Wildflower ride to Compton & Emsworth

  • Starts: Sunday 12 June 2022 10:00 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Tricia Farnham
  • Category:
  • Route grade: D - Flattish route
At: Bidbury Recreation Ground

Address: Bedhampton

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Contact us about this event

Send an email to ride leader/event organiser: Tricia Farnham.


The ride will start from Bidbury recreation ground, Bedhampton, at 10.00am. Here there is free parking and public toilets. We will cycle to Compton via Rowlands Castle, Finchdean and Idsworth. After a right turn just past Idsworth church, there is a long, steady climb. We will look out for interesting wildflowers on route and stop now and then to identify them. Riders may like to bring a pen and the "i-spy wildflowers" booklet with them to note the ones we see.
If Compton village store is bursting with customers, we could continue for a mile further and have coffee at The Victoria PH, West Marden, although, alas, no cake!
From there we continue on the B2147 to Westbourne, then Emsworth. In Emsworth we will visit Brook Meadow, a small local nature reserve. After that, lunch can be eaten in Emsworth, then we'll return to Bidbury.
The pace of the ride will be modest, a moving speed averaging about 10 mph. Total distance of the ride will be about 25 miles.

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.

This ride is currently full but we encourage you to ask to join the wait list. 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 recorded for this ride (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 Pop-up rides

We have certain days when we try to organise regular rides. However, individual ride leaders can create pop-up rides for any day and time.

The small size of some pop-up rides means we might be unable to split a ride if you get into difficulties. We will do all we can to escort you back to the start point, but please be prepared to navigate yourself home or to call for support from a partner, relative or friend.