Selsey Beach

  • Starts: Wednesday 14 October 2020 9:15 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Mike Ashton
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  • Ride grade: D - Flattish ride

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Meet at 9am for 9-15am start outside Spring in East Street, Havant. Route is via Westbourne and South Coast Cycle Route to Chichester, Cycle route across town to Station, Canal Towpath and NCN88 to Sidlesham Quay. Route used to Selsey Beach is mainly new off road with good surface. (Selsey Town Centre is not easily accessible from this beach west of town.) Return via East Wittering, Chichester Marina, Fishbourne & Westbourne. Return distance from Havant is about 75km.
Coffee stop is at Chichester Canal Basin Cafe. I plan to take lunch but cafes and food are available in East Wittering.
Route maximises quiet road and off road options. All the off road sections are in reasonably good condition. At least 28c tyres are advisable. High Water is about 10-30am.

Bookings for this ride

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This ride cannot exceed 6 riders (including the ride leader).

The ride leader has not recorded any bookings yet.

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