Tree ride Bedhampton to Northney, Hayling

  • Starts: Wednesday 15 March 2023 10:00 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Tricia Farnham
  • Category:
  • Route grade: E - Short, flat route
  • Ride to elevenses grade: E - Short, flat route
At: Bidbury Recreation Ground

Address: Bedhampton

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Contact us about this event

Send an email to ride leader/event organiser: Tricia Farnham.


The first tree ride of 2023 will be a short one, as the weather is so cold at present. We'll ride from Bidbury, Bedhampton, to Northney Farm Tea Rooms, Hayling, at a modest pace, average of approx. 10mph. There will be four short pauses on route, as I aim to show riders an Indian Bean tree, Blackthorn, Hazel, Alder, Scots Pine and Magnolia.

Please bring your "i-spy trees" book and a pen with you, but leave your shillelagh at home!

We'll have elevenses at Northney Farm Tea Rooms, where you'll be able to write notes in your "i-spy trees" book, then we'll ride non-stop back to Bidbury.

I plan to repeat this ride on Sunday, 26th March, for those who prefer a weekend.

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):

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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

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.