Friday, 9 November 2018

NFCC Sunday Club ride. November 11th 2018



Meet at main car park in Brookley Rd, Brockenhurst (Opposite the Tesco Express) 8.50 a.m for a 9.00 a.m start.

As it will be remembrance Sunday, Parking away from the village centre might be advisable this week.

This week the plan is to head out on the Beaulieu Rd to Hatchet pond, turn south for a loop passing through East Boldre before returning to pass through Beaulieu. We head up Palace lane before turning right onto Exbury lane and towards Lepe, form here through Langley and Blackfield before heading back towards Beaulieu along Rollestone Rd. Returning to Brock on the Beaulieu rd.

Forecast is.....bearable, I hope to see a good turnout.

Route is downloadable here

Phil

Club Ride – Saturday 10th November


Weather forecast for this week doesn’t look too good. The high winds should have passed by Saturday morning but looks like a day for waterproofs, mudguards and lights. So, plan to keep it shortish and relatively local this week so we can cut short if the weather is too inclement.
Meet at usual place in the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst at 0850 for a 0900 depart. Out via Balmer Lawn to Hatchet Pond. First loop around East Boldre, Sowley, Bucklers Hard. Second loop around Lepe. Then back to East Boldre, Norleywood, Pilley and coffee stop at Mabel’s at Shallowmead Nursery in Boldre Lane. Then either back to Brock via Sway and Setthorns or add a longer return via Burley.
Winter pace  
Barry

Friday, 2 November 2018

NFCC Club Ride – Saturday 3rd November



Looks like a dry but cold day for this weeks ride. Usual meet at 0850 for an 0900 depart from the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst.
Out via Balmer Lawn, Hatchet Pond, Beaulieu, Ipley Cross, Ashurst, Woodlands, Bartley, Furzey and then head out of the forest at West Wellow. Then our well used route up through Awbridge, Shootash, Mottisfont, Houghton and onto Stockbridge for a coffee stop at Woodfire. Return via same route but at Furzey keep straight on to Bramshaw, Bramble Hill, across Ocknells Plain and back to Brock via Bolderwood. Total distance 104Km. Winter pace now we’re in November. 
Barry

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Sunday Club Ride - 04th November 2018



Meet at main car park in Brookley Rd, Brockenhurst 8.50 a.m for a 9.00 a.m start.

This week the plan is to ride out of Brockenhurst along Rhinefield Drive, up Bolderwood and then down past Linwood to High Wood lane, through Poulner and along Ringwood lane. From there we turn up Braggers lane before heading to Burley. From Burley we enter Station rd, go up Wilverley rise and down back into into Brockenhurst to complete the 50K

Forecast is a bit meh but I hope to see another good turnout.

Course is downloadable here.


Phil

Friday, 26 October 2018

NFCC Sunday Club ride. October 28th 2018



Meet at main car park in Brookley Rd, Brockenhurst (Opposite the Tesco Express) 8.50 a.m for a 9.00 a.m start.
This week the plan is to head out on the Beaulieu Rd to Hatchet pond, turn south for a loop passing through East Boldre before returning to pass through Beaulieu. We head up Palace lane before turning right onto Exbury lane and towards Lepe, form here through Langley and Blackfield before heading back towards Beaulieu along Rollestone Rd. Returning to Brock on the Beaulieu rd.
Weather forecast is excellent again if rather nippy so hopefully another good turnout.
I'm unlikely to make it this sunday and we may have a new rider so if any of the other gnarled veterans (male or female) are available that would be good. Otherwise can someone be sure to download the course please?

Phil

https://www.strava.com/routes/14885191?

