Hayling Cycle Safari 2022

If venues can’t or won’t give you a sticker for any reason, or are closed, they (or you) can mark the form to say so. When redeeming rewards, we will use common sense to try to fill in for any missing stickers.

Whether you used your bicycle yesterday, last month or last year, why not ride the
Hayling Platinum Cycle Safari 2022?
It’s not a race. It’s not a competition.
It’s a Safari!

This year, over twice as many venues, twice as far apart, and twice as many rewards to claim!

Start your Safari by collecting an entry form and sticker from one of the 37 Safari Stops, or download below, then cycle around other Safari Stops to add more stickers.

Collect 4 gold stickers from the 8 gold Safari Stops plus 16 more purple stickers from the purple Safari Stops and claim your free tube of Hayling Platinum Sun Lotion to clip to your bike or belt. See a sample at the Safari Stops.

Carry on collecting; when you have 6 gold stickers from the 8 gold Safari Stops plus 26 purple stickers from the purple Safari Stops you also qualify for a unique memento, a Hayling Island Platinum Plaque, personalised with your name(s). Visit “Rock, Paper, Clay Ceramics” in Rails Lane to see a sample plaque.

It’s free to enter, as Hampshire County Council is supporting it, and you don’t have to buy anything when you collect your stickers.

A) Entrants may each claim one tube of Sun Lotion and one Plaque.

B) Collect your stickers from Thursday 2nd June to Friday 30th September, inclusive.

C) Visit the Safari Stops in any order and whenever they’re open – check opening hours!

D) There’s no need to visit every Safari Stop – although, it’s more fun if you do!

E) Claim your Sun Lotion only at Hayling Ferry (on board), The Terracotta Pot Shop, The Hayling Book Shop, Café in The Park and Stoke Fruit Farm.

F) Claim your Platinum Plaque only at “Rock, Paper, Clay Ceramics” in Rails Lane. Each will be fired with your name(s). This may take up to 4 weeks if Kim and Nick get busy! Your Platinum Plaque can be mailed to you at your own cost.

G) Last date to claim your Platinum reward(s) is Friday 14th October.

H) As with all Safaris, leave only tyre prints and take only photographs – we’d love to see your selfies at a Safari Stop – so, please send any photographs we may use for publicity to wilf@cyclehayling.org.uk

Information collected will not be used for any purpose other than Hayling Island Cycle Safaris. Cycle Safaris are organised by Cllr Lance Quantrill, Hampshire CC and Cycle Hayling.

See or print these instructions here, the map here, the sticker collector front here and sticker collector back here.

Sign up at CycleHayling.org.uk/signup to support more cycling on Hayling Island, and to hear about future Hayling Island Cycle Safaris.

See our 2021 Safari here, which saw 67 Islanders getting their maps stamped at up to 16 venues across the island, and more doing it just for fun.

For more details, contact wilf@cyclehayling.org.uk or Councillor Lance Quantrill.

Hayling Cycle Safari 2021

The Hayling Cycle Safari is a fun way to get people cycling along the sea front and be rewarded with a free set of bike lights to keep them cycling safely as evenings get darker!

It’s been organised and sponsored by Hayling’s Hampshire County Councillor, Lance Quantrill, in conjunction with Cycle Hayling, Hayling Cycles, our local bike shop, and many local businesses.

Hayling Cycle Safari map

The idea is to get your form stamped by venues from the yellow boxes on the map. Once you’ve gained 22 points, registered people can take the map into Hayling Cycles for a free bike light set (for 2021).

Instructions are on this entry form. You can pick up a form and a map from the Hayling Trader, or one of the participating venues, or download it from the links above. You’ll need to register for each person who wants to claim the free lights, or you can do it for fun without registering.

Venues might not be open – if not, just get a photo (if you can)! Please bear with venues if they’re busy.

We’d love to hear how it goes, and especially get some photos outside the venues, holding up your maps!

Have fun, and good luck!

A cycle ride around Langstone Harbour

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.

