Cathedral Challenge: Gold 1

  • Starts: Saturday 1 June 2024 9:30 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Robert Sebley
  • Supported by: Dee Warner
  • Category:
  • Route grade: C - Moderate route
At: The Spring Centre, Havant

Address: East Street, Havant, P09 1BS

The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre web site is here.

More details and map.

Contact us about this event

Send an email to leader: Robert Sebley.
Send an email to supporter: Dee Warner.
Send an email to both Robert Sebley and Dee Warner.


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. We 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 £5.10; Seniors £3.30. Bikes cost an extra £1.70. 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.

If you have registered for the Cathedral Challenge there is no need to book and you can ignore the 'wait list' status. Otherwise, if you'd like to join the ride, let us know; registered riders will take priority so we will be unable to confirm your booking until shortly before the ride.

Bookings for this ride/event

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 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

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 Cathedral Challenge rides

We're running a series of rides for people who are:

  • New to group cycling
  • Haven’t cycled for a while
  • Want to cycle a bit further than usual

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 are subject to change and adaptation as we learn more about the challenge riders.

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