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.  


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.

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.

COVID-19 Restrictions

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic only six participants are allowed for each ride.

Below each ride you can register your interest on a list. If the list is full then you will be put on a waiting list. If one of the six drops out then the first on the waiting list is included on the ride.

If you are one of the six participants but you have decided you don't wish to attend then please do remove yourself from the list.

Helmets

Cyclists must wear proper cycling helmets on all BLAGSS rides. This is a requirement of the insurance company.

Relaxed Social Ride - Saturday 24 April, 10:00 am

This ride will be led by Patrick James.

This ride is on Saturday 24 April 2021 and starts from the Peace Statue in Hove at 10.00 am. We take the seafront route passed Carats Cafe and then we follow National Cycle Path 2 to East Street, Shoreham Town Centre. We stop there and have coffee and a chat then head back to the Peace Statue.

We really will be starting the ride at 10.00 am, so please be ready to ride at this time.

The Peace Statue is on Kingsway on the Hove seafront, it is just a little bit west of the Brighton Beach Bandstand. Officially the Peace Statue is called the "Angel of Peace" and it has the postcode of BN3 2WN, so you can find it on Google or Apple maps that way.

This ride is 14.2 miles (22.8 km) there and back and it is easy going. All types of bikes are welcome, including E-bikes. It takes about an hour to get to Shoreham and an hour to get back. I am aiming for the coffee stop in Shoreham to take about 30 mins.

Obviously you will need to dress appropriately for a ride along the seafront at this time of year. It is a good idea to bring an extra layer to wear while we are having the coffee break. Always check over your bicycle before you go for a ride in particular check your brakes are working properly.

If you have questions about the ride you can contact me via the email address on this page or via the BLAGSS Cycling WhatsApp group.

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Gentle Ride from The Chalet Cafe, Preston Park to Wayfields Park Farm, Pyecombe - Friday 7 May - 11:00 AM

Dee Lewis will be leading this ride again. The first outing was a great success!

This is a social ride mostly on cycle paths alongside the A23 (10 miles).

Meet at The Chalet Cafe in Preston Park, the furthest cafe from Brighton (BN1 6HG), then cycle out of Brighton on cycle paths, bridleways and the cycle path alongside the A23 to Wayfields Park Farm Cafe (BN45 7ED). 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. Wayfields is a farm shop as well as a cafe so bring those panniers along with your appetite.

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