Group Ride Schedule

Saturday Group Ride schedule

COVID-19 Update.

There are currently no Saturday group rides taking place owing to the current pandemic.  Group rides – probably of six riders as per below – will resume as soon as government guidelines and local circumstances sensibly allow.

Saturday rides are currently operating a pre-book system, for a maximum of six riders per ride, via Love Admin.  There are a variety of rides with varying start times and paces.  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!

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 meet time and place.  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)
10-Oct BM1 BM1 – Dyke – Barns Green – Dyke 86 748
17-Oct BM2 BM2 – Beacon – Hancross – Dyke 79 982
24-Oct BM3 BM3 – Dyke – Fletching – Beacon  82 853
31-Oct BM4 BM4 – Shoreham – Bucks Green – Dyke 126 1,076
BM4(-) – Shoreham –  West Chiltington – Dyke 85 682
07-Nov BM5 BM5 – Dyke – Kingscote – Beacon 89 1,036
14-Nov BM6 BM6 – Newhaven – Isfield – Beacon 95 742
21-Nov BM7 BM7 – Shoreham – West Chiltington – Dyke 97 822
28-Nov BM8 BM8 – Dyke – Turners Hill – Shoreham 119 1,136
BM8(-) – Dyke – Balcombe – Shoreham 103 950
05-Dec BM9 BM9 – Dyke – Kidds Hill – Beacon 105 1,214
12-Dec BM10 BM10 – Dyke – Southwater – Shoreham 94 703
19-Dec BM11 BM11 – Shoreham – Mannings Heath – Beacon 80 752
26-Dec 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.