Other local rides

Here are some rides that you might want to use to build up to our main ride.

Team Axiom ride

For a fast paced ride join the Team Axiom club on Saturday mornings, 09:30 at Fort Nelson.

For further details contact Tony or Sarah at carbonciocc@ntlworld.com or check the Team Axiom website www.team-axiom.co.uk.

Typical distance: 50miles.

Fareham area practice rides

Everybody welcome to join Hector and Sue's Ride on Saturdays or Sundays.

Length of ride varies between 20-30 miles to the West Meon area. Rides start about 10.30am leaving from Fareham.

For further details please contact Hector on 07590 577497.

Sussex Brewery practice rides

Everybody welcome Sundays 10am and Fridays 19:30 (when the evenings are light). Meet at the corner of the A259 and Lumley Road, Emsworth.

Length of rides varies between 25 and 50 miles.

Suitable for people who can ride 20+ miles at medium pace.

Refreshment stop at the end of the ride.

For further details contact Phil Coleman 07802 251595 (phil_d_coleman@hotmail.com).

Portsmouth CTC (Cycling UK) rides

Cycling UK is a national charity that promotes cycling of all kinds. The local Portsmouth group - Portsmouth CTC - runs a number of rides each week...

Every Wednesday and Saturday there is a relaxed, moderate-pace ride starting at 9:15 from The Spring, East Street, Havant. The ride is a full day of cycling (typically 6-7 hours) but many people cycle only to the elevenses stop and cycle back from there. Often the ride is split into two with the ‘fast’ group taking a hillier and/or longer route to the elevenses stop.

Every Sunday there is a faster ride starting at 9:15 from Cosham Library. The ride is a full day of cycling at a faster pace than the Saturday and Wednesday rides. Routinely, the rides have an elevenses stop, a lunch stop and a tea stop.

On alternate Sundays there are morning rides starting from various points around Portsmouth. The rides are usually small numbers cycling at a medium pace.

Every Thursday from April to September there is a ride out to a pub for a meal starting at The Spring at 7:00pm.

Portsmouth CTC also run monthly easy rides designed to introduce people to leisure riding and - in the warmer months - Tuesday rides that are longer and hillier than the other rides.

Note that Portsmouth CTC rides are open to everyone but you are expected to join Cycling UK if you want to ride more than a few times. In the meantime, you will need to sign a guest entry form. The form also has specific provisions for under-18′s.

More details from the Portsmouth CTC web site