50miles and 4 big hills

Sunday looked like rain but with Andy, Ian, Mark and myself on the road it dare not, or that’s what we thought.

Having suggested we do a 50mile ride, we all set off for the hills and reaching Beachy Head in good time against a strong head wind. After that we settled in to a train doing a respectable 19+mph into Pevensey and on to Hailsham with Andy taking the lead up Grove hill for a stop at Horam. This is where Mark Fisher told us the wonders of climbing the Alps and Ian Everett taking it all in ( I’m sure he will love to hear more ).

Unfortunately we missed Roger White but with a report of rain on the way, the direct route home was on the cards. With everybody chasing Ian we soon approached High and Over, wonder who was up first.

FAB ride guys and with 4 big hills with a average of 16mph over 45miles.

Mark Smoker

Published in the calendar as:
Road 4C (30,40 or 50 to Horam), Sunday 19th May 8am
A good pace ride to Horam for tea, the route will depend on who turns up and how many hills you would like to do.

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Sunday Blast Ride Report

The weather was perfect on Sunday morning. The 4 riders were Mat, Simon, Mark & Dave, all experienced road riders. Our pace was pretty fast so after a little pep talk we got ourselves organised into a train and took our turns leading. We stopped for coffee in Bexhill then headed back towards Eastbourne. We had a slight head wind but it didn’t slow us down, in fact our train was working so well we were speeding along at 24mph until we dropped Mark off he back! We slowed it down through Eastbourne then tackled Beachy Head. Mark ‘the mountain goat’ then overtook us and steamed off up the hill. After a fast descent and the East Dean and Exceat climbs, we finished within 4 hours. Probably one of the fastest club rides we have done, ever!

Stats; Distance 52.6 miles, Avg. speed 16.9 mph, riding time 3:05 hrs, time elapsed 3:57 hrs.


This ride was published as a level 4, but turned out to be a level 5!

Our ride levels are for guidance, and the level/grade can go up or down to suit whoever turns up on the day. This time it was definitely up!