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Ride grade levels

Easy:  Average of 8-10 mph (10-16kph) ideal for beginners and families; an easy pace with lots of stops. There might be the occasional hill or two, but we take our time, walk up if we have to, and regroup at the top. Half day ride up to 20 miles (32km), full day 30-40 miles (48 – 64km). All rides have a café or pub stop about 1/2 way round.

Moderate: Average of 10-12 mph (16-20kph).  Ideal for confident new comers, and regular riders; a steady (but not a fast) pace; can be a fair amount of up-and-down but no overly demanding climbs.  Half day ride 20-30 miles (32-48km). Day ride 40-50 miles (64-80km). All rides have a café and/or pub stop.

Longer and/or Harder:   Average over 11 mph (18kph). Suitable only for confident or regular riders; a steady-to-brisk pace, maybe more hills, longer distance or faster than the moderate rides. Half day ride 30-35 miles (48-56km) with a café stop. Day ride 50-70 miles (80-112km) (80 miles (128km) with a café, lunch stop and sometimes an afternoon tea stop).

Please note these definitions are a guide:  pace and distance may vary a little and kilometre equivalents are approximate.

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Ride start locations

Romsey:  Market Place, (Palmerston’s statue) SO51 8NB.
Map grid reference: SU 352 212

West End:  Junction of Botley Road and Moorgreen Road, SO30 3PY.
Map grid reference: SU 473 144

Redbridge:  The Ship, Test Lane, Old Redbridge Road, SO15 0NN.
Map grid reference: SU 372 136

Chilworth:  Chilworth Road, Chilworth Roundabout, SO16 7JQ.
Map grid reference: SU 419 173

Chandler’s Ford:   Railway Station, Station Lane, SO53 4DE. (South Side).
Map grid reference: SU 432 206

North Baddesley:  Traffic light crossroads, by Co-op, SO52 9DW.
Map grid reference: SU 395 199

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