Beaulieu & Exbury Gardens

Contact us about this event

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. If you're unable to keep up or have a mechanical problem, someone will be available to help you - although we obviously cannot guarantee to solve all problems.

Riders are free to join and leave the ride at various points. Some ride directly to the elevenses stop.

Click either heading below to find out more about Wednesday and Saturday rides:

Wednesday rides

Wednesday rides are the largest of our rides and can provide a range of options to riders. We often split into multiple groups at the start, for example:

  • A fast group that takes a longer and/or hillier route to the elevenses stop
  • A ride which takes a more direct route to the elevenses stop at a moderate pace
  • 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

On Wednesdays it is highly likely that there will be several riders coming back to the Havant area from the elevenses stop - although they might not include a PCTC ride leader. If that is what you'd like to do, please consult the ride leader at the start to ensure someone knows and is able to bring you back.

In addition, some rides split after elevenses to go at different paces or to alternate destinations. These are usually announced during the ride briefing. Please ask if you are unsure about the options available.

Saturday rides

Saturday rides are (usually) much smaller than Wednesday rides. As a result they offer fewer options for rides but more flexibility for routes and destinations.

The rides are often shown as 'informal' meaning there is no prescribed ride leader. Unless weather is particularly adverse, however, they always go ahead at the stated time and start point. We try to keep to the suggested elevenses destination to allow for people who want to ride directly there.

The lunch destination does change occasionally but we will always take views of riders into account. In particular, if you join a ride because you think you can manage the distance/hilliness, we would not substitute an alternative if it meant you couldn't join the ride.

If you want to ride with us but only to elevenses and need someone to help you with the route back, please use our general enquiry form to let us know in advance of the ride so we can try to arrange something for you.

This article describes what you should consider bringing with you on one of these rides.

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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