Thursday, 15 August 2019

1st Anniversary Sunday Club Ride - 18th August 2019

The Sunday rides have been going for a whole year this weekend. Thanks to all of you who have attended and made it a moderate success.
Annoyingly I have a wedding to attend so will be unable to join in with the no doubt high levels of excited revelry.
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 route.
Forecast is quite pleasant so have fun..
Course is downloadable here.

Friday, 9 August 2019

Club Ride – Saturday 10th August – OFF ROAD

Due to the high winds forecast on Saturday, the ride will be on MTB/Cross bikes. Keeping to the forest tracks as much as possible.
Meet as usual, 0850 for an 0900 depart from the main car park opposite TESCO, Brookley road, Brockenhurst. 
The loop is 81km with a coffee/cake stop at Spot in the Woods (63km).

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Sunday Club Ride 11th August 2019

Meet at main car park in Brookley Rd, Brockenhurst 8.50 a.m for a 9.00 a.m start.
This week’s ride heads west out of Brock via Burley rd then turns left down to the B3055. Turn right before taking the left turn along Pitmore lane. Follow Pitmore down to Sway Rd to meet the A337. After a brief and joyless ride north we exit the road of doom with a right turn up Boldre lane to Boldre. According to Wikipedia Boldre boasts a pub and used to have a school and a post office, 'the post box can still be seen today' which should make the odyssey feel all thee more worthwhile. Onwards to Pilley and then Norleywood then North to East Boldre, South to St Leonards before heading North once more towards Beaulieu. From here we hope for a rare tailwind along Beaulieu rd back into Brockenhurst.
After a couple of days of dismal weather I have been assured personally by Tomasz Schafernaker that the forecast is set fair so hope to see a good turnout.
Details of the route are downloadable here;


Friday, 2 August 2019

NFCC Sunday Club Ride. 4th August 2019

NFCC Sunday Club Ride. 4th August 2019
Meet at main car park in Brookley Rd, Brockenhurst (Opposite the Tesco Express) 8.50 a.m for a 9.00 a.m start.
It's supercar weekend at Beaulieu, Supercars tend to = bad and aggressive driving so we will be avoiding that area like a Morris dancers convention in Stoke.
We leave via Rhinefield up to the A35, turn left and then take care when taking the right turn towards Burley. Before reaching the fleshpots of Burley we turn right onto Forest road then onto Moortown lane. Follow this rd until we arrive at Charles's lane and if it's o.k with him proceed to Ringwood Rd where we head south. Next we turn right onto Harpway Lane, then east along Bockhampton and Harrow Rd. Then head north on one of the many imaginatively titled 'Forest Roads' before joining the familiar Burley and Pound lane. From Burley it's back to Brock via the spirit-crushing hill at Wilverley to complete the 49K-ish route.
I'm away visiting chums up North this weekend and we might also be one or two riders short due to Ride London so if someone could take on the burden of uploading the route that would be great.
Forecast is top drawer so hopefully another double-figure week. attendance-wise Route downloadable here

Club ride - 3rd August 2019

This week will be an 85km ride in the forest.
9am start out of Brookley Road, heading out to Rhinefield, Bolderwood, Fritham, Bramshaw, Hampworth, Woodgreen, Godshill, Mockbeggar, Poulner, Burley (via Braggers Lane), Wootton, Sway and back to Brock.
Café stop at the Cider Pantry in Burley at around 65km.
Neither Phil G nor myself will likely be out this Saturday so if you can, please do download the route on the link below.
Best wishes

Friday, 26 July 2019

Club Ride - Saturday 27th July

Trying out a new cafe this week!
Meet as usual at 08:50 for a 0900 start from Brookley Road, Brockenhurst. 
Heading out via Balmerlawn, Beaulieu, Ashurst, Winsor, Hill Street, Shootash, Kimbridge, Braishfield, Standon, Sparshot road, with a cafe stop at the highest point of the ride, Beechcroft Tea Barn (62km).
Returning via King’s Somborne, Mottisfont, West Wellow, Newbridge, Bartley, Minstead, Emery Down, Bolderwood, Rheinfield, Brock.
Pace around 28kph depending on who is out. Total distance of 124km (77 miles) with 1170meters (3800ft) of climbing.
Phil G

Sunday Club Ride 28th July 2019

Ooh, new course. 
Thought we would try a slightly longer (58K) and different course this week as we are promised good weather and the Sunday regulars are getting a bit bored with the familiar routes.
Meet as usual at 8.50a.m for a 9.00a.m start in the car park at Brookley Rd, Brockenhurst.
Out via Rhinefield and Bolderwood, past the Canadian war memorial before taking a right turn onto Ocknell Plain (the old airfield). We then take a left onto the Forest rd before forking left, crossing Roger Penny Way and practicing our descending skills down Pipers Wait to Nomansland.
We'll take the next left down Shorts hill to Lyburn rd where we stuff our pockets with the fine cheeses on offer at the farm shop before reaching and trning left on Hamptworth rd. Left up Vicarage rd, School lane then the mysteriously named Loosehanger. Reaching the B3080 we head towards the Forest rd and back via Ocknell, Bolderwood and Rhinefield to Brockenhurst for a well earned knees-up at The Terrace where a consistent level of service is always guaranteed.

Look forward to seeing a good turnout
p.s we must keep an eye on the pace so that it doesn't creep up ad frighten newcomers off.
Course can be downloaded here

Phil H