Club Ride – Saturday 27th October


Weather forecast for Saturday is marginal with risk of a ground frost. For a group ride I’ll always err on the side of caution when one rider falling can result in a multiple accident so think it safest to opt for an off-road ride this week. 
Suggest meet at the Standing Hat car park in Balmer Lawn, Brockenhurst at 0850 and depart at 9000. We can then spend some time on the trails between Brock, Beaulieu and Lyndhurst. Then is we’re happy with the roads linking up the trails head further afield and make it up as we go.
Mountain bikes, cross bikes and gravel bikes all welcome, pace will be set to suit who turns up and on what machinery.
Barry

Friday, 19 October 2018

Sunday Club Ride 21st October 2018


Meet at main car park in Brookley Rd, Brockenhurst (Opposite the Tesco Express) 8.50 a.m for a 9.00 a.m start.
This weeks ride leaves via Burley rd then turns towards Sway then Pitmore lane, Sway rd before meeting the A337 just north of Lymington. We cross the road after a short time up to Boldre, Pilley and then Norleywood. Then North to East Boldre, South to St Leonards before heading South once more towards Beaulieu. From here we take the Beaulieu rd back into Brockenhurst for the 50K route.
Forecast is excellent so I hope to see another good turnout.
Details of the route are downloadable here; https://www.strava.com/routes/14895739

Club Ride – Saturday 20th October


Looks like we’re going to be blessed with a fine day for riding thus Saturday.
Plan is for a 100Km forest loop with a coffee stop at Mabel’s Café in Boldre.
Usual meet in Brockenhurst in the main car park in Brookley Road at 0850 for an 0900 depart. 
Out via Rhinefield, Bolderwood. Across Ocknells Plain and down Bramble Hill. Then Bramshaw Copythorne, Bartley, Woodland, Ashurst, Ipley Cross, Beaulieu. Followed by another loop around Bucklers Hard, East Boldre and then onto the coffee stop via Norleywood and Pilley. After coffee final loop around Burley or peel off with the mileage monsters who’ll no doubt be adding another 100Km given the good weather forecast.
Barry

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Turbo Training 2018/2019


As per last few winters I’m putting on turbo training classes to help with quality training over the winter months to compliment base training and prepare riders for the time trial / race season. Sessions will start on Thursday 1st November and run through to the end of March. (No session 27thDecember). Training will be held at Brockenhurst Village Hall in Highwood Road (SO42 7RY). The sessions will be in the Craft Room and it will be easiest to park at the rear of the hall and use the back door to the Craft Room. Note that the car park has been re-surfaced and laid out so that should make life a lot easier this year. Doors open at 1930, warm up will start at 1945. The duration of the sessions will vary but will normally be around 75 -90 minutes including warm up and cool down. Please don’t arrive early as there’s another class finishing at 1900 so we want to make sure that they’re clear.
The sessions will be run along the lines of training within certain training zones to increase lactate threshold / functional threshold power. The result of this structured training should result in you being able to hold a higher effort level for longer come the race season. 
The sessions are planned and delivered by a British Cycling Certified Level 3 coach (Barry Wootten).
The coach will recommend other sessions for riders to do to complement the Thursday sessions and distribute those to riders via Training Peaks software. 
Please sign up for a Training Peaks account (if you haven’t already got one) https://home.trainingpeaks.com. The basic one will suffice unless you want the specific features of the chargeable version. Follow the following link to link your account with the coaches account: https://home.trainingpeaks.com/attachtocoach?sharedKey=2QQNI6DAVQGBM 
If you've got a heart rate monitor please wear it, if not don't worry as advice will be given based on the Perceived Rate of Exertion scale which requires no equipment. 
If you’re training with power the sessions will also be delivered in terms of power zones as well as heart rate zones.
Please remember that we are hiring the village hall and there are a few house rules we need to adhere by:
1.    No cleats on the floor. 
2.    All riders to have a mat / carpet under their bike and turbo.
3.    All riders clear up their own sweat and mess!
4.    Please make sure your bikes are clean before bringing them into the hall.
Checklist of what to bring:
1.    Bike, make sure tyres are pumped up
2.    Turbo
3.    Mat / carpet
4.    Cycling shorts
5.    Skewer for turbo
6.    Shoes
7.    Drink
8.    Food for afterwards
9.    Change of clothing for afterwards
10.  Towels, additional small towel for when riding is useful
11.  Heart rate monitor / power meter
12.  Extension lead if your turbo requires mains
13.  Front wheel raiser
Cost of each session is £5 

Barry Wootten

Friday, 12 October 2018

Sunday Club Ride 14th October 2018 - CANCELLED

Heavy rain forecast. So ride cancelled. Phil


Meet at main car park in Brookley Rd, Brockenhurst (Opposite the Tesco Express) 8.50 a.m for a 9.00 a.m start.

