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Get your Sponsorship in!The presentation evening will be at 8.oopm on Friday 4th October at the Lord Nelson.
This years ride welcomed over 8o riders to the Isle of Wight so we are hoping for a record year.Please donate by bank transfer or Just Giving.
This years ride was another great success.The weather was very good on Saturday and cleared up for the first final celebration on Sunday in West Cowes at the Painters Arms which surpassed all expectations.We will definitely plan to go there again next year if the will have us! The Saturday breakfast stop at the Horse and Groom at Ningwood proved highly successful with a range of great value food on offer.
Now is the time to start collecting your sponsorship as we want to get it all done by the end of September.
Get next years dates in the diary.
Enjoy the sailing down Southampton Water and then over the Solent to West Cowes .Beverages will be available on the boat.
Please go to the Ride Route section of the website to get the full route details. Here there is a detailed PDF of the route which can be downloaded to your device or printed out for a hard copy map to follow.For the techies amongst you there is Garmin access to manage your ride.
There are over twenty pubs on the ride serving a very good range of drinks and food.There are also plenty of tea rooms and coffee shops throughout the trip.
I will now describe the route we take on the ride highlighting some of the good pubs to visit.
On arrival in West Cowes at about 9.00am we will depart along the promenade and head west towards Yarmouth.
After 10 miles you will come to the Horse and Groom in Ningwood which is the recommended breakfast stop.This is a new venue which should prove popular and more accommodating.After breakfast we will continue onto Yarmouth.Turning right just before Yarmouth we will pick up the Red Squirrel trail ,which is a gravel track on the old railway line towards Freshwater, until turning left onto the road taking you south and then east towards Newport.
After 20 minutes cycling turn South towards Brightstone and then east towards the Sun Inn ,Brook which serves a very good breakfast but you will need to book as they do not open until for food until 12.00 pm.
There are good pubs to visit as you cycle further east on the way to The White Mouse in Chale including the Three Bishops in Brightstone and The Crown in Shorewell.
After conquering Chale hill it is a downhill run to Niton and the Buddle Inn which is a popular stop for lunch.Many of you will have lunched in the White Lion in Niton in past years.Unfortunately this pub is closed at the moment so you will need to cycle a little further to the Buddle Inn.
If you are then brave you can go right down into Ventnor and visit the Blenheim which has been totally refurbished since our last visit.All I can say is that you will probably see Bill Bradley looking bemused in the corner.
You then have the biggest test of the weekend, Ventor Hill, after which you can pass through Shanklin which offers the Crab and Fishermans Rest if you require an early dinner.If you are staying in Shanklin,Rake or Sandown there is a good selection of restaurants for all tastes.
From Sandown we go onto Bembridge airport where the Propellor is another dinner option and we then cycle on through Bembridge to the Vine at St Helens where some of the group will camp.The Vine provides evening meals but it is best to book as it is busy on Saturdays.
Everybody goes to the Vine on Saturday evening to participate in the Karaoke and to celebrate the the first day of the ride.We hope to see you all there.
The format for Sunday will be breakfast in Ryde at Weatherspoons at about 10.00 am and then on to the Cedars in Wooton Bridge for lunch before descending to East Cowes and across to West Cowes on the chain Ferry where we will have the final celebration and photographs at our new pub,the Painters Arms. Sadly the White Hart has closed which we are sure will be missed by all.
Please note the Painters Arms do not serve lunch so make sure you have eaten at some time earlier in the day.
The boat will leave at 4.30pm so do not miss it.
There will be aBBQ and band in the Nelson to entertain you on our return so make sure you still have some capacity left.
PLEASE encourage any Friends or Family who were thinking of coming to BOOK NOW FOR THIS FANTASTIC WEEKEND ON THE ISLE OF WHITE.Unfortunately all the free Cyclocruze T Shirts are now gone.
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Jack of all trades helping with pub liaison and bucket collection for Help the Heroes
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