Looks like a good forecast for a nice winter club ride this week.
Usual meet at 0850 for an 0900 depart from the main car park in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst.
Out via Rhinefield, Bolderwood and similar to last week across the airfield but hopefully not into a block headwind like last week. Then down to Nomansland, Lyburn, Lover, Hale and a bit of hill work around Woodgreen up to the Fighting Cocks. I was going to add some bits of local history like Phil does on the Sunday rides but when I googled Fighting Cocks it wasn’t very helpful.
Then back via Stuckton, Poulner, Crow, Braggers. Coffee stop at the Cider House in Burley and then back to Brock via Holmsley, Setthorns and Sway Road.
Total distance 78Km.
I’m a bit under the weather this week so unlikely to be out but can I please ask everybody to focus on riding standards this week as we’ve been getting a bit ragged the last few weeks.
We’re in winter riding which is slower than our summer pace. Those on the front please keep checking behind to see if the group is split and those behind please communicate with those ahead. Also, those on the front accelerate gently out of corners and junctions and that will help keep the group together.
We have set high standards for group riding so for our safety, the image of the club, the image of cyclists and the New Forest let’s keep it that way.