Horsham & Crawley CTC Member Group

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

Contact details

Our activities

MTB/Offroad rides
Leisure/Touring rides
Family rides

About us

We are a group of Cycling UK 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 Cycling UK 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 Cycling UK 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: Click on: handc-ctc.blogspot.com

Information about the group 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 Cycling UK Member Group, individual Cycling UK membership is also necessary to fully benefit from the insurance and discounts available.

Horsham and Crawley Member Group Runslist - January 28th to September 30th 2024    
Date Location Time Name Leader Mileage
26-May-24 TBR 09:30 Eastbourne Here We Come!  Eastbourne and back - tarmac all the way. Robin 50 mile, hard
02-Jun-24 BIL 10:30  I-SPY DA Event.   Popular Bicycle Treasure Hunt. Starts from Billingshurst Railway Station (northside) Bob 25 miles, easy/moderate
09-Jun-24 Oriel School 10:00 Crawley Family bike ride.
Meet at Oriel School at 10:00 for a great family day out riding along the Worth Way to East Grinstead, have lunch and maybe catch sight of a steam train before heading back. 
Gordon 16 miles,Gentle
16-Jun-24 HPP 10:00 Frank's Gone West.  Lovely lanes Frank 30 miles, Medium
23-Jun-24 TBR 09:15 North Downs Approach.  Lunch in Oxted Adam 50 miles, medium-hard
30-Jun-24 CRW 10:30 Summer Saunter to Strawberry Fields. Leaving the Crow Statue in Crawley High Street at 10:30 we will ride along leafy country lanes and well-surfaced bridleways to the tea shop at Strawberry fields. After rest and refreshments we'll take a quiet leafy route back to the start point.  Gordon 20 miles, Gentle
07-Jul-24 WIS 10:00 Two Weald Ride - DA Event. Pick any one (or more) of four 25 mile circular routes. Bob 25+
14-Jul-24 HPP 10:00 Great Western Ride.  Heading west from Horsham using some really nice lanes. Bob 40
21-Jul-24 TBR 10:00 Ros's birthday lunch at Tirana. SeeMeetup for details, Adam 30
28-Jul-24 HPP 10:00 Lanes and Downs Link to the Milk Churn. Northwest towards the North Downs, lunch at the Milk Churn. Robin 35, mostly flat
04-Aug-24 CRW 10:30 Beginners Ride to Tan House Farm Shop. From Crawley Town Centre on leafy country lanes and well-surfaced bridleways via quiet villages north of Crawley. Gordon <25 , Gentle
04-Aug-24 CHI 10:30 Picnic Ride. Make you own way to Chichester Station. We'll use canal paths, lanes and bridleways to picnic at West Wittering Beach  before heading back to Chichester via a ferry and a visit to Bosham Bob 30, flat
11-Aug-24 HPP 10:00 Summer Garden Party Ride. A 30 mile country pootle including some off road sections, followed by a garden bar-b-que and drinks (and the Q4 runslist). Suitable for hybrids, gravel bikes etc. Gordon 25-30
11-Aug-24 HPP 13:00 Q4 Runslist.  Help determine our schedule of rides for October, November and December. Bob  
18-Aug-24 TBR 10:00 Washbrooks farm . A gentle and flattish 40 mile loop with a lunch stop at the farm shop at Washbrooks Farm and an optional ascent of Ditchling Beacon.
Gordon + Bob 40
25-Aug-24 HPP 10:00 Shoreham Beach. Bring a picnic or buy a take away. A delightful ride on country lanes to the coast, and then return on the downslink Adam 35, mostly flat
01-Sep-24 CRW 10:00 Beginners Ride to Earlswood Lakes. 
From Crawley via cycle tracks, country lanes and well-surfaced bridleways to a lunch stop at Earlswood Lakes.
Gordon 25, flat, gentle.
01-Sep-24 ARU 10:00 Churches Ride. Make you own way to Arundel Station. We will then follow a set of instructions to visit various chuches and answer a question at each of them. Bob 40, mainly flat
08-Sep-24 HPP 10:00 Brockham Picnic Rides. Gentle pace through quiet Sussex and Surrey villages with optional climb of Box Hill to a lunch stop at Brockham village green .
Gordon + Bob 30, gentle,(+ longer, faster option)
15-Sep-24 TBR 10:00 Southern Circle.  Worth Way then south and west via Ardingly and Slaugham. Food and drink available at the end of the ride as we get back to Crawley. Quite a few short hills. Gordon 25-35 miles, medium
22-Sep-24 HPP 10:00 Adam's Rib. On/off road loop to south of horsham Adam 35
29-Sep-24 TBR 10:00 Edenbridge Loop. Heading north and east via Crowhurst. All tarmac. Bob 40 ish

Start Points:

ARU    -    Arundel Railway Station

BIL    -   Billingshurst Railway Station

BHR     -   Burgess Hill Railway Station                       

CHI     -   Chichester Railway Station (north side)

CK2    -   Crawley K2 Leisure Centre

CRW  -    The Crow Statue, middle of Crawley High Street

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 PH)

PUL    -   Pulborough Railway Station                         

PWB   -   Pulborough Wild Brooks RSPB Centre (cafe)                                   

TBR    -   Three Bridges Railway Station

WIS    -   Wisborough Green