Havant to Liss via Rowlands Castle, Buriton, Petersfield (Causeway, High St, Harrow Lane): 17 miles
Liss to Four Marks via Liss Forest, Hawkley, Empshott Green, Newton Valence : 14 miles. Please note that the route from 11's to lunch is very hilly, (1150 ft climbing) with the first hill being the steepest at 17%+ ! We also cross the notorious ford (source of River Rother) at Empshott Green. It is usually only a few inches deep at the most and couple of feet wide. It is fine as long as you keep straight and don't brake ! . There is a small wooden footbridge if you want to avoid it.
Four Marks to Havant via Monkwood, W. Tisted, Privett, E.Meon : 27 miles
About Saturday and Wednesday rides
Rides from Havant with stops for elevenses, lunch and sometimes tea. Average speed is 11-
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.