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The VCGH Big Ride

Date changed to Saturday 16th June 2018

This is a new event for Spring 2018 to encourage riders from all areas of the club to mix at a club-wide event and relax over pub lunch and a beer. The ride will take a similar format to the Wednesday evening sportive-style Merry Harriers rides, so you can ride at the pace and in the style that you prefer, whether you get together with a bunch of mates, join a hub group (at a set pace, like a club ride), or ride solo. There will be a couple of route options with a view to everyone gathering together at the pub for a pint and a barbecue lunch at 14:00.

Sign up is now closed for this event and the pub has been given final numbers for lunch. If you have any last-minute requests, please email

You can see who else has signed up here.
  • Start at Thursley where there is ample public car parking next to the cricket green. This is where the rides will start not the pub.
  • Choose from a couple of different ride distances.
  • Ride solo, with mates, or join one of the hub pace groups.
  • Sweep car will check the routes.
  • Enjoy a BBQ lunch at The Three Horseshoes, Thursley, for £10 (pay on the day)
  • Reserved area in the pub garden, under marquee cover if wet.
Route and timing details below:
  • Route A (51 miles / 81km). Social-mod hub group meets Thursley 09:30 for a 09:45  departure. Strictly Social hub group meets Thursley at 09:00 for a 09:15 departure. Goes past South Warnborough for drinks.
  • Route B (68 miles / 109km). Moderate hub group meets Thursley at 08:45 for a 09:00 departure. Mod+/Pacy group meets Thursley 09:15 for a 09:30 departure. Goes past New Arlesford for drinks.
Remember you can make your own arrangements or ride the routes solo if you prefer.. The routes will not be signposted though, so make sure you have a GPS with the route downloaded or a map with you, or you ride with someone who has!

NB There are no other club rides planned for this day, so please come along and join the Big Ride!,-0.718988,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x4875cd0e3920ff3d:0x30a313b32ef333d2!8m2!3d51.1495595!4d-0.7102279