Roll up for the last ride of the year in British Summer Time! The ride to elevenses at Trotton will tackle the South Face of Harting Hill but is otherwise
fairly flat gently rolling downland roads. After refreshments at the Garden Centre we shall take a scenic route to Petersfield where there are many lunch options, including a picnic if that is your style. After lunch is flexible: if the weather is Really Horrible there is the train option back to Havant or Portsmouth; but if it's a beautiful autumn day (or even typical late October) we will take full advantage of the late sunset with the option of a tea stop.
A map of the route
may appear is below. Elevenses are at 26 km, lunch at 51 km and the whole ride is 91 km with 967m of climbing (and 967m of descending).
For a closer look click the image above, or see mapometer.
After the ride, don't forget to put your clocks, watches, bike computers, central heating and assorted electronic devices back to GMT
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.