BBQ for Campaign members, friends, family and other local cyclists on Tuesday 29th July at 17 Whitworth Road, Bitterne Park. The basics (both meat and veggie) will be provided so you do not need to bring food but extras are always welcome.
Arrive from 6.30 pm onwards and stay as long as you like!
COUNTRYSIDE TO COAST
Meet: Riverside Park (behind Social Club on Manor Farm Rd) at 9.45 am for 10 am departure. Return approx 5 pm.
Route: via Upham to Bishop’s Waltham; a visit to Bishop’s Waltham Palace before stopping for coffee; continuing on country lanes, disused railway and bridleways, stopping to visit Titchfield Abbey and look around the pretty village of Titchfield then south to Titchfield Haven for lunch.
Return via NCN 2 route to Warsash, Hamble ferry, Royal Victoria Country Park and Weston Shore.
Route includes cycle paths, bridleways, disused railway, country lanes and restricted byways. Some surfaces uneven but road alternatives available.
Lunch can be purchased at the Titchfield Haven cafe or bring sandwiches if you prefer. From previous experience, there is no objection to eating these in the cafe garden.
The next Campaign ride is a 20 mile route starting at the Hythe ferry, led by Jim Probert. Meet at Town Quay at 9.45 am to catch the 10 am ferry (fare £5.60 plus £1.40 for bike). The route is mostly on road and shared cycle paths; coffee/lunch stop at Lepe cafe plus an optional stop at Beaulieu. Return via Ipley Cross and Dibden.
Bike Week - 14-22nd June 2014 – is an annual opportunity to promote cycling, and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life by encouraging ‘everyday cycling for everyone’. Demonstrating the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, the week aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK, whether this be for fun, as a means of getting around to the local shops, school, the library or just to visit friends. Bikeweek.org.uk
Details of the rides being run by the Southampton Cycling Campaign during Bike Week can be found at www.southamptoncyclingcampaign.org.uk/rides/
THE SECOND MARK BRUMMELL MEMORIAL RIDE
THE BRUMMELL BUMMEL
Route is via Second Ave, Eling, Marchwood, Ipley Cross, Beaulieu Rd and B 3056 to Beaulieu then Bunkers Hill and Cripple Gate Lane to the Turf Cutters. Return is via same route, the Hythe ferry or train from Beaulieu Rd Stn.
We will stop at the Bold Forester for coffee on the way out and will reach the Turfcutters in time for lunch. CTC cyclists will join us at Ipley Cross where we will stop for a few minutes to remember Mark.
Please come along if you can to this meeting and think about volunteering for the coming year. We have lost some active members so we need more willing to take on a role. It needn’t be time consuming, probably no more than half an hour or so a week. The more volunteers we have the easier it is for everyone.
Also the minutes from the last meeting on the 14th April are now available.
On Sunday 23rd March there will be a Campaign ride to Upham in the South Downs starting from Riverside Park (behind social club on Manor Farm Rd) at 10 am (assemble from 9.45 am). Mainly on rural roads and quiet suburban roads; cycle paths avoid the A27, so no busy roads.
We will be going out to the South Downs via Barbe Baker Ave, Moorgreen Rd and Burnetts Lane and returning via Allington Lane, stopping for refreshments at Arturis Garden Centre. Unfortunately the half-way point is the pub at Upham but it does not open until noon on Sundays and I estimate that we will be there around 11.30 am. However, we have stopped at Arturis on a previous ride and it is excellent. About half of the ride is fairly flat but once in the Downs it is hilly. Don’t let this put you off as we can walk up any steep hills.
If you haven’t cycled in the Downs before, come along and join us for an exploration of some wonderful countryside right on your doorstep.
Anyone who would like to know the complete route, email email@example.com
A report has been prepared on the trial of Steven Petterson, charged with causing the death of cyclist David Irving on Mountbatten Way. Different members attended each day with one assigned to make notes of the day’s proceedings and produce a summary to form part of the complete report.
An item in the Daily Echo was spotted that mentioned a public consultation meeting to discuss road changes to Church Street, Shirley Towers. The promotion of the meeting has been very low and we are concerned that the only segregated cycleway in Southampton could be under threat. The meeting is in the Salvation Army building (Victor Street) on Saturday Jan 18th between 10am and 1pm. Please, can as many people as possible attend. http://goo.gl/maps/AoqfR