This is a repeat of the ride we did on the 4th Sept 2013 which proved quite popular. The Cass Sculpture Foundation is the sculpture park just to the north of Goodwood which we occasionally pass on our cycle rides. I took the opportunity to visit and was impressed by the large and varied number of sculptures (over 50) on display, which are regularly replaced with new works of art.
There's more information about the Cass Sculpture Foundation here
The individual entrance price is £12.50 reducing to £9 for Senior Citizens or for group visits over 8, however as a special concession we will charged the 2013 price of £8 per head, which we will be able to pay on the day. Coffee and tea with snacks/biscuits are available in the reception building but no meals; however there is a picnic area within the park, so lunch time visitors need to bring their own food. I was able to cycle round within the park over the grassy and pebbly paths. I aim to arrive around 1pm having had the elevenses stop at the Boathouse at Chichester Marina at Birdham, but of course I am happy to meet up with any riders travelling directly there. Apart from inside the park the ride will include some off-road ‘rough stuff’. Finally I would like to get some idea of the likely numbers, so please let me know if you plan to come, either when we meet or by e-mail - Robert@PortsmouthCTC.org.uk
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.