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Long Ride
                  (over 30 miles)Grade 2Sun 19th New routes beyond Rye...
Anyone fancy joining me for afternoon tea?? Sunshine promised by the weatherman, about 40 miles, level 2 and pretty much flat all the way! So nice and relaxed!
Meet at Rye station at 11am. We will cycle to The lathe Barn at Burmarsh for Afternoon tea, Via Dymchurch for picnic lunch. (start is later than usual because of train times)
Train leaves Robertsbridge at 09:16, from Battle at 09:24 (or 09:46), and from Hastings at 10:27
If you're coming by car then park in the Cattle Market car park at Rye (next to station, entrance via Rope walk, 1.50 all day). We plan to be back to Rye about 5 to 5:30ish
Please bring snacks and lunch and waterproofs just in case!
Hope you can join me, please let me know if you can......Thanks Penny 07931516715

                Ride (over 30 miles)Grade 3Sun 26th Fast-paced ride
Club member Ian has planned a ride at a faster pace than usual, which could possibly become a regular event.
He says... "I would envisage this being on a Sunday starting at 8 to 8:30 am and taking around 3 to 4 hours including a stop. This would allow riders to have the rest of the day free for other commitments. The average speed would be around 13 to 15 mph.
Can I suggest a date of Sunday 26th October as a date for a ride
I would be happy to lead this. If anyone is interested please call me on 07970 066330

Please call/text Ian for more info on 07970066330
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A few of us will be going to Battle Bonfire on 1st Nov.
If you fancy coming and would like some company please call Sue or Dale

                Ride (over 30 miles)Grade 3Sat 8th Ride to Mayfield
On this ride it's possible to answer 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

Please see details below for the April YHA trip.
Call Sue if you are interested

Tue 18th 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
White HartThu 20th 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 St Michaels Hospice (picked by last month's winning team!)
Just turn up, or call Dale if you need any further details (07713297691)
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CandleSat 13th Pre-Christmas ride
Afternoon ride around Hastings & up to the Country Park
Destination is Mallydams wood, for Christmas Lights & Winter Cheer !
TBA, Ride to Westfield to see the world famous Christmas lights in the village
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April 2015
24-26th, Hostel weekend
We will cycle over to the YHA in Telscombe during Friday 24th and have a choice of rides on the Saturday and cycle back on the Sunday 26th. It's about 40 miles to get there. Accommodation for both nights is 36 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 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. More details about the trip nearer the time.
If you are interested, please let Sue know by email or text 07952166819 before 9th November
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May 2015
TBA, Cathas Seat ride (an annual event)

June 2015
Sat/Sun 27/28th 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

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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