Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Thursday Night Chain Gang - 25th Sept

The NFCC chain gang will be running for the last time in 2014 this week.

Usual meeting point outside St Saviours Church in Brockenhurst

Start time 1830

Please ensure that you have lights and preferably something hi-vis on.

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

Have a good ride and thanks to all those that have supported the Chain Gang in 2014. We’ll re-start in April and winter turbo sessions will resume in a few weeks.


Sunday, 21 September 2014

Club "A" ride Saturday 27th September

Advance notice of next weeks ride as it will be the last of our day rides this summer.

Thanks to Neil for the route. I think it’s one of the loops Neil adds to a Saturday club ride on his way home after doing 60 miles with the rest of us J

Start point will be Burley cricket ground at 0900 Saturday
Route will be 85 miles, the additional loop on the Garmin file to Dorchester will be cut out.
Lunch stop will be at Moreton using Neil’s knowledge of a nice cafĂ©.
Return via the chain ferry so please ensure you’ve got money for lunch and the ferry

Planned route is 85 miles

For those wanting to make up a century you can add a few miles to and from the start/ finish

Pace will be slower than a normal “A” ride, probably around 16 MPH

Apologies for the pace of this weeks ride, my fault as I was on the front most of the time. We will be taking it down a notch in October I promise.

Have a good ride


Thursday, 18 September 2014

Club Rides - Saturday 20th September

Club rides this week are as follows:

"A" ride
Brockenhurst, Sway Road, Setthorns, Burley, Bransgore, Poulner, Harbridge, Alderholt, Sandleheath, Fordingbridge, Roger Penney Way, Fritham, Bolderwood, Brock
No coffee stop planned but Fordingbridge a possibility. Unless there's a caffeine led mutiny plan will be to ride the 51 miles in a level 3 hours and finish at the Watersplash Cafe in Brock.
For those that haven't yet done the maths the average speed is planned to be 17MPH as we take it down in preparation for autun riding.
Chance for a bit of though and off practice on this route if the traffic allows.


"B" ride
An out and back look this week
Brock, Ornamental Drive, Bolderwood, Red Shoot, Mockbeggar, right turn towards Ogdens, Hyde, (optional coffee stop), Hurn Hill and back to Brock via Red Shoot, Bolderwood etc.
32 miles, target pace 15MPH


Usual start point, main car park in Brockenhurst opposite Tesco.
Depart 0900 sharp so please aim to be at the start for 0850

All welcome


Thursday night chain gang - 18th Sept.

Weather looks good for another chain gang tonight. Either this week or next will be the last for 2014 as the nights are drawing in. Usual meeting place outside St Saviours Church in Brockenhurst.

1830 depart. Lights and hi-vis recommended

All welcome


Friday, 12 September 2014

Club Rides - Saturday 13th September

Start time and place will be at our usual spot in the car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst at 0900.

A ride is 63 miles at 17MPH 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
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 or somewhere between if there’s only a B ride

GPX file for whole route at http://connect.garmin.com/course/6519584
Full route is 37 miles, 30 without the extra loop

Have a good ride


Thursday, 11 September 2014

Thursday Night Chain Gang - 11th September

Last few weeks of this years chain gang as the daylight fades. Hopefully be able to continue for 3 more weeks with 1830 start. Start time tonight 1830 from St Saviours Church, Burley Road, Brockenhurst. Road repairs on Lyndhurst Road have made the route better.

Please make sure you’ve got lights and preferably something hi-vis on

All welcome


Friday, 5 September 2014

Club Rides - Saturday 5th September

This weeks club rides as follows:

“A” ride
Brockenhurst, Balmer Lawn Beaulieu, Hill Top, Exbury, Lepe, Calshot, Dibden Purlieu, Ipley Cross, Lyndhurst, Emery Down, Bolderwood, A35, Burley (coffee stop at Queens Head), Brock
52 miles

Route http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/522989200 

Pace 17-18 MPH

“B” ride

Brockenhurst, Hincheslea, Setthorns, Sway, Pilley, Norleywood, Sowley, Bucklers Hard, Beaulieu, Hilltop, Cross Roundabout on Hythe by pass and turn left onto Roman Lane, Applemore, Ipley Cross, Beaulieu, Hatchet Pond, Brock

36 miles

Pace 15 MPH

Route http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/524687666 

Usual meeting point, main car park, Brookley Road, Brockenhurst (opposite Tesco). 0850 for 0900 depart


Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Thursday Night Chain Gang - 4th September

This week chain gang will move to the earlier start time of 1830 and stay at that time until the last running for 2014 which will be Thursday 25th.

As the nights are drawing in don’t forget lights and hi-vis

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