Wildflower ride to Farlington & Northney

  • Starts: Wednesday 7 July 2021 10:00 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Tricia Farnham
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  • Ride grade: E - Easy ride

Address: Bidbury Park, Bedhampton

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

This will a repeat of the Wildflower ride occurring on Sunday 4th July. It is a short, flat ride to note newly blossoming wild flowers along the Farlington Marshes cycleway and at Northney, Hayling Island. We will look for pyramidal orchids, selfheal, waterlilies and other interesting wild flowers. There will be several pauses to admire the wildflowers and, perhaps, to take photos. We will ride from Bidbury to the N end of Eastern road, then to Langstone and Woodgaston Road, Northney. After that we will retrace to The Salt Shack cafe, on Hayling. (www.saltshackcafe.co.uk) where we will have late 11ses, or lunch. Then we will return to Bidbury, having ridden a total of about 15 miles. Those with an "i-spy wildflowers" book may collect over 100 points for new spots!!

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 Wednesday rides

Wednesday is our most popular day for riding. Unfortunately the success of the Wednesday rides meant that, even though we took steps to split rides, they became too large to manage.

We organise Wednesday rides this way:

  1. If you are interested in riding on a given Wednesday we ask you to register the kind of ride you are interested in.
  2. Ride leaders review all the registrations and create rides they think will help meet the demand.
  3. You will get automatic notifications of new rides for the day.
  4.  You can then use the web site to ask a ride's leader to join a ride.
  5. The ride's leader books you onto their ride which automatically updates your registration so we can keep track of who wants to ride but hasn't yet found a place.
  6. If there's a problem, we can notify you of a ride cancellation or postponement.
  7. Otherwise, we'll see you at the start.

Wednesday rides usually start 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.

Wednesday rides usually provide a range of options to riders as we'll try to arrange multiple rides with different paces, distance and degree of hilliness.

On Wednesdays it is likely that there will be several riders coming back to the Havant area after an elevenses stop - although they might not include a PCTC ride leader. If that is what you'd like to do, please consult the ride organiser before the day of the ride to ensure someone knows and is able to bring you back.

This article describes what you should consider bringing with you on one of these rides.