EVENTS AND RIDES
All rides insured and led by experienced leaders. Participants should bring waterproofs,and lights if possible. Over 10s welcome with an adult. More info: email@example.com A printable leaflet of the events and rides is available.
Sunday 12th 11am-3pm British Cycling SKY RIDE. Visit the Campaign stall in Hoglands Park and find out who we are and how to join and help our campaigning work
Monday 13th 6.30 pm NEW FOREST
Meet at the Cowherds (or the Ship Inn, Redbridge at 7 pm) for a led ride out to the Forest on quiet roads, paths and forest tracks
Refreshments at Ashurst Return 10pm
Tuesday 14th 6.30 pm CITY CYCLE RIDE
Meet at the Cenotaph for a short ride including the boardwalk, St Mary’s stadium and parks
Return to Friends Meeting House, Ordnance Rd at 7.30pm for refreshments followed by talk
8.00 pm TALK ON SUSTAINABLY ENGINEERED WOODEN BICYCLES
Nick Coates of Beamz www.beamz.org.uk
Wednesday 15th 6.30 pm ROYAL VICTORIA COUNTRY PARK
Meet at St Denys Community Centre for a led ride to RVCP (or Woolston Stn 7pm). Return
to St Denys Community Centre at 8.30 pm for refreshments followed by talk/demo
8.30pm NAVIGATING BY SMART PHONE
This talk/demo will show you how to use an iPhone or Android phone to plan your route, to navigate while you are on your bike and to log your trip. Also the best way to keep your phone on your handlears, keep it dry and charged.
Thursday 16th 1.45 pm HAMBLE
Over 50s led ride. Meet at Southampton Sailing Club, Victoria Rd for a safe quiet
ride along Weston shore to Hamble. Led
by Jenny & Andy, Active Travel Officers
5.30 pm: ROMSEY
Meet at the Cowherds for a led ride to Romsey with the option of joining the CTC evening ride to Braishfield or stopping for refreshments in Romsey and returning to Southampton at 9.30pm
Friday 17th 6.30 pm: DURLEY
Meet at Riverside Park, by Cobden Bridge for a led ride to Durley on quiet roads and lanes
Refreshments at Farmers Home Return 10pm
Coming up: cargo bikes night ride with music (panniers & baskets qualify) later in June. See website for details of this and more rides
Tuesday, June 14, Refreshments 7.30 pm; talk starts 8 pm.
Friends Meeting House, Ordnance Rd (off London Rd), Southampton
Free; all welcome
More info at www.beamz.org.uk
We have carried out a survey of the 101 candidates for the local council election candidates, on May 5th, to find out their opinions on cycling. This year we have asked two questions:
Question 1. If elected will you sign up to the Space for Cycling campaign?
Question 2. If elected what would you do to encourage cycling in Southampton?
Before you vote, find out if the candidates in your ward have chosen to respond and see what they have to say.
The minutes from the monthly meeting on April 11th 2016 are now available.
The Campaign ride on Sunday 17th April is a 20 mile circular route using cycle paths, quiet roads and forest tracks. There will be a short distance on the B3056 and we will have to negotiate the one-way system in Lyndhurst. Approximately 5 miles of beautiful forest tracks. Coffee and cake stop in Lyndhurst.
Assemble from 9.45 am at the Ship Inn, Redbridge, for a prompt 10 am start. Short steep hill at Eling, otherwise fairly flat. Return by 1.30 pm.
Route in brief: cycle paths to Eling, Eling Hill, Trotts Lane, Pooksgreen, Long Lane, Twiggs Lane, Beaulieu Road, forest cycle tracks to Lyndhurst, tarmac cycle path alongside Southampton Rd for approx 1 mile, forest cycle tracks through Lodgehill and Costicles Inclosures, Fletchwood Lane, Ashurst Bridge Rd, cycle paths and quiet roads through Totton back to Redbridge.
A good opportunity to try out part of the improved Lyndhurst to Ashurst cycle route. Suitable for all bicycles. Family and friends welcome, children able to cycle 20 miles.
The minutes from the monthly meeting on March 16th 2016 are now available.
A documentary about the bicycle’s history and impact in Britain.
86 mins, tea and popcorn provided
£2.00 per head, £2.50 per couple
The programme of the 2016 Rides for All is now available. The format allows the programme to be printed and folded into three to make a convenient leaflet to distribute to friends, colleagues etc.
The route will be circular using quiet roads and greenways out and return along Western Shore. Coffee stop at Hamble Quay. Mainly flat with a small number of hills.
All ages (able to cycle 20 m) and all types of bicycle suitable although those with road bikes should note that the NCN route through the Royal Victoria Country Park includes gravel tracks.