Friday, 29 August 2014

Club Rides - Saturday 30th August

Two rides this week as usual:

“A” ride route courtesy of Justin will take of north of the forest and along the Chalke Valley and will involve a lunch / cafĂ© / pub stop somewhere along the route after 40-50 miles. Details of the route can be found at

Target pace for A ride will be circa 17MPH, distance 70 miles

The B ride will be the loop to Lepe:
42 miles for the long loop if the return is via Blackfield or 35 if a direct turnaround is made at Lepe
Brock, Hincheslea, Sway, Pilley, Bucklers Hard, Hilltop, Exbury, Lepe and either return via Blackfield or direct to Beaulieu and Balmer Lawn

Pace 14-16MPH depending on who’s riding and if there are 1 of 2 groups

For any new riders the depart point is the main car park in Brookley Road opposite Tesco. Please be at the start for 0850.

Hope to see a good turnout


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Thursday Night Chain Gang - 28th August

Last week of the 1845 starts this week.

Usual meeting place, St Saviours Church Brockenhurst

Lights / hi vis recommended


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Club Rides - Saturday 23rd August

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

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

Usual start point, main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst (opposite Tesco). Please be at start for 0850 for ride briefing and to sort out who’s in which group.

Hope to see you Saturday


Thursday Night Chain Gang - 21st August

Chain gang running tonight

Weather forecast good

1845 start

Lights / hi-vis recommended

Start point St Saviours Church Brockenhurst

All welcome


Thursday, 14 August 2014

Club Rides - Saturday 16th August

This weeks club rides will be as follows:

"A" ride will be a 50 mile circuit that start in Brockenhurst and finishes at the Royal Oak in Fritham. As it’s a milestone birthday for me the ride will be exactly 50 miles and if anybody who rides with me wants to join me for a celebratory drink at the Royal Oak after the ride they will be most welcome. Then we can add a few miles afterwards to make up the usual summer distance. “A” ride target pace 18MPH.
Route will be Brockenhurst, Sway Road, Burley, Crow, Poulner, North Gorley, Blissford, Wood Green, Lover, Nomansland, Furzey, Bartley, Emery Down, Bolderwood, Ocknells Palin, Fritham

"B" / "C" ride(s) will follow the Braggers loop
Brockenhurst, Burley, Braggers Lane, Poulner, Alice Lisle, Red Shoot, Bolderwood, Ornamental Drive, Brock
That’s an even 30 miles
Target pace 15MPH but will be aligned to the riders who are on the ride.
Start point as usual main car park, Brookley Road Brockenhurst. Please aim to arrive for 0850 for ride briefing.

Hope to see you Saturday


Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Thursday Night Chain Gang - 14th August

Chain gang running as usual. Start time brought forward to 1845 as the evenings are slightly shorter.

Lights recommended especially as there may be some light showers.

All welcome.

Usual start point, St Saviours Church, Burley Road, Brockenhurst


Friday, 8 August 2014

Club Rides - Saturday 9th August

Club rides this week are as follows:

“A” ride, 64 miles to Stockbridge and back. Coffee stop in Stockbridge. Target pace 18MPH.

“B” / “C” rides Bolderwood, Furzey, Minstead and back up Bolderwood. 34 miles.

Target pace, B ride 16MPH, C ride 14MPH

Usual meeting point, main car park in Brookley Road Brockenhurst (opposite Tesco). Depart 0900.

Good luck to those doing Ride London this weekend.

Have a good ride


Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Thursday Night Chain Gang - 7th August

Chain gang will run tomorrow at 1900. Nights are drawing in so make sure you’ve got lights and something hi-vis. I’m working away so won’t make it this week.

Probably have to move start time to 1845 form next week.

Have a good ride


Friday, 1 August 2014

Club Rides - Saturday 2nd August

Having a bit of trouble getting routes saved in the new Garmin site so here’s the plan for tomorrow without any Garmin files:

Forecast is for rain to plan is to keep local and ride 1, 2 or 3 loops of 16-17 miles around Brockenhurst

Lap 1
Car park, Brookley Road, Balmer Lawn, Hatchet Pond, East Boldre, Norleywood, Pilley, Shirley Holms, Sway War Memorial, Sway Road, Brockenhurst

Lap 2
Brock, Rhinefield Road, A35, Lyndhurst Road, Burley Lawn, Mill Lane, White Buck, Wilverely, Brock

Lap 3 (A ride)
Rhinefield Road, Bolderwood, Emery Down, Lyndhurst, Beaulieu, Hatchet Pond, Brock

Hope to see the brave ones out tomorrow, remember Rule 9

Rule #9
“If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
Fair-weather riding is a luxury reserved for Sunday afternoons and wide boulevards. Those who ride in foul weather – be it cold, wet, or inordinately hot – are members of a special club of riders who, on the morning of a big ride, pull back the curtain to check the weather and, upon seeing rain falling from the skies, allow a wry smile to spread across their face. This is a rider who loves the work.”