Saturday Mornings

Informal Wayfarers (CTC) Rides to Burley

This ride happens every Saturday and is completely informal.  The route (see below) is designed for beginners but joined in by all abilities and was started by Terry Walsh, local CTC club secretary. The ride goes to ‘The Old Farmhouse Tearooms’ in Burley, most Saturday mornings depending upon the weather. It is a well-known meeting point and route for all cyclists in the New Forest and surrounding area.  This is a very sociable ride for everyone – and is an ideal way to get fit before you decide whether you want to join our club and participate in any of our longer rides.

Many of our members take part in the ride and if you would like to join a small CBC group for your first few rides to familiarise yourself with the route and meet some of our members, then please contact Bill & Sue Peach ( ) in good time and they – or a deputy – will arrange to meet you at the start.

Rides Details

08.45 for 09.00 depart from Waitrose Car Park, Christchurch, or outside Oak Inn, Burton 09.00 for 9.15, or make your own way to Burley for 10.00

The route is a 20 mile round trip approximately and usually takes about 2- 3 hours including the coffee stop, but it depends upon how long you spend drinking coffee and chatting.

The Route

Outward route: Up through Godwinscroft to South Holmsley and down Thorney Hill to Burley for coffee at the ‘Old Farmhouse Tea Rooms’.

Return route: Forest Road to Burley Street, down Charles Lane (or Crow Lane) and back to Christchurch via North Ripley, Sopley and Burton.