Sunday Rides

Sunday rides are slightly more challenging than our Tuesday rides. The routes tend to be longer, and will often venture into the hills of the South Downs. The pace on a Sunday is brisker than on Tuesdays (overall average c. 12-14 mph), but we always regroup at junctions and summits, and no one ever gets dropped or lost. The rides list below gives timings and approximate distances, and also flags occasional rides that might include off-road sections less suitable for road bikes (although usually fine for touring or gravel bikes). The majority of the Sunday routes will use tarmac roads. As with our Tuesday rides, the group will set off promptly at the start time to ride to the coffee stop (11’s), where people might decide to turn back for a shorter route. You are welcome to join the group at 11’s or lunch. The ride moves on from coffee to the lunch stop, before returning to the start point. In the autumn/winter months you will need good working lights, as you will be out all day. Our Sunday rides are intended for people who want to ride a bit further at a good touring pace. They are not like road-club training rides, and we don’t do ‘chain gangs’! We don’t insist on hi-viz or helmets. You are welcome to bring any type of bike on which you can do the distance, just make sure it is well maintained and in good working order. Please bring a pump, a spare inner tube, puncture repair kit, and basic tools including a spanner if you don’t have quick-release wheels. If you think Sunday rides might be for you, or you have any questions, please contact Richard, our Sunday Rides Secretary. Do come along and join us one Sunday, you will be made very welcome.

Sunday Rides September 2019

Sunday 29th Sept. Leader Richard B (50 miles)

9.30. Shoreham Airport Café, front entrance

11s: Camelia Botnar, Cowfold

Lunch: High Beeches Gardens, Handcross

Sunday 6th Oct. Leader Dave (55 miles)

9.30. Frankland Arms, Washington

11s: National Trust Café, Petworth

Lunch: The Rising Sun, Milland

Sunday 13th Oct. Leader Richard R (50 miles)

9.30. Littlehampton footbridge

11s: Bignor Roman Villa

Lunch: Stonemasons Inn, Petworth

Sunday 20th Oct. Leader Ray (60 miles)

9.30. Frankland Arms, Washington

11s: Sumners Pond, Barns Green

Lunch: Winkworth Arboretum

Sunday 27th Oct. Leader Paul (50 miles)

9.30. Shoreham Airport Café, front entrance

11s: Camelia Botnar, Cowfold

Lunch: The Plough, Lower Beeding