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.  


Breakfast Ride from Peace Statue, Hove to Shoreham - Saturday 24 October 2020 at 9:00am

Dear Cyclists, 

Patrick  will lead our regular Saturday morning  ride on:  

Saturday 24  October 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 Anna 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 25th October

Meet 9am Palace Pier Brighton

Our next Road Training ride is on Sunday 25th October. 

This weeks route will take us out along the coast to Newhaven, then inland and past Lewes to Cooksbridge then along to Plumpton, Ditchling and Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint back over Devils Dyke to Brighton. This route is approximately 42 miles

Please register your interest below:

Type of bike - You need a Road Bike only please

Approximately 2.5 hour ride back in Brighton by 1pm.

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

If you have any questions please get in touch with Ed at cycling@blagss.org

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Patrick's Spooky Halloween Ride - Saturday 31 October 2020

Dear Cyclists, 

Patrick will lead the  Halloween ride on:  

Saturday  31 October 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 13.2 miles [ mileage approximate ] 
  •  All bike types including  E Bikes. 
  •  2 hours approximate ride time [ excluding coffee stop ]
  •  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 Anna 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***

4 members are already going. Sign in to see who they are and add your name.

Sign in to register your interest

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.