Ride to support Katie-Anne

  • Starts: Saturday 1 April 2023 9:15 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Andy Henderson
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  • Route grade: C - Moderate route
At: The Spring Centre, Havant

Address: East Street, Havant, P09 1BS

The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre web site is here.

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Send an email to ride leader/event organiser: Andy Henderson.


The forecast for tomorrow morning is dire. I plan to wait until the rain clears and, if there's time, go direct to the Pook Lane / Kennel Hill junction.

Hopefully, there'll be time to see some of the race and meet up with people.

Katie-Anne Calton - who started her group riding with Portsmouth CTC - is competing in the RCR Fatcreations women's road race on Saturday.

We'll have a leisurely ride out from Havant to Design Vintage in West Stoke for elevenses. From there we'll ride to Lavant and up Pook Lane to get to Kennel Hill. The race is five laps of this course that starts at 1.30 so we'll have plenty of time to catch all five passes and cheer Katie-Anne up the hill.

There's grass verge at the junction of Pook Lane and Kennel Hill, or there's grassy banks a bit further up the hill which would be more comfortable for sitting. I suggest bringing something to sit on and a packed lunch.

After the final lap has passed us we could cycle to the finish at Boxgrove - but it might be busy.

I've restricted numbers to 8 to avoid overloading the café. There's scope for splitting the ride and using Goodwood Aerodrome as an alternate.

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 8 spaces available for the leader and riders. Of these, 3 are left.

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About Saturday rides

Rides usually from Havant with stops for elevenses, lunch and sometimes tea. If you're unable to keep up or have a mechanical problem, someone will be available to help you - although we obviously cannot guarantee to solve all problems.

Riders are free to join and leave the ride at various points. Some ride directly to the elevenses stop.

Saturday rides are (usually) much smaller than Wednesday rides. As a result they offer fewer options for rides but more flexibility for routes and destinations.

If you want to ride with us but only to elevenses and need someone to help you with the route back, please let us know in advance of the ride so we can try to arrange something for you.

This article describes what you should consider bringing with you on one of these rides.