Butser Hill & Steep

  • Starts: Wednesday 23 September 2020 9:15 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Andy Henderson
  • Category:
  • Route grade: B - Hilly route
Contact us about this event

Send an email to ride leader/event organiser: Andy Henderson.


With a title like that, there's no denying there are hills involved. The longest climb - up to the top of Butser Hill - is one we did as part of the Cathedral Challenge in 2016; so it's not a dreadful one.

We'll have a self-catered coffee stop at the top of the hill with great views over the Downs, followed by an exhilarating descent down Harvesting Lane. We'll then make our way to Steep and the Harrow Inn (NB. no cards - cash only). You're welcome to bring a picnic lunch, but the connoisseurs among us will be looking forward to the famous meal-in-a-soup.

After that we'll go back to Havant via Petersfield, the Butser Cutting and Rowlands Castle with a small detour round Westbourne to add some miles.

Bookings for this ride/event

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This ride cannot exceed 6 riders (including the ride leader).

This ride is currently full but we encourage you to ask to join the wait list. 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 recorded for this ride (Log in to see rider names):

  • A PCTC member
  • A PCTC member
  • A PCTC member
  • A PCTC member
  • A PCTC member

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

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