- New Years Winchester Ride
Anyone else done the Salisbury Plain Challenge and wondered why??!!?….all …..the…….. way……… round?
I propose a Southern Hants Ride to mark the New Year! I have routes, and would like to get a good gathering of like minded cheeky trail riders to signal in the next year.
It would mostly be singletrack, with twists and turns and not so much in the way of wide doubletrack.
Could make this all official I suppose and offer different lengths of route. It won’t be technically challenging. I would say it will be muddy, and slippery chalky fun.
Let me know if you’re up for it, and I’ll start planning…Posted 8 years ago
I was thinking we could start out of town at the park and ride nr stcross.
From there, up through silkstead, Olivers Battery to Scout camp. Follow Bridleway to Crab Wood, and then skirt round the side of Sparsholt to West Woods. Play in there and either cirle round past Crawley, back down the A272 singletrack. One bad road climb to Olivers Battery again. Over to St Catherines and up to Cheesefoot, then cirle back to car park.
It’s one idea, but you could add to it…..Posted 8 years ago
I’ll see what I can do. THis is looking like a done deal! I’ll start talking to the pubs in the area. On the route could be:
The Plough Inn (Sparsholt)Posted 8 years ago
The Milburys (South Downs Way: with knee wobbly well)
The Bridge Tavern (Shawford: Site of the death of Victor Meldrew)
Our usual mud friendly pubs are;
The Running Horse (Littleton)
Queens Head (Near the College)
Chestnut Horse (Easton)
The Trout (Itchen Abbas)
The Dolphin (Hursley)
Roebuck (Near my house!)
Give me a shout if you ever want to join us, we’re out tonight at 8pm and Sat mornings at 8am.Posted 8 years ago
The Bell could be a good call, as I usually pin it down the bridleway from BadgerFarm (avoiding dog apples) on my way to the pumping station to join up with the singletrack around St Catherines. There’s enough outside seating, and they might be up for some mulled wine/beer and cake munchersPosted 8 years ago
Usually somewhere between 15-25 miles, pacewise, varies on who is out and conditions and the route, so hard to say. Some of us get fairly fast and furious at the front, but we usually stop for straglers. Probably around 10-11mph I don’t have a computer on my mtb so net sure.Posted 8 years ago
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