Cycle Hayling Celebration Ride this Sunday!

Join Cycle Hayling this Sunday for a celebration social ride around Hayling! Everyone is welcome, we’re family friendly, and you can choose your own speed and distance.

What are we celebrating? Well mainly the £700,000 investment in the Hayling Billy Trail, but also Bike Week’s 100th anniversary (June 5-11), and Havant Green Week (June 10-18)!

Here’s what’s happening:

  • Meet 10am, Sunday 11-June, at the Hayling Community Centre.
  • We’ll ride gently down the Hayling Billy Trail to the bridge and regroup there (2.5 miles).
  • You can ride round the Northney Loop with us to Yew Tree Rd (5.5 miles)
    or you can ride back down the Billy Trail on your own (5 miles).
  • From the Yew Tree pub, we’ll make Hayling’s first ever CycleBus to cycle safely down the main road to Mill Rythe School.
  • But if you’d rather, we’ll give you two footpath options and meet up at Mill Rythe School.
  • We’ll then ride the ‘Old Cinder Track’ cycle path up to Mengham (7.5 miles).
  • Then on to the seafront and along to the Ferry Boat Inn to end the ride with a chat about improving cycling on Hayling, and optionally a drink (11 miles).
  • You’re 2 miles from Mengham – ride back at your leisure, or make another CycleBus !
  • You can join or leave the ride the ride at any point – but please tell someone so we can keep count!

A few important conditions:

  • You ride at your own risk.
  • Under 16’s must bring a responsible adult.
  • Check your bikes first, at
  • It’s Hayling, so expect some rough surfaces.
  • We’ll try and help with bike problems, but we’ll be short on tools, spares and time.
  • We think helmets are a good idea, especially for kids, but it’s your choice.

You can see our Cycle Map of Hayling here.

If you have any questions, email Wilf at

This Saturday, we’re also offering e-bike and e-cargo bike trial rides – come and try them out at our Green Week fair at St Albans School, just north of Havant station.

Hoping to see you this Sunday (and maybe Saturday too)!

Wilf Forrow and the Cycle Hayling committee.