Chichester & Bracklesham Bay

  • Starts: Wednesday 21 February 2018 9:15 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Mike Ashton
  • Category:
  • Ride grade: C - Moderate ride
  • Ride to elevenses grade: D - Flattish 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.

The ride includes several miles of rough stuff. If the weather has been wet it can get muddy too.

About Saturday and Wednesday rides

Rides from Havant with stops for elevenses, lunch and sometimes tea. If you're unable to keep up or have a mechanical problem, someone will be available to help you - although we obviously cannot guarantee to solve all problems.

Riders are free to join and leave the ride at various points. Some ride directly to the elevenses stop.

Click either heading below to find out more about Wednesday and Saturday rides:

Wednesday rides are the largest of our rides and can provide a range of options to riders. We often split into multiple groups at the start, for example:

  • A fast group that takes a longer and/or hillier route to the elevenses stop
  • A ride which takes a more direct route to the elevenses stop at a moderate pace
  • 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

On Wednesdays it is highly likely that there will be several riders coming back to the Havant area from the elevenses stop - although they might not include a PCTC ride leader. If that is what you'd like to do, please consult the ride leader at the start to ensure someone knows and is able to bring you back.

In addition, some rides split after elevenses to go at different paces or to alternate destinations. These are usually announced during the ride briefing. Please ask if you are unsure about the options available.

Saturday rides are (usually) much smaller than Wednesday rides. As a result they offer fewer options for rides but more flexibility for routes and destinations.

The rides are often shown as 'informal' meaning there is no prescribed ride leader. Unless weather is particularly adverse, however, they always go ahead at the stated time and start point. We try to keep to the suggested elevenses destination to allow for people who want to ride directly there.

The lunch destination does change occasionally but we will always take views of riders into account. In particular, if you join a ride because you think you can manage the distance/hilliness, we would not substitute an alternative if it meant you couldn't join the ride.

If you want to ride with us but only to elevenses and need someone to help you with the route back, please use our general enquiry form to let us know in advance of the ride so we can try to arrange something for you.

This article describes what you should consider bringing with you on one of these rides.

1 thought on “Chichester & Bracklesham Bay

  1. Ride to Bracklesham Bay 21st February 2018 Elevenses at the Brick Kiln
    There is no cycling on unsealed surfaces before elevenses. After elevenses the following sections are off road with various surfaces:
     The bridleway between the A27 and North Mundam School on B2166;
     Cycle route between Fishery & Sidlesham on farm tracks some concrete and some unsealed; The last stretch before Sidlesham can get slippery after rain. It’s likely to need care.
     Sidlesham to Earnley Grange via Medmerry Marshes. Gravel surfaces probably with some water puddles;
     Chichester Marina to Appledram on cycle route.
    None of the off road sections are difficult. It’s a little harder work than on the road but is still an easy ride. At least 28mm section tyres are advisable.
    There could be ornithological interests alongside Pagham Harbour or on Medmerry Marshes. High water is at around 2-30 pm.
    Mike Ashton
    20th February 2018

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