Chichester & Cass sculpture park

  • Starts: Wednesday 6 July 2016 9:15 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Robert Sebley
  • 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: Robert Sebley.

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 -

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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