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See also regular ridesJuly
4th Three galleries south
Ride from Eastbourne to Hastings, contact Sue for details
|Sun 5th Cuckmere Haven
Meet 10:45am at Berwick railway station
Pretty country lanes to the sea at Cuckmere Haven & back via the woods
Bring picnic lunch, Tea stop later. Return mid afternoon.
Contact Gabrielle on 07908858233 to book in or for more details
Evening Battle ride
(and every Thursday throughout the summer unless otherwise stated)
As in previous years, we are doing bike rides from Battle on Thursday evenings
Meet at the Abbey Green, ready to leave at 6:30pm
We will be out riding for about an hour, followed by a quick drink (optional) in a Battle cafe/pub.
If there are sufficient numbers we can split the group into two; an easy paced ride, and something a bit longer/quicker.
Mystery trip to Canterbury & Kent coast
Long day's ride from Ashford to the Kent coast & east, with lots of interesting places & views.
Note that although this is a level 2 ride, it's a long distance
Some of us are staying over at Canterbury Youth Hostel on the Saturday night & cycling back the next day
(you are welcome to join us; phone Gabrielle on 01424 435193 for more details)
|Sun 12th Warrior
Sue and Joe are riding the Warrior Sportive on July 12th which has a feed station in Battle, and starts and ends at Herstmonceux castle
See here for details on how to enter (Note this ride is not organised by 1066 Cycle Club)
There is a choice to do 90 , 65, or 40 miles but all go through Battle
Joe is doing the 65mile route, and is the contact for the club on 07704139879
|Sun 12th - Folkestone
Channel Rotary Charity Bike Ride
A few of us went last year.
Choice of 10, 30, or 50 mile routes
We're looking for someone to be the 'club contact' for this ride, which simply means they act as a contact person on the day to ensure we all start the ride together (it's not essential that everyone rides together though, depending on which ride, and at what speed you want to go!)
If you are going and could be the 'club contact' then let Dale know
|Sun 19th Bedgebury Forest main tracks
Choice of meeting places...
We will stop near the end of the ride for coffee/snacks at the visitor centre, there is the option to bring your own drinks/snacks too. We will ride back to Stonegate station afterwards
If coming by car you have the option to meet at the junction here; there are two laybys nearby on the A21 where you can park (a small one by the junction, and a larger one 200m further north on the southbound side of the A21)
To book in or for more information please contact Dale on 01424773606 or 07713297691
(let me know where youre starting from, Stonegate station or the A21)
|Tue 21st Club monthly meeting
7:30pm at Battle Club (next to "Yesterday World" shop)
Open to all club members
|Sat 25th Cycle maintenance
A hands-on learning session open to all, led by Dale, Gabrielle, Denise, Steve, John and possibly Sue.
We will cover areas such as bike checks, puncture repairs, gear adjustments, oiling and cleaning, possibly other topics too such as ride planning and first aid (to be confirmed).
Should be a useful afternoon, no matter what skills you currently have
The plan is...
Have a ride beforehand (Probably an easy ride starting in Hastings, details to be confirmed)
A small snack (soup/salad/sandwich) is being laid on for us around 12:30pm
We will go to Mendham Hall in Vicarage Road around 1pm. We have use of the hall until 4pm, and it has tea/coffee making facilities which we can (and will!) use.
If you have any questions about the maintenance session or could lend a hand then contact Gabrielle on 07908858233
If you plan to come on the ride beforehand then let Dale know on 07713297691
Denise is going to the FreeCycle ride, which is a traffic-free route in central London, passing some of the capital's famous landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliment and St Pauls cathedral
If you are interested please call Denise on 07508262768
|7th-10th Club cycle holiday
Now fully booked
|15/16th Eastbourne Airshow
(We usually go to this. More details to follow)
|Sat 22nd Morning
Morning ride to Northiam to the famous Will's coffee shop.
We will leave Battle Abbey Green at 10am and conquer the hills to get there and back. (East Sussex is so good for fitness training!)
About 30 miles, at about 12 miles per hour.
Return early afternoon.
To book in or for further details contact Sue on 07952166819
|Sun 23rd Active
We will have a stand at a health event in Bexhill, organised by the "Active Rother" organisation
More details to follow. Please contact Dale or Sue if you might be able to help
|Fri 4th National cycle-to-work
|Sun 13th Battle Randonee
East Sussex CTC is organising an on-road cycle ride starting at the Guide Hut, Battle Recreation Ground, North Trade Road. There are 2 distances, 50 Km and 100 km and both routes include a fair number of climbs. It is in aid of Battle Health Pathway. £5 for 50 km £8 for 100 km. There will be refreshments available before and after the ride. The event is open to everybody.
Details of how to register and timings to follow...
Please contact Sue for details 07952166819
|We've heard rumors that the
to Hastings link road will be completed around
As cyclists we're not too interested in the road, but there will be a greenway which runs from one end to the other, and we're looking to have some sort of launch party when it opens, probably with people from Hastings and Bexhill cycle clubs, walking groups, etc.
Dale and Steve went to look at the site's progress in May, and it looks like it will be a superb cycle route (not as straight or flat as the Cuckoo Trail, but more picturesque!)
|Staplehurst, Egerton & Headcorn
(date to be confirmed)
Starting 10:30 at Staplehurst village car park (location to be confirmed)
Our route will take us through lanes and villages to Egerton and back via Headcorn.
Very scenic, approximately 28 miles at a medium pace. Generally flatish with a couple of moderate hills
If you plan to come on this ride or need more info please contact David on 07709620267
|Sat 3rd or Sun 4th Open artists' studios
(date to be confirmed)
Open artists' studios Chiddingly East Sussex
We will take the train to Berwick & ride the lovely autumn lanes & visit some of the artists studios
Contact Gabrielle on 07908858233 to book in or for more details
||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!)
||During the summer months we run
short evening cycle rides starting from Battle, meeting
6:30pm at Battle Abbey Green, going on for about an
hour. We will usually try to have two rides (if there
are enough people), a leisurely-paced ride and a faster
one. Some of us enjoy a drink back in Battle afterwards.
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