Friday, 14 December 2018

Club Ride – Saturday 15th December

Unfortunately, the Saturday weather forecast is going to defeat us again. Tomorrows forecast is heavy rain and high winds to not conducive for a club ride.
So, plan B is to support Septugenarian Sunday and join the other ride. I’m sure that everybody will appreciate the extra horsepower on the front but please remember it will be Sunday pace not Saturday pace.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Sunday Club Ride - 16th December

This weeks Sunday ride courtesy of John Burridge

Hi everyone,, as you will know this Sunday's club ride is a bit different in that it's my 70th birthday 70 miler. So meet at Cafe Velo (2 Star Lane Ringwood) for a 9am getaway. Parking is free on Sundays in the High Street and there will hopefully be room at the end of the High Street in the square near the church. This is very close to Cafe Velo, just trundle up by the Star pub. Alternative parking should be available in 'The Close' off Mansfield Road or forest parking clocks are valid in the long stay car park. If anyone would like a shorter ride we will be passing through Brockenhurst at 10 and could meet at the junction of The Rise and Sway Road. If you like you could carry straight on at Ashurst and return to Brock. The route continues through Woodlands and Netley Marsh with a roadside coffee and cake stop as we go under the A31 provided by Pauline and her Daughter Kit with the aid of our camper van. They will also have a bike rack if anyone would like to be ferried back to Ringwood from there. We carry on through Landford, Hamptworth and Redlynch then fork right through Hale, Woodgreen, Breamore and Rockbourne returning to Ringwood via Alderholt. I've laid on bacon baps, cake, and drinks at Cafe Velo afterwards with veg and gluten free options so I hope as many as possible will come and enjoy the ride. Forecast keeps changing so let's hope for fine weather on the day. Here's the route on Strava

Saturday, 8 December 2018


I have given the weather forecast every opportunity to improve but it just won't be agreeable. Unfortunately because 40+ MPH winds are forecast and there is standing water everywhere we will have to cancel the road ride and substitute that with an off road jolly.
Barry has furnished me with a 39K route which starts from Beechern Wood car park. This is the one leaving Brockenhurst on Rhinefield Road, right turn just as you get to the end of the village after The Coppice and opposite North Weirs.

Meet at 0850 for an 0900 depart

Someone will need to download this as I am sadly not the owner of an off-road bike, a shortcoming that I hope to fix at some point.

Good luck and enjoy.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Club Ride – Saturday 8th December - Off road again

Unfortunately, the weather forecast has taken a turn for the worse and is giving us high winds for Saturday morning. This makes a road ride in a close peloton potentially unsafe so apologies but no road ride again this Saturday.
Plan B will be an off-road ride. Pace will be to suit whoevers riding and the machinery they’re on.
Meet in the main car park in Brookley Road Brockenhurst (behind Sainsburys) at 0850 for an 0900 depart. Out via Sway Road and pick up the old railway towards Wootton Bridge. That will also enable those that come up from the south west to meet us en route. We’ll then pick up mainly marked trails and make a 60Km loop back to Brockenhurst and have a coffee stop at the end. Hopefully before the forecast rain comes in.
Provisional route at

Saturday, 1 December 2018

NFCC Sunday Club ride. December 2nd 2018

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.

Forecast is.....well..better than Saturday, I hope to see a good turnout.

Route is downloadable here:

Friday, 16 November 2018

Sunday Club Ride 18th November 2018

Meet at main car park in Brookley Rd, Brockenhurst 8.50 a.m for a 9.00 a.m start.
This weeks route heads up Rhinefield to the climb at Bolderwood then turns downhill towards Emery Down. We pass through Minstead towards Bartley. Passing through Woodlands to Ashurst. From here we take Deerlepe lane through Ipley Cross to Beaulieu. We return on Beaulieu rd via Hatchet pond.
Forecast is for a cold but sunny ride, I hope to see a good turnout.
You can download the route here:


Club Ride – Saturday 17th November

Forecast for a cool but fine day for this Saturdays ride. Plan to meet at the usual spot in the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst at 0850 for an 0900 depart. Out via Burley Road to Burley. Onto Crow, Poulner and out of the forest at Harbridge. Head north to Sandleheath, Rockbourne and Whitsbury. Return via Fordingbridge, Stuckton, Frogham, Ogdens and onto coffee stop at Hockey’s Farm Shop. Last leg back via Red Shoot, Bolderwood, Emery Down, Lyndhurst, Beaulieu and Brock. Total loop 94Km. Maintaining the good discipline and winter pace of last week.