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Group: Cycling for fun

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Cycling for fun is a self help group, with members taking it in turn to lead about one ride during the season. All types of bike are welcome; it's non-competitive, with a stop near the top of each hill for everyone to catch up

Rides generally start at 10.30am for short rides or 10.00am for long rides, generally 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday of each month. Rides are graded according to the terrain: Grade 1 for flat or nearly flat to Grade 4 for steep hills,

All planned rides will be subject to suitable weather conditions and may be cancelled, advanced or postponed by the Ride Leader, sometimes at short notice. It will be their decision.

Where possible the Directions include a link to the streetmap website to enable members to view and print scalable a map of the destination. Postcodes, when known, are shown, but take care using these with Satnav as they sometimes mislead! The map is more accurate in all cases. A link to the website of the venue is also given where known.

For safety guidelines click here.

For details of leaders and organiser click here.

For reports of previous rides click here.

Forthcoming Rides

Date / Grade
Thursday 25th April

Approx. 12 miles; grade 2/3 terrain, all on-road, one moderate but quite long climb towards end.
Mary Gribble (604541)

The pub will need catering numbers so please email Mary by 23 April latest.
Selborne Arms
GU34 3JR (map), departing 10.15 after ordering lunch.
Members should bring bikes to starting point (The National Trust car park behind the Selborne Arms. There are loos and members can order lunch.
Cycle route. Through Selborne on fairly busy B3006 but only for 0.9 miles. Then beautiful single track quiet roads most of the way. Left to Upper Farringdon, then cross over B3006 and on to West Worldham. Own coffee break at Hartley Maudit Church, followed by a steady but easy climb and an exhilarating downhill ride to Oakhanger. Then Blackmoor, and via Honey Lane and a long intermittent climb back to Selborne.

Members who prefer a 50 miles total ride may like to cycle to the starting point. Recommended route for them is Haslemere to Shottermill Pond, Liphook, up Headley Road, turn left at Passfield, straight across big roundabout on A325 at Lindford then turn left to Blackmoor. At Blackmoor turn right and cycle 3 miles back to Selborne including a longish final climb. Distance each way is about 16 miles.
Bring own coffee or other drink.

Lunch at Selborne Arms it will be open before we set out.
Tuesday 14th May TBA TBA TBA TBA
Thursday 30th May

Tuesday 11th June

Thursday 27th June

Tuesday 9th July


Ride reports

12th April Grayswood Village Green through to Kirdford via Holdfast Lane 22 miles over grade 2/3 terrain
28th March Grayswood to Hambledon 12 miles over grade 2/3 terrain

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