable trains are the 09:36 from Hastings, which arrives at Winchelsea station at 09:50 (followed by a 2 mile cycle ride which Duncan and Karen have planned to do, however we can't guarantee this and there's a possibility that you may be on your own here, it's not a 1066 organised ride. Duncan suggests that if you do take your bike on the train, get a return ticket all the way to Rye, as not all trains stop at Winchelsea for the return journey)

If you have any queries please contact Joe on 07704139879

Don't forget you can report potholes, problems with bridleways (remember we can cycle on them)
and other road situations which cause you problems

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Old TownAny BikeShort ride, up to 15 milesGrade 2Sat 7th - Ride to Hastings Old Town
Meet 10.30 Battle Abbey Green
We will ride through small lanes across to Hastings.
Some hills up & down.
There is a small section of track to avoid a busy road.
This ride will finish with coffee in Hastings.
Cyclists have the option of taking the train back Battle or riding with others back.
Contact Gabrielle 07908858233 for more details or to book
LogoSat 14th London Bike Show 2015
Do you want to see what's new in the cycling world, wander around the many exhibition stands and watch out for cycling celebrities?  Full details of the event and ticket purchase can be found here
Club members are going Saturday travelling by train on the 8:07 from Battle arriving at Charing Cross at 10:04. Then we will need to catch the Jubilee line and DLR to get to Excel. You may be able to find a discount code for the event although some expired at the end December 2014 (it is possible to pay on the door, but sometimes there are queues). You might want to bring a packed lunch. We will discuss the return journey when we are there.
If you are coming or want to discuss please contact Sue on 07952166819
Bell InnAny BikeMedium Ride
                (15-30 miles)Grade 2Sun 15th - Ride to the Bell Inn at Ticehurst
A new ride and destination.  Join me on my hilly ride through lanes from Robertsbridge to the Bell Inn, Ticehurst for coffee or something stronger!   Sorry no cake so bring your own and a few extra snacks in case we run into lunch time.  Approx 18 miles return.

Start 10:30am at Robertsbridge Station
Return to Robertsbridge early afternoon.  Option of coming back to mine for soup lunch!

Trains leave Hastings at 09:50, or Battle at 10:07
Trains return from Robertsbridge at 16 mins past the hour

Please let me know if you'll be joining me.  Denise 07508262768
Tue 17th club monthly meeting
7:30pm at Battle Club (next to "Yesterday World" shop/museum)
Open to all club members
White HartThu 22nd Quiz Night
We join in with the monthly Pub Quiz at the White Hart pub, Netherfield
A fun quiz, not too difficult. 2.50 per person to enter. Starts 7:30pm
Just turn up, or call Dale if you need any further details (07713297691)

The quiz this month is slightly different, in that the questions are set by St Michaels Hospice, and quiz nights all around the country do the same quiz at the same time. It's a harder quiz than usual !

Don't forget, proceeds from next month's quiz go to 1066 Cycle Club
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White HartThu 19th Quiz Night
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
This month's proceeds are going to 1066 Cycle Club
Just turn up, or call Dale if you need any further details (07713297691)
SpringAny BikeMedium Ride (15-30 miles)Grade 2Sat 28th - Spring Ride
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 Classic Sportive
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

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View24th-26th Hostel weekend
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

(updated 17/11/2014)
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)
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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 event)
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Sat/Sun 27/28th Dieppe Raid
TBA Come and meet us at Battel Bonfire Boyes summer fete
We are inviting the police along to do some bicycle security marking 
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PosterSun 12th - Folkestone 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 who goes

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