Member’s Group Ride Schedule

Group Ride Schedule and Booking

COVID-19 Update.

As per government guidance, group rides will resume on Saturday April 3rd and Sunday April 4th.   

As per group rides at the end of last year, we will be operating a pre-book system via Love Admin.  There are a variety of different paced rides.  The easiest way to book is via the smartphone app:

From the home screen, select ‘Classes’ and then pick the ride you wish to join.  Scroll to the bottom, click ‘Next’ and then ‘Save’.

Please don’t book ‘on the off chance’ that you might ride as that could prevent someone else from having the opportunity if you bail at the last minute.  Also, please try to avoid booking more than one ride on the same day no matter how enthusiastic you are for the return of Saturday riding.  Both of these create a pain in the arse for the ride organisers!

Saturday Group Rides

Booking will be open from Monday until Friday lunchtime.  All riders to have booked a slot on a Saturday ride will be emailed on Friday with a list of other riders in your group and their contact details.  It will then be up to you to arrange a meeting place and time.  Whilst we still have the group ride schedule below, these are self led rides so, you are obviously welcome to ride any route that you wish provided the group are all in agreement.

The routes follow a 12 week rotation – imaginatively called BM1, BM2…BM12 – and are generally between 80-100 kilometres in length.  Every fourth week (BM4, BM8, BM12), there is a longer ride of about 120 kilometres for those who have the time, the fitness and an understanding family.   You will need to be a competent group rider to take part in any of the Saturday rides.

All Saturday rides are for members only.

GPS files are all available via the links below so please download them beforehand so that you are in a position to ride at the front of the group and provide navigation if need be.

Date Route Link to Route Distance (km) Climbing (m)
5th June BM1 BM1 – Dyke – Barns Green – Dyke 86 748
12th June BM2 BM2 – Beacon – Hancross – Dyke 79 982
19th June BM3 BM3 – Dyke – Fletching – Beacon  82 853
26th June BM4 BM4 – Shoreham – Bucks Green – Dyke 126 1,076
BM4(-) – Shoreham –  West Chiltington – Dyke 85 682
3rd July BM5 BM5 – Dyke – Kingscote – Beacon 89 1,036
10th July BM6 BM6 – Newhaven – Isfield – Beacon 95 742
17th July BM7 BM7 – Shoreham – West Chiltington – Dyke 97 822
24th July BM8 BM8 – Dyke – Turners Hill – Shoreham 119 1,136
BM8(-) – Dyke – Balcombe – Shoreham 103 950
31st July BM9

BM9 – Dyke – Kidds Hill – Beacon

BM9(-) Dyke-Sheff Park-Beacon

105

85

1,214

902

7th August BM10 BM10 – Dyke – Southwater – Shoreham 94 703
22nd May

BM11

BM11(+)

BM11 – Shoreham – Mannings Heath – Beacon

BM11(+) – Shoreham – Leith Hill – Beacon

80

125

752

1,251

29th May BM12 BM12 – Polegate – Five Ash Down – Dyke 128 1,365

All Brighton Mitre social rides leave from The Garden Café at St Ann’s Well Gardens in Hove. Meet from 8am for 8.30 departure.

Sunday Group Ride Schedule

Members only ride, self-navigating (no allocated ride leader) round that week’s Come and Try It (CaTI) route.

Groups of a maximum of 6 will be sorted and communicated a couple of days before the Sunday (whilst COVID19 pandemic means we cannot meet as a large group at café and self-sort).

These rides are for members who wish to ride at an average pace of 22kmh (12 to 14mph) on these routes which are shorter than the Saturday routes (usually 25 to 30 miles).

Date (2021)RouteDistance (km)Climbing (m)RouteGPS Link
2nd MayCaTI 447554Dyke – Bramberhttp://www.brightonmitre.co.uk/routes/cati4-29-miles-dyke-bramber/
16th MayCaTI 140555Dyke – Woodmancote Loophttp://www.brightonmitre.co.uk/routes/cati-1-dyke-and-woodmancote-loop-25-miles/
6th JuneCaTI 251658Lewes – Hurstpierpointhttp://www.brightonmitre.co.uk/routes/cati-2-32-miles-lewes-hurstpierpoint/
20th JuneCaTI 346520Dyke – Hickstead Loophttp://www.brightonmitre.co.uk/routes/cati-3-28-miles-dyke-hickstead-loop/
4th JulyCaTI 447554Dyke – Bramberhttp://www.brightonmitre.co.uk/routes/cati4-29-miles-dyke-bramber/
18th JulyCaTI 140555Dyke – Woodmancote Loophttp://www.brightonmitre.co.uk/routes/cati-1-dyke-and-woodmancote-loop-25-miles/
1st AugustCaTI 251658Lewes – Hurstpierpointhttp://www.brightonmitre.co.uk/routes/cati-2-32-miles-lewes-hurstpierpoint/
15th AugustCaTI 346520Dyke – Hickstead Loophttp://www.brightonmitre.co.uk/routes/cati-3-28-miles-dyke-hickstead-loop/
5th SeptemberCaTI 447554Dyke – Bramberhttp://www.brightonmitre.co.uk/routes/cati4-29-miles-dyke-bramber/
19th SeptemberCaTI 140555Dyke – Woodmancote Loophttp://www.brightonmitre.co.uk/routes/cati-1-dyke-and-woodmancote-loop-25-miles/
3rd OctoberCaTI 251658Lewes – Hurstpierpointhttp://www.brightonmitre.co.uk/routes/cati-2-32-miles-lewes-hurstpierpoint/
17th OctoberCaTI 346520Dyke – Hickstead Loophttp://www.brightonmitre.co.uk/routes/cati-3-28-miles-dyke-hickstead-loop/
7th NovemberCaTI 447554Dyke – Bramberhttp://www.brightonmitre.co.uk/routes/cati4-29-miles-dyke-bramber/
21st NovemberCaTI 140555Dyke – Woodmancote Loophttp://www.brightonmitre.co.uk/routes/cati-1-dyke-and-woodmancote-loop-25-miles/
5th DecemberCaTI 251658Lewes – Hurstpierpointhttp://www.brightonmitre.co.uk/routes/cati-2-32-miles-lewes-hurstpierpoint/
19th DecemberCaTI 346520Dyke – Hickstead Loophttp://www.brightonmitre.co.uk/routes/cati-3-28-miles-dyke-hickstead-loop/