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 private 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
Visit Horsham & Crawley CTC Member Group website

Our main events

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

Our regular rides & events

Please see the groups 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 club 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 May 17th to September 27th

Date

Time

Start

Destination/ Description

Leader

Distance

H,M,E

Remarks

 

             

17th May

09:00

HPP

Three Counties Ride. Lunch at Strawberry Fields café, New House Farm Shop, old Crawley Road

Mick

35

H

Black Swan at 9:30 Optional hard 25 after lunch

24th May

09:30

TBR

10:15 Coffee at Ros’s, Lunch at The Castle in Chiddingstone

Ros

 

 

B/H Weekend

31st May

10:00

RSPB

DA EVENT – I SPY RIDE  Meet at Wiggonholt RSPB Café at 10:00 hrs for 10:30 start.

Pete E

25

M

Pulborougn station 3 miles or HPP at 08:30 (15 miles there, 15 back).

7th Jun

09:30

TBR

Balcombe Cafe

Gordon

35

M

Enjoy the High weald.

14th Jun

09:30

HPP

Jack & Jill pub at Clayton. Meet BogChi for lunch.

Bob

40

M

 

Saturday
20th Jun

09:30

Oriel

The Crawley Family Bike Ride - along the Worth Way to East Grinstead

Bob

15

E

Volunteers needed

21st Jun

Whenever

Wherever

Rendezvous Ride – ride your own route, meet for lunch at The Ardingly Inn (approach from west)

You

Whatever

Up to you

Avoid the London to Brighton BHF Bike Ride

28th Jun

09:30

HPP

The Cat and Canary at Henfield

Gordon

30

M

Some easy offroad, suitable for most bikes.

5th July

10:00

WIS

DA Event – Two Weald:  Choose one or more 25 mile loop starting/finishing at Wisborough Green.

-

25 - 100

 

Control open from 10:00 to 16:00, route maps online.

12h July

10:00

TBR

Beginners Ride – tracks and wooded trails

Gordon

2 hours

Easy

Suitable for any rider, use MTB, tourer or hybrid bike.

19h July

07:00

HPP

Horsham 100:  07:00 HPP, 09:30 Coffee Doves Barn GC (25m), 12:30 Lunch Horsham Park Cafe (50m), 16:00 Tea Capel (75m) 19:00 finish at HPP (100)

Bob

100

Hard

100 too far? Why not do just a morning or afternoon? Or a tea break rendezvous?

26th July

09:30

TBR

Dolphin at Betchworth

Michael

35

Easy

Lanes to the north and west of Crawley

2nd Aug

09:30

HPP

DA Event – Picnic.  Meet other sections for picnic lunch at Wisborough Green.

Pete E

40

Easy

Quiet lanes to southwest of Horsham.

9th Aug

09:30

TBR

Beginners ride – two hours or so, riding around the tracks and trails of Tilgate Park.

Bob

2 hours

Easy

Suitable for all but the most delicate bikes.

9th Aug

13.00

 

Q4 Runslist Meeting –

Bob

1 hour

Easy

Help work out our Autumn ride programme.

166h Aug

09:30

TBR

Annual ride to the seaside.  Brighton via Ditchling Beacon return via NCR20 or train

 

30 or 60

Medium

Only one hill of note.
Lunch on the Seafront.

22nd Aug

09:30

HPP

SATURDAY RIDE: Shoreham Airshow. Downslink in a weekend – part I.  Watch flying displays at Old Shoreham Bridge. Pub lunch at Red Lion.

Bob

40

Medium

Mountain bike or strong tourer recommended.

23rd Aug

09:30

HPP

Sunday Ride: Downs Link North. Ride the whole Downslink in a weekend – part II Lunch in Guildford, tea in Rudgwick.

Bob

40

Medium

Mountain bike or strong tourer recommended.

30th Aug

09.45

London Bridge

Cutty Sark to Crawley. 09:45 Evans Cycles nr London Bridge. 10:15 Cutty Sark. Lunch The Bear, Fickleshole. Crawley 17:30

Bob

60 (ish)

Hard
(ish)

NCR21 Greenwich to Crawley.  AM:paved
PM: mainly tracks.

6th Sept

09:30

PUL

DA Event – Arun Crossings Meet at Pulborough station, spend day crossing River Arun multiple times on roads & bridleways.

-

 

Medium

Suitable for Mountain Bikes/ Strong Tourers only.

13th Sept

09:30

TBR

Tracks and Trails

Gordon

 

Easy

 

20th Sept

09.30

HPP

Rendezvous for lunch with BogChi at Northchapel.

Pete E

45

Medium

Lovely lanes to west of Horsham

27th Sept

10:15

EGS

East Sussex Mystery ride – start from East Grinstead Station at 10:15   (optionally, leave TBR at 09:30)

Ros

35

Medium

Where will Ros take us?

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 )

PUL    -   Pulborough Railway Station                         

SCP    -   Southwater Country Park (Cafe)                                   

TBR    -   Three Bridges Railway Station

WIS    -   Wisborough Green

 

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