This ride will be a few miles longer than the last silver challenge, but we will be stopping twice: in Wickham for elevenses and at the Bayside Cabin for lunch. That divides the ride into roughly 15 mile sections. I expect to get back to Havant around 4pm.
If you prefer, there is plenty of public seating at the lunch stop if you want to bring a packed lunch. Alternatively, there might be enough riders who want to carry on without stopping.
The first section is the hilliest. The hills are moderate, but we will do several of them. After that, and a few undulations, the ride becomes flat all the way back to Havant.
The final leg will take us across the Gosport Ferry. The standard two-trip charge is £3.30; Seniors £2.40. Bikes cost an extra £1.30. The 'return' section of the ticket can be used any time and in either direction, so don't throw it away. If you have an unused 'return' don't forget to bring it with you.
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.