Saturday 12th August – A2 Ride to Pooh Corner in Hartfield
Dee Mac Taggart is once again leading this Saturday’s A2 ride – this time out to Pooh Corner in Hartfield for giant slices of cake at Piglet’s Tearoom & Garden. After taking in Kidds Hill, the long descent to Hartfield (with a slight bump!) will mean you earn the extra calories that are inevitable at this perennial favourite tea stop.
Route: Click Here
Coffee stop: Piglet’s Tea Room @ Pooh Corner
Ride Leader: Dee Mac Taggart
Distance: 40 Miles
Elevation: 2,512 ft
Guide Speed: 13-14mph
Meet: Affogatto 28 -32 Broadway Crawley
Time: 08:45 for a prompt 09:00 departure.
Risk Assessment: Click Here
How to load the route onto your Garmin
1.Open the route in Strava by clicking on the link
2.Click on “Export”
3.Choose your device type from the dropdown list. GPX is best for mapping devices, TCX for breadcrumb devices
4.Save the file to the “Garmin>NewFiles” folder
5.Restart your Garmin and navigate to the Courses section
6.For Garmin 800 devices turn-by-turn routing is OFF by default. You will need to turn it on if you want prompts. All other devices are OK.
To help you all enjoy your weekend rides the Ride Organisers and I would like to remind you when on a club ride to:
1. Listen to the ride leader’s instructions.
2. Follow the official route.
3. Do not ride off the front of the group.
4. Stop at the top of climbs and at junctions to enable the ride to re-group.
5. Enjoy the tea stop and support local businesses
If you are thinking about taking up cycling or are picking up the sport again then come along and pick a ride to suit you. There is a no drop policy on all our rides however we would also ask you to consider the distance, elevation gain and guide speed when choosing your ride. We want your experience with us to be both enjoyable and safe.
If you want more information on what to expect on your first ride, how to prepare, details of the routes and advice and re-assurance on riding in a group please see the relevant sections.
Please Note : As a Club we wish to help people progress through the Social ride structures. Therefore we would like to put a greater emphasis on group riding dynamics.