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||Abbots Wood and Arlington, East Sussex
|Event Ref. No.
23.04.2011 | 11:00:00 - 17:00:00
East Sussex - (full information shown once you login/join)
||Fri 22nd Apr 12:00pm
6 attended and there were 0 No-shows.
Wood and Arlington, East Sussex
Saturday 23rd April 2011 11:00am
Come and explore Abbots Wood with Nelly
on this easy 15
mile ride and pub
|| BN21 3QJ
||Slow / Moderate
||10 - 15 miles
|Country Roads, cycle tracks and
||MTB, hybrid bikes
|WHERE ARE WE GOING
Starting from Polegate train station we
will head north on the Cuckoo trail (disused railway track up to
Hailsham, then we head east and will explore Abbots wood (Forestry
Commission) 360 hectares of mixed woodland gifted by Henry I to Battle
Abbey and once overseen by the Abbott (hence the name). The coppice
areas support rare dormice and pearl-bordered fritillaries.
We will lunch at one of the pubs The old Oak or the Yew Tree Inn.
Our ride we then follow country roads around Chavlington, Ripe,
Selmeston, Arlington Reservoir and Berwick.
Finally heading back to
Polegate train station.
|WHERE TO MEET
Meet outside Polegate Train Station at 11am
Polegate is 1 hour 40
mins by train from London.
About an hour 30 minute drive from Brighton
There is a
car park at the station.
|WHAT DO I NEED TO
- Puncture repair kit
- Snacks and plenty of
protection - Some form of eye protection is very
desirable - impact from a bee, grit or even a fly at speed is extremely
unpleasant, sunglasses may do if not made of glass and not too
- Clothing: do check the weather forecast
before setting out and choose suitable clothes and footwear. Shorts are
best even in rain, as they allow free movement of your legs!! Baggy
tracksuit bottoms etc may snag in the chain and cause an accident.
Carry layers of clothing in your bag that you can put on or remove as
desired choosing tight fitting items to reduce wind drag. You'll need
trainers or similar with grippy soles. Flat-soled shoes are unsuitable
and may lead to injury if your feet slip off the pedals.
- Helmet - Outdoorlads
recommends you wear a cyclists helmet on this event, however UK law does
not make this mandatory.
- Money for a pub lunch
|WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW
This ride will
be cancelled if we have heavy wind or rain.
YOUR SKILLS: To take
part in this event you just need to have ridden a bike before and be
able to change gear reliably and steer accurately on roads. You should
have some road sense and be aware of basics like looking over your
shoulder before turning or pulling out.
FITNESS: You will need
reasonable aerobic fitness. The route is gererally flat and there may be
a head wind to contend with. On some stretches we will make rapid
progress to allow more experienced riders to also develop their fitness,
however we will stop for slower riders to catch up, and ensure nobody
gets lost or feels under too much pressure.
Late or Lost - If you are late
or lost, call the groups main number on 0161 420 0001 then at the voice prompt
press 1 followed by
the event number 4536.
During the ride please keep behind the Event
Leader otherwise you may get separated from the group.
|HOW DO I REGISTER ?
Click the 'Register' button at the bottom of this page.
If you register and then find you are unable to attend please be
courteous and un-register yourself from this event quickly! This will
free up a space for someone who wishes to attend, and avoid the group
waiting to see if you show up.
NO PLACES LEFT ?
Unfortunately when the event reaches its limit there
will be no further space for people to join. Event limits are set for
organizational and safety reasons.
However, if the event is full you can
still register and you will appear on the event reserve list. When a
place subsequently becomes available then it will be filled from the
event reserve list on a first-come, first-served basis, so check again
often, especially a day or two before the event.
||MY FIRST EVENT !!!
You will meet some nice people and have a great time.
The Event Leader will ensure you are made welcome and introduced to
Please review the kit
list in the events menu.
If you are a Guest or Trial Member and have used your first two events,
you’ll need to become a Full Member before you can register.
The natural parts of England are an important part of our
heritage and help define our country. It's great to visit these wild,
remote and beautiful parts of the nation, but they are also others'
homes and workplaces. The Countryside Code started life in the 1950s as
the Country Code. A new version for England was launched in July 2004.
The Countryside Code applies to all parts of the English countryside.
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