Friday, 29 January 2016

Club Ride - Saturday 30th January

This weeks club ride will endeavour to miss the flooded roads that are blighting us this week as much as possible.

Usual start at 0900 from the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst (behind Sainsburys). Meet at 0850 for ride brief.

Plan to go out via Rhinefield, Bolderwood, Red Shoot and then out of the forest via Harbridge, Alderholt, Sandleheath and Fordingbridge. Then return via Roger Penney Way and Ocknells Plan.

Options then are
1) to do a few repeats of the airfield road and practice some through and off
2) quick return to Brock via Bolderwood for a 67K ride
3) return via Red Shoot, Poulner, Crow and Burley for 82K

Suggest we see how ride / weather is going and decide on the day.

Route at

For those driving / riding to Brock this week the ford in Brookley Road was closed, the start of the Burley Road to North Weirs barely passable, The Brock to Sway road was closed under the railway bridge and I think Mill Road and Balmer Lawn also closed so allow more time to get to the start of meet en route.



Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Club Ride - Saturday 23rd January

Looks like a better forecast than last week, just a risk of fog so lots of lights and hi-vis please and keep an eye on the blog and Facebook site for any last minute change of plans or delayed starts if the fog is an issue.

Usual meeting place in the main car park behind Sainsbury's in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst.

Planned route, out via Rhinefield and Bolderwood, drop down to Emery Down, back up to Minstead, cross main road to Bartley. Then Newbridge, Furzey, Nomansland, Lyburn, Lover, Hyde and possible coffee stop at the community shop in Wood Green.

Then back up the hill to Hale Purlieu and a drag along the Roger Penney Way, across Ocknells Plain and probably some through and off and a few efforts above base pace then return to Brock via Bolderwood.

A round 50 miles and aim for 3 hour pace plus time for coffee if we stop.


Thursday, 14 January 2016

Club ride - Saturday 16th Jan

This weeks club ride will be the tried and tested route around Lepe and Calshot:

Meet in the main car park in Brockenhurst behind Sainsburys at 0850 for 0900 depart.

Route is 50 miles and aiming to keep to January pay of 16MPH average.

Route will be out via Hincheslea, Setthorns, Pilley, Sowley, Bucklers Hard, Beaulieu, Exbury, Lepe, Calshot, Hilltop, Dibden Purlieu, Ipley X, Beaulieu and Brock.

Forecast is for frost so if you think the ride needs to be delayed please add a post and agree best way forward as I'm not around this weekend.

Have a good ride


Friday, 8 January 2016

Club Ride - Saturday 9th January

First ride of the new year and unfortunately the Saturday forecast looks a bit iffy to say the least. Hopefully just showers and not continuous rain so the plan will be to keep the ride fairly central so that we can cut short if it turns out bad.

Meet as usual in main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst (behind Sainsburys) at 0850 for 0900 depart.

We'll run at a winter pace of approx 16MPH average, hopefully keeping to zone 2 for most riders for most of the time.

Can't get into Garmin Connect today to create a GPX file but route will be out via Rhinefield, Bolderwood, Red Shoot, Poulner, Crow, Bransgore, Burley, Brock (approx 2 hours).

Then assuming weather OK and spirits high a loop of the chang gang course via Rhinefield, A35, Burley, Wilverley and Brock for another hour or so.

Coffee stop either Burley or Brock depending on weather.