This week’s ride leaves via Burley rd then turns towards Sway then Pitmore lane, Sway rd before meeting the A337 just north of Lymington. We cross the road after a short time up to Boldre, Pilley and then Norleywood. Then North to East Boldre, South to St Leonards before heading South once more towards Beaulieu. From here we take the Beaulieu rd back into Brockenhurst for the 50K route.

Forecast is excellent so I hope to see another good turnout.

Details of the route are downloadable here https://www.strava.com/routes/14895739

Club Ride – Saturday 13thOctober – CANCELLED


Weather forecast for Saturday is not conducive to group riding. Forecast for very high winds so no ride this week..
Barry

Friday, 5 October 2018

Club Ride – Saturday 6th October


Not a good forecast for this week especially from 1200 so plan to keep it short this week. We can take a view on the day about adding on some extra mileage or not depending on who’s out and who’s up for it.
So plan to meet at 0850 for an 0900 depart from the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst. Out via Rhinefield, Bolderwood, Red Shoot. Around Ogdens, Hyde and onto Fordingbridge and Whitsbury. Turn there for the run to Café Velo where we can get inside if it’s wet via Rockbourne, Sandleheath. From Café Velo back to Brock via Burley to including the coffee stop should finish around 1230 before the worst of the weather.
Barry

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Sunday Club Ride 7th October 2018



Meet at main car park in Brookley Rd, Brockenhurst (Opposite the Tesco Express) 8.50 a.m for a 9.00 a.m start.

This week’s route heads up Rhinefield to the climb at Bolderwood then turns downhill towards Emery Down. We pass through Minstead towards Bartley. Passing through Woodlands to Ashurst. From here we take Deerlepe lane through Ipley Cross to Beaulieu. We return on Beaulieu rd via Hatchet pond.

Weather forecast is excellent so we hope to see a good turnout. 

You can download the route here: 

Friday, 28 September 2018

Club Ride – Saturday 29th September


Weather forecast looks good so plan on doing the route we had previously planned for last week. This weeks club ride will be a loop of the Isle of Wight. Plan to get the 0840 ferry from Yarmouth. We will mainly follow the marked route either clockwise or anti clockwise depending on how the winds looking and probably add a bit extra and go up to The Needles. There will be probably be one coffee stop along the way and then another in Yarmouth at the end. Probably returning on the 1505 or 1605 ferry.
Barry

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Sunday Club Ride - 30th September 2018


Meet at main car park in Brookley Rd, Brockenhurst 8.50 a.m for a 9.00 a.m start.
Same plan as last weeks cancelled ride.
This week the plan is to ride out of Brockenhurst along Rhinefield Drive, up Bolderwood and then down past Linwood to High Wood lane, through Poulner and along Ringwood lane. From there we turn up Braggers lane before heading to Burley. From Burley we enter Station rd, go up Wilverley rise and down back into into Brockenhurst to complete the 50k Ride.
This is Phil’s final Sunday away for a while so if any of our experienced group riders can make it to lead the group that would be great.
route can can be downloaded here.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Club Ride – Saturday 22ndSeptember


I keep seeing different weather forecasts for Saturday but have taken the safe option to postpone the IOW ride until next week and keep this weeks ride shortish and close to home so that we have flexibility if heavy rain or winds prove disruptive.
Usual meet at 0850 for an 0900 depart from the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst. Out via Ten Bends to Burley, Crow, Poulner and return to Brock via Red Shoot and Bolderwood for the first loop of 45Km. Then out again via Sway, Pennington and Lymington and coffee stop at Mabel’s Café in Shallowmead Garden Centre near Boldre.
Then assuming weather is OK another loop around Pilley, Norleywood, Bucklers Hard, Beaulieu and Brock for an 80Km ride and hopefully home before the heavy rain that’s forecast. Those that wish can add another loop after that if desired.
Barry

