Friday, 15 February 2019

Sunday Club Ride- 17th February 2019

Spring has arrived (yes it has) and it's time to celebrate with the 6 month anniversary of the Sunday ride. 
Meet at main car park in Brookley Rd, Brockenhurst 8.50 a.m for a 9.00 a.m start.
This week the plan is to ride out of Brockenhurst along Rhinefield Drive, up Bolderwood and then down past Linwood to High Wood lane, through Poulner and along Ringwood lane. From there we turn up Braggers lane before heading to Burley. From Burley we enter Station rd, go up Wilverley rise and down back into into Brockenhurst to complete the 50K
It's a deckchairs and Hankie's for hats kind of forecast (relatively) so I hope to see a good turnout.
Course is downloadable here: 


Club Ride – Saturday 16th February

At last, a decent weather forecast for a Saturday so it’s business as usual and back on the road this week. Usual meet point in the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst at 0850 for an 0900 depart.
Out via Balmer Lawn, Hatchet Pond, North Lane, Ipley Cross, Colbury, Ashurst, Woodlands, Bartley, Newbridge, Landford and Hamptworth. Return via Nomansland, Ocknells Plain, Red Shoot, Poulner and onto a coffee stop at Café Velo in Ringwood. Then return to Brock via Crow, Burley and Wilverley. Total distance 85Km then I suspect a few will be making the most of a decent day and doing a second loop after that.
Winter pace, 26-27KmH

Friday, 8 February 2019

NFCC Sunday Club ride. February 10th 2019

Let's try again, if the weather gods allow it....
Meet at main car park in Brookley Rd, Brockenhurst (Opposite the Tesco Express) 8.50 a.m for a 9.00 a.m start.
This week the plan is to head out on the Beaulieu Rd to Hatchet pond, turn south for a loop passing through East Boldre before returning to pass through Beaulieu. We head up Palace lane before turning right onto Exbury lane and towards Lepe, from here through Langley and Blackfield before heading back towards Beaulieu along Rollestone Rd. Returning to Brock on the Beaulieu rd.
Current forecast for Sunday is cold and damp but otherwise not too bad. Hope to see a a good turnout. 


NFCC Club Ride – Saturday 9th February – OFF ROAD

Once again, the weather is against us and the high winds forecast for Saturday means that a bunch road ride is not an option. So, revert to our plan B and get the MTB / Cross bikes out and we’ll head out on the trails. Meet at the usual place behind Sainsburys in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst at 0850 for an 0900 depart.
Out via Sway Road and then onto the old railway towards Wootton Bridge (hopefully good for those coming from the south west who want to meet en route.
Then though the enclosure just after Wootton Bridge to Holmsley, cross the A35 and then thought the next enclosure. Back onto the old railway, Castle Hill, Picket Post, Linford and then on the trail back to the A31 bridge. Cross the road and onto Ocknells Plain, Fritham, Abbotswell Ridge, Frogham, Ogdens (optional coffee stop at Hockeys or we can carry forward to the end). Then back via the back of Red Shoot, Bolderwood and one last off road section at Brockhill. Total of 75Km but options to cut short for those that wish.
Pace to suit those with the slowest bikes!

Friday, 1 February 2019

Club Ride – Saturday 2nd February

The run of bad weather on Saturdays continues. Risk of ice tomorrow means no club road ride. Best option will be for a gravel ride but keeping within the enclosure between Brockenhurst, Lyndhurst and Beaulieu. Plan B is for a gravel ride but keeping it within the enclosure. Delayed start also seems pragmatic.
So the plan is to meet at Standing Hat car park just off Balmer Lawn at 0950 for a 1000 depart. Then different loops around the enclosure keeping to the gravel. That way we should minimise the ice risk.
Pace will be steady and sympathetic to those with MTB’s rather than cross / gravel bikes. Also pace kept to a level to keep riders warm but not getting sweaty.