Tour of the Test Valley - Strong +

Sunday 31st March 2013 at 9.00am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
In front of the Sainsbury's store at the Lords Hill District Centre, Lords Hill Centre West SO16 8HY
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
2 hours 0 mins  (1 hours 30 mins cycling)
Bike Type You probably don’t want to drag your road bike across bumpy trails. Maybe you want to make the most of the suspension on your mountain bike. This helps you match your ride to your bike.
Hybrid (road tyres), Road 
Suitable for Child Trailers
Accessible Route Accessible routes have been British Cycling assessed, with guidance from disability charities - meaning they are suitable for the majority of adaptive bikes. The route will have no or low levels of traffic, there will be plenty of space and will have a good surface throughout
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in Southampton

You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to know your way around a bike and be fairly fit to take part in our Challenging rides. If you’re comfortable riding with other people and fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you. They start at around twenty miles long, and are paced at between 11 and 12 miles an hour.

This 21 mile road route heads out from the Sainsbury's store at the Lords Hill District Centre into the rolling lanes and villages of the Test Valley including part of The Test Way. As we head off, enjoy wonderful riverside views, perhaps catching a glimpse of salmon fishing on the Test.  It is a wonderful exploration on rural roads of the beautiful Test Valley including historic Romsey.



Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
Please make sure your bike is in good working order and bring equipment with you to repair punctures, Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait. 

Car Parking
Yes, at the Lords Hill District Centre
Nearest Train Station
Southampton Central, 4 miles 
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at In the Sainsbury's store cafe  

Meet the Ride Leaders

    To be confirmed

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Rose Joseph Wednesday 7th January I didn't give a 0 rating, it was a great ride!
  • brian lloyd Saturday 6th September it was rain off (thunder & lighting storm)
  • Andrew Slater Monday 28th July
  • tony wong Sunday 27th July Well managed pace to suit all in the group. Route has some good hills for training beginners like myself.

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