Spring Ride

Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/05/2019-12/05/2019
All Day

Cycle Route
Hilton Avisford Park

Start Point
Yapton Lane

Facilities
Parking: Limited
Toilets: Yes
Refreshments: Hot Drinks & Hot Food


Please Note

By booking your place on this 2019 Spring Ride, you are not committing yourself to any payment. You will simply be given first refusal, when the itinerary has been approved and prices are confirmed.

Participants of last year’s Spring Ride will be remembering those hills for a long time. This was a real step up from our Ride to Rye, with weather and climbs that most riders found quite challenging. But everybody was smiling at the end, even if it was it was through gritted teeth.

The 2019 event may follow a slightly different route, but it will be no less of a challenge.

Last year’s route took us from Paddock Wood, through the lanes of East and West Sussex, across the Ashdown Forest, stopping for refreshments along the way.

After an overnight stop at the Hilton Avisford Park, and a leisurely breakfast, we began the journey home, stopping en-route for Sunday Lunch, and arriving back at Paddock Wood on Sunday evening.

What to expect

If you’ve never experienced a long-distance, group ride before, the most notable thing you can expect is the support and encouragement from everyone around you. Yes, 80 miles is a long way, so it will be a tough ride, certainly tougher than our Ride to Ride. But if you can ride 30+ miles without a break, over Kent’s unforgiving hills, you will be able to complete this ride. And if you can’t complete 30+ miles without a break, you’ll need to join a few of our Training Rides. (More details coming soon!)

Booking

The full prices*, per person, for the event are:

  • Single room – £240
  • Double room – £210

Prices include:

  • Morning and afternoon refreshment stops for both days;
  • Lunch on both days;
  • A three course meal on the Saturday evening;
  • Accommodation for the Saturday night at the Hilton Avisford Park;
  • Breakfast on Sunday morning;
  • On ride support, which includes: –
    • rolling repairs, (such as punctures, broken chains, snapped cables, etc.);
    • energy bars, gels, drinks;
    • as a last resort, transport to the hotel or home

* These are provisional prices, which will be confirmed before deposits are due. Discounts available for Club & Gold Members

2018 itinerary

Day One

09:00Set off from

Paddock Wood
10:30Refreshments Stop

The Whislestop Café, Crowborough
11:00Resume ride
12:30Lunch

The Royal Oak, Handcross
13:30Resume ride
15:00Refreshments Stop

Jungle Tea Room, Ashington
15:30Resume ride
17:00Arrive at

Hilton Avisford Park, Arundel

Day Two

09:30Set off from

Hilton Avisford Park, Arundel
11:00Refreshments Stop

Old Mill Café, Wisborough Green
11:15Resume ride
13:00Sunday Lunch at

The Six Bells, Newdigate
14:15Resume ride
15:45Refreshment Stop

The Tulip Tree Tea Room, Chiddingstone
16:00Resume ride
17:30Arrive at

Paddock Wood

Our support vehicle will carry all your luggage as well as the tools and spares needed to get you back on the road, should you experience any problems.

 

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