The next Cycle Campaign ride is around Owslebury. Original plan was for a circular route but this involves using at least one bridleway and my risk assessment on Tuesday confirmed that the bridleways are not currently usable. However, the lanes around Owslebury are almost traffic-free and we can have an enjoyable ride using the same out/return route.
Meet outside Lakeside cafe between 9.45 and 10 am. Return between 1 and 1.30 pm. Parking free; toilets available.
Quiet roads through Eastleigh then cycle path; after Bishopstoke all on quiet rural lanes (except Nob’s Crook, track). Very hilly beyond Eastleigh. Approx 18 miles. All bikes suitable.
Coffee and cake stop at Fishers Pond PH on return route.
Route in brief: quiet route through Eastleigh, Bishopstoke Rd (on cycle path), Church Lane, Nob’s Crook, Hensting Lane, Whites Hill, Owslebury, Jackman’s Hill, Morestead, Hazely Rd, Mare Lane, Hensting Lane, return from here as outward route.
Please join us if you are a regular on our rides or have never been on one. A friendly group cycling at a moderate pace; it’s fine to walk up the steeper hills. It is forecast to be sunny.
The minutes from the monthly meeting on January 11th 2016 are now available.
The next Cycle Campaign meeting is Monday 11th January from 7.30 pm. Please note our new venue which is St Denys Community Centre at the St Denys side of Horseshoe Bridge, opposite the Junction PH.
Please come along and see for yourselves what the new venue has to offer.
The minutes from the monthly meeting on December 14th 2015 are now available.
Meet: The Four Horseshoes, Nursling St between 9.45 and 10 am.
Coffee stop: Hilliers Arboretum
Distance: 18 miles; fairly flat.
Outward route via Lee Lane; return via Crampmoor, Green Lane, Pound Lane and North Baddesley. Route will be shortened if inclement weather.
More info: Lindsi Bluemel firstname.lastname@example.org
The minutes of the meeting with the Southampton City Council Cycling Officer that occurred on 2nd December 2015 are now available.
Campaign members will know that the lane was designated as a public footpath, though historical and usage evidence are such that it should have been made, at least, a bridleway. The short section in Southampton City was re-classed as a restricted byway, while in 2013 Hants County Council Regulatory
Committee voted to upgrade the northern section as well.
There were objections to this upgrading and the issue will be the subject of a Public Inquiry. This will be held on Tuesday 8 March at The Ascension Centre, Thorold Road, Southampton. It is scheduled to last 4 days.
It would be helpful if Campaign members could attend the inquiry, even if they do no intend to speak. Those that have used the route in the past are urged to fill in an Lordswood Lane claim form.
The minutes from the monthly meeting on November 9th 2015 are now available.
The minutes from the monthly meeting on October 12th 2015 are now available.
Assemble in the car park behind the social club on Manor Farm Rd from 9.45 am for a prompt 10 am start. Return approx. 1.30 pm
Route in brief: Riverside Park, Forest Hills Drive, Cutbush Lane, through Harefield estate, Old Northam Rd, Reservoir Lane, through Hedge End to join the cycle path from Freegrounds School to Brook Lane then south to Manor Farm. Return via Bursledon, Royal Victoria Country Park and Weston Shore.
Owing to the large amount of rain we have had recently we will probably use the Danni King cycle way from Bursledon to the Country Park instead of the Mallards Moor/Badnam Copse bridleway.
Route out is fairly hilly, return route hilly (mainly downhill) to Bursldon then fairly flat. Quiet roads, cycle paths and bridleways. Suitable for all bikes.