Friday, 28 December 2018

Club Ride – Saturday 29th December

Looks like a fine but cold ride this week. Keeping it relatively short as we’re still in the early part of base training for most riders and also to suit those who’s events don’t necessitate rides longer than 3 hours. Those that wish can always add more mileage after the coffee stop.
Plan for Saturday is the usual 0850 meet and 0900 depart from the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst. Out via Balmer Lawn and a loop around East Boldre, Sowley and back to Beulieu. Then North Road, Ipley Cross, Ashurst, Woodlands, Bartley, Nomansland, Fritham, Bolderwood and back to Brock. Coffee stop at Sett’s in Brockenhurst.
Winter pace, nice easy spin to burn off some of the Christmas excess.

Sunday Club Ride 30th December 2018

Time to work off a few of those excess pounds before piling them back on over new year.

Meet at main car park in Brookley Rd, Brockenhurst 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.

I'm away again this Sunday so if someone could download the route that would be great.

Forecast is cold bur fair.

Details of the route are downloadable here;



Thursday, 20 December 2018

Sunday Club Ride- 23rd December 2018

Time to burn some calories in anticipation of the seasonal gluttony. 
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 o.k which is all we can really ask for at this time of year so I hope to see another good turnout.
Seasonal fancy dress is optional*
Alas I will be away this sunday so if someone can download the route that would be great.
Course is downloadable here.


Club Ride – Saturday 22nd December

At last a Saturday with a decent weather forecast so back on the road this week. Usual meet at 0850 for an 0900 depart from the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst.
Out via Tend Bends to Burley, then Braggers, Crow, Moyles Court and a loop around Ogdens. Back via Red Shoot, Bolderwood, A35, Burley Lawn, Setthorns and back to Brock where Julie will have some mulled wine and mince pies ready. 
That loop will be a sociable 76Km at a suitable winter pace. Then those that want a longer ride can add another loop.

Friday, 14 December 2018

Club Ride – Saturday 15th December

Unfortunately, the Saturday weather forecast is going to defeat us again. Tomorrows forecast is heavy rain and high winds to not conducive for a club ride.
So, plan B is to support Septugenarian Sunday and join the other ride. I’m sure that everybody will appreciate the extra horsepower on the front but please remember it will be Sunday pace not Saturday pace.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Sunday Club Ride - 16th December

This weeks Sunday ride courtesy of John Burridge

Hi everyone,, as you will know this Sunday's club ride is a bit different in that it's my 70th birthday 70 miler. So meet at Cafe Velo (2 Star Lane Ringwood) for a 9am getaway. Parking is free on Sundays in the High Street and there will hopefully be room at the end of the High Street in the square near the church. This is very close to Cafe Velo, just trundle up by the Star pub. Alternative parking should be available in 'The Close' off Mansfield Road or forest parking clocks are valid in the long stay car park. If anyone would like a shorter ride we will be passing through Brockenhurst at 10 and could meet at the junction of The Rise and Sway Road. If you like you could carry straight on at Ashurst and return to Brock. The route continues through Woodlands and Netley Marsh with a roadside coffee and cake stop as we go under the A31 provided by Pauline and her Daughter Kit with the aid of our camper van. They will also have a bike rack if anyone would like to be ferried back to Ringwood from there. We carry on through Landford, Hamptworth and Redlynch then fork right through Hale, Woodgreen, Breamore and Rockbourne returning to Ringwood via Alderholt. I've laid on bacon baps, cake, and drinks at Cafe Velo afterwards with veg and gluten free options so I hope as many as possible will come and enjoy the ride. Forecast keeps changing so let's hope for fine weather on the day. Here's the route on Strava

Saturday, 8 December 2018


I have given the weather forecast every opportunity to improve but it just won't be agreeable. Unfortunately because 40+ MPH winds are forecast and there is standing water everywhere we will have to cancel the road ride and substitute that with an off road jolly.
Barry has furnished me with a 39K route which starts from Beechern Wood car park. This is the one leaving Brockenhurst on Rhinefield Road, right turn just as you get to the end of the village after The Coppice and opposite North Weirs.

Meet at 0850 for an 0900 depart

Someone will need to download this as I am sadly not the owner of an off-road bike, a shortcoming that I hope to fix at some point.

Good luck and enjoy.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Club Ride – Saturday 8th December - Off road again

Unfortunately, the weather forecast has taken a turn for the worse and is giving us high winds for Saturday morning. This makes a road ride in a close peloton potentially unsafe so apologies but no road ride again this Saturday.
Plan B will be an off-road ride. Pace will be to suit whoevers riding and the machinery they’re on.
Meet in the main car park in Brookley Road Brockenhurst (behind Sainsburys) at 0850 for an 0900 depart. Out via Sway Road and pick up the old railway towards Wootton Bridge. That will also enable those that come up from the south west to meet us en route. We’ll then pick up mainly marked trails and make a 60Km loop back to Brockenhurst and have a coffee stop at the end. Hopefully before the forecast rain comes in.
Provisional route at

Saturday, 1 December 2018

NFCC Sunday Club ride. December 2nd 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, from here through Langley and Blackfield before heading back towards Beaulieu along Rollestone Rd. Returning to Brock on the Beaulieu rd.

Forecast is.....well..better than Saturday, I hope to see a good turnout.

Route is downloadable here: