Southampton CTC

Southampton CTC is the local CTC group for the area covering Southampton, Romsey, Eastleigh, Chandler's Ford and Waterside, and we regularly welcome riders from outside this area. We offer a range of cycle rides and also organise special events throughout the year. We also campaign locally for better cycle facilities.

 

Sunday riders at Lepe Beach, Hampshire by Jim Probert
 

About The Group

Who we are and what we do

The CTC is the national cycling charity; it inspires and helps people to cycle and keep cycling. It encourages all types of cycling, on the road or off it.  It supports you if you already ride, or would like to ride, to work or school, for health, touring, sport and leisure – or just because it’s fun. Members of Southampton CTC range from those who like to ride 10-20 miles to those who ride Sportifs and events of over 1000km. Some members also enjoy touring in the UK and abroad.

What you need:

Bike: all you need is a roadworthy bike. You’ll find life a lot easier on a reasonably lightweight road or touring bike rather than a heavy bike mountain bike with knobbly tyres. Don’t be put off trying one of our rides because you think you don’t have the right bike. We can advise on how you can adapt your existing bike and provide expert advice if you want to buy a new one.

Clothing: Specialist clothing and a helmet are optional. A light, waterproof jacket is almost essential for the British climate. Otherwise just bring something to drink, a spare inner tube and tyre levers and lights for winter and evening rides. Rides stop for refreshments at regular intervals but you may like to pack a cereal bar or similar as emergency rations.

About details

Group activities

  • Performance road rides
  • Leisure and touring rides
  • Family rides
  • Campaigning

Group contact details

Secretary:- Julie Abraham – tel: 01794 368207 mobile: 07896 531122 email: secretary@southamptonctc.org.uk
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Our main events

22 Mar 15
Romsey Round 75 miles

Our regular rides & events

About our rides

Our rides range from short, easy rides suitable for novice cyclists to more challenging rides that are longer and faster. We run regular Saturday and Sunday rides, weekday evening rides in the summer and Wednesday social night in the clubroom. Some of our rides are combined with Winchester CTC. Most rides are on-road but we occasionally venture off-road, especially in the drier summer months.
 
Our Saturday rides are generally gentle-paced and Sunday rides moderate or faster/longer. Half-day rides usually include a cafe stop and daily rides both a cafe and pub-lunch stop, occasionally afternoon tea as well.

Starting in May we have Thursday evening rides, where we aim to take advantage of the finer and lighter summer evenings, meeting at 7pm and riding out to a pleasant country pub, typically about 10-15 miles away. Don’t forget to bring lights!

The rides start from a number of locations around Southampton and Romsey. For latest information about the rides see this Website and our Facebook and Google Group pages.

Ride start locations

Romsey, Market Place, (Palmerston's statue) SO51 8NB SU352212

West End, junction of Botley Road and Moorgreen Road, SO30 3PY SU473144

Redbridge, under Redbridge Flyover, Nr. The Ship, Test Lane, Old Redbridge Road, SO15 0NN SU372137

Chilworth, Chilworth Road, Chilworth Roundabout, SO16 7JQ SU419173

Chandlers Ford, Railway Station, SO53 4DE SU432206

North Baddesley, Traffic light crossroads, by Co-op, SO52 9DW SU395199

Ride Grades
Gentle L1
8-10mph. day ride 35-40m, 1/2 day 20m, Contact Viv Mackay 01794 368207  viv@pondcottages.f9.co.uk
Moderate L2
10-12mph, day ride 40-50m, 1/2 day 30m, Contact Chris Devrell 02380 740990 chris@cdev.co.uk
Faster / Longer L3
12-14mph, day ride 50-70m, 1/2 day 35m, Contact Chris Devrell 02380 740990 chris@cdev.co.uk
 
Southampton CTC clubroom
Members meet every Weds 8–10pm at Chilworth Community Centre, Fowlers way, off Chilworth Road (behind church) SO16 7JP.  SU407188. All welcome. These are social occasions, sometimes featuring slide shows, talks, maintenance evenings, wine and cheese evenings, etc. £2.50 subs to cover room hire and refreshments.
 

CTC membership

Membership is £41.50 (or less) per year. See www.ctc.org.uk/join-membership

 

Facebook and Google Group pages

www.facebook.com/SotonRomCTC

groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/southampton-ctc

 

Winchester CTC

We combine several of our rides with Winchester CTC and they have their own rides programme. See www.winchesterctc.org.uk

 

Portsmouth CTC

Occasionally we ride with Portsmouth CTC and their rides programme. See www.portsmouthctc.org.uk

 

Local Cycle Campaigning Groups

Southampton Cycling Campaign. See www.southamptoncyclingcampaign.org.uk

Portsmouth Cycle Foruim. See www.pompeybug.co.uk

 
 

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  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
  • Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541

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