Kemp & Edwards Memorial Ride 6am Wickham Start

  • Starts: Wednesday 10 July 2024 6:00 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Mickey Cooper
  • Supported by: Clive Dakin
  • Category:
  • Route grade: A - Demanding route
  • Ride to elevenses grade: C - Moderate route
At: Wickham

Address: Wickham

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Contact us about this event

Send an email to leader: Mickey Cooper.
Send an email to supporter: Clive Dakin.
Send an email to both Mickey Cooper and Clive Dakin.


Kemp & Edwards Memorial Ride

(formerly Bob Kemp Memorial Ride)

6am Wickham Start

Ride Leader – Mickey Cooper

This is the Clubs Annual Long Distance Ride to Salisbury

We make an early start to make the most of the longer daylight hours, and to arrive at Salisbury in time for breakfast.

Our first stop is Otterbourne for coffee and pastries at the Nissa Local (this is a roadside stop)

Then to Salisbury where we’ll stop for Breakfast.

From Salisbury the route becomes more undulating as we head out to Stockbridge and a lunch stop. You can choose between one of the many cafes, or the more popular option of a picnic lunch in the Churchyard.

Then one final stop in Alresford, usually for ice cream, before heading back to Denmead for the finish and a beer.

Total ride distance From Havant is 100 miles, slightly less for Wickham but you can add on the distance of your ride to the start if you want to achieve that all important Century Ride 😊

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 12 spaces available for the leader and riders. Of these, 4 are left.

Bookings recorded for this ride (Log in to see rider names):

  • A PCTC member
  • A PCTC member
  • A PCTC member
  • A PCTC member
  • A non-PCTC member
  • 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 faster rides

Our other rides go at the pace of the slowest rider or we will split the ride to accommodate a slower rider. 'Faster rides' go faster than other rides and people joining are expected to keep up.

We're not talking about professional or even 'club' riding speeds, but trying to ride at any speed faster than you can manage is an unpleasant experience.

If you want to join a faster ride, but uncertain whether you can keep up:

  • Consider trying one or two of our other rides classed as A (Demanding) or B (Hilly) first. If you're able to keep up without difficulty that's a good indication you're ready for a faster ride. The chances are you'll be riding with other members familiar with faster rides that can help you with your assessment.
  • In any case, contact the ride leader and discuss your experience to date with them. Bear in mind, however, that subjective assessments of average speed and cruising speed are notoriously unreliable even for those that routinely use cycle computers.

Before you join a faster ride, please review the route and prepare to make your own way back if you're struggling to keep up - and we all have bad days. We will not, however, intentionally drop slower riders; nor will we leave riders without first checking they are confident with getting back.