Wild orchid ride

  • Starts: Saturday 22 May 2021 11:45 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Tricia Farnham
  • Supported by: Bill Farnham
  • Category:
  • Route grade: E - Short, flat route
At: Ferry Boat Inn

Address: Ferry Road, Hayling Island, PO11 0DG

Ferry Boat Inn web site is here.

More details and map.

Contact us about this event

Send an email to leader: Tricia Farnham.
Send an email to supporter: Bill Farnham.
Send an email to both Tricia Farnham and Bill Farnham.



This will be a short, easy ride for those who would like to see a few Early Purple Orchids. They may have disappeared by the time of my next Wild Flower ride on 9th June.
We can meet INSIDE the Ferry Boat Inn, Hayling Island, on Saturday, 22nd May, at 11.15am. The ferry leaves from the Eastney side at 10.55am. Ferry costs £2.75 for a single fare. (Contactless payment preferred.) After enjoying a coffee/tea we will need to walk for about 20 - 30 minutes along the sea front to the site where orchids can be seen. You are advised to bring some shoes suitable for walking on shingle, ie NOT your best, cleated cycle shoes! My husband, Bill, has kindly offered to stay at the Ferry Boat Inn guarding all our bikes while we are walking.
Early Purple Orchid is a "top spot" in our i-spy booklet, 25 points!
After seeing the orchids we will return to the Ferry Boat Inn. From there I could lead anyone who'd like to ride to Northney, where we could have lunch at Northney farm tea room. Following lunch, I could lead to The Eastern Road cycle way and back to Eastney.

Bookings for this ride/event

Pop-up rides are invitation-only. We are operating under Government guidelines which dictate we must control the size of our rides. Do not attend a ride unless your name appears below or you have received an invite from the ride leader. You cannot assume that you are eligible to join a ride just because you asked to be added.

This ride cannot exceed 10 riders (including the ride leader).

There are 10 spaces available for the leader and riders. Of these, 5 are left.

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

  • A PCTC member
  • A PCTC member
  • A PCTC member
  • A non-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 Saturday rides

Rides usually 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.

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.

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