- Hampshire Riding
Nothing like being spoiled for choice is there! 🙂
Option to park at Bishop’s Waltham then head N to Street End where you can pick up a normally decent bridleway leading to Bigpath Farm, Woodcote and you can extend to near Baybridge House. A decent circular route that would involve minor roads to get back to BW. Do avoid Morestead Road though, traffic is fast.
Another option is drive to Cheriton, the other side of the A272. You can head SW and pick up the South Downs Way.
Word of warning for Old Winchester Hill- last time I was up that way it seemed to be a pick-up joint for men. 😯Posted 5 years agoYakSubscriber
If you are going from Bishops Waltham – try their newly launched circular ride. Nothing overly technical and some nice bits of fast singletrack in places. Bit gloopy at the Marwell end, but some re-surfacing has helped here:
Top cycle map-link.Posted 5 years ago
Yak – thanks, looks useful. 🙂
These are walks and cycle rides:Posted 5 years ago
Hamble River path to Botley
Gosport to Portchester via the estuary path, then on to Hilsea Lines, up over Portsdown Hill and back into Fareham, if you look you can do all that without going on any roads..
Miles and miles of either cheeky or BW riding to be done, been doing it for 15 yrs with a crew from Fareham Wheelers or on my own.Posted 5 years ago
There used to be Forum Rides taking place on a semi-regular basis in various locations in the South. In fact we even had a Winchester ride that included one or two hills ( :wink:), bits of single track and a gulley plus a great group of people. 8)
I’m sure there’s some folk you could hook up with, keep your eyes peeled. As regards sense of direction, have you thought about buying a basic GPS that could cost around £80?Posted 5 years ago
If only I could get away with spending money so frivolously CG 🙂 when trying to find my way back to the car park following the ride London 100 I had my garmin car sat nav shoved in a bum bag with the volume on as loud as possible so I could hear it above the noise of London. I got some very strange looks when lost in China town with an automated voice saying “lost satellite reception” ” recalculating, recalculating”Posted 5 years ago
Yup, all welcome, I have routes that last between an hour and 6 hours, just depends on where the front wheel takes us. No bother about fitness, we’ll be riding out so you can get a feel for the routes and access and linkups to other routes so you can then make your own up.
Sundays fine for me too, could meet somewhere like Lee on Solent or Fareham Town Ctr… we can sort that out soon enough.
Do you have Endomundo or some other GPS route tracker device? You don’t need it, but it would be good to revert back to if you want to make loops up and the like.
Catch up soon.
8)Posted 5 years ago
Sweet, looking forward to riding out, so long as I can sort child care (am lone parenting for the foreseeable whilst Mrs slack is away caring for her terminally ill mum 🙁 )
Will keep tabs on any posts.
I use Cyclemeter on my phone which does quite well as a mapping doo-dah.Posted 5 years ago
Ok Guys I’m planning for the weekend of 14/15 Dec, thats a couple of weekends away and if you are still interested then either Sat or Sun (time to suit all) being flexiable and all that.
I have quite a few routes I’d like to show you, I’d suggest at least 2 hours for the ride, maybe 3 at a push.
We’ll start at a location to suit us all best, update here for further info.
I’ll be on my NinerSS, bring/ride what you like, it’s not a race, we’ll head off steady and take it easy and we’ll stop multiple times so I can show you the different routes you can take off/head to on the route(s) we decide.
It’s all about showing you around beautiful Hampshire and to enable you to set your own routes up.
8)Posted 5 years ago
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