Hassocks Breeze Ride (HCCH)

Sunday 11th November at 1.30pm This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
The Hassocks Hotel/Pub (just by Hassocks Train Station east side), Station Approach, Hassocks.   BN6 8HN
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
2 hours 0 mins  (2 hours 0 mins cycling)
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We will meet at the Bike Hut which is in the pub car park, for 1.30pm

Part of the "Visit Hassocks" cycle routes already mapped out and available here:

http://www.visithassocks.co.uk/resources/Hassocks_cycleroute_1.pdf 

Route 1 is the one we plan to ride, it is both on and off road - so a mountain bike would be preferable on this 8 mile loop, but a good quality hybird bike is also ok. Skinny or very slick tyres would not be suitable. There are some inclines to go up, but nothing too technical. Will be muddy in place which may add another dimension to difficulty, and some of the slopes are quite long, so some confidence would be required for this route. But a leisurely-slow pace will be set so we stay together on this ride.

Bikes can be hired on the day if you do not have a suitable one (at a small cost, along with a debit/credit card to secure deposit).

Helmets should be worn if possible (can also be hired). We need to leave promptly at 2pm, so please come to be ready by the Bike Shed especially if you need a bike, at 1.30pm, and we'll leave as soon as we are all ready.

Please call them prior to "book" your bike, and remember to say you're on the "Breeze" ride.

Heres a video Alison made or our pre-ride so you can see some of the route: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bJFwgXjs90

Come prepared for the weather - a couple of layers, maybe a jacket too, gloves would be good, and good grip on your shoes. Nothing too baggy or loose shoe laces to get stuck in the chain! 

We'll stay together as a group, and it will be at a leisurely pace for this ride, hoping all will help each other and encourage everyone to participate and enjoy the area.

Dont forget to see info of other Hassocks rides we've done before (which includes this one) and many more in the area: 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Breeze-Network-Sussex-South-Downs/110526255738117

For more routes (which we hope to do as led Breeze rides) over the next few months, please see this link, which has further info about bike hire:

http://www.visithassocks.co.uk/cycle-hire-cycling-hassocks-south-downs.html

 

 

Starting Point
The Hassocks Hotel/Pub (just by Hassocks Train Station east side), Station Approach, Hassocks.  
Starting Postcode
BN6 8HN

Meet the Champions

  • Sally Page
    Sally Page
  • Alison Lewis
    Alison Lewis Hi! I'm Alison, and looking forward to meeting you on one of the Breeze rides I’m leading. I live in Hove, but lead rides from Hassocks and Brighton as well as Hove (actually).

    I love the freedom of cycling and also like setting myself challenges ... so last year (2013) I rode the London to Brighton, Rapha Women's 100, Wiggle New Forest 100, and also rode Land's End to John O'Groats unsupported for a significant birthday.

    As well as being a Breeze Champion, I'm trained as a Bikeability Instructor, British Cycling Level 2 Cycling Coach and Mountain Bike Instructor, and Outdoor First Aider. I volunteer as a coach with a youth cycling club in Brighton, so Saturday mornings find me surrounded by 7 to 12 year old riders as they weave between cones or relay race around a cycling track. I also volunteer with a Sustrans Bike-It Officer, helping run two after school bike clubs at a Brighton primary school.

    I often make short videos of the Breeze rides I lead. If you want to see the kind of routes we ride and the women you'd be joining, check out my YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyv9CJ3uT5gGU5T5GH2qrkA

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