Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Club "B" and "C" rides Saturday 31st May

This weeks B and C rides will follow the following route:

B/C rides are also a loop of the northern part of the forest,

Brockenhurst, Bolderwood, Moyles Court, Sandy Balls, Roger Penney Way, Fritham, Bolderwood, Brock. Pace to be 16MPH B ride, 14 MPH C ride.

Usual meeting point, main car park Brookley Road Brockenhurst (opposite Tesco)

Start time 0900

Volunteers to lead and pace the ride(s) appreciated.



Thursday Night Chain Gang - 29th May

Chain Gang back on this week. Start time can now be pushed back to 1900.

Usual meeting point, outside St Saviours Church, Burley Road, Brockenhurst.

All abilities welcome.

I won't be there this week due to work commitments. Hope to see you Saturday or next Thursday.


Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Club "A" ride Saturday 31st May

As is our plan for the summer months the last ride of the month will be a day ride.

Thanks to Neil for the route.

Plan is as follows:

Start point Burley Cricket Ground 0900 Saturday

Distance from Burley to Burley will be 94 miles and we will aim to keep the pace to circa 16MPH average. We will stop for lunch in Lulworth around 1215. Return to Burley 1630 ish at a guess, lunch, punctures, chain ferry dependant.

Bring money for lunch and ferry and clothing for the unexpected as we’re a long way form home.



Friday, 23 May 2014

Club Rides - Monday 26th May not Saturday 24th May

Having looked at the weather forecast and the fact we have a bank holiday weekend I propose that the club rides are moved to Monday 26th this week.

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

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 are also a loop of the northern part of the forest,

Brockenhurst, Bolderwood, Moyles Court, Sandy Balls, Roger Penney Way, Fritham, Bolderwood, Brock. Pace to be 16MPH B ride, 14 MPH C ride.

Hope to see a good turnout on MONDAY.

Also, if you are free on Sunday and able to help marshall the clubs open TT please contact Roger Bacon via or 01590 683265 as help will be appreciated.



Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Friday, 16 May 2014

Club Rides - Saturday 17th May

Choice of rides this Saturday as follows:

All rides start at the main car park in Brockenhurst (opposite Tesco) at 0900

Can I please ask the regular riders to be prepared to lead and pace the rides as we welcome more new riders to the expanded Saturday rides. Volunteers are always welcome.

A ride
67 miles, 18MPH average, Stockbridge / Dean Hill

Approx meeting times en route: Bolderwood, 0925, Roger Penney Way / Bramble Hill 0945

Coffee stop in Stockbridge

B and C rides slightly longer than usual but with the option of a coffee stop at Lepe.
42 miles, B pace 15/16MPH, C pace 13/14 MPH

As an alternative we have some visitors to the forest from Horsham cycling club, they’re staying at the Lyndhurst Park Hotel and they will be heading out for a 50 mile ride on Saturday at 1330.

On Sunday they will be riding a 42 mile loop on Sunday morning. Both rides will run at a pace similar to our B rides so 15/16 MPH.

If anybody fancies joining their rides and helping to guide visitors round the forest please let me know and I’ll put you in touch with their ride leader.

Hope to see a good turnout this weekend on whatever ride suits you.



Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Thursday Night Chain Gang - 15th May

Chain gang will be running as usual this week. Depart from St Saviours Church, Brockenhurst at 1845.

All welcome.

I won’t be there this week due to work commitments.

Have a good ride


Friday, 9 May 2014

Club Rides - Saturday 10th May

Not sure who's riding this week as a number of club riders are riding either the Fred Whitton, Jurassic Beast or Hampshire Hilly Hundred on Sunday. Good luck to all that are especially Graham with the Fred. I won't be out this week so can I please ask some of the regular riders to be prepared to lead one of the rides.

This weeks club rides are as follows:

A ride
Brockenhurst, Burley, Lyndhurst Road, Bolderwood, Emery Down, Minstead, Bartley, Woodlands, Colbury, Beaulieu (coffee stop), East Boldre. Norleywood, Pilley, Sway, Brock.

Route is 60 miles, target pace 18MPH

GPX file at

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 full route is 37 miles

Have a good ride


Thursday, 8 May 2014

Thursday Night Chain Gang - 8th May

Weather forecast tonight looks like it will be clear for the chain gang. 1845 start from St Saviours Church, Burley Road Brockenhurst.
All welcome

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Wednesday club ride - 7th May

Reminder that the first of the summer midweek rides will start from outside Tesco Express at Pennington at 0930 tomorrow.
Ride will be a sociable 15-16MPH with a coffee stop somewhere and led by Jon Watson
Please support the ride if you wish it to continue. It will be part of the summer schedule if numbers are sufficient.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Club Rides - Saturday 3rd May

Changes to the summer programme from this week onwards. There have been a number of requests for some more moderately paced Saturday rides so we’re going to put on 3 rides each Saturday and see if that proves popular enough to continue. All the rides will start from the main car park, Brookley Road, Brockenhurst. It’s the car park opposite Tesco. Plenty of free parking around Brock on Saturdays so no need to pay in the main car park.
The three rides will all start at 0900, so please be there for 0850 for ride briefing and to ensure that we get the right riders in the right groups.
The existing Saturday ride will now be the A ride and will run an approximately 18MPH average. Coffee stop after about 40 miles at Burley.
This will be a loop that takes in the north of the forest, route details can be found at:
The other two rides will follow the same 37 mile route taking in Bolderwood, Frogham and a coffee stop at either Crow or Burley on the way back.
The B ride will be at an average of 15-16MPH and have an option to add an additional 15 mile loop around Rhinefield, Burley, Wilverley and Brockenhurst for those wanting to go long without the A ride pace.
The C ride will run at an average 14-15 MPH depending on those riding and in any case will run at a pace to suit all the riders out not just the strongest.
Hope to see a good turnout for the summer rides.