Tree ride to Bishop's Palace Garden, Chichester

  • Starts: Wednesday 19 April 2023 10:00 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Tricia Farnham
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  • Route grade: D - Flattish 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.


Pace of the ride will be modest; average of about 10 mph. Aim of the ride is to go and look at some special trees in the Bishop's Palace gardens of Chichester Cathedral.
Outward route will be Southleigh Road cycleway to Westbourne, right to Southbourne, Priorsleaze Lane, then the cycleway beside the A259 to Fishbourne and cycleway past Roman Palace almost to Chichester.
We'll have a coffee stop in the Cloisters tearoom (newly re-opened). Then leave our bikes near the tearoom and go for a walk in the Bishop's gardens, probably for about 30 minutes. I will be able to point out Cabbage trees, Redwood, Holm Oak, Ginkgo, Monkey Puzzle, Giant Sequoia and Foxglove trees.
Our route back to Havant will be Clay Lane, Woodmancote, Westbourne, Long Copse Lane, then Havant.

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.