Sun 19th February: History ride

The next Campaign ride will take place on Sunday 19th February and will be our delayed History Ride around the city.  Please note that this replaces the advertised ride to Hamble which will be included in the National Bike Week programme.

Assemble:  from 9.45 am at Riverside Park by Cobden Bridge for a prompt 10 am departure

Route:  Boardwalk, Quayside Rd and Peartree Green to Sholing and Woolston where we will stop at several locations with historic interest; over the Itchen Bridge, stopping at various locations on Marine parade, Canute Rd, Platform Rd and Town Quay then through the Old Town (time permitting) and back to Riverside Park via the Boardwalk, where we will finish the ride at Woodmill.

Coffee and cake stops: We will be having two coffee stops at historic locations.  The first will be at God’s House Tower and the second at the end of the ride at Woodmill.

Terrain:  cycle paths and tracks, quiet roads.  Less than 10 miles, two hilly sections – Quayside Rd to Peartree Avenue and the Itchen Bridge.  Suitable for all ages (children over 10 yrs) and abilities.

Weather:  predicted to be dry with light breezes; slight possibility of sunshine or showers.

The ride will have a maritime theme and we will stop at a number of locations connected with individuals – known, unknown and mythical – connected with the sea or the Itchen.  Some of these you will know but some are likely to be new as they are part of Southampton’s “hidden” history (you will learn why!) 

All welcome, especially newcomers.