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.

Join Cycle Hayling next Tuesday for a leisurely ride to celebrate cycling on Hayling

Please join the Cycle Hayling committee next Tuesday (30-August-16) for a leisurely ride to celebrate cycling on Hayling, and explore some recent and possible future cycle routes.

We’ve seen a lot of progress, especially in Havant and Emsworth, but there’s plenty more to do on Hayling, and we hope to get some funding soon from the Community Infrastructure Levy on the Bellway Development at Goldring Close/Beech Grove.

  • Please feel free to join and leave us at any point.  We’ll be easy to spot – we’ll be carrying ‘Cycle Hayling’ signs.
  • 16:00 Meet at the Yew Tree Inn for a chat (and optional drink!).
  • 16:30 Depart Yew Tree Inn to ride around the Northney rural ride loop, stopping for pictures at our Cycle Hayling signboard at the bridge.
  • 17:20 Depart Mill Rythe School for Olive Leaf pub, via Cinder track and Tournerbury Lane.
  • 17:45 Depart Olive Leaf for Sandy Point, via our Cycle Hayling signboards.  Or you can wait for us at the Olive Leaf!
  • 18:30 Return to Olive Leaf for an optional celebratory drink!
  • 19:00 Depart Olive Leaf (second time) to ride along front to Ferry Boat Inn, again via our signboards.
  • 19:20 Arrive Ferry Boat Inn for another optional celebratory drink to toast the new ferry!
  • 20:00 Disperse for home, with an optional ride down the Billy Trail for anyone that wants.

It’s open to anyone who is safe to ride on roads and paths, and any type of bike as long as it’s roadworthy.  You don’t need to be fast!

  • Free!  No need to book.
  • The timings are approximate and weather dependent.
  • Approximate distance if you ride it all is 12 miles (excluding your mileage to & from the start & finish).
  • Be prepared to walk your bike at some points.
  • Bring lights if you come to the Ferry Boat – sunset about 19:45, so getting dark by 20:00.
  • Helmets recommended, especially for children.
  • Children under 14 should be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Riders take responsibility for themselves – Cycle Hayling is only showing you the route and cannot accept any liability.

Please do come along and show your support for making Hayling more cycle-friendly!  More details on our website at http://www.cyclehayling.org.uk/2016-08-30-leisurely-ride/.  If you have any further questions, email us at wilf@cyclehayling.org.uk.

Yours in cycling, Andy Henderson, Sue Underwood, Robert Sebley, Dave Mowatt, Wilf & Joy Forrow.

 

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

Father’s Day family outing and charity ride on Hayling

A good chance to encourage young cyclists when Havant Rotary organise a Father’s Day family outing and charity ride, on Sunday, June 19th, 2016.  It starts from Northney Farm Field (opposite the Tea Rooms), then south down the Billy Trail to the beach, and back again for a barbecue and bouncy castle.  If you know any children or grandchildren, it’s a great way to get them riding  - or adults, come to that.  And prostate cancer is a very appropriate charity for Father’s Day.

Riders set off after registering and collecting their free T-Shirt at Northney Farm Field from 10 am.   At the end of the ride there is a BBQ and activities back at the field.  Alternatively, you can picnic if you wish to bring your own food.

Find out the answers to our quiz!   No racing is involved so you have time to enjoy the ride and at the same time be sponsored to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK and Havant Rotary‘s local Charities, or you can choose to donate your sponsorship money to your own charity.

This is a fun day for families who want to have an enjoyable day out with their children and bikes.  The 12 mile ride should take about 2 hours at a family-friendly pace (but you can turn round at any point along the way if it’s too difficult!).  Why not get your wider family and friends to join in and make a real day of it?

Entry is only £12.50 for one adult and a child (under 18) and includes a free T-shirt. Additional children are £2.50  each to cover the cost of the T-shirt.  When you complete the entry form don’t forget to let us know the sizes of T-shirt you need!

Fuller details are on the Rotary website at events.havantrotary.org.uk or on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/502724423247667/

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!

Bike hire now available on Hayling Island

We’re pleased to hear that you can now hire a bike right here on Hayling Island.

Black Point Associates offers adult hire of hybrid bikes.  The company is based at Sandy Point but will deliver direct to you and pick up when you’re done.  Prices look reasonable and include puncture repair kits, pump, lock, helmet and backpack.

If you’d like to get back into cycling or if you have visitors that would like to explore the superb countryside in our area, please consider using Black Point.  It’s been a long time since we had generally-available cycle hire on the island – they deserve our support.

More details here.