- Hampshire Riding
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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
Well done to bikebuoy for organising a ride. Sounds like a great escape from anything Xmas-related so hope everyone has a great time. 🙂
If there’s any fellow sickly people interested in a very s l o w pootle around the Winchester/Basingstoke vicinity and can cope with a miserable old cah who shouts and swears at herself then do post up. 🙂Posted 4 years ago
If there’s any fellow sickly people interested in a very s l o w pootle around the Winchester/Basingstoke vicinity and can cope with a miserable old cah who shouts and swears at herself then do post up.
*Hand goes up*
Need to get my bikes back first (Were stored elsewhere while we moved), but I’d be very keen on that. Need to get to know my new local trails, so local guiding would be superb! 🙂Posted 4 years agoHantsNightRiderMember
I know some of the trails southish of Basingstoke way. Normally ride evenings 8pm, happy to lead a ride if a date can be arranged. It was muddy as **** a few weeks back, but should be bit better following the recent drier spell. Happy to supply gpx of a route etc. I often ride more in the Farnham direction, as its a bit sandier/less muddy,Posted 4 years ago
Hi bikebuoy and others, I’m not going to make it this Sunday. Mrs Slack returns home on Saturday following a few months’ away and I’m looking forward to us all being together. I’d love to join another ride at a future date though.
Many thanks for getting this one off the ground.
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*Hand goes up*
Need to get my bikes back first (Were stored elsewhere while we moved), but I’d be very keen on that. Need to get to know my new local trails, so local guiding would be superb!
Blimey! I would be very happy Cap’n to show you some trails but, alas, my offer was aimed at InvalidTrackWorld and not finely tuned athletes such as yourself. 🙂
If, however, slowness doesn’t bother you then I would be delighted. 8)
Whilst I have your attention may I ask your views on wind farms and solar farms being installed within the Hampshire countryside? This may be of interest:Posted 4 years ago
BUMP’idge again for the weekend call up.
I have a location to meet up in mind, so if you know Hill Head Sailing Club I’ll be there at 1030. I’ll be on my Blue Niner and colour co-ordinated 😉
Suggested ride will be around 2.5 hrs and returning to HHSC or you can drop off near your nearest way home.
Wear and ride what you like, only thing is you ought to bring along normal spares you carry and a smile.
Think of it as a pootle with me pointing out other routes and guidance and I think you can’t go far wrong.
I’ll take a peek on the thread tomorrow to see if there are any updates, so see you at HHSC on Sunday morning.
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