Cycling

We arrange rides throughout the year. Our programme aims to please both leisure riders and those looking for something faster, more mileage and challenging hills.  


Casual Ride from Peace Statue, Hove[ BN3 2WN] to Carats Cafe return -Friday 4th December

What better way to ease out of lockdown than this casual ride along the seafront using mostly seafront cycle paths from the Peace Statue to Carat's cafe in Southwick. [ A popular meeting place for cyclists ]  Meet at the Peace Statue in Hove at 11.00

The route is flat, but it can be windy at this time of year but unless you are unlucky and the wind changes direction, this only affects one way.  Dress for all weathers, layers and  thermals make a huge difference at this time of year. We will stop for refreshments at Carats Cafe before heading back to Brighton. This ride is suitable for all levels and all bike types. I

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Our regular Saturday morning cycle ride to Shoreham - 05 December

Dear Cyclists, 

Patrick  will lead our regular Saturday morning  social  ride on:  

Saturday  05 December  2020 at  9:00 am 

Starting from  Peace Statue, Hove, BN32WN. We meet at 9:00am and will take the seafront route past Carats Cafe and then along National Cycle Path 2 [avoiding main roads] to East Street, Shoreham Town Centre,  where we will enjoy a leisurely coffee before heading back to Brighton. 
 

  •  Easygoing 14.2 miles [ mileage approximate ] 
  •  All bike types including  E Bikes. 
  •  2 hours approximate ride time [ excluding coffee stop and market browsing ]
  •  Small group size 
  •  Bring clothing suitable for the weather and  a roadworthy bike - extra layer  of clothing for when we are having coffee 

Before heading out please check the following: 

Do you have a spare inner tube/ puncture repair kit/ name of local taxi firm ? 

Are the tyres fully inflated?
Do both brakes work?
Is the chain clean and oiled? 

If you have any questions about the ride please don't hesitate to contact the ride leader Patrick via the Blagss cycling WhatsApp group

***Blagss cycling welcome new ride leaders. No experience necessary and you won't be expected to deal with punctures. We only ask that you are supportive in the event of a bike breakdown***

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Our regular Saturday morning Cycle ride to Shoreham - Saturday 12 December

Dear Cyclists, 

Patrick  will lead our regular Saturday morning  social  ride on:  

Saturday  12 December   2020 at  9:00 am 

Starting from  Peace Statue, Hove, BN32WN. We meet at 9:00am and will take the seafront route past Carats Cafe and then along National Cycle Path 2 [avoiding main roads] to East Street, Shoreham Town Centre,  where we will enjoy a leisurely coffee before heading back to Brighton. 
 

  •  Easygoing 14.2 miles [ mileage approximate ] 
  •  All bike types including  E Bikes. 
  •  2 hours approximate ride time [ excluding coffee stop and market browsing ]
  •  Small group size 
  •  Bring clothing suitable for the weather and  a roadworthy bike - extra layer  of clothing for when we are having coffee 

Before heading out please check the following: 

Do you have a spare inner tube/ puncture repair kit/ name of local taxi firm ? 

Are the tyres fully inflated?
Do both brakes work?
Is the chain clean and oiled? 

If you have any questions about the ride please don't hesitate to contact the ride leader Patrick via the Blagss cycling WhatsApp group

***Blagss cycling welcome new ride leaders. No experience necessary and you won't be expected to deal with punctures. We only ask that you are supportive in the event of a bike breakdown***

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Road Training Cycle Ride - Sunday 13th December

We are back our Road Training Rides are able to restart again !

Christmas Special Ride - sticking to a small socially distanced group of up to 6 people, I hope you can make our next Road Ride on Sunday 13th December when we will ride down the coast to Littlehampton and back, a nice flat ride and quite a leisurely pace before Christmas !

Meet up 9am Palace Pier, Brighton, approximately 35 miles.

To sign up (in advance) please register your interest using the link below

Type of bike - You need a Road Bike only please

Everyone must wear a helmet - no helmet no ride sorry !

