Thanks to all Cycle Hayling supporters who ignored the rain clouds and came out on Friday 27th July for our 2018 ‘Preview’ social ride to preview the Council’s planned cycling improvements, chat about future ones, and celebrate cycling on Hayling.
It was great to see everyone, including two of our councillors, and several new riders.
We did a near ‘figure of eight’ around the island, with some more great photos here.
This very accomplished video shows how to use the Hayling Ferry to cycle all the way around Langstone Harbour.
The illustrated route uses the new cycle path from Langstone Technology Park south along the main road. Havant plans to extend the path all the way down to the existing path to the bridge but, for the time being, it’s pavement cycling along this stretch. A quiet alternative is to cross the main road to Woodberry Avenue which becomes Southbrook Road. Turn left into the small cul de sac after Hamilton Close (also called Southbrook Road) and use the tucked-away cut-through on the right to join the Langstone section of the Billy Trail and on to rejoin the described route.
This is the article we submitted for the July edition of the Hayling Islander. The published article was subject to editing by the Islander.
Thank you to everyone at the Donkey Derby who popped in to the Cycle Hayling & Portsmouth CTC stand. Lots of you tested how far you could cycle in 1 minute on our turbo challenge, and we had some amazing efforts, especially from kids. Aren’t they competitive! Several adults were off the top of our scoreboard, at well over 40 mph simulated speed. When we asked how they were so fit, they all said ‘cycling to work’.