Steam Special

  • Starts: Saturday 2 December 2023 9:30 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Martyn Roberts
  • Category:
  • Route grade: B - Hilly route
At: The Spring Centre, Havant

Address: East Street, Havant, P09 1BS

The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre web site is here.

More details and map.

Contact us about this event

Send an email to ride leader/event organiser: Martyn Roberts.


This ride is designed for anyone who likes steam trains (is there anyone who doesn't?). We're going to try and catch a glimpse of Black 5 No 44871 as it powers through Havant on its way from Brighton to Bath. The estimated time for it to pass through Havant is 09.40-10.00.

Bath & Bristol Christmas Express

After we've calmed down from the excitement, we'll then continue on a relatively short (but hilly) ride to QECP via Clanfield and Butser.

We'll return a more direct route to Havant.

Meet - Spring Centre, Havant: 09.40
Depart - Spring: 09.45
View Steam Train: 09.50-10.00
Coffee - QECP: 11.00-11.40
Return - Havant: 12.30



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.

This ride is currently full but we encourage you to ask to join the wait list. That will let the ride leader:

  • Find out the demand for that type of ride
  • Nominate you as a replacement if someone drops out
  • Arrange to split the ride if there is sufficient demand

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

  • 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 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.