Beaulieu & Exbury Gardens

Send an email to ride leader/event organiser: Andy Henderson.


Paul Rayfield - who used to ride with us until he moved to Southampton - invites us to join the Southampton & Romsey CTC for the day.  Paul is leading the ride.

The ride will be similar in nature to our Wednesday and Saturday rides.

He suggests meeting at his house at 9:30.  We'll need to arrange transport.  Please use the comments to:

  • Let Paul know you are coming
  • Offer a lift
  • Ask for a lift

Log in to see Paul's address or contact me for details.


About Saturday and Wednesday rides

Rides from Havant with stops for elevenses, lunch and sometimes tea. Average speed is 11-12 mph; if you're slower, someone will wait for you.

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.

10 thoughts on “Beaulieu & Exbury Gardens

  1. My friend Google says a cycling route is 26.4 miles from Havant to Paul's road, although avoiding A27 it's 28.7 miles, and using the scenic route by way of the various ferries whacks it up to about 33 miles. It could be a nice century ride on a beautiful summer's day ...

  2. I am interested in joining in the Bealieu and Exbury gardens ride (car assisted). I used to cycle with the Southampton CTC and a joint ride is a good idea.

  3. Hi, Im considering coming along to this ride, could you please let me know start location and time, thanks, Jim

  4. Afternoon Paul, hope to join you on Saturday, family commitments permitting .
    Could you please let me have departure time and address.

    1. You can see Paul's address if you log in to the site - I don't want to make it public.

      I've also emailed it to you.

      We're meeting up at 9:30.


  5. Hi Andy,
    I plan to go so if you still have space in your car, can I cadge a lift?
    If you are already full, I can take my car and offer anyone else out there a lift instead.

  6. Andy,
    Found out today that Bob Riddle wants a lift as well. Can you fit 3 bikes into your car?
    If not, I should be able to with my car plus bike carrier, so if you want we could do it that way. I have agreed to pick Bob up from the Spring in Havant at 08.45.

    1. I can take just two bikes (and one passenger). So, if you take Bob that leaves me with a space for someone else. Any takers?


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