The popularity of some rides has meant that the numbers are into double figures, often over 20. This has caused problems when meeting at the White Lion as rides going east or west then have to cross the A259 en masse. Your Committee have been concerned that this could be a safety risk and suggest that Ride Leaders adopt the following simple solution:
For rides going north to Bopeep and the SDW, the White Lion is still the most sensible location;
For rides going east to the forest or Litlington and those going west to Newhaven, riders should meet on the grass area adjacent to Claremont shops south of the A259. This could be called Claremont Green. It has the advantage that there would be no mass crossing of the A259 and additionally, anyone going to the White Lion by mistake can see where the group is meeting.
Here is a list of the most used meeting places for club rides.
White Lion Hotel,Claremont Rd
Starting place for rides northwards to the South Downs Way.
The car park is often full so you’ll have to park in the roads nearby.
On the grass area adjacent to Claremont shops, used for rides going east or west.
On the seafront, adjacent to toilets and a seafront kiosk. Used by many rides.
Friston Car Park, Litlington Road
£3.00 car park fees for under two hours. £4.00 for more than two hours (coins only).
At night the gates are closed. Used by Touring Rides and Family Rides.
The Gate, Litlington Road
There is parking for 4 or more cars by a wooden gate. Do not block the entrance. Mainly used by MTB evening rides
On the East side by the crossing.
At junction of Elphick and Robinson Roads.
The Big Park, Piddinghoe Ave, Peacehaven
Adjacent to the Gateway Cafe
Saltdean Lido Car Park
No fees and a nice place to start an undercliff ride to Brighton Marina
Free parking in the adjacent layby. Pay & Display in the Reservoir car park but beware the height barrier at the entrance.
Click HERE to view a map showing these Meeting Places.