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.

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. 

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 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 Late May 2019 through to end of September 2019.

Here are our upcoming rides:

 

Date

Start

Time

Destination/ Description

Leader

Dist

H, M, E

Remarks

19thMay

BIL

10:00

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

-

30

Easy

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

26thMay

TBR

09:30

Surrey Oaks for lunch

Corinne

30

Medium

Bank Holiday Weekend
Road ride

2ndJune

HPP

09:30

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

Bob

45

Medium

All road

9thJune

Oriel

09:30

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

Gordon

<20

Easy

Out and back along the Worth Way
 

16thJune

HPP

09:30

West of Horsham

Pete

40

Medium

n.b. London to Brighton Bike Ride
 

23rdJune

TBR

10:00

Chiddingstone

Frank

40

Medium

Road Ride
 

30thJune

HPP 

10:00

Summer bike ride: 

Downs Link Loop South.

Gordon

30

Easy/
Medium

Quiet lanes, moderately rough bridleways. Moderate pace.

7thJuly

 

Wisborough Green

 

DA Event:   The Two Weald Ride     
Four 25 mile loops, do 1, 2, 3 or all 4.

 

25 - 100

Medium

Quiet roads, wonderful countryside

14thJuly

TBR

10:00

Heaven Farm for Lunch
High Weald Lanes

Ros

30

Medium

Quiet roads.

21stJuly

TBR

11:00

Around Crawley to Ifield Watermill
Beginners welcome. 

Gordon

6

Easy

A very gentle ride exploring the cycle tracks and quiet roads within Crawley. 

28thJuly

HPP

09:30

Downs Link South and Crawley lunch/ runslist meeting
Return to Horsham via Kilnwood Lane.

Gordon

25

Medium

Roads and Cyclepaths. Pedlars Way & Downs Link to Henfield, via Slaugham to lunch & runslist meeting at Gordon's

28thJuly

HPP

13:00

Runs List Meeting

 

Gordon

 

 

Come along and help determine the rides for Q4

4thAug

Chichester Station

10:00

DA Event: Summer Picnic at West Wittering

Pete

25

Easy

Roads and trails. Pack a picnic in your pannier/rucksack/bumbag!

11thAug

HPP

09:30

Bridleways of Sussex

A gentle ride exploring lanes and bridleways

Adam

30

Easy/
Medium

Roads and trails

18thAug

TBR

10:00

Country Tracks to Strawberry Fields

Beginners welcome. A gentle ride to tea shop.

Gordon

18

Easy

Roads and Cyclepaths

25thAug

TBR

09:30

Skirting Horsham – start Crawley, via
Rudgwick, Copsale, Warninglid, Crawley

Gordon

30

Medium

Roads, cyclepaths and bridleways. Teastop Rudgwick, lunch Warninglid.

1stSept

Wiggonholt RSPB

10:00

DA Event: The Churches Ride

Exploring Sussex Churches

Bob

30+

Medium

 

8thSept

HPP

09:30

West of Horsham

 

Bob

45

Medium

Quiet roads.

15thSept

TBR

10:00

Redhill Aerodrome.   Beginners welcome. Gentle ride to Café at Aerodrome and back. 

Gordon

25

Easy

Roads and Cyclepaths

22ndSept

HPP

10:00

Equinox Ride

Adam

35

Easy/
Medium

Roads

29thSept

TBR

10:00

Poynings
 

Ken

35

Medium

Mainly Tarmac

 

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