NCN 20th Birthday Ride

  • Starts: Saturday 20 June 2015 9:15 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Joy Forrow
  • Category:
  • Ride grade: D - Flattish ride
  • Ride to elevenses grade: D - Flattish ride

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.

The ride will go to Goodwood for elevenses as a normal Saturday ride. From there we will go into Chichester to join the Sustrans National Cycle Route 20th anniversary celebration event in Sherborne road park Chichester and join in their ride along Centurion Way for a picnic lunch. See http://www.sustrans.org.uk/events/celebrating-cycling-chichester

From there we will return on a short or long route to be agreed on the day.

As a group of committed cyclists it would be good to support this event put on by Sustrans who have done so much good work in creating many of the routes that we use regularly. It should also be fun! The ride up Centurion Way will be leisurely but we can take a longer route back if riders wish to do so.

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.

1 thought on “NCN 20th Birthday Ride

  1. Hi, and thanks for your offer us assistance to us (on the Tandem ) near the Bognor road bridge earlier today, it's great to have the support of fellow cyclists!

    I had recently fitted a new chain, and reduced the number of links, only to find that (mistakenly!) using the large/large gearing after crossing the foot/cycle bridge that the chain was too short, and had opened the rear derailler, causing the chain to try to traverse the edge of the end plate rather than the tension cog!! I was able with my own tools to remove the cog, and reset the chain!
    Just after you departed, a French/German couple also offered assistance - what a wonderful cycling world we live in!
    Thanks again!
    Shaun

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