FRIENDLY, FUN, FREE – RIDES FOR ALL
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
View rides on Calendar or download PDF of 2018 rides
Sunday 30th September Eling to Lepe
We are having an extra Southampton Cycling Campaign Ride from Eling to Lepe and back, led by Yusuf on Sunday 30 September, starting at 9:30am. Please note the start time is half an hour earlier than our usual 10am start.
The ride is mostly along country lanes and cycle tracks. It is fairly flat although there are a few hills e.g. out of Beaulieu toward Exbury. Our route from Eling takes us via Marchwood (using the cycle path), Twiggs Lane past Ipley Crossroads, Beaulieu, and Exbury (past Exbury Gardens) to the coast and then on to Lepe Country Park where we can enjoy views of the Isle of Wight. On our return from Lepe, we will take Lepe Road and head back towards Southampton via Langley, Blackfield and Dibden, dropping into Applemore and picking up the bike path back to Eling.
The route is 29 miles long and will be at an easy pace suitable for all. There will be a morning coffee stop/comfort break at Beaulieu and lunch at the brand new Lepe Country Park cafe. The riding time is estimated at between 3 and a half to 4 hours and a return time around 4pm (depending on how long we stop at Lepe).
The start point is the car park at the bottom of Eling Hill, below the Church, just the other side of Eling causeway from the Tide Mill.
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