What we're about

We are a group of friends who enjoy social cycling on roads and trails in and around Hampshire - mostly Winchester, Meon Valley and the New Forest. We don’t take it too seriously but do grade our rides Blue, Red or Black. We run regular mid week social rides through the summer and some weekend rides throughout the year.

All new members need to be approved by the organisers. To join you will need to include a photograph and a small description - please indicate your level of cycling experience so we can plan rides accordingly. Please ensure the photograph is a clear one of yourself, ie a face shot to show your whole face. A clear photo along with your correct first name will enable members to recognise you when you attend your first meeting and welcome you to the group. We are a social group, we ask you be social too upon joining. Many thanks.

New members are welcome to come along to 2 rides first to get to know us, after that an annual £5 fee is payable to continue your membership. Fees are due in April each year, new members joining from October - December get the following year included.

PLEASE NOTE: This meetup is managed by Mark C, not SteveP so please direct any queries to him!

IMPORTANT NOTICE

WeCycle hope you will enjoy participating in any event involving cycling and that you will understand your own obligations in terms of safety and health whilst doing so both to yourself and other riders. Cycling has many associated health and well-being benefits, provided you remain safe doing so.

Please be aware that by joining as a member of WeCycle you are responsible for your own safety and security when participating in any event or in any training programs and related activities. This includes using public roads and facilities where hazards may exist. Riders should also be aware that accidents can occur during cycling events, which could result in serious injury or death. All riders therefore are voluntarily participating in WeCycle activities with knowledge of all such risks, and when riding agree to participate with mechanically safe equipment compliant with the highway code and regulations. You are strongly advised to wear a properly fitted and adjusted certified helmet when riding. We would recommend that you take 3rd party insurance with either the CTC or British Cycling.

Riders should ensure that they are physically capable of taking part in activities, and where appropriate have taken medical advice before participating. Riders consent to treatment in the event of an emergency or other incident in which, in the reasonable judgment of the on-site personnel, they require medical care.

Members also consent to their photograph, images and any videos being used on the web-site or in any related publicity material.

By registering as members, all riders agree to abide by the House Rules and these terms and conditions including waiving legal rights, and do so by their own free will.

Upcoming events (5+)

Mountain bike night ride - RED

Sir John Barleycorn

Fiona and I have been running these rides for a few years. Basically, we do a route of approx 12-14 miles on forest tracks (gravel) and quiet country roads, and then normally go to a pub for a drink / food afterwards. You’ll need: a mountain bike, spare tubes, a pump, a good light (suggest a minimum of 1500 lumens – you can get on Amazon for about £20), and a good sense of humour for when it’s cold and/or wet. The rides typically take about 1.5 hours. Helmets compulsory. If this sounds like your sort of thing, feel free to sign up. For this ride, we'll start from the Sir John Barleycorn at Cadnam. Meet at 6.15 to set off at 6.30.

Mountain bike night ride - RED

Lyndhurst

Fiona and I have been running these rides for a few years. Basically, we do a route of approx 12-14 miles on forest tracks (gravel) and quiet country roads, and then normally go to a pub for a drink / food afterwards. You’ll need: a mountain bike, spare tubes, a pump, a good light (suggest a minimum of 1500 lumens – you can get on Amazon for about £20), and a good sense of humour for when it’s cold and/or wet. The rides typically take about 1.5 hours. Helmets compulsory. If this sounds like your sort of thing, feel free to sign up. For this ride, we'll meet in the central car park in Lyndhurst. Meet at 6.15 to set off at 6.30.

New Forest ride - 40ish miles - Red

Sir John Barleycorn

An old favourite, but we'll do it the other way round for a change. Starting at Cadnam, we'll go via Ashurst, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Bolderwood and Nomansland. Stop for coffee, cake, etc in Brockenhurst. Meet at 10.15 to set off at 10.30 am. Please wear suitable clothing for the weather and bring spare tube(s), puncture repair, pump, etc. Please park on the road, rather than fill the pub car park up.

Mountain bike night ride - RED

The Lamb Inn

Fiona and I have been running these rides for a few years. Basically, we do a route of approx 12-14 miles on forest tracks (gravel) and quiet country roads, and then normally go to a pub for a drink / food afterwards. You’ll need: a mountain bike, spare tubes, a pump, a good light (suggest a minimum of 1500 lumens – you can get on Amazon for about £20), and a good sense of humour for when it’s cold and/or wet. The rides typically take about 1.5 hours. Helmets compulsory. If this sounds like your sort of thing, feel free to sign up. For this ride, we'll meet in the car park by The Lamb at Nomansland. Meet at 6.15 to set off at 6.30.

Past events (221)

Tuesday Morning Ride to Portsdown Hill Reddish

Durley Church,

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