Hamble & Fritham

  • Starts: Wednesday 20 July 2016 8:30 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Bob Prynn
  • Category:
  • Ride grade: A - Demanding ride
  • Ride to elevenses grade: A - Demanding ride

Address: Widley Walk, Portsdown Hill

Meet in the car park next door to the Churchillian pub.

Other events at this location.

Send an email to ride leader/event organiser: Bob Prynn.

I have changed the route this year in order to maximise the time we spend in the New Forest. To do this we will take the Warsash and Hythe ferries out and return. The start is at 0830 at the Churchilian Portsdown Hill. The route in the forest: Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Burley, Ornamental Drive to Bolderwood and under A31, Fritham, Brook, Minstead, Lyndhurst, Hythe.

Venues for coffee and lunch will be flexible: probably Hamble at ferry cafe for coffee and The pub at Fritham for lunch. The programme for the day is weather dependent and also the running of the Hythe ferry? It stopped running due to gearbox trouble on the day I tried a recce!

About Saturday and Wednesday rides

Rides from Havant with stops for elevenses, lunch and sometimes tea. Average speed is 11-12 mph; if you're slower, someone will wait for you.

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.

One reply to “Hamble & Fritham

  1. I have changed the route this year in order to maximise the time we spend in the New Forest. To do this we will take the Warsash and Hythe ferries out and return. The start is at 0830 at the Churchilian Portsdown Hill. The route in the forest: Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Burley, Ornamental Drive to Bolderwood and under A31, Fritham, Brook, Minstead, Lyndhurst, Hythe.
    Venues for coffee and lunch will be flexible: probably Hamble at ferry cafe for coffee and The pub at Fritham for lunch. The programme for the day is weather dependent and also the running of the Hythe ferry? It stopped running due to gearbox trouble on the day I tried a recce!

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