Wessex

Organisers Contact: Sheila Ward, Tel: 01590 671205, Email: wessextandemclub@googlemail.com

Our region extends from Swanage in the west to Southampton in the east. We have rides most months - see What's On for details - and are also keen to encourage members to link up with others locally for informal rides. This is particularly important because at present most offers to lead rides are coming in the east of the Region.

The cycling available in Wessex Region varies from the distinctly choppy in Dorset to the undulations of the New Forest and the hilly South Downs outside Winchester.

Whether you live in our Region or are visiting, we would be delighted to see you on one of our rides. Or you might like to ride out and meet us for coffee or lunch. Please always let the ride leader know that you are coming, either by phone or e-mail. Plans may have been changed or parking details amended.

2014-03-25 00:00:00Wessex

To find out what the Wessex region is doing, please go to www.cyclingnewforest.org/wessex-tandem-club.html

Sheila Ward2021-02-12 10:29:57Wessex

Spurred on by reports of other group activities, Wessex held a social chat Zoom attended by just 4 tandem couples. A further get-together with some short illustrated tour reports is planned for later this month.

Sheila Ward2021-02-22 09:26:04Wessex

Twelve screens joined our second Zoom get-together and we were delighted to see some new faces. We enjoyed a tour of Kent and an adventurous trip from the UK to Santander, as well as quick visits to Corrèze and Salviac. We hope to meet again if more material is forthcoming.

Sheila Ward2021-03-18 10:13:11Wessex

Our third Zoom gathering again attracted 12 screens and this time we explored the West Midlands, Warwickshire and Worcestershire, the new home area of John and Jane. The little villages and quiet lanes made us very envious. Then it was off to Holland for The Cheese Tour, courtesy of Ann, David, John and Sue. With windmills, canals, perfect cycle paths and busy little towns, Holland's delights were only tempered by some damp days and one very windy ride! Next time, off to sun and India!

Sheila Ward2021-04-15 08:42:57Wessex

Eight screens joined us on 14th April for a tour in India presented by John and Jane Taylor and an exploration of Brittany's Voies Vertes led by David and Alison Martin - quite a contrast!

Sheila Ward2021-09-14 08:47:32Wessex

Two rides to look forward to in Wessex this autumn: Sunday 26th September from Southbourne via the sandbanks ferry to Swanage, and Saturday October 30th from Chandlers Ford into the New Forest. See rides list for details.

26/09/2021 Wessex
Leaving at 10 am from Solent Meads golf centre car park, BH6 4NA - free. NB 2 metre height barrier.    Motorhomes can street park in nearby roads like Broadway and Thornbury Road. Bring £2 in change for crossing on Sandbanks Ferry. Coffee at Knoll beach, Studland. Take picnic lunch to eat at Swanage. This is a 30 mile ride.
Contact: Doug and Shirley Savage Email: dougsavage@hotmail.co.uk
30/10/2021 Wessex
Simon and Anne Daw have kindly offered a ride from their home in Chandlers Ford to the New Forest and back. Coffee at Furzey Gardens, Minstead and picnic lunch by the 'Trusty Servant' at Minstead. The full ride will be about about 35 miles. Please contact organiser for full details.
Contact: Simon and Anne Daw Email: simondaw60@icloud.com
21/04/2018
Video shot by John