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
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.