Cancelled: Botley, Stubbington & Fareham

  • Starts: Wednesday 6 April 2022 9:15 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Terry Willis
  • Category: ,
  • Route grade: C - Moderate route

Address: Denmead, PO7 6NG

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Send an email to ride leader/event organiser: Terry Willis.

This ride is an 80km(50m) out and back loop starting from the green outside of the White Hart, Denmead. A mix of roads, none that busy apart from one short stretch at Lower Swanwick, with a pace to suit all attending.

The outward journey is via Soberton Heath and Waltham Chase on some pleasant lanes above Curdridge before our coffee stop at Botley (22km/14m). Heading South through Manor Farm, there is a very short stretch of gravel before we’re on the long undulating metalled road through the country park.

Leaving the park heading over the M27 through Bursledon and Lower Swanwick, through the urban roads of Sarisbury and Warsash before the relatively quiet lanes which lead to Titchfield. Then down to the shoreline and along Lee-on-the-Solent sea front.

Instead of heading for the Gosport ferry we’ll take the Eclipse Busway to Fareham, but that comes after the lunch stop at Camber Light Cafe in the Explosion Museum (34km/21m). We reach this by taking the cycle route over Stoke Lake, through the old Royal Clarence Yard and over the Millenium Bridge.

Post lunch, a short ride along Heritage Way in Elson, before the Busway takes us to the route around the north of Fareham for a change and through Wallington village where we pass under the M27, taking Nine Elms Lane to Boarhunt and returning to Denmead via the back lanes of Southwick.

Sorry, ride CANCELLED due to injury!

Bookings for this ride

Booking is required for this ride. Please let the ride leader know if you want to join. Please do not turn up for the ride unless you've had your booking confirmed or your name appears below.

This ride is currently full but we encourage you to ask to join, even so. That will let the ride leader:

  • Find out the demand for that type of ride
  • Nominate you as a replacement if someone drops out
  • Arrange to split the ride if there is sufficient demand

Bookings (Log in to see rider names):

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To ask to join this ride, please use the 'Contact us about this ride' link above to send an email to the ride leader.

About Wednesday rides

Wednesday is our most popular day for riding. Unfortunately the success of the Wednesday rides meant that, even though we took steps to split rides, they became too large to manage.

We organise Wednesday rides this way:

  1. If you are interested in riding on a given Wednesday we ask you to register the kind of ride you are interested in.
  2. Ride leaders review all the registrations and create rides they think will help meet the demand.
  3. You will get automatic notifications of new rides for the day.
  4.  You can then use the web site to ask a ride's leader to join a ride.
  5. The ride's leader books you onto their ride which automatically updates your registration so we can keep track of who wants to ride but hasn't yet found a place.
  6. If there's a problem, we can notify you of a ride cancellation or postponement.
  7. Otherwise, we'll see you at the start.

Wednesday rides usually start 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.

Wednesday rides usually provide a range of options to riders as we'll try to arrange multiple rides with different paces, distance and degree of hilliness.

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

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