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

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.

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


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

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.

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.

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.