Horsham & Crawley CTC Member Group

Cycling UK Member Group

Horsham & Crawley CTC Member Group

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

Contact details

Bob Moore
Our activities 
MTB/Offroad rides
Leisure/Touring rides
Family rides
About us 

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.

Upcoming rides feature on our Meetup page and any last minutes 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.   

Write ups of rides back in 2016 and earlier are available in the Blog that we kept back then.

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

Our Flickr page also contains photos from some of our past rides. 

Information about the group 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 also necessary to fully benefit from the insurance and discounts available.

Please see the file links above for neatly formatted tabulated versions of our runslists for November 2018 through to end of June 2019.

Here are our upcoming rides:

 

Date

Start

Time

Destination/ Description

Leader

Dist

H, M, E

Remarks

3rd Mar

HPP

10:00 

Camelia Botnar cafe

Adam

20

E

Short Morning / Beginner's Road Ride

 

10th Mar

TBR

10:00 

Kens offroad route east

Ken

<20

M

Off Road Ride linked by some lanes

 

17th Mar

HPP 

10:00 

Pete’s Alternate local ride

Pete

30

M

Mystery route……

 

24th Mar

TBR

10:00

Proper Cycle Café, Hassocks

Bob

40

M / H

Long Road Ride, tarmac all the way.

 

31st Mar

HPP 

10:00 

Beare Green – Rosies Café
 

Adam

<20

E or M

Short Beginner's Road Ride

7th April

HPP

10:00

DA Event – Freewheel - ride to Barns Green possibly via Copsale  Bacon Butty stop.

Adam

30

E to M

Easy Ride. Lunch at Sumners Ponds  and then the Freewheel event nearby.

14th April

TBR 

10:00

Camelia Botnar cafe

Frank

35

M

All on road
 

21st April

HPP

10:00

Winkworth Arboretum – lunch at the cafe

Adam

30

M

Easter Sunday. Bring National Trust card if you want to visit the arboretum

28th April

TBR

09:30

West Hoathly and Borde Hill - quiet lanes, farm tracks, some sharp ups, some long downs.

Gordon

35

E

Gentle paced and lots of time to look at the Sussex scenery.

28th April

 

13:00

Runslist Meeting at Gordon & Jacqui's – members only

 

 

 

Determine our rides for the summer months

5th May

HPP

09:30

Offroad with Bacon Butty stop at Copsale

Bob

25

M

Bank Holiday Weekend, Downs link and bridleways -MTB or tough Hybrid with grippy tyres.

11th/12thMay

France

 

Awayday (weekend) in Northern France.

Adam

40

M

Weekend in France – leave Sat am, back Sun pm

19th May

BIL

10:00

DA Event – I-Spy Ride Starts 10:00 hrs from Billingshurst Station

-

30

E

Make own way to start, answer clues on ride. Pub lunch in Southwater area

26th May

TBR

09:30

Surrey Oaks for lunch

Corinne

30

M

Bank Holiday Weekend
Road ride

2nd June

HPP

09:30

South of Horsham, Copsale for Bacon Butty, The Windmill at Littleworth for lunch

Bob

45

M

All road

9th June

Oriel

09:30

Family Bike Ride – help us shepherd guest riders safely to East Grinstead and back.

Gordon

<20

E

Out and back along the Worth Way - coffee/lunch stop at East Grinstead.
 

16th June

HPP

09:30

West of Horsham

Pete

40

M

n.b. BHF London to Brighton Bike Ride takes place on this date
 

23rd June

TBR

10:00

Chiddingstone

Frank

40

M

Road Ride
 

30th June

HPP 

10:00

Summer bike ride: 

Downs Link Loop South.

Gordon

30

E-M

Loop using the Downs Link, quiet lanes and some moderately rough bridleways. Moderate pace.

 

Start Points:

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)

PUL    -   Pulborough Railway Station                         

PWB   -   Pulborough Wild Brooks RSPB Centre (cafe)                                   

TBR    -   Three Bridges Railway Station

WIS    -   Wisborough Green