Friday, 10 August 2018

Club Ride – Saturday 11th August


After last weeks trip out of the forest, this week the plan is to stay within the forest and brave the holiday traffic. 
Usual meet at 0850 for an 0900 depart from the min car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst. Ride out via Balmer Lawn, Hatchet Pond, Beulieu, Ipley Cross, Ashurst, Woodlands, Bartley, Newbridge, Bramble Hill, Fritham, Ocknells Plain, High Corner, Red Shoot and a loop around Ogdens and Hyde. Then onto Ringwood for a coffee stop at Café Velo after around 70Km. Return via Crow, Burley, Lyndhurst Road and Bolderwood, Emery Down, Lyndhurst, Beaulieu and Brock for a total of 114Km. Options to cut a little shorter for those that wish and options to add an extra loop around Lepe at the end for those wanting a longer ride.
Barry

Friday, 3 August 2018

NFCC Club Ride 3rdAugust


Back on the road this week after last weeks gales. Usual meet at 0850 for a prompt 0900 depart from the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst. Out via Rhinefield, Bolderwood, Ocknells Plain, Nomansland, Redlynch, Wood Green. Cross the A338 then onto Whitsbury, Rockbourne, Coombe Bissett and then along the Chalke Valley to the community café there for mid ride refreshments.
Return via Martin, Sandleheath, Alderholt, Harbridge and back into the forest at Ibsley. Then return to Brockenhurst via the Crow, Braggers, Burley route for 120Km or for those wanting a sneaky short cut return via Red Shoot and Bolderwood.
Barry

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Thursday Night Chain Gang - 2nd August.


Please remember that from tonight and until end of August start time is 1845. Then in September it will revert to 1830. Please make sure you've got at least a flashing rear light as the low sun is making cyclists hard to see for motorists heading towards the sun at the time we're out.

Friday, 27 July 2018

Club Ride – Saturday 28th July


Weather forecast for tomorrow is for high winds. Forecast is for 40-49MPH winds so not conducive to close road riding. Therefore, tomorrows ride will be off road on MTB / cross bikes. Meet at usual place in the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst at 0850 for an 0900 depart. Will aim for a second meet point at the Canadian War Memorial at 1000, if anybody wants to meet there please advise and the group will wait there until 1000.
Provisional route at https://www.strava.com/routes/14576695
Pace will be dependant on who’s out and on what bikes and will be paced accordingly.
Barry

Friday, 20 July 2018

Club Ride – Saturday 21st July


This weeks club ride as follows: Meet as usual at 0850 for an 0900 depart from the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst. Out via Rhinefield, Bolderwood. Across Ocknells Plain, down Bramble Hill and then out of the forest via West Wellow. A loop up to Leckford where the coffee stop will be at the Waitrose Farm Shop. Then back via our frequently used route via Mottisfont. 
Total distance 115Km.
Barry

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Club Ride – Saturday 14th July



This weeks club ride as follows:
Meet at 0850 for an 0900 depart usual from the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst. Out via Balmer Lawn, Hatchet Pond. Loop around East Boldre back to Beaulieu. Then Ipley Cross, Colbury, Ashurst, Woodlands, Bartley, Furzey, Nomansland, Lover, Hale, Wood Green, Fighting Cocks, Blissford. Then either the direct or indirect route up Blissford Hill and onto Hockey’s Farm Shop for the coffee stop. Then either back to Brock via Bolderwood or for those wanting a long ride make plans for the second half. 
Standard route back to Brockenhurst will be 100Km.


Barry

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Club Ride - Saturday 7th July


This weeks club ride will probably be down on numbers due to the large contingent heading off to Wales for the Velothon, good luck to all those. Also there may be others who wish to get back early to watch the Wendyball game or the Tour de France so plan this week for a shortish ride for this time of year and anybody wishing to ride long can make plans at the cafe stop.
Usual meet at 0850 for an 0900 depart from the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst (behind Sainsbury’s). Out via Rhinefield, Bolderwood, Minstead, Bartley, Ashurst, Colbert, Applemore, Dibden Purlieu, Hill Top. Then a loop around Exbury and Lepe back to Hill Top. Finally Beaulieu, Bucklers Hard, Sowley, Norleywood, Pilley, Boldre and coffee stop at Mabel’s Cafe at the Garden Centre. That will be around 80Km so should be just before 1200. Then form plans to either split, ride back to Brockenhurst or go long.
Route at https://www.strava.com/routes/14176532
Pace will be to suit those riders out as we will be missing a lot of the usual horsepower!

Barry Wootten