Stedham & Milland

  • Starts: Wednesday 12 April 2017 9:15 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Anthony Beggs
  • Category:
  • Route grade: B - Hilly route
  • Ride to elevenses grade: C - Moderate route

Address: East Street, Havant, P09 1BS

The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre web site is here.

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Send an email to ride leader/event organiser: Anthony Beggs.

NOTA BENE: I have changed the elevenses stop from Trotton to Stedham. As compared to café at Trotton, the Stedham café is about 1 mile further east along A272 towards Midhurst, but it does in fact mean riding on A272 for only 200 yds rather than 1 mile.

As I think that this is a new destination (?), details are: The Glasshouse Café, Rotherhill Nurseries. OS ref. 856223. Heading east on A272, turn left off A272 at sign for Stedham and Hamilton Arms (approx. 200 yds from the S.Harting road); almost immediately after 30mph, turn left to Rotherhill Nursery.

HAVANT to STEDHAM: 17 miles (1277 ft up, 1152 down) via Rowlands Castle, Finchdean, S. Harting, Elsted.

STEDHAM to MILLAND: 13 miles (934 ft up, 9103 down) through Woolbeding, Milland, (along some of the line of the Roman road from Fishbourne to Silchester), then via Rake and back to Milland. Make sure that you have your lowest gear fitted for this stage as there is a very short part at 25% !

MILLAND to HAVANT: 20 miles (1570 ft up, 1715 down) via Borden, Rogate, E. Harting, S. Harting, R. Castle ?

Total approx. 50 miles., ascent (and descent !) 3710 feet.

About Saturday and Wednesday rides

Rides 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.

Click either heading below to find out more about Wednesday and Saturday rides:

Wednesday rides are the largest of our rides and can provide a range of options to riders. We often split into multiple groups at the start, for example:

  • A fast group that takes a longer and/or hillier route to the elevenses stop
  • A ride which takes a more direct route to the elevenses stop at a moderate pace
  • 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

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

In addition, some rides split after elevenses to go at different paces or to alternate destinations. These are usually announced during the ride briefing. Please ask if you are unsure about the options available.

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.

The rides are often shown as 'informal' meaning there is no prescribed ride leader. Unless weather is particularly adverse, however, they always go ahead at the stated time and start point. We try to keep to the suggested elevenses destination to allow for people who want to ride directly there.

The lunch destination does change occasionally but we will always take views of riders into account. In particular, if you join a ride because you think you can manage the distance/hilliness, we would not substitute an alternative if it meant you couldn't join the ride.

If you want to ride with us but only to elevenses and need someone to help you with the route back, please use our general enquiry form to 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.

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