Isle of Wight

  • Starts: Wednesday 23 August 2017 9:30 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Andy Henderson
  • Supported by: Martine Hebblethwaite
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Address: Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2LA

We meet outside the terminal building where you get tickets for the ferry.

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Although we'll be out for the day, this will still be an easy ride. We'll spend  about three hours in the saddle.

We'll meet at the Gunwharf ferry terminal in time to catch the 10am sailing to Fishbourne. From there we'll head inland to Newport then take the cycle path to Sandown stopping for lunch at the Pedaller's café. From Sandown we'll follow the coast along to Ryde to take the Fastcat back to Portsmouth.

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 start at 9:30.  There will 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.

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