We arrange rides throughout the year. Our programme aims to please both leisure riders and those looking for something faster, more mileage and challenging hills.  

How We Ride

Social, short rides: Easy rides on roads or cycle paths and at a relaxed pace. Food will be an important feature of our sociable rides and we will stop for coffee or lunch - either en route or at the end. Any type of bike is suitable.

Longer road rides: Slightly faster paced than the social rides. These rides typically take up to 4 hours and will include a cafe or pub stop. Any type of bike is suitable.

Mountain bike rides: Off-road rides up on the South Downs, suitable for mountain bikes and hybrids.

Details of rides are posted in advance.

Where We ride

We cycle in and around the Brighton & Hove area and anywhere locally, in fact, wherever our volunteer leaders offer to lead a ride.

What It Costs

All bike rides are free to BLAGSS members. You might want to bring some money for refreshments and any travel costs (e.g. rail travel to and from a ride).

If you are a BLAGSS member, please log in for details and to register your interest in any upcoming rides.

If you're not yet a member, you can come along to your first ride, after which you will need to join BLAGSS.


Cyclists must wear proper cycling helmets on all BLAGSS rides. This is a requirement of the insurance company.

Stanmer and Falmer Villages Explorer

Starting Point

This ride is on Saturday 8th April and starts from St Peter’s Church in Brighton at 11:00. The ride really will be starting at 11:00, so please be ready to ride at this time.

St Peter’s Church location on Google Maps at this link.


This is a social circular ride to Falmer village where we will visit the local church, pond and nearby farm shop. We return through Stanmer village and passed another church and two more ponds before ascending to the Upper Lodges. From here we make our way onto Ditchling Road cycle path and back into town to the finish point at St Peter’s Church.

Depending on the weather there are refreshment opportunities at The Swan pub in Falmer and Stanmer Park Village cafe.


Check out Brighton’s largest open green space while exploring local villages and connecting cycle networks in the area. Stanmer and Falmer villages are right on our doorstep with several car free cycle paths and routes connecting cyclists to different parts of the city. Not to mention the whole of the Stanmer Estate with many downland and woodland paths providing car free access in the drier months to endless glorious places along the Downs and beyond.


Suitable for all bike types all on surfaced routes with easy pace on mostly flat cycle lanes and paths.


Approx 3 to 4 hours in total

Ride Leader

Helen Graham is leading this ride. A good way to contact her is via the BLAGSS Cycling WhatsApp group which she follows.

Additional Notes

Always check over your bicycle before you go for a ride in particular check your brakes are working properly.

The maximum number for the ride is 10. Please register your interest below.

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