Rides List

May
26

Blandford

All Day Ride from the Marsh and Ham Car Park (ref ST 884 062)
Designated pub: Day ride – so it will be a mid-ride lunch stop
The intended route will be developed in due course but it could encompass parts of the south western end of Cranborne Chase or the hills around the Winterborne villages to the
west or the Tarrant villages to the east. All of these are great riding and the advice must be to keep an eye on the website
Starting Point: ///poets.plunger.explorer
Starting Time: 10:00 Sunday 26 May 2024
Jun
09

FRITHAM

This is the weekend of the Afan trip away so this will be an inclusive single group ride for those not making the journey to Wales
From here you can ride along the RUPP leading northwards from Eyeworth Pond and from there, onto the track that leads towards Hale before turning back towards
Fordingbridge and picking up on Hampton Ridge to get back to Fritham. Other options from this starting point are eastwards through Kings Garn Gutter and circle down through
Minstead and Bolderwood for a ride with some ups and downs. Alternatively, Hampton Ridge itself can take you through to Hasley Inclosure and thence to the Red Shoot Inn
and Milkham Inclosure before riding back through Slufters and back across Stoney Cross to Minstead
Starting Time: 10:00 Sunday 09 June 2024
Post Ride Venue: The Royal Oak at Fritham
Jun
23

Selborne

(ref SU 742 335) 
In the middle of the village, on the left when approaching from the south, there is a pub called the Selborne Arms on the main road (B3066), and behind the pub is a public carpark. NB the small front section is free and the back section you need to pay to park.
We rode from here in May 2008 and again in May 2009 and it was quite pleasant. However, when we visited again in November 2010 it was cold and wet and very muddy,
as it was also in 2016, so here we are again in the month of June to try the tracks with the hope that they will not be slippery with slurry mud and hopefully the tough climbs
around the chalk hangers of this geological curiosity will be achievable. No doubt we shall make use of the pub again after the ride and may get to sit outside instead of huddling
around the log fire
Starting Time: 10:00 Sunday 23 June 2024
Post Ride Venue: The Selborne Arms
Jul
07

Day ride IOW from Lymington

(ref SZ 333 955) 

This will be a day ride starting from the Lymington ferry terminal and starting on the Island at Yarmouth and it will be a fun day out. Whatever happens, the choice of riding is excellent, the views from the ridges are stunning and the pubs are friendly and welcoming. Remember to bring loads of money for the ferry, the pub, the catering facilities on the ferry and most importantly, a selection of coinage to feed the meter at the car park. 

NB this is a hard ride and not suitable for newbies to mountain biking. The medium group will be riding approx 30miles with 1,000m of climbing - but do able by any regular medium group rider we have all day and the views are worth it.

Please be ready to load at 8.45 - people have missed the ferry!

Parking is £9 for the day but you can park in Lymington for less (£5 Long Stay car parks) or you might find some on-street parking without restrictions on a Sunday. (Allow time to get to the ferry!!)

The medium group are taking sandwiches and if time will have a tea and cake stop in the afternoon

The fast group ride leaders will confirm if a pub lunch or sandwiches nearer the time.

 

Starting Point: ///carpeted.enjoy.thickens
Starting Time: 10:00 Sunday 07 July 2024
Jul
21

Matley Bog/Deny Wood Campsite

This is not a start point we have used before But we have ridden through the car park and nearby Denny Wood campsite. The route will be revealed on the day
Starting Point: ///sake.pizzeria.inhaler
Starting Time: 10:00 Sunday 21 July 2024
Post Ride Venue: Lyndhurst
Aug
04

Fordingbridge

Fordingbridge Town Centre Car Park 

(ref SU 147 143) 

Parking £3 for 4 hours. We can take a route north westwards through Damerham and North End as far as Tidpit Common Down, then drop down to Martin before striking
eastwards to Toyd Down. Then it’s southeastwards via Whitsbury and back to Fordingbridge

 

 

Starting Time: 10:00 Sunday 04 August 2024
Post Ride Venue: There is a pub which backs onto the car park – very convenient!
Aug
18

Day Ride from CORFE CASTLE - Norden Park and Ride

 

This ride can be reached either by driving all the way to Corfe, or in the past some members have parked in Poole and taken the Sandbanks ferry and ridden the short distance to the start point. Whatever your point of origin, the ride will start officially from the Norden Park and Ride facility just near Corfe Castle and that is the map reference given above. Please note that there is a car parking charge payable at meters in the Park and Ride facility. The start time will be the usual 10.00am roll out of the car park. Please allow a bit of extra time to get to the start as the roads may well be busy if the weather is good and the tourists will be out in force.

Starting Point: ///windmill.tasks.fittingly
Starting Time: 10:00 Sunday 18 August 2024
Post Ride Venue: None - day ride
Sep
01

MOYLES COURT

(ref SU 164 083) 

This is a popular location situated at the Moyles Court sand pit. From here most of the available routes start with a short sharp rise but once that is out of the way, there are options for rolling on across Rockford Common (firm going) towards Linwood, the Red Shoot and Milkham, or taking a course over Ibsley Common (soft, gritty sand and a little bit of a slog) towards Abbot's Well

and Hampton Ridge. We might even make a foray westwards across the River Avon and have a thrash around Ringwood Forest, Boveridge Heath, Ashley Heath and Horton Common, all well worth a visit.

Starting Time: 10:00 Sunday 01 September 2024
Post Ride Venue: The Alice Lisle
Sep
15

Goodwood Day Ride

The route will be revealed on the day but this location is within easy striking distance of the South Downs Way at Cocking, Graffham and Duncton so you can guess on the likely
terrain.
Starting Point: ///part.seriously.clearing
Starting Time: 10:00 Sunday 15 September 2024
Post Ride Venue: No pub is close by but this is a day ride so there will be a stop along the route or a packed lunch break.
Sep
29

MARLBOROUGH – all day

(ref SU 188 689) (What3Words – busy.relief.crawling)

 

Lunch stop: bring something with you, such as sandwiches for a mid-ride break .

 

The map reference is the public car park behind the shops on the main road but you get to it by taking the B3052 local residential road that runs south of and parallel to the High Street which is the main A4 road. There is never a guarantee that car park charges will not apply on Sundays, so it’s best to take some coins for the parking meters, just in case. We could cycle up onto Barton Down and then head east towards the western end of the Ridgeway near Avebury. After this, we could follow the Ridgeway to Barbury Castle and then take a variety of loops to Ogbourne St George. This is good riding country so we don’t have to stick to that route suggestion.

Starting Point: ///busy.relief.crawling
Starting Time: 10:00 Sunday 29 September 2024
Post Ride Venue: Day ride

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