10:00 Sunday 17th August 2014
The start point is at the northern boundary of Southampton close to junction 5 of M27 and south of the airport. The gathering point will be the car parking area in front of the parade of shops in the centre of Swaythling, opposite the new students’ halls of residence (the one that looks like a giant baked bean tin) near Swaythling railway station. The ride will take us along the Itchen Navigation Canal to Bishopstoke, then via Stoke Park Woods towards Marwell. Beyond that lies Owslebury, Morestead, and the start of the South Downs Way between Winchester and Cheriton, in fact enough tracks and trails to entertain us for as long as we like.
Afterwards, back to Roger’s house for food and drink. Other than the car park at the gathering point, there is another car park with about a dozen spaces close by at map ref SU 437 156 (approx. 150m along the road towards Portswood) and there is ample secure bike parking at the house itself. Directions to the house will be given on the day to participants. As before on BBQs and Garden Parties, there will be a £5.00 cover charge per person and please bring drinks of your choosing in sufficient quantities to keep you going.