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Sunday Club Ride- 23rd September 2018


Meet at main car park in Brookley Rd, Brockenhurst 8.50 a.m for a 9.00 a.m start.
This week the plan is to ride out of Brockenhurst along Rhinefield Drive, up Bolderwood and then down past Linwood to High Wood lane, through Poulner and along Ringwood lane. From there we turn up Braggers lane before heading to Burley. From Burley we enter Station rd, go up Wilverley rise and down back into into Brockenhurst to complete the 50K
I am away again this week so if any of our experienced group riders can make it that would be good,
route can can be downloaded here.
https://www.strava.com/routes/14884866


Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Chain Gang - Thursday 19th Sept - CANCELLED


No chain gang tonight. Forecast of 50MPH winds not conducive to riding in close formation.
Next week will be the last Chain Gang of 2018 (weather permitting)

Barry

Friday, 14 September 2018

NFCC Sunday Club Ride 16/09/2018



Meet as usual in the car park on Brookley road in Brockenhurst at 8.50 for a 9.00 A.M start.

This week, in an attempt to avoid the wiggle sportive, we will reverse one of our regular routes as below:

Head west along the Beaulieu rd to Hatchett pond, from here past Beaulieu on Hatchett Lane until we turn right onto North Lane. Continue past Ipley Cross to Deerleap Lane and up to Colbury. Go down the hill through Ashurst before passing through woodlands, Bartley to the A337. Follow the apparently nameless rd to Minstead and then Emery Down. From here we track up Bolderwood west side and back down to the A35. Cross the A35 before heading back into Brock on the Rhinefield Rd. Coffee in one of Brockenhurst's numerous cafe's.

Phil H is away this weekend and for the following two weeks so if any of the clubs members who are experienced in group riding would like to step into the breach then that would be appreciated.

Route can be downloaded below.

Club Ride – Saturday 15th September


As there is a Wiggle ride this weekend we’ll do our best to keep out of their way. So, plan for Saturday is as follows:
Meet at 0850 for an 0900 depart from the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst. Out via Balmer Lawn, Hatchet Pond, Beaulieu, Ipley Cross, Ashurst, Woodlands, Bartley, Copythorne, Landford, Redlynch, Woodgreen, Godshill, Stuckton and onto Hockey’s for a coffee stop after around 60Km.
Then back via Red Shoot, Bolderwood and return to Brock for just over 80Km. Then the mileage monsters can hatch plans for a second loop. The Wiggle rides are not using Lepe / Calshot areas so that looks favourite.
Barry

Friday, 7 September 2018

SATURDAY CLUB RIDE - 8 September 2018


This week we will do an 80km ride to Rockbourne.
Set off at 9am from Brookley Road, out to Rhinefield; Bolderwood; Linwood; Mockbeggar; Fordingbridge; Whitsbury and Rockbourne. Returning via Sandleheath; Alderholt; Ibsley; Mockbeggar; Braggers Lane and Burley to Brock.
Cafe stop at the Cider Room in Burley, circa 70km.
The route is available on Strava at the following link:
Best wishes
Robert

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

NFCC Sunday Club Ride - Sept 9th



*Change of meeting point

An early 'heads up' about this week’s Sunday club ride.

The new forest marathon is taking place around Brockenhurst on Sunday so we are best avoiding the area. For this week only we will meet in the car park at Hatchet Pond at the usual time of 8.50 a.m for a 9.00 a.m start.

The route will take us south through east Boldre before heading east to St Leonards then up past Bucklers hard towards Beaulieu. After passing though Beaulieu we drop down to Lepe, do a circuit at Calshott before heading up to Blackfield and then back to Beaulieu. We can take our cafe stop in Beaulieu before heading home or back to the start at Hatchett Pond.

The route is 48K long, the weather forecast is as always excellent and I hope to see a good turnout.

Route can be downloaded here. 


