Friday, 29 December 2017

Club Ride – Saturday 30th December

Last club ride of the year and chance to ride off a bit of the Christmas excess. Standard winter ride format of a 80Km / 3 hour loop of the forest. Trying to keep to the roads that are less likely to have too much debris from the storms. If anybody knows of any trees down or any hazards on the route please advise.

Meet at the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst behind Sainsbury’s at 0850 for a 0900 depart.

Out via Bolderwood, Emery Down, Minstead, Bartley, Woodlands, Ashurst, Colbury, Ipley Cross, Beaulieu Road and Beaulieu. Option for a coffee stop at Steph’s Kitchen at 50Km or at Rosie Leas’s at the end.

Back via Bucklers Hard, Norleywood, Pilley, Setthorns and Brock. Steady winter pace of around 26KmH.


Friday, 22 December 2017

Club Ride – Saturday 23rd December

At last the cold weather has relented and we can get back out on the road bikes for a normal winter ride.
Back to the usual meet point in the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst (behind Sainsbury’s). Meet at 0850 for a 0900 depart.
Out via Balmer Lawn, Hatchet Pond, Beaulieu, Ipley Cross, Colbury, Ashurst, Woodlands, Bartley, Nomansland, Lover, Redlynch, Woodgreen. Back via Sandleheath, Fordingbridge, Stuckton, North Gorley, Red Shoot and Bolderwood.
At Bolderwood we’ll be met by Julie and Corrinne in a new pop up cafĂ© (Duncan and Corrine’s camper van) who will be there with coffee, mulled wine and mince pies.
If we go to plan that should be about 12-1215 if we keep to a sensible winter pace (and we will) and don’t have any punctures. That will be around 80Km and then we can disperse all points north, south, east and west from that central point.


Thursday, 14 December 2017

Club Ride – Saturday 15th December

Looking at the weather forecast going to make an early call this week and go for another off-road ride. Hopefully we can all dust off the road bikes for the Christmas ride next week.

Plan will be to meet at Beechern Wood car park in Brockenhurst as we have last couple of weeks at 0850 for an 0900 depart.

Through the woods and out at Brock Hill , across the A35 and then back on the trails uo to the Canadian War Memorial. This will be a second meeting point for anybody wanting a shorter ride. I suspect we’ll be here about 0945.

From there back off road to Ocknell’s Plain.

We’ll then tackle Hampton Ridge which will give those on MTB’s an advantage.

Roads section through Hyde, Ogdens and onto Linwood.

Then back on the trails back to the Canadian War Memorial. Down towards the Portuguese Oven and onto Lyndhurst. Coffee stop[ at Tee Total in Lyndhurst. Last leg through the woods back to Standing Hat in Brock and Balmer Lawn. Route will be around 71Km.

Route suitable for cross bikes and MTB’s. Pace will be managed to suit those on MTB’s (promise). As ever with trail rides, always a chance of change with forest operations / map errors.

Route at:

Hope to see another turnout like last week.