The ride to Hotham park for elevenses is a flat route of about 18 miles via Woodmancote, Chichester & Runcton.
The ride to lunch has a few hills, via Arundel, Bignor Park & Selham, with 1100 feet of climbing and is about 26 miles. Planned venue is Cafe Verdi, but there are several other cafes and a couple of pubs, so plenty of choice.
The return to Havant is a further 17 hilly miles and there is the opportunity to climb Harting hill twice! Those of a more sensible disposition may choose the alternate route with just the one ascent!
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.