Cheers
Phil

Friday, 31 August 2018

Club Ride – Saturday 1st September


This weeks club ride as follows:
Meet at the car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst (behind Sainsburys) at 0850 for a 0900 depart. Out via Rhinefield, Bolderwood, Red Shoot. Out of the forest at Harbridge and onto Alderholt, Sandleheath, Rockbourne, Whitsbury. Back into the forest at Woodgreen and onto Hale, Roger Penney Way, Godshill, Stuckton, Mockbeggar and onto Café Velo at Ringwood for a stop after around 75Km. Then back via Crow, Burley and onto Brock for a total of 95Km. Then the clubs mileage monsters can add their extra loops!
Pace should be around 27-28KmH depending on who’s riding and taking turns at the front
Barry

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

NFCC Sunday Club ride 02/09/2018


Posting early this week as Phil will be away in Italy until monday. On that note If any of the clubs other gnarled veterans could make it this week to lead the ride or to take any newcomers through the safety drill that would be appreciated.

Meet at main car park in Brookley Rd, Brockenhurst (Opposite the Tesco Express) 8.50 a.m for a 9.00 a.m start.

This week’s route heads up Rhinefield to the climb at Bolderwood then turns downhill towards Emery Down. We pass through Minstead towards Bartley. Passing through Woodlands to Ashurst. From here we take Deerlepe lane through Ipley Cross to Beaulieu. We return on Beaulieu rd via Hatchett pond.

The weather forecast really is excellent. Hope for a good turnout.

You can download the route here:

Friday, 24 August 2018

Club Ride – Saturday 25th August


As we often do on bank holiday weekends we’ll take the club ride around Lepe and Calshot as the roads tend to be quieter around there. Usual meet at 0850 for an 0900 depart at the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst.
Ride out via Burley Road, Setthorns, Sway War Memorial, Shirley Holms, Boldre, South Baddesley, Sowley, St Leonards, Beaulieu, Hill Top, Exbury, Lepe, Blackfield, Exbury, Hilltop, Dibden Purlieu, Applemore, Ipley Cross, Beaulieu, East Boldre, Norleywood, Pilley, Boldre and onto Mabel’s for coffee at around 86Km.
Then Lymington, Tiptoe, Rising Sun, Burley, Lyndhurst Road and back to Brock for a total of 116Km.
Barry

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

NFCC Sunday Club ride - 26th August



Meet at main car park in Brookley Rd, Brockenhurst (Opposite the Tesco Express) 8.50 a.m for a 9.00 a.m start.

As it is a bank holiday weekend and the New Forest 'Ratter' this weekend the plan is, to as far as possible avoid the worst of the traffic with a 54K ride out to Lepe.

This week the plan is to head out on the Beaulieu Rd to Hatchet pond, turn south for a loop passing through East Boldre before returning to pass through Beaulieu. We head up Palace lane before turning right onto Exbury lane and towards Lepe, form here through Langley and Blackfield before heading back towards Beaulieu along Rollestone Rd. Returning to Brock on the Beaulieu rd.

Weather forecast is excellent again, hopefully it will be more accurate this week than last.
I hope to see another good turnout.

Route can be downloaded here https://www.strava.com/routes/14885191


Cheers
Phil

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Sunday Club Ride - 19th August.



Meet at main car park in Brookley Rd, Brockenhurst (Opposite the Tesco Express) 8.50 a.m for a 9.00 a.m start.

This week the plan is to ride the classic route (see below) out of Brockenhurst along Rhinefield Drive, up Bolderwood and then down past Linwood to High Wood lane, through Poulner and along Ringwood lane. From there we turn up Braggers lane before heading to Burley. From Burley we enter Station rd, go up Wilverley rise and down back into into Brockenhurst to complete the 50K. Brockenhurst has several tempting cafe's to choose from upon completion of the route.

The intention is to maintain a pace that is comfortable for newcomers and slower paced riders and to offer an introduction to group riding for potential new members.

