Southampton Cycling Campaign rides explore local countryside using, quiet roads, rural lanes, bridleways, cycle paths and restricted byways. Suitable for Touring, hybrid and mountain bikes. There is always a stop for coffee and cake approximately half way.
Our main rides are on the 3rd Sunday of each month
– Rides are between 15 and 20 miles; they start promptly at 10 am and finish around 1 pm.
– All rides include a coffee and cake stop
– No need to book – just turn up.
Ride leaders: Jonathon Chant, Lindsi Bluemel
Unavoidable changes (eg adverse weather conditions) will be posted on this website. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rides Programme 2018
Sunday 20th May – Brummell Bummel
Please find below details for the Brummell Bummel, to be held this year on Sunday 20th May in memory of Mark Brummell and Kieran Dix, both killed at Ipley Cross by drivers who “didn’t see them”. Let us make this both a remembrance of their tragic and unnecessary deaths and a celebration of their lives.
Assemble: the Ship Inn, Old Redbridge Village at 10 am We won’t leave straight away as there is likely to be an Echo reporter wanting a photo and interview.
Coffee: the Bold Forester at 11 am
Ipley Cross: we will arrive here at 12 noon and stop for approximately 30 minutes to remember cyclists killed at this location and give tributes to them, and to look at the “improvements” made to the junction.
Route from Ipley Cross to lunch stop in Woodlands: Beaulieu Rd to Lyndhurst, walk through the Modena garage to The Custards, Pikes Hill to Emery Down, continuing north along Forest Rd to the junction with the lane to Minstead, The Grove, School Lane, Seamans Lane then east to cross the A337 to join Beechwood Rd, Chineham Rd, Bourne Rd, Paradise Lane, Rossiters Lane. Woodlands Lane.
Lunch at Spot in the Woods: arrival time between 1.30 and 2 pm. Leave between 3 and 3.30 pm
Route from Woodlands back to the Ship Inn: loop on Forest tracks (Costicles Inclosure) from Woodlands Lane to Fletchwood Lane, Ashurst Bridge Rd, through park, Rushington Lane, Frampton Way, Rumbridge St, Redbridge Causeway. Predicted return time between 4 and 4.30 pm.
Please note: if weather inclemment, this route is very easily shortened and route from the lunch stop to Redbridge is familiar to most so anyone who needs to leave early can do so.
All bikes are suitable except for the Forest track but this can be omitted by those on road bikes. Terrain is fairly flat for most of the route but some hills around Lyndhurst and Minstead and Eling Hill near the beginning of the ride. Distance approximately 30 miles.
Shorter route: a shorter route for those who would like to join us but for whom 30 miles is too far: 12.35 pm train from Southampton to arrive at Beaulieu Rd Station at 13.50 pm ( we would meet you here at this time); return 15.43 train from Ashurst station to arrive at Southampton Central at 15.55 pm. Variation on this are possible.
Please contact me if you have any queries
Sunday 15th July – Burseldon Station to Stokes Bay
Sunday 19th August – Lakeside Cafe (Eastleigh) to Winchester – Full day ride lunch at Queen Inn
Saturday 8th September – Full Day Historic Churches Tour – Nursling (The Four Horseshoes) to Somborne
Sunday 21st October – Nursling (The Four Horseshoes) to Dandy’s Ford (New forest)
Sunday 18th November – Eastleigh Station to Owlesbury
Sunday 16th December – St Andrews Church (The Avenue) to Romsey
Mid Week Rides
Tuesday 22 May 6:30pm prompt from Palmerston Park bandstand: Evening ride to HAMBLE (pub stop). Back by 10pm – bring lights!
Saturday 30 June 10pm from STN Bargate: WILD NIGHT OUT to Netley
NATIONAL BIKE WEEK
EVENTS & RIDES 9 – 17 June
Fun, Family friendly and FREE.
All abilities welcome. Bring waterproofs and lights. Accompanied over 12s welcome. Under 12s welcome on Saturday rides in cargo bikes/bike seats. Our rides are either easy or very easy paced and led by experienced leaders. Only the HSBC and British Cycling guided rides need to be booked.
More information from: email@example.com
A booklet of our Bike Week rides can be downloaded in PDF format.
Saturday 9 June 2:00 – 4:00 pm
From: Parklife Café, St James Park
Slow and Sedate SHIRLEY Ride
All ages and abilities welcome, inc. new and returning cyclists with any bike in good working order! Children are welcome — please be aware that the route will be on roads as well as cycle lanes. Picnic opportunity before and afterwards.
Sunday 10 June 10:00am – 1:30 pm
From: Central Station (north side)
Ride to ROMSEY via Lee Lane,
return via Nursling. NB A British Cycling guided ride for new and returning cyclists – book on: https://www.letsride.co.uk
Monday 11 June 6:30 – 8:30 pm
From: Hawthorns Centre, The Common
A leisurely ride round the COMMON & the SPORTS CENTRE and along quiet, linking roads.
Wednesday 13 June 10:30 am
From: The Ship, Redbridge
Ride to The Shoe Inn, WELLOW for lunch. 28 miles round trip at 10–11 mph.
Wednesday 13 June 6:30 – 10:00 pm
From Palmerston Park bandstand:
Ride to HAMBLE (pub stop) along NCN via Weston Shore & Victoria Country Park. NB A British Cycling guided ride for new and returning cyclists –
book on: https://www.letsride.co.uk
Friday 15 June 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
From: Guildhall Square (Mettricks)
Ride to EASTLEIGH via Riverside Park & cycle paths/quiet roads (refreshments at The Pavilion on the Park Blackbird Café). Return via North Baddesley.
A British Cycling guided ride – book on: https://www.letsride.co.uk
Friday 15 June 6:30 – 10:00 pm
From: Riverside Park by Cobden Bridge
Ride to DURLEY (refreshments at Farmer’s Home Pub) via West End & Hedge End cycle paths and country lanes.
Saturday 16 June 2:00 – 4:00 pm
From: Beside the ramp, Riverside Park
Relaxing RIVERSIDE Ride (circular route inc Woodmill, the Boardwalk & Northam Bridge)
All ages and abilities welcome, inc. new and returning cyclists with any bike in good working order! Children are welcome — please be aware that the route will be on roads as well as cycle lanes. A ride to support the Clean Air event in Bitterne Triangle – picnic/ street party opportunity before and afterwards.
Sunday 17 June 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Starting from: Guildhall Square
HSBC RIDE SOUTHAMPTON – roads are closed for this annual city ride, ideal for all the family. Book: https://www.letsride.co.uk
Visit the Campaign Stall in the City Parks.
** NB. Sat 30 June 10:00 pm From Southampton Bargate: WILD NIGHT OUT ride to Netley. **