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. 

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.

Here are our upcoming rides, don't forget to update us in Meetup to say you're joining us on a ride:

Date Start Start Time Title Leader(s) Surface; Length; Difficulty Description
19-Jan HPP 10:00 Snowdrop Ride Adam 35 Medium All road
26-Jan TBR 10:00 Frank's ride  Frank 35 Medium all road
02-Feb HPP 09:30 Bacon Butty - mixed media Bob 25 Easy - Medium Tracks and lanes
09-Feb TBR 09:30 Ken's choice. Ken 30 Medium Road
16-Feb HPP 10:00 Valentine's ride- Box Hill Jon 35 Hard Road
23-Feb TBR 10:00 Heaven Farm Ros 45 Medium Worth Way + Road
01-Mar WG 10:00 Daffodil Ride. Adam 35 Medium On Road
08-Mar TBR 09:30 Sussex Lanes and Tracks - south of Crawley Gentle paced with steep hills, quiet lanes and good quality tracks. Gordon 25 Medium Road and good quality tracks.
08-Mar   12:30 Runslist Meeting - Food and drink at Gordon's house to discuss the rides for Q3. Gordon 25 Medium Road and good quality tracks.
15-Mar HPP 10:00 Spring Forward Ride. Horsham Circular Bob 35 Road
22-Mar TBR 09:30 East of Edenbridge Adam 45 Road (short sections of track)
29-Mar TBR 10:00 Camellia Botnar Frank Road, 35 miles, medium Easter Sunday Road ride 3
05-Apr HPP 10:00 Freewheel Bob Road, 35 miles easy/medium DA Event.   Lunch at Queens Head, West Chiltington, Freewheel down Woods Hill afterwards.
12-Apr TBR 10:00 Camellia Botnar Frank Road, 35 miles, medium Easter Sunday Road ride 3
19-Apr HPP 09:30 A forking good ride Adam Road, 40 miles, medium A forking good ride
26-Apr TBR 09:30 Playing in the woods Bob Off road, you choose how hard you make it. Probably muddy but fun.  Mountain biking in Tilgate Forest.
Forest trails in Tilgate Park and Tilgate forest.
03-May HPP 09:30 Chiddingfold Loop Adam On road and downs link, 42, medium On-road and Downs Link north
10-May HPP 09:30 Leith Hill Kevin Off road, 35 miles, hard Playing in the woods on B/Holiday weekend (avoiding Run Gatwick and the Commercial Vehicle run).
17-May HPP 10:00 I-spy Pete 25-ish miles DA Event - Bicycle Treasure Hunt - further details to come
24-May TBR 10:30 Around Crawley Gordon A gentle pootle on cycle tracks and residential roads exploring the parks and neighbourhoods of Crawley A gentle pootle along leafy cycle tracks and residential roads of Crawley.
Beginners ride starting at 10:30 at Three Bridges.
24-May HPP 10:00 A trip to Crawley Pete Road, 40 miles, medium Ride starting at HPP, meet at Crawters Brook (11:30), cycle together to Crawley High Street for a lunch stop, then back to HPP via Ifield.
31-May TBR 09:30 Corinne's (belated) birthday ride Corinne & Gordon All on tarmac.
40 miles - Medium (gentle lanes with a few short hills).
45 miles - Hard for Ditchling Beacon option
Quiet Lanes to an early lunch stop in Hassocks. On through Ditchling (with an optional ascent of Ditchling beacon) and returning on lanes, and NCN 20.
07-Jun HPP 09:30 Surrey Dip Corinne Road, 35 miles, medium  
14-Jun Oriel School 10:30 Crawley Family Bike Ride Gordon Cycle Track, 18 miles. The annual family bike ride along the Worth Way to East Grinstead. Almost completely traffic free.
21-Jun HPP 10:00 South of Horsham Adam Road, 30. easy/medium Midsummers Day ride (avoiding the BHF London to Brighton ride).
28-Jun TBR 09:30 Hooley Adam Road, 40 miles, flat (apart from one massive hill) What goes up must come down
04/05-Jul     La Belle France Adam   French weekend trip
05-Jul TBR 10:00 Heaven Farm Ros Mainly Meet Ride Leader Imberhorne Lane bridge over Worth Way @ 10:45

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