The club have asked me to hold emergency contact numbers for participating riders so if you hope to come along please email me those details at phil_harris1@btinternet.com

On the subject of safety, Riders are expected to wear helmets on club rides and their bikes should be in good working order. Tri-bars are not allowed.

The weather forecast for Sunday is excellent, I hope to see you there.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Club Ride – Saturday 11th August


After last weeks trip out of the forest, this week the plan is to stay within the forest and brave the holiday traffic. 
Usual meet at 0850 for an 0900 depart from the min car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst. Ride out via Balmer Lawn, Hatchet Pond, Beulieu, Ipley Cross, Ashurst, Woodlands, Bartley, Newbridge, Bramble Hill, Fritham, Ocknells Plain, High Corner, Red Shoot and a loop around Ogdens and Hyde. Then onto Ringwood for a coffee stop at Café Velo after around 70Km. Return via Crow, Burley, Lyndhurst Road and Bolderwood, Emery Down, Lyndhurst, Beaulieu and Brock for a total of 114Km. Options to cut a little shorter for those that wish and options to add an extra loop around Lepe at the end for those wanting a longer ride.
Barry

Friday, 3 August 2018

NFCC Club Ride 3rdAugust


Back on the road this week after last weeks gales. Usual meet at 0850 for a prompt 0900 depart from the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst. Out via Rhinefield, Bolderwood, Ocknells Plain, Nomansland, Redlynch, Wood Green. Cross the A338 then onto Whitsbury, Rockbourne, Coombe Bissett and then along the Chalke Valley to the community café there for mid ride refreshments.
Return via Martin, Sandleheath, Alderholt, Harbridge and back into the forest at Ibsley. Then return to Brockenhurst via the Crow, Braggers, Burley route for 120Km or for those wanting a sneaky short cut return via Red Shoot and Bolderwood.
Barry

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Thursday Night Chain Gang - 2nd August.


Please remember that from tonight and until end of August start time is 1845. Then in September it will revert to 1830. Please make sure you've got at least a flashing rear light as the low sun is making cyclists hard to see for motorists heading towards the sun at the time we're out.

Friday, 27 July 2018

Club Ride – Saturday 28th July


Weather forecast for tomorrow is for high winds. Forecast is for 40-49MPH winds so not conducive to close road riding. Therefore, tomorrows ride will be off road on MTB / cross bikes. Meet at usual place in the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst at 0850 for an 0900 depart. Will aim for a second meet point at the Canadian War Memorial at 1000, if anybody wants to meet there please advise and the group will wait there until 1000.
Provisional route at https://www.strava.com/routes/14576695
Pace will be dependant on who’s out and on what bikes and will be paced accordingly.
Barry

Friday, 20 July 2018

Club Ride – Saturday 21st July


This weeks club ride as follows: Meet as usual at 0850 for an 0900 depart from the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst. Out via Rhinefield, Bolderwood. Across Ocknells Plain, down Bramble Hill and then out of the forest via West Wellow. A loop up to Leckford where the coffee stop will be at the Waitrose Farm Shop. Then back via our frequently used route via Mottisfont. 
Total distance 115Km.
Barry

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Club Ride – Saturday 14th July



This weeks club ride as follows:
Meet at 0850 for an 0900 depart usual from the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst. Out via Balmer Lawn, Hatchet Pond. Loop around East Boldre back to Beaulieu. Then Ipley Cross, Colbury, Ashurst, Woodlands, Bartley, Furzey, Nomansland, Lover, Hale, Wood Green, Fighting Cocks, Blissford. Then either the direct or indirect route up Blissford Hill and onto Hockey’s Farm Shop for the coffee stop. Then either back to Brock via Bolderwood or for those wanting a long ride make plans for the second half. 
Standard route back to Brockenhurst will be 100Km.


