Donkey Derby & Fete – Sat 30 May

Hayling Lions Club are holding a Donkey Derby & Fete on Saturday 30 May at Legion Field (just off Legion Road), Hayling Island, from 13.00 to 17.00. Cycle Hayling together with Portsmouth CTC will have a stall with 2 Turbo Challenge bikes to see who can ride the furthest in 1 minute. This has been very well attended with over 100 riders competing at last year’s event and is one of the ways we promote our group and club and generally encourage cycling. Come along and join the fun, and even better help to set up and manage the stall. If you can help out please contact me via my usual e-mail address. Robert Sebley

Cycle Hayling Stall at the 3 Churches Fete

Cycle Hayling, in conjunction with Portsmouth CTC, will have a stall at the 3 Churches Fete to be held from 12.00 to 16.15 on Wednesday 13th August in Hayling Park. Come along and have a go at our Turbo Challenge (how far can you pedal from a standing start in 1 minute?) – We have 2 bikes (one adult size and one childs size) so anyone can have a go! Call in to find out all about Cycle Hayling and Portsmouth CTC or just to have a chat about any aspect of cycling. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Money for local cycle projects!

The Government has announced “A nationwide drive to promote cycling in cities and national parks across England”.

This includes money specifically for cycle projects in the New Forest and South Downs national parks. See the announcement page for more detail.

We understand that the approved projects include a cycle path through the Butser cutting. Some of you might have signed the petition organised by Cycle Hayling committee member Robert Sebley. Robert worked closely with Mike Ashton of Portsmouth CTC who worked on the bid. Our congratulations to Mike, Robert and everyone involved in this bid – it’s been a lot of work over several years!

Visiting Hayling Island with your bike

Some of the finest views, picnic spots and beaches on the Island are best enjoyed by bicycle. For instance, most of the Island’s western shore, with its superb views across Langstone Harbour and unrivalled birdwatching, is only accessible by bike on foot or on horseback. And cycling along Hayling’s seafront lets you enjoy the excellent beach facilities without having to pay parking charges.

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I’d like to cycle for pleasure

Hayling Island is in a great position for the leisure cyclist. We have the South Downs national park right on our doorstep.

The best way is to join a group. That way you can:

  • Learn routes that avoid main roads
  • Enjoy exploring the countryside with like-minded people
  • Stretch yourself knowing you have support from the group if you get into trouble
  • Get good advice about clothing and equipment
  • Find out other cycling possibilities in the area and further afield

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