Sunday 7 April 2019: Berwick to Hastings
Apart from the start time this is a free ride with no specific lunch time, and as we are following an easy marked coast route NCR2 if the group is large we can easily split into a fast and slow sections if needed.
Please note: in the unlikely event of an easterly wind the ride may be reversed and start from Hastings in which case new instructions will be posted.
The ride divides into three sections
6 miles to Hillier Garden Centre for loo stop and coffee.
We will follow NCR2 as far as the cuckoo trail then divert onto Otham court lane and a short section of the Hailsham Road to the Garden Centre. Mostly flat, there is a mile long wooded off road section of NCR2 as we approach the A22.
After coffee we will rejoin the NCR2 and a 10 mile run along the coast via Pevensey and Normans Bay to Bexhill and lunch at the De La Warr Pavilion cafe. Sea bathing could be available for those who like cold spring seawater.
Whilst at the Pavilion we have the opportunity to see two exhibitions, both free.
HAYV KAHRAMAN: DISPLACED CHOREOGRAPHIES
An exhibition combining paintings, drawings and new sculptural works.
STILL I RISE: FEMINISMS, GENDER, RESISTANCE, ACT 2
Exploring resistance movements and alternative forms of living from a gendered perspective.
Anyone who wants to stay in Bexhill or only ride that far can return from Bexhill Station.
For those want to carry on to Hastings it is a further 6 miles. Sunset is at 7:40 pm so no rush to return, maybe a few beers in Hastings..
Length: 22 miles mostly on NCR2
Duration: Morning session 3 hours to Bexhill including coffee. Afternoon unlimited
Pace: We will divide into a fast and slow group as required.
Meet: at Brighton station to catch the 10:05 train to Berwick (Buy a return ticket to Hastings)
Start: We will start the ride at 10:35 at Berwick station for anyone arriving by car .
Return: Half hourly service from Bexhill, St Leonards or Hastings. Some trains require a change at Eastbourne. If you want to get back to Berwick you have to go via Eastbourne.
Please email me if you are coming