Coffee stop if desired

Please bring suitable clothing for the weather and a roadworthy bike

Don't forget a puncture repair kit / spare inner tube

 

Everyone welcome, if you have any questions please get in touch, best Ed

 

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Saturday Morning Social Cycle Ride to Shoreham - 19 December 2020

Dear Cyclists, 

Patrick  will lead our regular Saturday morning  social  ride on:  

Saturday  19 December   2020 at  9:00 am 

Starting from  Peace Statue, Hove, BN32WN. We meet at 9:00am and we will take the seafront route past Carats Cafe and then along National Cycle Path 2 [avoiding main roads] to East Street, Shoreham Town Centre,  where we will enjoy a leisurely coffee before heading back to Brighton. 
 

  •  Easygoing 14.2 miles [ mileage approximate ] 
  •  All bike types including  E Bikes. 
  •  2 hours approximate ride time [ excluding coffee stop and market browsing ]
  •  Small group size 
  •  Bring clothing suitable for the weather and  a roadworthy bike - extra layer  of clothing for when we are having coffee 

Before heading out please check the following: 

Do you have a spare inner tube/ puncture repair kit/ name of local taxi firm ? 

Are the tyres fully inflated?
Do both brakes work?
Is the chain clean and oiled? 

If you have any questions about the ride please don't hesitate to contact the ride leader Patrick via the Blagss cycling WhatsApp group

***Blagss cycling welcome new ride leaders. No experience necessary and you won't be expected to deal with punctures. We only ask that you are supportive in the event of a bike breakdown***

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Post Lockdown Gentle Ride from The Chalet Cafe, Preston Park to Wayfields Park Farm, Pyecombe - Friday 11 December

A new Blagss social ride - mostly on cycle paths alongside the A23   [10 miles ] 

We will meet at The Chalet Cafe in Preston Park [ the furthest cafe from Brighton ] then cycle out of Brighton on cycle paths, bridleways and the cycle path alongside the A23 to Wayfields Park Farm cafe.  There are a few slight inclines on the way out to our cafe stop,  but we will be rewarded with delicious home cooked food and an easier ride back home. No-one will be left behind.  Wayfileds is a farm shop as well as a cafe so bring those panniers along with your appetite.

 

Meet: The Chalet cafe, Preston Park at 11:00 am 

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Patrick's Boxing day Ride from Peace Statue, Hove to Shoreham Town Centre

Dear Cyclists, 

Patrick  will lead our this Boxing Day  morning  social ride on:  

Saturday 26 December  2020 at  10:00am [please note later start time ] 

Starting from  Peace Statue, Hove, BN32WN. We meet at 9:00am and will take the seafront route past Carats Cafe and then along National Cycle Path 2 [avoiding main roads] to East Street, Shoreham Town Centre,  where we will enjoy a leisurely coffee before heading back to Brighton. 
 

  •  Easygoing 14.2 miles [ mileage approximate ] 
  •  All bike types including  E Bikes. 
  •  2 hours approximate ride time [ excluding coffee stop and market browsing ]
  •  Small group size 
  •  Bring clothing suitable for the weather and  a roadworthy bike - extra layer  of clothing for when we are having coffee 

Before heading out please check the following: 

Do you have a spare inner tube/ puncture repair kit/ name of local taxi firm ? 

Are the tyres fully inflated?
Do both brakes work?
Is the chain clean and oiled? 

If you have any questions about the ride please don't hesitate to contact the ride leader Patrick  via the Blagss cycling WhatsApp group

***Blagss cycling welcome new ride leaders. No experience necessary and you won't be expected to deal with punctures. We only ask that you are supportive in the event of a bike breakdown***

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How we ride

Social, short rides: Easy rides on roads or cycle paths and at a relaxed pace. Food will be an important feature of our sociable rides and we will stop for coffee or lunch - either en route or at the end. Any type of bike is suitable.

Longer road rides: Slightly faster paced than the social rides. These rides typically take up to 4 hours and will include a cafe or pub stop. Any type of bike is suitable.

Mountain bike rides: Off-road rides up on the South Downs, suitable for mountain bikes and hybrids. 

Details of rides are posted in advance.

For insurance purposes, all riders must wear a helmet.

Where we ride

We cycle in and around the Brighton & Hove area and  anywhere locally, in fact, wherever  our volunteer leaders offer to lead a ride.

What it costs

All bike rides are free to BLAGSS members. You might want to bring some money for refreshments and any travel costs (e.g. rail travel to and from a ride).

If you are a BLAGSS member, please log in for details and to register your interest in any upcoming rides.

If you're not yet a member, you can come along to your first ride, after which you will need to join BLAGSS.