This will not be a normal club ride format. Instead, it's an opportunity for you to do the annual British Heart Foundation 'round the harbours' ride as part of a group.
You can find out more about the ride here. We'll be doing the 30 mile route. Entry for adults is £15 and £10 for under-18's. If possible, please sign up for the ride in advance using the BHF web site to minimise delay before we get going. BHF would like you to get sponsorship for the ride, but that's not mandatory. You can also make an additional payment as a donation.
Unlike last year, we'll meet at Langstone Technology Park in time for the mass start at 9am. We will meet at the beginning of the LTP main car park (not the Xyratex one on the right as you enter LTP) - look out for club tops. The map above shows the meeting point.
We expect the route to be similar to the route we took last year. There'll be an option to stop for lunch in Gosport. Bring a packed lunch or perhaps money for a café or pub stop.
About easy rides
Our easy rides are designed to be an introduction to club riding. You needn't be concerned about whether you can manage the pace or distance. The easy rides are leisurely and informal. They go at the pace of the slowest rider. We will not leave you behind. If necessary we will split the ride to ensure everyone enjoys it.
The ride is designed for people of average fitness and is open to everyone. There’s no charge for joining the ride. You’ll be riding for two to three hours with a break in the middle at a tea shop. We’ll be using dedicated cycle tracks and cycle lanes wherever possible. We’ll also be using country lanes and back streets.
Inevitably, though, you will be travelling in traffic for part of the way, so the ride is not suitable for people that are uncomfortable cycling on the road.
Typically we have around a dozen people on the ride.
The easy rides usually start at 9:30. There might be a longer ride starting at 9:15. Let people know you’re waiting for the short ride or you might get a longer trip than you expected!
Cycling is a great way to improve health and well-being, and you’ll find we're a friendly bunch. We’d love to see you.
This article describes what you should consider bringing with you.
For more information contact Martine and Andy, the easy ride organisers.