We're off to Hayling Island! The distance is similar to last week's ride and a good preparation for the two final bronze challenge rides to Portsmouth.
We'll stop for elevenses at the Mad Hatter's - seems appropriate somehow.
Note that we'll use the Billy Trail for the final section of the ride. The weather's looking dry for a while so mud shouldn't be a problem. The trail is, however, a little rough in places; not the best surface for racing bikes. We might be able to arrange for a small group to take an on-road route if that's a problem.
About Cathedral Challenge rides
We're running a series of rides for people new to group riding or who haven't cycled for a while. They start with a short, 'get to know you' ride that includes a free bike check and progress through longer distances, tackling a series of challenges on the way:
- Bronze: Havant to Portsmouth cathedral and back
- Silver: Chichester cathedral and back
- Gold: Winchester cathedral and back
There's more detail and a registration form here.
Note that the Cathedral rides listed here (apart from the challenge rides to Portsmouth, Chichester and Winchester) are subject to change and adaptation as we learn more about the challenge riders.