Please note that as I am suffering from a heavy cold I am no longer able to lead this ride. Bob Prynn has kindly stepped in to take over as ride leader and Mike Harbour will lead a fast group to elevenses, they may change my route below;
The overall ride distance is 52 miles, Havant to Havant. Total ascent is approximately 2,500ft.
Havant to West Dean for elevenses via Westbourne, Bosham Hoe (the tide is out!), Chichester and Centurion Way – 22 miles.
West Dean to Petersfield for lunch via Chilgrove, East Marden, Up Marden, Little Green, Old Idsworth and New Barn Lane to Buriton – 17 miles and hilly.
Return to Havant via QECP, Chalton, Finchdean.
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.