Horsham & Crawley CTC Member 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 are proud of 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.
The best place to see what we're doing is our Meetup page.
Upcoming rides feature on our Meetup page and any last minute changes/details can be found there. Joining our Meetup group is free and you can then indicate whether you will be attending our ride and be able to ask questions about it.
Our Facebook Group is a place in which we occasionally post various photos and chitter-chatter. Click on: Horsham and Crawley CTC
Write ups of rides back in 2016 and earlier are available in the Blog that we kept back then. Our Flickr page also contains photos from some of our past rides.
We are running our rides as normal.
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).
the latest details and availability for each of our rides is best found on our Meetup page .
n.b. as we are a CTC Member Group, individual CTC membership is also necessary to fully benefit from the insurance and discounts available.
|03-Oct-21||HPP||10:00||Chough Chough. Kingsbrook Vineyard A 37 mile medium loop to the south of Horsham, starting from Horsham at 9.45 (the connection from Brighton via Three Bridges gets into Horsham at 9.31). We will cycle via Barns Green, Coneyhurst and West Chiltington to our coffee stop at Kinsbrook Vineyard (13 miles, cakes and wine available). We then head towards Ashington before taking quiet lanes to Shipley, Dial Post and Ashurst. Our lunch stop will be the Partridge at Partridge Green (27 miles). Our route back to Horsham takes us through Maplehurst and Copsale, then along Jackrells Lane, Coltstaple Lane and Kerves Lane (total 37).||Bob|
|10-Oct-21||TBR||10:00||Picts Lane Pine Cones. 30 miles, medium. Heading South and West from Three Bridges Station.||Corinne|
|17-Oct-21||HPP||10:00||North Downs. 40 miles, hard. Hard 40 mile ride from Horsham Pavilions in the Park into the North Downs and back.||Jon Keith|
|24-Oct-21||TBR||10:00||Easy Beginners Ride - Everyone Welcome Easy beginners ride from Three Bridges to visit Strawberry Fields Farm cafe on the outskirts of Horsham. The ride is graded easy and will be 18 miles long. The ride will be on tracks and roads. The pace will be slow and easy with all standards of beginner riders accommodated. Everyone is welcome so come along and experience the pleasure of riding with a group in a social||Adam|
|31-Oct-21||TBR||09:30||Ditchling Tea Rooms (with an optional ascent of the Beacon). Leaving Three Bridges (by the bike racks) at 09:30 we will take a gentle route towards the South Downs, through the pretty villages of Bolney and Hurpierpoint, avoiding the hills where we can, with a lunch stop at Ditchling tea room. The intrepid amongst us can take a detour up (and back down Ditchling beacon) before joining us for lunch. We then have a leisurely afternoon returning through Hassocks, Goddards Green and Slaugham. A total of 35 miles on quiet roads, medim (plus ditchling beacon, if you really want to).||Gordon|
A medium rated, 30 mile ride around the lanes to the west and north of Horsham with a refreshment stop at the ever popular Ruby's Cafe near Capel. As an additional option, energetic riders can climb Leith Hill on their way to Ruby’s (self guided; I can show you the route on my map).
|14-Nov-21||TBR||10:00||Perry Hill Farm. 10:45 meet at East Grinstead. 35 miles. Medium.||Ros|
|21-Nov-21||HPP||10:00||Horsham Hoopla - a loop starting from Horsham, details to follow.||
|28-Nov-21||TBR||10:00||Surrey Saunter. A 40 mile saunter through the Surrey villages of Charlwood, Norwood Hill, Betchworth, Brockham, Leigh, and Newdigate to a lunch stop towards the end of the ride at Tan House farm shop. From there it will be a short ride through Rusper, Wimlands Lane, and Lambs Green. A medium ride.||Gordon|
|05-Dec-21||HPP||10:00||Easy ride to Camelia Botnar. 25 miles. Beginners ride.||Adam|
|12-Dec-21||TBR & HPP||10:00||Hornbrook. Christmas Lunch with two starts.||Adam. Gordon/Bob to lead from Three Bridges.|
|19-Dec-21||HPP||10:00||Mince Pie Ride. We will use lanes and farm tracks south and across to Crawley for a lunch stop of Festive snacks. We will then return via Colgate and descending the bridleway to use Kilnwood Lane. The morning distance will be decided depending on the weather - from 10 miles to 25 miles. The afternoon will be an easy 10 mile ride.||Gordon|
|27-Dec-21||TBR||10:00||On MONDAY (NOT SUNDAY) Christmas ABC: Ardingly. Borde Hill and Cuckfield. A 30 mile loop East and South of Crawley taking in lanes and hard surfaced tracks. Some short ascents, and some long descents.||Gordon|
|02-Jan-22||HPP||10:00||The Hangover Ride. 25 miles, medium.||Corinne|
BRS - Billingshurst Railway Station
CHI - Chichester Railway Station (north side)
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)
PP - Pease Pottage (in front of The Black Swan
PUL - Pulborough Railway Station
PWB - Pulborough Wild Brooks RSPB Centre (cafe)
TBR - Three Bridges Railway Station
WIS - Wisborough Green