Liss & Petersfield

  • Starts: Wednesday 7 December 2016 9:15 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: John Rosbottom
  • Supported by: Mike Harbour
  • Category:
  • Ride grade: C - Moderate ride
  • Ride to elevenses grade: C - Moderate ride

Address: East Street, Havant, P09 1BS

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An easy ride for a winter's day, with shortcut options if the weather is bad, starting at the Spring Centre, Havant, at 09h15.

There is a choice of routes to elevenses at Liss Triangle Centre. An easy paced ride of around 30 km via Westbourne, Rowlands Castle, Finchdean and Buriton follows one of the prettiest South to North routes over the South Downs.  A slightly faster and longer alternative takes in South Harting and Rogate to enjoy one of the best freewheeling descents into Liss.

After elevenses we head off into quiet Hampshire lanes around Greatham and Hawkley before reaching Stoner Hill with its Alpine-like character downhill into Petersfield for lunch, having covered about 48 km so far.

After lunch we cross the South Downs the easy way using the Butser Cycle Way to Queen Elizabeth Country Park, then back to Havant by way of Chalton and Rowlands Castle.

Our day out Havant to Havant will be around 70 km (43.5 miles).



just a few hills (click to enlarge)


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About Saturday and Wednesday rides

Rides from Havant with stops for elevenses, lunch and sometimes tea. Average speed is 11-12 mph; if you're slower, someone will wait for you.

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.

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