Havant to Sustainability Centre, via Rowlands Castle, Finchdean, Chalton, Clanfield: 13 miles.
Sustainability Centre to QECP, via E & W Meon, Brockwood, Beacon Hill, Meonstoke, Clanfield : 22 miles (or 4 miles if you turn right instead of left !)
Lunch option is also The Hampshire Hog / Hog's Lodge.
I had thought as afternoons are getting dark, option to do the loop below back to Havant, depending on weather, amount of light, etc.: QECP to Havant, via Chalton, E. Marden, Walderton: 18 miles.
Update Friday 23rd: However, weather forecast is for RAIN, so now think make your own way home after lunch.
Tues 21.00 : forecast fro Wed late morning is gusts up to 40 mph. I therefore propose to curtail the ride at 11's.
About Saturday and Wednesday rides
Rides from Havant with stops for elevenses, lunch and sometimes tea. Average speed is 11-
If you'd prefer not to do the full day ride, you're welcome to join us as far as the elevenses stop and come back from there. Please make sure the ride leader knows that's what you intend to do so we can make sure someone is available to come back with you.
Larger rides split into multiple groups:
- A fast group that takes a longer and/or hillier route to the elevenses stop
- The rest of the main ride which takes a more direct route to the elevenses stop
- An elevenses ride comprised of riders going only to elevenses; the elevenses ride will have its own ride leader and might go to a different destination if the route to the main elevenses destination is long and/or hilly
The rides are informal and riders are free to join and leave the ride at various points. Some ride directly to the elevenses stop.
This article describes what you should consider bringing with you.