Horsham & Crawley CTC Member Group

Friendly, unhurried cycling in the Horsham, Crawley, East Grinstead area of Sussex and Surrey.

Friendly, sociable group out riding every Sunday
Always time for a cuppa
 

About The Group

We are a group of CTC members living in the north of West Sussex - ranging from Rudgwick in the west to East Grinstead in the east. We enjoy riding through the wonderful countryside around us and have grouped together in order to provide a programme of rides throughout the year. Our rides are generally unhurried and are planned at an average speed of about 10 mph, thus making them suitable for most riders. We provide a friendly welcome to fellow cyclists on our rides whether CTC members or not, pride ourselves on our knowledge of the local routes and the fact that we never leave anyone behind.

Further down this page you can find more information about us and details of forthcoming rides. This list also appears in the West Sussex CTC Member Group publication "The Pedaller" but the version on this page should always be viewed as the definitive one as it is more up to date.

Upcoming rides feature on our Meetup page.    Write ups of previous rides are available in our Blog

Our Facebook Group is a place in which we post various photos and chitter-chatter. Click on: Horsham and Crawley CTC 

Our Flickr page also contains photos from our rides. 

Catchment area

About details

Group activities

  • Leisure and touring rides
  • Family rides

Group contact details

Barbara Nicol – 07710 141374
Send this group an email

Our main events

There are no events entered at this time, please see the group's website for more details.

Our regular rides & events

Please see the group's website for further details

About our rides

Anyone and Everyone is welcome to take part in our rides, but we would expect people to join our Group after two or three rides in order to make a contribution towards our costs (membership is only £5 a year). n.b. as we are a CTC Member Group, individual CTC membership is necessary to fully benefit from the insurance and discounts available.

Runs List for 8th November 2015 to 27th March 2016

Date

Time

Start

Destination/ Description

Leader

Distance

H,M,E

Remarks

8th Nov

09:00

HPP

D.A. AGM. 10.30 Pulborough Village Hall. Lunch at The Oddfellows Arms nearby.

 

35

Medium

Simple ride to Pulborough and back for DA AGM.

15th Nov

10:00

TBR

The Dolphin at Betchworth

Michael

30

Easyish

Lanes to the north and west of Crawley – how flat can he make it?

22nd Nov

10:00

HPP

We are Mystery - lunch at Foresters Arms, Kirdford.

Anton

35

Easy/
Medium

All road.

29th Nov

10:00

TBR

No shopping for us…let's try the other cafe at Redhill Aerodrome

Anton

25

Easy

All road

6th Dec

10.30

HPP/TBR

Christmas Dinner – all you can eat buffet at Rajkumar Indian Restaurant, Horsham.

Pete E/
Bob

 

Easy

Pre book with Pete E. Short rides from HPP & TBR via Rusper to build up an appetite.

13th Dec

10:00

TBR

Yule Log ride: 09:30 from Gordons, 10:00 Three Bridges. Out on Worth Way, Staplefield (Victory) at 12:00, back to Gordons for festive fare / log fire.

Gordon
 

25

Easy

Mixed surfaces, be prepared.

20st Dec

Whenever.

Wherever.

Rendezvous ride: ride your own route to meet up at The Plough in Lower Beeding at midday or just after.

You

Your decision.

Just how you want

Decide on your own route, perhaps ride with a friend (or two?).

27th Dec

10:00

HPP

Mince Pie Ride – short, social ride to build up an appetite.

Bob

15ish

Easy

 

3rd Jan

10:00

TBR

The Plough at Leigh

Bob

30

Easy

Nice pub, relatively flat route. All tarmac.

10th Jan

10:00

HPP

Easy ride to Barns Green.

Pete E

25

Easy

 

17th Jan

10:00

TBR

Camelia Botnar Garden Centre

Frank

35

Medium

All road.

24th Jan

10:00

HPP

WD40 ride to the Sun at Dunsfold

Mick

40

Medium

Select your sandwich here and let Mick know what you've chosen by January 10th.

31st Jan

09:30
10:15

TBR
EGS

Coffee with Ros at 10:15 in East Grinstead
Lunch at Chiddingstone Castle.

Ros

40

Medium

Uses Worth Way to get to E. Grinstead for coffee

7th Feb

09:00

HPP

3 in 1 ride to Copsale (Bacon Butty) and lunch at Strawberry Fields

Mick

36
(3x12 miles)

Medium

n.b. uses ½ mile offroad, can be shortened after refreshment stops

14th Feb

10:00

TBR

Morning Ride aimed at less-experienced riders.

Gordon

2 hours

Easy

 

14th Feb

13:00

 

Runs List meeting at Gordon’s house. Members only – suggest rides, discuss ideas.

Bob

 

 

Help shape the Runs List for Q2

21st Feb

10:00

PG

East Sussex Awayday – meet at Polegate railway station for a loop involving the Cuckoo Trail.

Pete E

 

30

 

Medium

 

Polegate is just north of Eastbourne.

28th Feb

10:00

TBR

The Sloop, Scaynes Hill.

Ros

40

Medium

All road.

6th Mar

09:00

HPP

H50  -  the first half of the Horsham Hundred with a lunch stop at Stans Bike Shack.

Mick

50

Hard(ish)

Anniversary Ride.
All road

13th Mar

10:00

TBR

Off road tracks and trails

Corinne

2 hours+

Fun

Off road bikes, no slick tyres!! Could be muddy!!!

20th Mar

10:00

LIB

Ride from Crawley Library to Ifield Mill (open day) for Crawley Wellbeing event

Gordon

 

Easy

Visit the watermill and the new Millpond walkway.

27th Mar

10:00

HPP

The Windmill at Littleworth. Traditional country pub

Pete

35

Medium

Clocks go forward.
All road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start Points:

BRS     -   Billingshurst Railway Station                       

CK2    -   Crawley K2 Leisure Centre

EGS    -   East Grinstead Station (at bottom of steps)

HPP    -   Horsham Park Pavilion (Swimming Centre )

LIB      -   Crawley Library

PG      -   Polegate Railway Station (car park)

PUL    -   Pulborough Railway Station                         

SCP    -   Southwater Country Park (Cafe)                                   

TBR    -   Three Bridges Railway Station

WIS    -   Wisborough Green

 

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