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Southampton Cycling Campaign has been working hard for over 50 years to promote cycling in the city and surrounding areas.

  • Monthly meetings, socials and group rides
  • Campaigning for better cycling facilities
  • Promoting safe and courteous cycling
  • Building relationships with key decision makers
  • Feeding back on cycling issues to the council

Campaign Ride Sunday 21st April

The next Campaign ride is to Titchfield and will take place on Sunday 21st April.

Assemble:  by the lion outside The Red Lion PH in the Bitterne Precinct from 9.45 am for a prompt 10 am departure.

Route in brief:  SCN3 as far as Hamble Lane, continuing on the shared path and rejoining the carriageway when this ends; Providence Hill, Bridge Rd, Barnes Lane, Greenaway Lane, Cutter Ave, Schooner Way, path to Dibles Rd, Fleet End Rd, Hook Lane, Common Lane, path to West St, loop around Titchfield village.  Return: Posbrook Lane and NCN2 to the Itchen Bridge via the Hamble ferry.

Coffee and cake stop:  Nook and Cranny Restaurant and Bar.   Unfortunately, there is no cafe or pub open on Sunday morning in Titchfield, but the Nook and Cranny is a charming establishment in the tiny village of Hook on our return route.   The proprietor would welcome a rough idea of numbers, so please let me know if you are intending to come on the ride.

Terrain:  tarmac paths, gravel paths on NCN route, quiet residential and rural roads, about one mile on A27 from half-way down Providence Hill to Barnes Lane.  Hilly between the Bitterne Precinct and Sarisbury Green (Barnes Lane), otherwise mainly flat with a few gentle hills.  Suitable for all bikes.  21 miles

Weather:   dry, light breeze, some sunshine

This is a new route for us, so come along and try it out if you are free on Sunday morning.  Remember to bring £2.50 for the ferry – cash only.  Intended time to be at the Itchen Bridge is 1.30 pm but we may be delayed if we have to wait for a second ferry to take us over the R. Hamble.