Selsey Bill and the Witterings

  • Starts: Wednesday 26 May 2021 9:15 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Phil Hebblethwaite
  • Category:
  • Ride grade: C - Moderate ride

Address: East Street, Havant, P09 1BS

The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre web site is here.

Other events at this location.

Send an email to ride leader/event organiser: Phil Hebblethwaite.

A flatish ride with lots of tracks so its not too easy.
Route from Havant to Chichester, via lanes.
Along the canal and through South Mundham down to Sidlesham Quay.

A coffee break at The OldPiggery tea rooms near Norton with indoor facilities.

On to Selsey Bill, Bracklesham Bay via the Medberry cycleways and East Wittering for lunch stop at a cafeteria.

Finally on to West Wittering and returning up the Salterns way to Fishbourne.

Expected back at Havant after 3pm. Approx 55 miles. Average speed 10-12 mph.

Although there are several miles of stony tracks, I encountered hardly any muddy bits after all the recent rain, so all but the narrowest tyres should be ok.

Indoor refreshment facilities now available but we have to stay as separate groups of 6 inside.

Bookings for this ride

Pop-up rides are invitation-only. We are operating under Government guidelines which dictate we must control the size of our rides. Do not attend a ride unless your name appears below or you have received an invite from the ride leader. You cannot assume that you are eligible to join a ride just because you asked to be added.

This ride cannot exceed 10 riders (including the ride leader).

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

  • A PCTC member
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  • A PCTC member
  • A PCTC member
  • A PCTC member

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 Wednesday rides

Find out about riding under COVID restrictions here.

Wednesday is our most popular day for riding. Unfortunately the success of the Wednesday rides meant that, even though we took steps to split rides, they became too large to manage.

The COVID emergency meant we had to introduce a new pop-up ride mechanism to allow us to continue riding under 'the rule of six' and, then, the 'rule of thirty'. This approach was popular with ride leaders since it allowed them to keep their rides to a manageable size.

We have built on the pop-up ride mechanism to create a mechanism to organise Wednesday rides:

  1. If you are interested in riding on a given Wednesday we ask you to register the kind of ride you are interested in.
  2. Ride leaders review all the registrations and create rides they think will help meet the demand.
  3. You will get automatic notifications of new rides for the day.
  4.  You can then use the web site to ask a ride's leader to join a ride.
  5. The ride's leader books you onto their ride which automatically updates your registration so we can keep track of who wants to ride but hasn't yet found a place.
  6. If there's a problem, we can notify you of a ride cancellation or postponement.
  7. Otherwise, we'll see you at the start.

Wednesday rides usually start 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.

Wednesday rides usually provide a range of options to riders as we'll try to arrange multiple rides with different paces, distance and degree of hilliness.

On Wednesdays it is likely that there will be several riders coming back to the Havant area after an elevenses stop - although they might not include a PCTC ride leader. If that is what you'd like to do, please consult the ride organiser before the day of the ride to ensure someone knows and is able to bring you back.

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