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

Time

Destination/ Description

Dist

H, M, E

Leader

Remarks

4thAug

Chichester Station

10:00

DA Event: Summer Picnic at West Wittering

25

Easy

Pete

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

30

Easy/
Medium

Adam

Roads and trails

Saturday

17thAug

Cutty Sark,

Greenwich

 

10:00

Cutty Sark back to Three Bridges using NCN21. Lunch at The White Bear, Fickleshole.

46

Medium+

Bob

Suburban Roads and Cyclepaths and tracks

18thAug

TBR

10:00

Country Tracks to Strawberry Fields

Beginners welcome. A gentle ride to tea shop.

18

Easy

Gordon

Roads and Cyclepaths

25thAug

HPP

09:30

West of Horsham

35

Medium

Bob

Roads,  lunch at The Milk Churn at Rudgwick.

1stSept

PWB Wiggonholt RSPB

10:00

DA Event: The Churches Ride

Exploring Sussex Churches

30+

Medium

Bob

 

8thSept

TBR

09:30

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

30

Medium

Gordon

Roads, cyclepaths, tracks.

15thSept

TBR

10:00

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

25

Easy

Gordon

Roads and Cyclepaths

22ndSept

HPP

10:00

Equinox Ride

35

Easy/
Medium

Adam

Roads

29thSept

TBR

10:00

Poynings

35

Medium

Ken

Mainly Tarmac

6th Oct

HPP

09:30

Lurgashall

45

M +

Corinne

Nice part of West Sussex.

13thOct

HPP

10:30

Cycle tracks and quiet roads to lunch at Gordons near Pease Pottage

35

M

Gordon

Quiet roads and cycle tracks
Alternative start at 09:00 at Crawley High Street - George Hotel

13thOct

Gordon's House

12:15

13:30

Runslist meeting

Horsham & Crawley Member Group AGM

 

 

Gordon

Adam

Determine rides for Q1 2020

Member Group AGM.

20thOct

HPP

09:30

Cranleigh and Surrey Hills

37

H

Adam

All on-road

27thOct

TBR

10:00

Smallfield  off road

25

E/M

Ken

Gentle paced and lots of time to look at the scenery.

3rdNov

HPP

10:00

Ruby's Cafe

25

E

Adam

Easy ride to suit all .

10thNov

HPP

09:00

DA AGM at Pulborough.

30

M

Bob

All road, fairly fast-paced, AGM then pub lunch

17thNov

TBR

09:00

Ashdown Forest: Uses Worth Way to East Grinstead station for alternative start at 09:45

42

M + 

Adam

Ashdown Forest is a bit hilly

24thNov

HPP

10:00

Autumn Colours

35

M

Bob

All road. North and west of Horsham.

1stDec

TBR

10:00

Surrey Dip

28

M

Corinne

All on Road, Moderate pace

8thDec

HPP /TBR

10:30

Christmas Dinner.
Two start points: Horsham or Three Bridges.

15

E

Pete/Bob

Short ride at a slow pace.

15thDec

HPP

10:00

Avoid the Christmas Shopping. Head south of Horsham

25

H

Bob

Off road. Pace/difficulty: Hard.

22ndDec

TBR

10:00

Mince Pie Ride.

20

E/M

Frank

Easy pre-Christmas ride with a stop for mince pies

29thDec

TBR

09:45

Lanes to Hassocks for lunch and back via NCN

45

M

Gordon

All 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