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 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 2023         August -December


Location Time Name Leader Mileage
06-Aug-23 CHI   DA Picnic ride at West Wittering Bob  
13-Aug-23 TBR 10:00 Leaving Three Bridges at 10:00 we will ride past the 13th Century Ifield Church and through the village of Newdigate and will have lunch at the Tan House farm shop. We will then return through Rusper arriving back at Three Bridges around 15:00 Gordon + Bob  
20-Aug-23 HPP 10:00 Summer fields and bridleways. A pootle through the Sussex countryside. Leaving HPP at 10:00 we take the Pedlar Way and continue on lanes south to Copsale. We then loop eastwards on bridleways. finding a quiet spot for a picnic, until we get to The Wheatsheaf for end-of-ride refreshments, then splitting to return to HPP or Crawley. Mostly off-road - Mountain bikes or hybrids. Gordon  
27-Aug-23 TBR 09:30 East of Edenbridge. Leaving Three Bridges station at 09:30,  we will cycle along  country lanes to the Tulip Tea Rooms at Chiddingstone. There will be a brief stop at Waitrose, Edenbridge. Before lunch, a short cut to reduce the mileage to 39 miles is available.  The short cut will mean a 35 minute longer lunch break at the Tulip tea rooms for those riders choosing to take it. After lunch we shall return to The Bridges via East Grinstead and use the Worth Way on the way home. Adam 47 miles/39 miles, medium
03-Sep-23 CHI 10:30 DA Event - Sussex Churches.  Meet at Chichester Station (north side). This will be an enjoyable ride featuring a route via several village churches in the Chichester area Bob 25-30 miles easy
10-Sep-23 TBR 10:00 Leaving Three Bridges at 10:00 we will follow quiet lanes and cycle tracks north to Horley. We will stop at a café for lunch before returning to Three Bridges for 15:00. Bob 20-25 miles easy
17-Sep-23 HPP 10:00 Downs Link to Guildford for lunch. Bob 30 miles, off-road
24-Sep-23 Amberley 10:00 Best of West of West Sussex. An Awayday ride, leaving Amberley station at 10:00, we will explore the best lanes in the west of the county.  Lunch will be at the Ayling Garden Centre and Tea Rooms, Trotton.  There is a direct train to Amberley on the 24th Sept from the following stations:  Horley 09:04, Three Bridges 09:19, Crawley 09:23, Horsham 09:35, Christ's Hospital 09:39, Billingshurst 09:45.  Arrives Amberley 09:58.  Paid parking is available at Amberley station or free parking is available in Amberley village,  a short cycle from the station. Adam 42 miles
01-Oct-23 TBR 10:00 Reigate. Moderate ride with Café stop, venue to be decided. Ros 35 Miles
08-Oct-23 HPP 10:00 A moderate, on road ride, details to come. Adam 30 miles - moderate
15-Oct-23 TBR 10:00 Surrey Jaunt. Horley, Norwood Hill, Leigh to stop at Brockham with multiple lunch options. Gordon 45 miles - easy
22-Oct-23 HPP 10:00 Partridge Green for lunch. 35 miles, moderate all on road Bob 35 miles
29-Oct-23 TBR 10:00 Last of the Summer Lanes and bridleways. Worth Way to Rowfant, then Ardingly,Borde Hill, Cuckfield, Staplefield and Slaugham. Gordon 35 miles
29-Oct-23 Gordons 13:30 Q1 Runslist meeting. Gordons at approximately 13:30 for lunch and discussion of the rides for January-March 2024. Gordon  
05-Nov-23 HPP 10:00 Old Crocks Day. Loop out on lanes with stop(s) to watch vintage cars go past   30 miles - moderate
12-Nov-23 TBR 10:00 Luke is the Leader! The gravel king takes us out for an adventure - details to come! Luke 30 ish - probably!
19-Nov-23 BIL 10:00 John's Home Turf. Awayday Ride starting from Billingshurst Station (north side). On-road with a lunch stop, moderate. John T. 35 miles
26-Nov-23 TBR 10:00 The Surrey Badlands. Refreshments at the Woodhatch café.  Adam 35 miles - moderate, on road
03-Dec-23 HPP/TBR 10:30 Christmas Dinner - easy rides from HPP & TBR - details to come.  Adam (HPP), Gordon/Bob (TBR) 10-15 miles
10-Dec-23 TBR 10:30 Balcombe Tea Rooms. It's impossible to avoid the hills, but they're a great way to keep warm!! Bob 25 miles - moderate
17-Dec-23 HPP 10:30 Christmas is coming. Short loop, with some hills to lunch in front of the Christmas tree and a log fire. Gordon 20 miles  
24-Dec-23 TBR 10:30 Mince Pie Ride. A very short ride, mince pies, and home in time for Santa. Gordon 20 miles - easy
31-Dec-23 HPP 10:00 Morning Ride with coffee stop. Lanes + Downs Link. Adam 25 miles - moderate


Start Points:

BIL    -   Billingshurst Railway Station

BHR     -   Burgess Hill 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)

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