Friday, 26 July 2019

Club Ride - Saturday 27th July

Trying out a new cafe this week!
Meet as usual at 08:50 for a 0900 start from Brookley Road, Brockenhurst. 
Heading out via Balmerlawn, Beaulieu, Ashurst, Winsor, Hill Street, Shootash, Kimbridge, Braishfield, Standon, Sparshot road, with a cafe stop at the highest point of the ride, Beechcroft Tea Barn (62km).
Returning via King’s Somborne, Mottisfont, West Wellow, Newbridge, Bartley, Minstead, Emery Down, Bolderwood, Rheinfield, Brock.
Pace around 28kph depending on who is out. Total distance of 124km (77 miles) with 1170meters (3800ft) of climbing.
Phil G

Sunday Club Ride 28th July 2019

Ooh, new course. 
Thought we would try a slightly longer (58K) and different course this week as we are promised good weather and the Sunday regulars are getting a bit bored with the familiar routes.
Meet as usual at 8.50a.m for a 9.00a.m start in the car park at Brookley Rd, Brockenhurst.
Out via Rhinefield and Bolderwood, past the Canadian war memorial before taking a right turn onto Ocknell Plain (the old airfield). We then take a left onto the Forest rd before forking left, crossing Roger Penny Way and practicing our descending skills down Pipers Wait to Nomansland.
We'll take the next left down Shorts hill to Lyburn rd where we stuff our pockets with the fine cheeses on offer at the farm shop before reaching and trning left on Hamptworth rd. Left up Vicarage rd, School lane then the mysteriously named Loosehanger. Reaching the B3080 we head towards the Forest rd and back via Ocknell, Bolderwood and Rhinefield to Brockenhurst for a well earned knees-up at The Terrace where a consistent level of service is always guaranteed.

Look forward to seeing a good turnout
p.s we must keep an eye on the pace so that it doesn't creep up ad frighten newcomers off.
Course can be downloaded here

Phil H

Friday, 19 July 2019

Sunday Club Ride 21st July 2019

Meet as usual at the main car park in Brookley Rd, Brockenhurst 8.50 a.m for a 9.00 a.m start.
This weeks route meanders along the familiar terrain of Rhinefield Rd before crossing the A35 to begin the ascent of Col de Bolderwood. We then take a right turn downhill towards Emery Down and the New Inn in which of course the captain of the Titanic, Edward Smith, spent his final night on British shores before he set sail on the ill-fated ship the next day.
On that uplifting note we go onwards through the Palaeolithic village of Minstead before crossing the enchanting A337 towards the historically moribund village of Bartley, through Woodlands to Ashurst. From here we take Deerlepe lane and If we survive Ipley Cross should reach the pleasant hotbed of feudalism that is Beaulieu (Thanks Aleksandra Burlinson) Returning to Brock via Hatchet pond,
I am back from my travels but don't let that put you off, the current forecast is very nice so I hope to see a good turnout.
download the route here.

Club ride – Saturday 20th July

This week will be a “shorter” 90km loop within the forest in view of the weather forecast.
9am start from Brookley Road heading out to Burley, Braggers Lane up to Mockbaggar via Ringwood Road, Gorley, Godshill, Woodgreen, Hale, Lover, Nomansland, Copythorne, Ashurst, Beaulieu and back to Brock.
Café stop at Spot in the Woods at around 65km.
Plenty of options for a second loop if the weather perks up.
The route can be downloaded on the link below.
Best wishes

Friday, 12 July 2019

Club Ride - Saturday 13th July

I’m posting this weeks Saturday club ride early, as the plan is to head overseas to the Isle of Wight. 
Meet at the Lymington ferry terminal before 0825, to catch the 0840 boat. Ticket prices are £17 return. (AA members get a discount, £13.60 if booked through the AA app).
We will be following the cycle route round the island, with a cafe Stop at Pedallers Cafe (Langbridge), 55km from the start. 
We should be back in Yarmouth by 1430 for the 1505 ferry to Lymington.
Total distance of 116km (72 miles) with approximately 1400 meters (4500 ft) of climbing. Weather forecast is looking good! 


Friday, 5 July 2019

NFCC Sunday Club ride. 7th July 2019

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 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.

Course downloadable here


Club Ride - Saturday 6th July

9am start from Brookley Road, heading out via Balmer Lawn through East Boldre, Beaulieu, Ashurst, Copythorne, Nomansland, Lover, Downton, Woodgreen, Godshill, Frogham, Mockbeggar, Braggers Lane, Burley, Brockenhurst. 
Cafe stop in The Borough Cafe in Downton after 65km. This is a new stop for us so perhaps bring a small lock in case visibility of bike is less than ideal, but it looks OK on google. 
Total distance: 110km
I look forward to seeing you then. 
Best wishes