The current plan is to go out via Purbrook, The Rowans and up Newlands Lane to Denmead.
We'll have a coffee stop at The Working Deli on Hambledon Road. Since the Working Deli is no more, I've booked us in with the Furzeley Golf Club in Furzeley Road, Denmead.
We'll get back to The Spring via Hambledon Road (shared footpath), Sunnymead Drive, Hart Plain Avenue, Park Lane (carrying on via the shared footpath over to Leigh Park), through Leigh Park to the open space off Middle Park Way and then on to Havant.
The footpath section of Park Lane is a little rough but perfectly OK for most bikes.
About easy rides
Our easy rides are designed to be an introduction to club riding. You needn't be concerned about whether you can manage the pace or distance. The easy rides are leisurely and informal. They go at the pace of the slowest rider. We will not leave you behind. If necessary we will split the ride to ensure everyone enjoys it.
The ride is designed for people of average fitness and is open to everyone. There’s no charge for joining the ride. You’ll be riding for two to three hours with a break in the middle at a tea shop. We’ll be using dedicated cycle tracks and cycle lanes wherever possible. We’ll also be using country lanes and back streets.
Inevitably, though, you will be travelling in traffic for part of the way, so the ride is not suitable for people that are uncomfortable cycling on the road.
Typically we have around a dozen people on the ride.
The easy rides usually start at 9:30. There might be a longer ride starting at 9:15. Let people know you’re waiting for the short ride or you might get a longer trip than you expected!
Cycling is a great way to improve health and well-being, and you’ll find we're a friendly bunch. We’d love to see you.
This article describes what you should consider bringing with you.
For more information contact Martine and Andy, the easy ride organisers.