Chichester & Bracklesham Bay

  • Starts: Wednesday 8 March 2017 9:15 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Mike Ashton
  • Category:
  • Ride grade: D - Flattish ride
  • Ride to elevenses grade: C - Moderate ride

Address: East Street, Havant, P09 1BS

The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre web site is here.

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Send an email to ride leader/event organiser: Mike Ashton.

Elevenses at the Brick Kiln garden centre.

There will be four sections of 'rough stuff':

  1. A bridleway to North Mundham. It's a little rough and damp but is better than several lanes we often use. This can be bypassed via Merston but is a lot longer and not as interesting a ride.
  2. From Fisher to Sidlesham Quay on Pagham Harbour. Three short sections occasionally have some mud or water, but it's fine if you have at least 28mm tyres. This section can only be avoided on the B2145 that I wouldn't recommended for cycling.
  3. On the marshes between Ham and Earnley. It's a little rough in places and might have a little water but no mud. It's an easy ride providing you have at least 28mm tyres. The route was built three years ago by the Environment agency to a good standard. It can be by-passed on road but that's less interesting.
  4. After lunch from Chichester Marina to Appledram. Its a little damp and can have a small amount of mud and water but far less than encountered on some recent rides. It can be by-passed by a long detour, or on the A286 that I wouldn't recommend for cycling.

The advantage of this route is that it has long traffic-free sections and is almost always ice free.


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.

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