October – EOM Ride Out
October 29 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm UTC+0
This months ride is an adventure with a difference from Jason.
Sunday 29th October 2023 pre-ride briefing at 08:45 and departing sharp at 09:00
Meeting Point Location: Tesco Stores Ltd, Brooks Rd, Lewes BN7 2BYClosest Petrol Station: At meeting point but BP, 96-106 Malling St, Lewes BN7 2RJ has hot drinks.
Pre-ride coffee/tea: Available locally at BP but not at meeting point
Mid ride stop: Rye. Half hour stop to find a coffee, petrol at Murco, 74 Fishmarket Rd, Rye TN31 7LP
100 miles of back roads through East Sussex and Kent (largely Sussex Police Training route), arriving at Deal Castle in time for a pre-booked tour at 13:00. The tour is estimated to take between 1.5 and 2 hours; despite its diminutive looks from the outside it is a Tudor tardis!
Note this is a one-way route. So why not visit the castle before making your own way home.
NOTE: The tour is extra and the price depends on numbers but is expected to be around £3 per head.
** New and Recent members – remember please you will need to have had your Initial Assessment Ride with an Instructor to attend this and any other club riding activities
** All members please carry your membership card on this and all club activities
There are no restrictions on how many can join the ride, but we ask that you please register by emailing the ride leader. See details below.
As with all Group Ride Outs, please note that if the overnight temperature is forecast to be below 3C degrees at the ride start point, the ride out will be cancelled automatically. There will not normally be a second notification if this is the case.
One of the riders will need to Back-Mark so any volunteer for this please advise the ride leader when you register for the ride. If you have an orange Hi-Viz please bring it with you, or one may be provided on the day, or dependant on the size of the group an alternative marker may be agreed.
Please make sure you are fully conversant with the rules of the “BACK-MARKER SYSTEM“. Following these correctly is vital to the smooth running of the day and reduces the risk of losing someone or everyone. Details of the BM system are on our Southernriders.org website. If you’re unsure on the day, ask one of the attending Ride Leader. They will be more than happy to clarify any issues you have.
If you wear hi-viz, please ensure it is not Orange as this is reserved for the ‘back-marker’ during our ride-outs. We appreciate you may normally wear an orange hi-viz whilst riding. However, some find it confusing when in the middle of the group to see two or more riders with the orange hi-viz. So, in an effort to avoid confusion and markers leaving their post prematurely ONLY the back-marker is to wear orange hi-viz. Thank you