Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Thursday Night Chain Gang - 31st July

Chain gang running as usual this week. Depart from outside St Saviours Church in Brockenhurst at 1900 sharp. All abilities welcome.

The day job permits me to be there this week so hope to catch up with everybody tomorrow.


Barry

Friday, 25 July 2014

Club Rides - Saturday 26th July

In place of the Meon Valley Century this weekend I’ve changed the plan to the Shaftsbury Century. Apologies but I’ve been too busy with the day job to plan the Meon Valley route so am reusing an old favourite.

The A ride will depart from Brockenhurst at 0900 and follow the following route:
Ashurst Station car park 0930
Woodland, Calmore, Hill St, Wellow, Nomansland, Downton then Chalk Valley to Shaftsbury and lunch.
Return via Zig Zag, Sixpenny Handley, Cranbourne, Alderholt, Fordingbridge and probably split depending on who’s riding and where home is.
Pace will be slightly slower than normal A ride so expect 17MPH average

There will be a café / pub stop for lunch in Shaftsbury

The B/C rides will be the loop to Lepe:
42 miles for the long loop if the return is via Blackfield or 35 if a direct turnaround is made at Lepe
Brock, Hincheslea, Sway, Pilley, Bucklers Hard, Hilltop, Exbury, Lepe and either return via Blackfield or direct to Beaulieu and Balmer Lawn

Pace 14-16MPH depending on who’s riding and if there are 1 of 2 groups

For any new riders the depart point is the main car park in Brookley Road opposite Tesco. Please be at the start for 0850.

Hope to see another god turnout this week

Barry




Thursday, 24 July 2014

Thursday Night Chain Gang - 24th July


Chain gang will be running as usual this week. Depart 1900 from outside St Saviours Church, Burley Road, Brockenhurst.


All welcome

Have a good ride


Barry

Friday, 18 July 2014

Club Rides - Saturday 19th July

Weather forecast a bit mixed tomorrow so will keep the A ride flexible so we can add loops if we want to go longer. Core ride will be Brockenhurst, Bolderwood, Ocknells Plain, Nomansland (alternative meeting point The Lamb at 0950), Lover, Wood Green, Fordingbridge (coffee stop), Alderholt, Harbridge, Poulner, Braggers, Burley, Brock. At 18MPH that will be just under 3 hours for 52 miles.


B/C rides 30 mile loop, Brockenhurst, Wilverley, Burley, Braggers Lane, Poulner, Red Shoot, Bolderwood, Ornamental Drive, Brock. At 15MPH that will be a level 2 hours.


Big weekend for some of the regular riders, so good luck to Craig with Henley Half Ironman and Adrian and Lee with the Etape Du Tour.

Usual start point, main car park in Brockenhurst, opposite Tesco in Brookley Road.

Advanced notice, next weeks A ride will be a day ride to the Meon Valley.

Hope to see a good turnout


Barry

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Thursday Night Chain Gang - 17th July

Chain gang will be running as usual this week. Depart 1900 from outside St Saviours Church, Burley Road, Brockenhurst.


All welcome

Have a good ride


Barry

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Thursday Night Chain Gang - 3rd July

Chain gang will be running as usual this week. Depart 1900 from outside St Saviours Church, Burley Road, Brockenhurst.


All welcome

Have a good ride


Barry

Friday, 4 July 2014

Club rides Saturday 5th July

For those staying in the forest and not heading to Yorkshire here is the plan for this weeks club rides.

Start time and place will be at our usual spot in the car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst at 0900.

A ride is 63 miles at 18MPH with an option to add another 10 by making the return via Burley. Coffee stop will be after 45 miles in Beaulieu.

It’s basically a loop of the forest, Brockenhurst, Bolderwood, Moyles Court, Sandy Balls, Wood Green, Nomansland, Ashurst, Beaulieu, Bucklers Hard, Brock.

B/C rides
Brockenhurst, Burley left at the Queens Head, Braggers Lane, Crow, Poulner. Then option to take short route to Brock via Red Shoot and Bolderwood or add additional loop around Ogdens and Hyde

Target pace B ride 15-16MPH, C ride 14-15MPH

GPX file for whole route at http://connect.garmin.com/course/6519584
Full route is 37 miles, 30 without the extra loop

Have a good ride


Barry