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

 

 

Dist

  

 

H, M, E

 

Remarks

 

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

Pete’s Mystery Ride

Pete

30-35

M

On 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

Bob

20

E

Out and back using quiet roads and cycle paths

 

19th Aug

10:00

HPP

The Five Bells Inn, Smock Alley, West Chiltington

Pete

40

M

Roads

 

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

 

 

7th Oct

10:00

TBR

Val Flat ride to / near Tunbridge Wells

Anton

 40

E/M

 

14th Oct

10:00

HPP

The Punchbowl at Okewoodhill

Mick

 

 30

  

M

 

 

21st Oct

10:00

TBR

Short Hilly Loop.

Gordon

  

25

  

M

 

Did someone mention Ardingly Reservoir!

 

21st Oct

13:30

 

AGM and Runs List Runs List Meeting at Gordon & Jacqui’s

AGM for section members only followed by runs list meeting open to all to plan Q1 2019.
Any ideas / suggestions for rides, PLEASE let Anton have the details

28th Oct

10:00

Petworth

The Petworth End of Summer Time 50km Audax Ride. Entry form and details, including a Route sheet and GPX Track, can be found at: http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-404/

 Self

 32

E-M

A chance to experience a Short Audax ride. There is a £5 Entry fee that covers Entry, Validation, Tea/Coffee at Start and food at the Finish.

 

4th Nov

10:00

TBR

The Plough in Leigh

Bob

 30

E/M

 

 

11th Nov

08:30

HPP

DA AGM

Anton

30

M/H

Must leave on time and ride hard to Pulborough in time for the AGM at 10:00 for 10:30.

 

18th Nov

10:00

TBR

The Green Man in Horsted Keynes

Bob

 35

M

 

 

25th Nov

10:00

HPP

The Blue Ship, The Haven

Pete E

35

M

 

 

2nd Dec

 

TBR/
HPP

Xmas Dinner

TBC

TBC

TBC

Dual start for the XMAS Dinner. Details to follow.

 

9th Dec

10:00

TBR

Reigate Cafe in the Park

Ros

30

M

 

 

16th Dec

10:00

HPP

Mince Pie Ride at Gordon

Gordon

30

M

Earlier start from Crawley High St planned.

 

23rd Dec

Wherever

Whenever

Rendezvous Ride to the White Horse, Maplehurst  - meet at 12:00 hrs

 

 

 

You plan your own route and aim to arrive at 12:00

 

30th Dec

10:00

TBR

The Star, Rusper

Anton

30

E/M

 

 

1st Jan

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

TBC

We are considering running a New Year's Day Ride – details to follow..

 

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