Winchester, via West Meon & Cheriton

  • Starts: Wednesday 4 August 2021 9:15 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Terry Willis
  • Supported by: Bob Prynn
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  • Ride grade: B - Hilly ride

Address: Rowlands Castle

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Meeting point is Rowlands Castle green @9.15. We leave there and head to West Meon (Cuppacheeno’s) for coffee (24km), via Buriton and East Meon.

Suitably refreshed the main part of the ride goes via Cheriton, Tichborne and Ovington quite a pleasant section before reaching Winchester. After a short ride through the town we’ll stop for lunch at the Handlebar Cafe (28km) adjacent to St Catherine’s Hill.

The return section is an undulating route via Twyford to Bishops Waltham (18km) where we’ll stop for a cup of tea after all the up’s and down’s. Finishing off, we’ll go via Swanmore and Soberton Heath before reaching Denmead where I’m sure we’ll head our different ways home or return to Rowlands Castle as appropriate.

The route is approx 100km, plus your journey to Rowlands Castle. I’ve graded this ride as B as it is quite hilly on route, extremely undulating after leaving Winchester. The plan is to set a moderate pace, adjusting to riders requirements.

I’m restricting the ride to a maximum of eight, to keep things manageable. This is my first ride as a leader, so Bob Prynn has kindly offered to take nominal responsibility for the ride! Thanks Bob.

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

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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.