Solent Branch Feb/March/April Calendar


Seven of us had a great ride yesterday and met up with the West London HOC Group for lunch; the weather was kind and hopefully is a sign of great things to come. I have set out our programme for the next few months below. As ever this programme is weather and venue dependent, but should deliver some great rides and camaraderie.

All rides set off from Wickham Square, at the time indicated below, where this varies from the usual, I have underlined the timing or day.

It would help me, if you can let me know, via email, a few days ahead of the ride, if you are planning to join the ride (I do not need to know if it’s a no). This will be particularly helpful in that it allows me to communicate any changes to you effectively.

  • 11:00 on Thursday 8th Feb – Ride to Billy’s on The Road, Billingshurst. Led by Jim.
  • 11:00 on Thursday 15th Feb – Ride to Newlands Garden Centre Café, Near Hook. Led by Dave I.
  • 11:00 on Thursday 22nd Feb – Ride to the Apache Café, Middle Wallop. Led by Keith.
  • 11:00 on Thursday 29th Feb – Ride to the Forge Café, Slindon. Led by Jim.
  • 11:00 on Thursday 7th March – Ride to the Whitchurch Silk Mill Café, led by Keith.
  • 11:00 on Thursday 14th March – Ride to the Toat Café, near Pulborough, led by Dave I.
  • 11:00 on Tuesday 19th March – Ride to the Milk Churn Café, Rudgewick, led by Jim.
  • 11:00 on Thursday 28th March – Ride to the Popham Airfield Café, led by Keith.
  • 11:00 on Thursday 4th April – Ride to the needles Eye Café, led by Dave I.
  • 11:00 on Thursday 11th April – Ride to the Sea Lane Café, Goring on Sea, led by Geoff.
  • 11:00 on Tuesday 16th April – Ride to Rykas Café, Box Hill, led by Dave I.
  • 18:30 on Wednesday 24th April – Evening ride to the refurbished Milburys Pub, Beauworth, led by Jim.
  • 11:00 on Thursday 25th April – Ride to the Café by the Lake, Horsham, led by Keith.
  • 10:00 on Thursday 2nd May – Our “first of the longer rides”, to Durlston Castle Café, near Swanage, returning on the Sandbanks ferry. Led by Jim

In drawing up this programme, feedback from members to my email of last week, was very useful. Please keep the ideas coming in!

If there are any questions, please let me know.


Jim Dredge