Hassocks loop via Hurstpierpoint, Washbrooks Farm, Muddleswood, Twineham, Goddards Green
Please remember that sunset is at 16:19 so make sure that you have working cycle lights. This is a delightfully simple 15 mile winter loop ride to lunch with an early coffee stop.
From Hassocks station we will make our way through Hurstpierpoint to Washbrook Farm for a coffee stop. Hopefully quieter than on the recce during half term when the noise from the small people was horrendous.
As it will be Remembrance Sunday and also the 100th anniversary of WWI, which ended a century ago in 1918 members may wish to observe a two minute silence at 11am hopefully we will reach the cafe by then.
Leave your bike outside the entrance, they charge to go round the farm but not to just use the cafe.
Leaving the cafe we will turn right and follow the B2117 across the A23 down to the Ginger Fox where we turn double right on Shaves Wood Lane and north via High Cross to Twineham.
There we turn right and follow Hickstead lane back to the A23 After crossing we find and follow Jobs Lane on the far left side of the roundabout. Before getting to Burgess Hill we cross the A2300 at Bishopstone lane and the final stretch to our lunch stop at The Sportsman Pub.
Then we follow the Cuckfield Road, turning off to pass Hurstpierpoint College then Hurst Wickham and back to Hurst Road and our return to Hassocks Station
Length: 15 miles and largely flat apart from the Hill to Hurstpierpoint from both directions, all paved surfaces.
Duration: 5 hours including stops
Meet: at Brighton station at 9:40 to catch the 10:08 train to Hassocks (Buy a return ticket to Hassocks)
Start: We will start the ride at 10:20 at Hassocks station (West side) for anyone arriving by car.
Return: from Hassocks about 15:30 (Frequent trains)
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