As an alternative to the car/train-assisted ride happening on the same day, you might want to join Skiff as he takes the route of the traditional British Heart Foundation ride.
In past years we have mustered a group to do the 'BHF' ride. This year, the BHF has decided it didn't make enough money so it's not happening.
So, Skiff has decided to do it on his own. You are welcome to join him. You can also sponsor Mike (and the rest of the group) at his JustGiving page.
It's a very pleasant route (being mostly flat after the start up Portsdown Hill from Bedhampton). It goes through Fareham, Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport (across the ferry to Portsmouth), Southsea and back to Havant via Farlington.
You can see the route here.
Please us the 'Contact us about this event' link above to let Mike know if you're planning to go with him.
About Saturday and Wednesday rides
Rides from Havant with stops for elevenses, lunch and sometimes tea. Average speed is 11-
If you'd prefer not to do the full day ride, you're welcome to join us as far as the elevenses stop and come back from there. Please make sure the ride leader knows that's what you intend to do so we can make sure someone is available to come back with you.
Larger rides split into multiple groups:
- A fast group that takes a longer and/or hillier route to the elevenses stop
- The rest of the main ride which takes a more direct route to the elevenses stop
- An elevenses ride comprised of riders going only to elevenses; the elevenses ride will have its own ride leader and might go to a different destination if the route to the main elevenses destination is long and/or hilly
The rides are informal and riders are free to join and leave the ride at various points. Some ride directly to the elevenses stop.
This article describes what you should consider bringing with you.