Ride to Milland and Graffham

  • Starts: Wednesday 16 February 2022 9:15 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Mike Harbour
  • Category:
  • Route grade: B - Hilly route
Contact us about this event

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


Please note that this ride will start at 9.15 a.m. from Compton Village Shop

Grade B: a faster paced hilly ride of about 54 miles. Height gained: approximately 1,100 metres.

We will head to South Harting, Elsted and Iping, taking a direct route to Milland for coffee at the Village Stores & Café. We will then ride to Lickfold via Fernhurst. If the roads are reasonably dry we will take a loop to River and descend to the A 272, heading west briefly before riding south to Selham and Graffham. Lunch will be booked in The Foresters Arms, which offers sandwiches and full meals and has the option of a heated, covered, outside eating area if the weather is fine. After lunch we will head to Heyshott Green and south to Cocking and Singleton. The route home will be the usual one via Lavant, West Stoke, Woodmancote and Westbourne.

Mike Harbour

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 10 spaces available for the leader and riders. Of these, just one space is left.

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

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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.