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 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 rides back in 2016 and earlier 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. 

Download further information about the group 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 necessary to fully benefit from the insurance and discounts available.

Date

Time

Start

Destination/ Description

Leader

Distance

H,M,E

Remarks

6th May

10:00

TBR

Introductory Ride – Commercial Vehicle Run
 

Gordon

 

E

 

13th May

09:00

HPP

The Devils Punchbowl, Hindhead
 

Anton

60

H

 

20th May

09:00

TBR

Horne, near Smalfield
 

Anton

40

M

 

27th May

10:00

TBR

Introductory Ride – Ifield Mill
 

Gordon

 

E

 

3rd Jun

09:30

PWB

DA Event - I Spy

 

25

M

Meet Pulborough Wild Brooks RSPB for 10:00 start

10th Jun

10:00

Oriel School

Start of bike week. Family Bike Ride: Worth Way.

Gordon + other

12

E

 

17th Jun

10:00

HPP

Steyning with a Café lunch

Pete E

35

M

Includes Downs link either outward or on the return.

24th Jun

09:00

TBR / TH

Ditchling Tea Rooms with the Beacon optional

Anton / Ros

50

M or H

Anton to lead from TBR to meet Ros at Turners Hill.

1st Jul

10:00

WIS

DA Event - 2 Weald Ride

 

25x4

M to H

Meet at Wisborough Green one or more of the four 25 mile loops.

8th Jul

09:00

HPP

John Bacheldor Memorial Ride
Lunch at The White Horse Maplehurst

Mick V

40

M

All road

15th Jul

10:00

HPP

Introductory Ride
 

Adam

15-20

E

All road

22nd Jul

10:00

TBR

Tilgate Trails and Tracks

Gordon

20

M

Off Road – improve your MTB skills looping around Tilgate Forest.

22nd Jul

14:30

TBR

Runs List Meeting at Gordon & Jacqui’s
 

Anton

 

 

Prepare runs list for Q4

29th Jul

08:00

TBR

Long off-road ride - NCN 20 as far as the South Downs Way – then SDW east until Alfriston before Avenue Verte back to Crawley

Gordon

<100

H

Off Road

5th Aug

10:00

Chi

DA Event - Picnic at West Wittering Beach

Pete E

30

E

Meet Chichester Station for ride to the DA Picnic.

12th Aug

10:00

TBR

Introductory Ride: Café at Earlswood Lakes

Anton

30

E

All Road but intend to use the new cycle path noted on last ride alongside the A2044

19th Aug

09:00

London Bridge

The Cutty Sark Ride

Bob

50

M-H

Route 21 back to Crawley – some off Road

26th Aug

10:00

HPP

Southern loop using Downs Link from Copsale with lunch at Cat & Canary in Henfield.

Gordon

40

M

Bank Holiday Weekend

2nd Sep

09:30

CHI

DA Event - Country Churches - Colin Bloomfield Memorial Ride.
Lunch Royal Oak, Hooksway
Morning and afternoon ride, with 5 points for starting, finish and visiting indicated churches for either ride.

Bob

 

E

Meet Chichester Canal Basin Café for 10:00 start. Parking limited so nearby Chichester Station suggested.

9th Sep

10:00

TBR

Northern loop, lunch at Horne Golf Club
 

Ros

30+

E-M

All road

16th Sep

When ever

Where ever

Autumn Leaves rendezvous ride – make your way to the Red Lion at Slinfold either individually or with friends

You

 

What ever

 

What you want

Make the ride what you want it to be - Michael Gimber can coordinate.

23rd Sep

08:00

HPP

Horsham 100 – two 50 mile loops from Horsham to Horsham. Lunch at the Park Cafe

Bob

50 - 100

H

All road, Capel Teas 15:00 to 17:00

30th Sep

10:00

TBR

Heaven Farm for lunch
 

Ros

30+

M

 

 

BRS     -   Billingshurst Railway Station                       Start Points:

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