Surrey and Sussex

  • We ride on: Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Typical ride length: 10-15 miles

Restart of Surrey & Sussex Rides

Dust off the cobwebs, reduce the pot belly. We will be starting up our group rides again for all the Surrey and Sussex sections from the 17th May, when it is planned for hospitality to be fully open, assuming no bad news in the Covid-19 infection rates. See upcoming rides below.

We will probably need to make short notice changes to rides, as some venues may not be available. Keep an eye on the ‘Upcoming Rides’ Section on the new Forty Plus website for details of the rides. Changes will be highlighted on bright red instead of the usual green. Check venues have not changed before you leave for a ride.

The Surrey and Sussex Section has four divisions. The primary division, Surrey and Sussex, which meets every Tuesday and Friday, except Christmas Day. The second division is known as Surrey and Sussex Sunday, meeting every Sunday. The third division is known as Surrey Kent Sussex Borders (SKS Borders), meeting on two Wednesdays per month, and the fourth division, South West Sussex, newly formed late 2013, to provide rides, currently one or two per month, in the South Downs, the Western Weald, and the Coastal Plain, generally West of the Arun.

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Section Secretaries

Valerie Taylor
01737 242 720
40plussurreysussex@gmail.com
John Copplestone
07507 436 015

The Runs Lists (excepting the Sunday Section) show a morning meet at a cafe and a lunch venue at a pub. There is a group ride from the cafe to the lunch venue, the route for which is agreed between the participants.

In practice, due to the wide area from which our active riders are drawn we meet at a wide range of venues across Surrey and Sussex. Many find it convenient to meet in the morning at the cafe, or alternatively to ride directly to the lunch venue. This leaves a relatively small number of riders joining the group ride from cafe to pub.

From April to October, monthly on Wednesdays see NEWS below, we have a train or car assisted ride to take us out of our usual cycling area. These rides are included in the Midweek Rides Runs List.

Our Section is very informal. For group riding the routes are designed to take maximum advantage of the relative quiet and scenic aspects of the country lanes of Surrey and Sussex, avoiding as far as possible the busy main roads. New members are welcome and may simply turn up at the cafe or lunch meets whenever the date and destination suits.

The runs list has a link in the Meet column, which brings up a route showing the Meet, Lunch, and Tea venue if applicable (Ignore the route shown. The google route is unlikely to be the one ridden on the day). More details on the venues can be found here.

We also have a photo gallery.

Upcoming Rides

The following applies to each ride unless otherwise stated within the individual ride information:

  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Rudgwick, Milk Churn
Fri 18 Jun
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Littleworth, Camelia Botnar Gdn Ctre
Tue 22 Jun
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Handcross, High Beeches cafe
Fri 25 Jun
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Southwater, Country Park
Tue 29 Jun
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: South Nutfield, Redhill Aerodrome
  • Lunch: Newdigate, Six Bells
Fri 02 Jul
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Handcross, High Beeches cafe
  • Lunch: Bolney, Eight Bells
Tue 06 Jul
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Hurstpierpoint, Washbrooks Farm
  • Lunch: Littleworth, The Windmill
Fri 09 Jul
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Cranleigh, Notcutts Gdn Ctre
  • Lunch: Ewhurst, Bulls Head
Tue 13 Jul
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Cuckfield, Corner House cafe
  • Lunch: Wineham, Royal Oak
Fri 16 Jul
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Beare Green, Rubys cafe
  • Lunch: Faygate, The Holmbush Inn
Tue 20 Jul
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Balcombe, Tea Rooms
  • Lunch: Goddard Green, The Sportsman
Fri 23 Jul
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Roffey, New House Farm Shop
  • Lunch: Henfield, Cat and Canary
Tue 27 Jul
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Newdigate, Tanhouse Farm
  • Lunch: The Haven, Blue Ship
Fri 30 Jul
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Rudgwick, Milk Churn
  • Lunch: Kirdford, The Forresters
Tue 03 Aug
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Poynings, Rushfields
  • Lunch: Maplehurst, White Horse
Fri 06 Aug
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Horne, Horne Golf Club
  • Lunch: Outwood, Dog and Duck
Tue 10 Aug
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Abinger Hammer, Tea Rooms
  • Lunch: Okewoodhill, The Punchbowl
Fri 13 Aug
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  • Event Ride
  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Barns Green, Sumners Ponds
  • Meet time: 8:30 am
  • Departure time: 9:00 am
  • Elevenses: Whitemans Green, Cuckfield Golf Club
  • Lunch: Bramber, The Castle
  • Tea: Barns Green, Sumners Ponds
Tue 17 Aug
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Whitemans Green, Cuckfield Golf Club
  • Lunch: Plummers Plain, Wheatsheaf
Fri 20 Aug
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: South Nutfield, Redhill Aerodrome
  • Lunch: Rusper, The Star
Tue 24 Aug
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Barns Green, Sumners Ponds
  • Lunch: Tismans Common, Mucky Duck
Fri 27 Aug
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Charlwood, 52 The Street
  • Lunch: Walliswood, Scarlett Arms
Tue 31 Aug
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Littleworth, Camelia Botnar Gdn Ctre
  • Lunch: Southwater, Bax Castle
Fri 03 Sep
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Cranleigh, Notcutts Gdn Ctre
  • Lunch: Wisborough Green, The Cricketers
Tue 07 Sep
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Wimlands, Frog and Nightgown
  • Lunch: Wineham, Royal Oak
Fri 10 Sep
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Horsham, Conservatory cafe
  • Lunch: Stonebridge, Royal Oak
Tue 14 Sep
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Ditchling, The Nutmeg Tree
  • Lunch: Ardingly, Ardingly Inn
Fri 17 Sep
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Newdigate, Tanhouse Farm
  • Lunch: Betchworth, The Red Lion
Tue 21 Sep
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Wiston-Ashington, Jungle Tea Rooms
  • Lunch: Coolham, Selsey Arms
Fri 24 Sep
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  • Section: Surrey & Sussex
  • Meet: Horley, Le Manger
  • Lunch: Warnham, Sussex Oak
Tue 28 Sep
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