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Local Medium Pace Bike Rides in Hampshire

These bike rides are ideal if you have some experience as a cyclist and want leisurely social rides. These are our Cycling UK club rides and are held very week throughout the year on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays – contact either Charles Herbert or Jim Mercer.

Club: Fleet Cycling
Day: Tuesday and Sunday
Level:
3*
Frequency: weekly
Start time:
9:30 am
Meeting Point:
Hart Leisure Centre, Emerald Avenue, Fleet, GU51 5EE
Pace: medium, 12 to 13 mph
Distance: 35 to 40 miles
Destination: examples – Henry Street Garden Centre, Aborfield, Chocolate Frog, Oakhanger
Ride Description: relaxed social ride with a coffee stop mid-morning and return home to Fleet by about 1.00 pm.
Contact: James Mercer on 01252 684764 or james_mercer20@yahoo.co.uk

Club: Fleet Cycling
Day: Thursday
Level:
3* or 4*
Frequency: weekly
Start time:
9:30 am
Meeting Point:
Hart Leisure Centre, Emerald Avenue, Fleet, GU51 5EE
Pace: medium, 12 to 13 mph, sometimes a little faster
Distance: 45 to 80 miles
Destination: typically Whitchurch, Old Alresford, East Ilsley, Selborne
Ride Description: social ride with a mid-morning coffee stop, followed by a ride to a pub for lunch, often meeting up with cyclists from the Hampshire Cycling Fellowship. Home in Fleet by 3 or 4 pm. In winter the rides are shorter to arrive home in good light.
Contact: Charles Herbert on 01252 684420 or caherbert@ntlworld.com

Upcoming Calendar Events

Sun 25

3* Club Ride to Country Market Kingsley

Sun 25 Aug 19 @ 09:30 - 13:30
Tue 27

4* Club Ride to TBD

Tue 27 Aug 19 @ 09:30
Wed 28

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Timeline PhotosIt is legal to ride two abreast on a road. The benefit for cyclists is increased visibility and the length of the obstruction for a driver is shortened when passing large groups.

Rule 66 of the Highway Code says you should never ride more than two abreast, and ride in single file on narrow or busy roads and when riding round bends.

Cyclists should factor in road conditions and on narrow or busy roads and around bends, should go into single file.

Drivers should be aware that cyclists can ride two abreast and is legal to do so. When approaching large groups of cyclists, give them time, space and be observant when overtaking. They may have to move out into the carriageway quickly to avoid a pothole. Give them the space when overtaking that you would a car.

If a group of cyclists are holding up the traffic, they should consider moving into single file, to let the cars pass, this helps to keep the traffic flowing.

Further rules on overtaking found in the Highway Code are:

Rule 162
Rule 163
Rule 212
Rule 213

The above messages are part of the #CycleSafe campaign and act as a reminder of the rules of the Highway Code. We are aware there will be some cyclists and drivers who do not act in accordance with the above rules; this campaign is a reminder as the number of cyclists is increased during the summer months.
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