- Starts: Wednesday 10 May 2023 9:00 am
- Ride leader/Event organiser: Phil Hebblethwaite
- Category: Wednesday rides
- Route grade: B - Hilly route
- A - Demanding route. Riders should already have experience of, and be prepared for distance, hills and, probably, both. E.g. Liss or Arundel via Houghton.
- B - Hilly route. Involves major hills. E.g. Sustainability Centre or Alresford.
- C - Moderate route. Not especially long or hilly (but will involve climbs and descents). E.g. Bishop's Waltham
- D - Flattish route. Might involve some hills, but not major ones. E.g. Chichester or West Wittering.
- E - Short, flat route. Easy route often designed for people new to group riding.
Our grading scheme
When grading routes we use the following scheme:
At: IOW Ferry port, Gunwharf
Address: Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2LA
We meet outside the terminal building where you get tickets for the ferry.
Contact us about this event
Send an email to ride leader/event organiser: Phil Hebblethwaite.
A rerun of the Isle Of Wight Mini Randonee.
Depart on the 9.20 car ferry from Gunwharf.
Clockwise route with hills to Alverstone then cycle track to East Cowes, (rough in places). After using the chain ferry (£1) a few more hills back to Wootton to return on the 16.20 Ferry.
Elevenses at the Harbour View cafe Bembridge, and lunch at the Bargemans Rest Newport.
Cycling distance on Isle Of Wight 35 miles with over 2000 ft of climbing.
Pre-book your tickets and be prompt at the car ferry terminal as bikes are loaded first.
Bookings for this ride/event
Booking is required for this ride. Please let the ride leader know if you want to join. Please do not turn up for the ride unless you've had your booking confirmed or your name appears below.
There are 10 spaces available for the leader and riders. Of these, 7 are left.
Bookings recorded for this ride (Log in to see rider names):
- A PCTC member
- A PCTC member
To ask to join this ride, please use the 'Contact us about this ride' link above to send an email to the ride leader.
About Wednesday rides
Wednesday rides usually start 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.
Wednesday rides usually provide a range of options to riders as we'll try to arrange multiple rides with different paces, distance and degree of hilliness.
On Wednesdays it is likely that there will be several riders coming back to the Havant area after an elevenses stop - although they might not include a PCTC ride leader. If that is what you'd like to do, please consult the ride organiser before the day of the ride to ensure someone knows and is able to bring you back.
This article describes what you should consider bringing with you on one of these rides.