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Upcoming Rides

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Sat 13th Pre-Christmas ride
Afternoon ride around Hastings & up to the Country Park
Destination is Mallydams wood, for Christmas Lights & Winter Cheer!
Apparently our friend "Jazz Bernie" from HUB, together with 3 alto singers will be there giving entertainment
Meet 2pm at Hastings Pier
for a short but scenic & hilly ride around Hastings & up to the Fire Hills & Mallydams
Do wear warm & bright clothing (hi vis or similar) and  have working lights as it gets dark very early in December, and will be pitch black on the way home!!!
Contact Gabrielle on 07908858233 if you plan to ride, or would like more information

Tue 16th club monthly meeting (7:45pm until 9pm approx)
This month the meeting will be at Sue's house in Battle
Call if you wish to attend (07952166819)
Open to all club members
LogoShort ride, up to 15
                    milesGrade 2Any BikeSat 20th Velo Cafe ride
A short ride to the Velohouse cafe/shop in Tunbridge Wells for a combined coffee and early lunch stop
Mostly quiet fairly hilly lanes until we get to the outskirts of the town, then a bit of negotiation with Tunbridge Wells drivers!

Depart from Wadhurst Station at 10:30am
Return mid-afternoon

Please contact Denise on 07508262768 if you are planning to come on this ride or would like more information

Trains:  Hastings 9.50; Battle 10.07; Robertsbridge 10.14
White HartThu 18th 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
This month's proceeds are going to Surviving Christmas (picked by last month's winning team)
Just turn up, or call Dale if you need any further details (07713297691)
TBA, Ride to Westfield to see the world famous Christmas lights in the village

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

January 2015
Thu 1st - New Years Day ride
Meet 10:30am at Hastings Pier
Contact Gabrielle on 07908858233 if you plan to ride, or would like more information
Grade 3Sun 18th Short & Hilly
Short ride to Crowhurst on a winter's morning leaving Battle Abbey Green at 10am.  We will be doing a scenic route with a fair number of steep hills. Back to Battle for coffee at 11.30
Book with Sue 07952166819 if you are coming. If the weather is bad, arrangements may change.
Sat 24th New year meal & ride
Our "end of year" celebratory ride and lunchtime meal.
Probably at the Azur on St.Leonards seafront. Ride details to follow
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March 2015
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)
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April 2015
  24th-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)
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May 2015
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)

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

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