Note this is a change to the previously updated destination.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice tomorrow morning until 11.00am. If I can get to Havant safely tomorrow morning I will lead a ride but, depending on an assessment of the conditions I may change the ride destinations.
If you are coming to Havant to join the ride please be very careful as there may be icy patches and if using cycle tracks be aware that the surfaces will not have been salted.
Note; I have changed the elevenses stop to Aylings Garden Centre at Trotton.
The ride is moderately hilly from Havant to Trotton. After Trotton there are some steep climbs involved on the route to Selborne and then more climbs after lunch on the return journey.
Havant to Trotton via Compton, Harting Down and South Harting - 18 miles. Elevenses at the Trotton Garden Centre.
Trotton to Selborne via Milland, Rake, Liss, Hawkley and Empshott - 13 miles.
Return to Havant via East Tisted, East Meon, Clanfield - 26 miles.
Overall Distance Havant to Havant is about 57 miles, overall ascent is about 3,600 feet.
If you come on to lunch then you should make sure your bike has lights as it may be dark before you get home.
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.