13th January 2019 @ 9:00 am
High Beeches
High Beeches Ln
Haywards Heath RH17 6HQ
Club ride to High Beeches Tearooms, Handcross @ High Beeches | England | United Kingdom

Meet at Ditchling Village Hall at 9.00 am – all welcome.  Groups to be decided on the day.  Total mileage today is approximately 37 miles, more if opting for the longer fast route.  The shorter route s quite challenging.
Garmin Routes:
Normal route to High Beeches Tearooms (22 miles – ascent 1,022 ft)
Fast route to High Beeches Tearooms (29 miles – ascent 889 ft)
Return route to Ditchling (14.6 miles – ascent 459 ft)


  • It’s going to be chilly! The latest forecast suggests two degrees of frost in the early morning, only just getting above freezing during the ride. The good news is that, if it stays dry, there shouldn’t be too much ice on the roads … However … the normal route includes the fast descent to the Hammerpond (the fast route joins it at the final bend), which is slippy at the best of times and has solid tree cover, so if there is any ice around it’ll be there. Please take extra care – you may even prefer to cut out Hammerpond Road entirely and head straight up the B2110 from Ashfold Crossways, though you’d lose 5 miles of good riding if you did that, so you could consider following some of the fast route to pick up the miles elsewhere.

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