West Meon & Bishops Waltham (Morning Only)

  • Starts: Saturday 10 February 2024 9:15 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Terry Willis
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  • Route grade: B - Hilly route
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At: Rowlands Castle

Address: Rowlands Castle

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Contact us about this event

Send an email to ride leader/event organiser: Terry Willis.

Map

A morning only 50km (30mile) moderate spin from Rowlands Castle out to West Meon for Coffee, returning via Bishops Waltham (gpx above).

Starting from the green at Rowlands, heading out via Finchdean, Charlton and Buriton. Then taking Ramsdean Lane to East Meon and onto West Meon for coffee.

Return route heading west from Coffee to Brookwood and then up to Wheely Down. Out to the the Milburys and heading South to outskirts of Bishops Waltham, Swanmore and New Town.

The ride officially finishes at the Fox & Hounds, Denmead - but I'll be heading back towards Cowplain so can provide directions as required to Horndean and Rowlands if required.

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.

There are 6 spaces available for the leader and riders. Of these, just one space is left.

Bookings recorded for this ride (Log in to see rider names):

  • A PCTC member
  • A PCTC member
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  • A PCTC member

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.