Thursday, 25 August 2016

Thursday night chain gang - 25th August

Showers should clear tonight so chain gang running as usual at 1845 from outside St Saviours Church in Brockenhurst. All welcome. Note, next week and for the month of September start time will move to 1830.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Club Ride - Saturday 20th August


Weather forecast tomorrow has 40-50MPH winds so not conducive to group riding. Therefore, reluctantly no club road ride tomorrow.


Plan B for Saturday. If anybody fancies a 3 hour (ish) MTB ride tomorrow instead I'd be happy to plan that. Wind won't be an issue on the trails and only a few light rain showers to endure. Nothing technical, will stick to the fire trails in the main as it's still peak tourist season. If you do post a reply and it'll probably be meet at usual time and place.
Barry

Friday, 12 August 2016

Club Ride – Saturday 13th August



This weeks club ride as follows:

Meet at 0850 for 0900 depart from the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst

Out via Sway Road, Setthorns and towards Burley. Turn right at White Buck and head down Mill Lane. End of Mill Lane left then right onto Forest Road. Then familiar route down Crow Hill and right turn into Crow Lane by the farmshop. Up to the Elm Tree and turn right, left along the A31 slip road and then cross the road towards Poulner.
Past the Alice Lisle, turn right towards Red Shoot. Left turn across the Ocknells Plain airfield. Down Bramble Hill, cross road at Bramsham and then right turn into Furzey Road towards Newbridge.
Through Bartley, Woodlands, Ashusrst, Colbury and in Beaulieu turn right towards Hill Top. Turn right at Hill Top and take Rollestone Road not Exbury Road. Down to Blackfield, Langley and then left turn towards Calshot along Stanswood Road. Chance then to try the café at Cashot which should be open by then and there might be some views of the last day of Cowes Week to enjoy. That should be at the 80K mark.
Return via Lepe, Beaulieu, Hatchet Pond, Balmer Lawn.

Total distance 107K

https://www.strava.com/routes/6114521

I won’t be riding this week as I’m off doing an MTB event. So have a good ride and is possible load route onto your various devices as there are a couple of less familiar roads in this weeks route.

Enjoy and see you next week


Barry

Friday, 5 August 2016

Club Ride – Saturday 6th August


This weeks club as follows:
Shorter ride this week but plenty of opportunities to tag some extra miles on for those that wish as weather forecast looks excellent.
Back to 0900 depart from the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst.
Out via Rhinefield, Bolderwood, take the right turn and the loop round Ogdens to Hyde. Back down Frogham Hill to Stuckton and through Fordingbridge and up to Whitsbury. Back down via Rockbourne, Sandleheath, Alderholt, Harbridge and then the well used route back to Brock via Crow, Braggers Hill and Burley.
Best option for coffee stop probably Burley before everybody starts peeling off.
I wont be out this week so have a good ride.

Barry

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Club Ride – Saturday 30th July – 0730 start



Bit of a change to the normal club ride this week. Hopefully most members will have seen the Club Ride of the Week feature in Cycling Weekly. This week we will be joined by Jack Elton-Walters from CW as they will be featuring NFCC’s club ride.

All members welcome to join the ride even if you’re not regulars of the Saturday ride. If possible, please come in club kit (and shaved legs, razor sharp tan lines etc) as there will be photos.

We have some logistical challenges in that Jack needs to get back to Romsey for 1100 so this will mean an early start in order to give him time to take photos, complete interviews etc. To help with this we will depart from the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst (behind Sainsburys at 0730 sharp.

We will repeat the ride of two weeks ago so riders can join for either part 1, part 2 or both.

Out via Rhinefield, Bolderwood, Red Shoot, Alice Lisle, Poulner, Crow, Braggers, Burley, Setthorns, Pilley, East Bolder Hatchet Pond and back to Brock for coffee at Setley Ridge after 70K. So expect to be there around 1000.  Target pace will be around 28KMH depending on who is out

We did this loop couple of weeks ago in 2 hours 25 and there are options to cut short in case of any mechanical problems.

That route stored at:


Second loop another 65K, Setthorns, Brock, Bolderwood, Emery Down, Minstead, Bartley, Woodlands, Ashurst, Colbury, Beaulieu and Brock



Regards


Barry