Newport & Yarmouth

Address: Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2LA

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

Other events at this location.

Send an email to ride leader/event organiser: Mike Ashton.

The ride will almost certainly include some off road cycling but the exact route is dependent on the weather on the day. The two likely off road sections will be former railway routes and both have comparatively good surfaces. As always when SRS is on the programme I would recommend tyres with a section of at least 28c. Otherwise there shouldn't be a problem.

The plan is to meet at 8-45am to catch the 9am ferry and come back on the 1700 ferry.

The fare for Senior Citizens is £10-40 for a day return. As its during the Isle of Wight Cycling Festival week there is a 10% discount on ferry fares if code MP141CF is quoted when booking.

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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