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Events Calendar

It is important to read the ride information before coming on any rides


See also regular rides
September
Tue 16th
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
Thu 18th
Thursday evening ride (every week until 25th Sept)
Meet 6:30pm at the Abbey Green, we intend to ride for an hour.
Afterwards some of us stop for a quick drink and a chat.
Thursday evening rides are for anyone wanting to get out for a short ride during the week. It's not about going fast, visiting places, or covering long distances, but simply to enjoying the evening!
We always try to split into two groups, one group doing a longer/faster ride than the other.
In previous years we have gone as far as Sedlescombe, Ninfield, Mountfield, Westfield, Crowhurst, Penhurst, etc


Also tonight there is the monthly Quiz Night at the White Hart pub Netherfield, starting 7:30pm. It's a fun quiz, 2.50 per person entry, you are most welcome to join us.
Sat 20th
CastleMedium Ride
                (15-30 miles)Grade 2Hawkhurst-Sissinghurst Castle
An undulating circular ride to catch the last of the flowers in the Sissinghurst Castle grounds. Picnic lunch. No coffee stops until Sissinghurst Castle so take a flask if you can't forgo that mid-morning brew!
20 miles return approx. medium pace.
Meet in the public car park, Hawkhurst on A268, or for a longer ride take the train to Robertsbridge and cycle 8 miles to the meeting point via the A229 (beware traffic is fast on these roads)

Depart 10:30 Hawkhurst Public Car Park, Fowlers Park, on A268 (a bit further on from Tescos!)
Return mid-late afternoon.
Trains to Robertsbridge - Hastings 8.50 am, Battle 9.07
If you plan to come along or need further details please contact Denise on 07508262768
Thu 25th
Last Thursday evening ride for 2014
Yes, the last one!
Sun 28th
PosterRye and Romney Marsh charity ride
We're probably going. More details nearer the time
See also regular rides
October
Wed 1st
Grade 3Mid week ride
Join CTC for one of their away days, but this time it is starting from Battle.
Meet 10am onwards for coffee and cake (donation to our club) at Arran, Saxonwood Road and be ready to leave at 11am. We will be riding to Hurst Green via Bodiam and back via Netherfield. It is a hilly route so if you like a challenge this is for you.
Approximately 35 miles cycling at between 10-12 miles per hour with a lunch pub or cafe stop.
Back to Battle about 3pm.
If you plan to come along or need further details please contact Sue on 07952166819
Sun 5th
Celebrating 5 years of our club, we will have a club birthday lunch at Denise's at 12.30 (26 Mill Rise, Robertsbridge)
We are asking for a nominal contributiion of 3.00 per person. We'll also be running a raffle.  If you wish to donate a prize, please give to Kirsty.
Please let Denise know if you'll be coming for catering purposes by Thursday 2nd Sept.  07508262768 or  01580880889

Can someone lead a ride from Battle, and from either Bexhill or Hastings to Robertsbridge?
Sat 11th
A ride to Peasmarsh Aboretum which is at its best at this time of year.  This garden is part of the Open Garden Scheme Admission 4.00 for St Michaels Hospice
Pumpkin soup and Old Sussex Apple cake on offer! 
Start time and place to be advised
If you plan to come along or need further details please contact Denise on 07508262768

November
Sat 8th
Any BikeLong Ride (over 30 miles)Grade 3Ride to Mayfield to pick up an answer to 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

December 2014
Sat 13th
CandleAfternoon 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

May 2015
TBA
Cathas Seat ride (an annual event)

June 2015
27/28th
Dieppe Raid

Regular events...
Wed
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
Wed
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!)

Thu
During the summer months, evening rides from Battle Abbey Green, starting 6:30, going out for about an hour.  Afterwards some of us stay in Battle for a quick drink and a chat.
Thursday evening rides are for anyone wanting to get out for a short ride during the week. It's not about going fast, visiting places, or covering long distances, but simply to enjoying the evening! We always try to split into two groups, one group doing a longer/faster ride than the other. In previous years we have gone as far as Sedlescombe, Ninfield, Mountfield, Westfield, Crowhurst, Penhurst, etc

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



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