West Meon and Winchester

  • Starts: Wednesday 2 March 2022 9:15 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Joy Forrow
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  • Route grade: B - Hilly route

Address: East Street, Havant, P09 1BS

The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre web site is here.

Other events at this location.

Send an email to ride leader/event organiser: Joy Forrow.

My classic ride to Winchester! Elevenses at Cuppacheeno in West Meon - ride via Buriton and East Meon (18 miles), then on through Tichborne, Ovington, Avington and Easton to the cycle path across the M3 and into Winchester. Lunch at the cathedral cafe. Further 18 miles. Return via Hockley viaduct, Owslebury and Bishops Waltham (possible tea stop).
Total distance 65 miles.

If there are more than 8 riders we may split into 2 groups.

Bookings for this ride

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, even so. 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 (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 faster rides

Our other rides go at the pace of the slowest rider or we will split the ride to accommodate a slower rider. 'Faster rides' go faster than other rides and people joining are expected to keep up.

We're not talking about professional or even 'club' riding speeds, but trying to ride at any speed faster than you can manage is an unpleasant experience.

If you want to join a faster ride, but uncertain whether you can keep up:

  • Consider trying one or two of our other rides classed as A (Demanding) or B (Hilly) first. If you're able to keep up without difficulty that's a good indication you're ready for a faster ride. The chances are you'll be riding with other members familiar with faster rides that can help you with your assessment.
  • In any case, contact the ride leader and discuss your experience to date with them. Bear in mind, however, that subjective assessments of average speed and cruising speed are notoriously unreliable even for those that routinely use cycle computers.

Before you join a faster ride, please review the route and prepare to make your own way back if you're struggling to keep up - and we all have bad days. We will not, however, intentionally drop slower riders; nor will we leave riders without first checking they are confident with getting back.