Pictures from our social ride round the island

Some of us at the Cycle Hayling signboard at the bridge

Thanks to everyone who enjoyed yesterday’s beautiful evening for our social ride around the island. I’ve uploaded a few more pictures to Google at https://goo.gl/photos/9Lktb4V5UoGr73Wu9. Several of you took more – please let us have them to add to the site.

I hope everyone found it interesting, and discovered at least one new place to cycle. We passed plenty of places that badly need better cycle paths. Rest assured that we’ll be working with Havant Borough Council to ensure they spend the Bellway Homes Community Infrastructure Levy on them. Please lobby your councillors! If you have ideas, or think you can help, please post on the site or give us feedback.

3 Churches Fete – Hayling Park, 10 August

Cycle Hayling together with Portsmouth CTC will have a stall at the 3 Churches Fete to be held on Wednesday 10 August from 12.00 to 16.15 in Hayling Park, West Town, Hayling Island. We will, as in past years, have our 2 Turbo Challenge bikes to see who can ride the furthest in 1 minute. This has been very well attended with over 100 riders competing at previous events and is one of the ways we promote Cycle Hayling, our cycling club and generally encourage cycling. Come along and join the fun, and even better help to set up and manage the stall. If you can help out in any way please contact me at Robert@CycleHayling.org.uk

Donkey Derby & Fete on Saturday 28 May

Hayling Lions Club are holding a Donkey Derby & Fete on Saturday 28 May at Legion Field (just off Legion Road), Hayling Island, from 13.00 to 16.00. Cycle Hayling together with Portsmouth CTC will have a stall with 2 Turbo Challenge bikes to see who can ride the furthest in 1 minute. This has been very well attended with over 100 riders competing in previous year’s events and is one of the ways we promote Cycle Hayling, the Portsmouth CTC club and generally encourage cycling. Come along and join the fun, and even better help to set up and manage the stall. If you can help out please e-mail at: Robert@CycleHayling.org.uk

3 Churches Fete, Hayling Park – 12 August

Cycle Hayling together with Portsmouth CTC will have a stall at the 3 Churches Fete to be held on Wednesday 12 August from 12.00 to 16.15 in Hayling Park, West Town, Hayling Island. We will, as in past years, have our 2 Turbo Challenge bikes to see who can ride the furthest in 1 minute. This has been very well attended with over 100 riders competing at last year’s event and is one of the ways we promote Cycle Hayling, our cycling club and generally encourage cycling. Come along and join the fun, and even better help to set up and manage the stall. If you can help out in any way please contact me at Robert@CycleHayling.org.uk

Reminder – Donkey Derby & Fete

Don’t forget that Cycle Hayling (jointly with Portsmouth CTC) will have a stall at the Donkey Derby on Saturday 30 May from 1 to 5 pm at Legion Field, so why not come along and show your support. We will be running our normal Turbo Challenge competition so come along and see if you can win a prize! Any volunteers to help set up, run and pack up the stall will be welcome. If you can help out please contact Robert Sebley at Robert@PortsmouthCTC.org.uk

Donkey Derby & Fete – Sat 30 May

Hayling Lions Club are holding a Donkey Derby & Fete on Saturday 30 May at Legion Field (just off Legion Road), Hayling Island, from 13.00 to 17.00. Cycle Hayling together with Portsmouth CTC will have a stall with 2 Turbo Challenge bikes to see who can ride the furthest in 1 minute. This has been very well attended with over 100 riders competing at last year’s event and is one of the ways we promote our group and club and generally encourage cycling. Come along and join the fun, and even better help to set up and manage the stall. If you can help out please contact me via my usual e-mail address. Robert Sebley

Cycle Hayling Stall at the 3 Churches Fete

Cycle Hayling, in conjunction with Portsmouth CTC, will have a stall at the 3 Churches Fete to be held from 12.00 to 16.15 on Wednesday 13th August in Hayling Park. Come along and have a go at our Turbo Challenge (how far can you pedal from a standing start in 1 minute?) – We have 2 bikes (one adult size and one childs size) so anyone can have a go! Call in to find out all about Cycle Hayling and Portsmouth CTC or just to have a chat about any aspect of cycling. Looking forward to seeing you there!