Forty Plus Cycling Club: Surrey and Sussex Section
Section Secretary: Valerie Taylor (01737 242720),
Additional Contacts
Phil Griffin 0208 604 1498
John Copplestone 07507 436 015

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 East of the Arun.

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, 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,  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.
This web site provides a common resource for all of the supporting information you are likely to need in the form of  Maps  and a Cross Referencing List of our venues.  We also have a photo gallery.

Runs Lists for all four sections can be accessed from the menu at the left of this page.


Founders Day Ride, Tuesday 4th April 2017
Go to this link for information  - Founders Day Ride

Announcing the Sussex Weald 100/100
On Tuesday, 15th August 2017, we have our annual Sussex Weald 100K event. This year as last we also offer an additional  ride, The Sussex Weald 100M, to run in parallel with the 100K ride. Same organisation, same start and finish venue, and much else in common with the popular 100K ride.
Go here for details of both rides, maps, entry forms, and much more -
The Sussex Weald 100/100


We welcome anyone who is thinking of joining our cycling club.
You may be completely new to cycling, or you may be an experienced rider who has not previously ridden with a club, or you may have moved into our area and would like to continue with your club riding.
At the side of this page you will see the links to all upcoming rides in our area - Midweek Rides; Sunday Rides (all in the Surrey and Sussex area); Surrey, Kent, Sussex (SKS) Borders Rides; South West Sussex Rides (
the South Downs, the Western Weald, and the Coastal Plain).
Simply look at these, if necessary with the aid of the Maps and Places links, select a date and a ride, and then just turn up.
Please note that all of the group rides meet at 10.45 for an 11.15 start. The Sunday Ride is a meeting for coffee and chat, with no group ride.
Introduce yourself to anyone in the group and then talk to the ride leader.
You can be assured that you will be accompanied in the group throughout the ride and you will not be left behind. If necessary, you will be guided back to the start point of the ride.
On the subject of basic advice
(this also applies to all riders) you  should make sure that you carry with you a map of the area in which you are expecting to ride, a spare inner tube, a puncture outfit and a pump. There is no rider on earth who has not at some time in their riding careers been lost or suffered a puncture!
You are encouraged to fully join the club once you have had a few trial runs.
We all love to talk about cycling, so if there is anything that you want to know, do not be shy to ask. You will find a wealth of experience and a willingness to pass it on.
Looking forward to seeing you.

Appraisal of the Yorkshire Pudding

As of Xmas lunch December 2015, marking the second year barren of a Yorkshire Pudding, it is hoped that an alternative Xmas Lunch venue for 2016, will enable this competition to continue!
Christmas dinners/lunches would not be complete without Yorkshire Pudding on the plate. This series, to be annually added to, will demonstrate the standard of the Yorkshire Pudding wherever the 40+CC Surrey&Sussex Section, takes it's Xmas lunch.

To date it would appear that the 2012 vintage is in the lead. Is Yorkshire Pudding allowable with turkey, as in the 2013 vintage, even with a curly parsnip?
Click on the image for a magnified presentation.

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