Barry

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Club Ride - Saturday 7th July


This weeks club ride will probably be down on numbers due to the large contingent heading off to Wales for the Velothon, good luck to all those. Also there may be others who wish to get back early to watch the Wendyball game or the Tour de France so plan this week for a shortish ride for this time of year and anybody wishing to ride long can make plans at the cafe stop.
Usual meet at 0850 for an 0900 depart from the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst (behind Sainsbury’s). Out via Rhinefield, Bolderwood, Minstead, Bartley, Ashurst, Colbert, Applemore, Dibden Purlieu, Hill Top. Then a loop around Exbury and Lepe back to Hill Top. Finally Beaulieu, Bucklers Hard, Sowley, Norleywood, Pilley, Boldre and coffee stop at Mabel’s Cafe at the Garden Centre. That will be around 80Km so should be just before 1200. Then form plans to either split, ride back to Brockenhurst or go long.
Route at https://www.strava.com/routes/14176532
Pace will be to suit those riders out as we will be missing a lot of the usual horsepower!

Barry Wootten

Friday, 22 June 2018

Club Ride – Saturday 23rd June


The forecast is looking great for Saturday, so the plan is for a slightly longer, and lumpier, ride to Swanage.
Usual meet-up at 0850 for 0900 depart from the car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst.
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Thursday, 21 June 2018

Thursday Night Chain Gang - 21st June


Running tonight, usual format, 1900 start from outside St Saviours Church, Burley Road, Brockenhurst.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Thursday Night Chain Gang – 14th June


After the last few weeks of freak weather on Thursdays and a couple of inter club TT’s we have a clear night for a chain gang. So, for the remainder of June and through to end of July start time will be 1900. Usual meeting point outside St Saviours Church, Burley Road, Brockenhurst.
All welcome. For those that haven’t ridden the chain gang before it is for all abilities. Any riders that get dropped usually form up into 2-ups or smaller groups and continue at a lower pace and all meet up again at the finish. Any riders that are stronger than the group will end up doing more turns on the front towards the end.
Hope to see a good turnout tonight
Barry

Friday, 8 June 2018

Club Ride – Saturday 9th June


This weeks club ride as follows:
Meet at 0850 for a 0900 depart from the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst.
Out via Rhinefield, Bolderwood, down to Emery Down and a lot of little roads around Minstead. Bartley, Bramshaw, across Ocknells Plain, Red Shoot, Poulner, Burley, Setthorns, Boldre. Then coffee stop at Mabel’s (in the garden centre that was popular a few weeks back). That will be at 77Km. Then those that want a shorter ride can peel off and those wanting a longer ride there will be an additional loop around East Boldre and that will make £108Km.
Barry

Friday, 1 June 2018

Club Ride – Saturday 2nd June


Looks like a decent forecast so this weeks club ride will be a longish trip out to the Chalke Valley. Meet at 0850 for an 0900 depart from the main car park un Brookley Road, Brockenhurst.
Out via Rhinefield, Bolderwood, Red Shoot, Fordingbridge. Up through Whitsbury and hopefully the resurfaced road will have bedded down by now. Then along the Chalke Valley to Broad Chalke. Then a bit further along the Chalke Valley and return via Tollard Royal, Sixpenny Handley, Cranbourne (for coffee at the garden centre (and birthday cake for Phil H). Then back to the forest via Alderholt, Red Shoot, Bolderwood and Brock for a total of 130Km
Barry 

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Thursday Night Chain Gang - 31st May - CANCELLED


The weather forecast is giving us thunderstorms for tonight so unfortunately not safe for chain gang so tonights ride in cancelled.
Fingers crossed for next week and as it's June we'll move to a 1900 start for June and July.
Barry

Friday, 25 May 2018

Club Ride – Saturday 26th May


Forecast for this week is for a few showers so planning on keeping the plan a little bit flexible. Core ride will just be a 88Km loop around the forest with a coffee stop in Burley at 76Km. At that point we can make a plan for those wanting to ride long or decide to call it a day and go home to watch the Giro.
So meet at 0850 for an 0900 depart from the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst. Out via Balmer Lawn to Hatchet Pond. Down for a loop around East Boldre and back to Beaulieu. Up to Lyndhurst, Emery Down, Minstead, Bolderwood, Red Shoot, Poulner, Crow, and onto the Cider Shop Café in Burley. Then either back to Brock or another loop for the mileage monsters.
Barry