Join Cycle Hayling’s leisurely ‘Preview’ ride

Event Details

Please join Cycle Hayling for our 2018 ‘Preview’ Ride: a short leisurely ride to preview the Council’s planned cycling improvements, chat about future ones, and celebrate cycling on Hayling.
When: Friday 27th July, any time between 18:00 and 20:30. See the map/timetable on the right – click it to see a larger version, or here for a printable version.
  • Join and leave us at any point – you’ll spot us by our ‘Cycle Hayling’ signs.
  • It’s free, and open to anyone. Bring your friends. You don’t need to be fast!
  • And you don’t need to be a signed up Cycle Hayling supporter (but it’s free, so why wouldn’t you be, if you want better cycling on Hayling? sign up here!).
  • If you ride it all, it’s about 12 miles (plus your mileage to start & finish).
  • Helmets recommended, especially for children.
  • Children under 14 should be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Riders take responsibility for themselves – Cycle Hayling is only showing you the route and cannot accept any liability.
  • Don’t forget your lights!

This is the ride timetable, we maybe a few minutes either way (weather & chat dependent):

  • 18:00: Leave from the Yew Tree Inn towards Northney.
  • 18:10: Visit site of new Northney coastal footpath (tragically only pedestrian width, due to space constraints, but we did try).
  • 18:15: Leave car park at bridge, opposite AppleGreen petrol station: Ride south down Billy Trail.
  • 18:25: Footpath to Denhill Close which we’ve got funding to upgrade for cycling.
  • 18:30: Ride along proposed East/West cycle route – Saltmarsh Lane, Brights Lane, Higworth Lane to St Mary’s Church.
  • 18:35: Ride through Legion Field to see planned new cycle path to Mengham Junior school.
  • 18:40: Ride through Halyards Estate to join Footpath 102 (surface and drainage improvements planned)
  • 18:45:  Ride down Rails Lane, proposed signed quiet route towards Sandy Point via St Hermans Rd.
  • 18:50:  Arrive Olive Leaf pub.
  • 19:00: Leave Olive Leaf pub to ride along new beach path to Ferry Boat Inn, possibly via Hayling Park to see planned path widening.
  • 19:20:  Arrive Ferry Boat Inn. to toast the new Ferry and chat about the future for cycling on Hayling. They do good food, and probably a fish and chips wagon.
  • 20:30:  Disperse for home, with an optional ride up the Billy Trail to Daw Lane and back to Yew Tree Inn.
Please do come along and show your support for making Hayling more cycle-friendly!
If you have any further questions, email us at
Here are some pictures from the 2017 ride, and the 2016 ride (proving the sun does alway shine on Hayling!).
Yours in cycling, Andy Henderson, Sue Underwood, Robert Sebley, Dave Mowatt, Wilf & Joy.

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