- Starts: Tuesday 28 June 2022 9:45 am
- Ride leader/Event organiser: Martyn Roberts
- Category: Faster rides
- Route grade: B - Hilly route
- A - Demanding route. Riders should already have experience of, and be prepared for distance, hills and, probably, both. E.g. Liss or Arundel via Houghton.
- B - Hilly route. Involves major hills. E.g. Sustainability Centre or Alresford.
- C - Moderate route. Not especially long or hilly (but will involve climbs and descents). E.g. Bishop's Waltham
- D - Flattish route. Might involve some hills, but not major ones. E.g. Chichester or West Wittering.
- E - Short, flat route. Easy route often designed for people new to group riding.
Our grading scheme
When grading routes we use the following scheme:
At: Southwick Village Stores
Address: High Street, Southwick, PO17 6EB
Contact us about this event
Send an email to ride leader/event organiser: Martyn Roberts.
This is a one stop ride to Alresford.
I need to get a few miles in ready for the Bob Kemp memorial ride in a week's time. So I'm going to take the sports bike and push the pace a little (by my standards that is). If anyone would like to keep me company that would be great.
Approx 40miles round trip.
The ride starts and finishes in Southwick.
Meet Souhwick cafe: 09.30
Depart Southwick: 09.45
Arrive Alresford (coffee/lunch): 11.30
Depart Alresford: 12.30
Return Southwick: 14.30
Bookings for this ride/event
Booking is required for this ride. Please let the ride leader know if you want to join. Please do not turn up for the ride unless you've had your booking confirmed or your name appears below.
The ride leader has not recorded any bookings yet.
About faster rides
Our other rides go at the pace of the slowest rider or we will split the ride to accommodate a slower rider. 'Faster rides' go faster than other rides and people joining are expected to keep up.
We're not talking about professional or even 'club' riding speeds, but trying to ride at any speed faster than you can manage is an unpleasant experience.
If you want to join a faster ride, but uncertain whether you can keep up:
- Consider trying one or two of our other rides classed as A (Demanding) or B (Hilly) first. If you're able to keep up without difficulty that's a good indication you're ready for a faster ride. The chances are you'll be riding with other members familiar with faster rides that can help you with your assessment.
- In any case, contact the ride leader and discuss your experience to date with them. Bear in mind, however, that subjective assessments of average speed and cruising speed are notoriously unreliable even for those that routinely use cycle computers.
Before you join a faster ride, please review the route and prepare to make your own way back if you're struggling to keep up - and we all have bad days. We will not, however, intentionally drop slower riders; nor will we leave riders without first checking they are confident with getting back.