Windmill Cycle Club Special Event
June 25, 2021
Grange Farm, Brighstone, Isle of Wight
Day 1 - 2pm ish.
On June 21st, if everything goes according to plan, all current Government restrictions on social movement and interaction will be removed. So, we are GAME ON.
All riders have been notified of the new plan and there are no places left at this time. Keep an eye out for the 2022 shout... we will be back!
The daily plan descriptions below remain in place - more route maps will be made available as soon as the fettling stops!
Travel to the Island on the MIDDAY Southampton to East Cowes Ferry.
Arrive at Grange Farm, on the south side of the island, by 1pm with a view to start riding at 2pm.
Hit the trails for a gentle 20 miler, taking in some of the amazing singletrack and open bridleway on the island.
Return to Grange Farm for a BYO BBQ into the evening. Don't forget your buns!
The route is being fettled, but here's where we are at the moment.
The BIG ONE. A whole day of riding with a decent stop for lunch at the Pedallers Cafe cos it's Fab!.
A long day in the saddle, but always rewarded by the amazing views and varied trails.
There will be medium and short options allowing riders the choice to head back after lunch or press on for a loop that will be about 55 miles.
Saturday evening meal at The Three Bishops Pub in Brighstone (confirmed).
The route is now locked & loaded.
Traditionally, Day 3 on the IOW BIG WEEKENDER has offered the choice of more riding or exploring the island for those who haven’t been there before.
There is a planned ride for those who just can’t get enough! It will be no more than 22 miles, considering the previous day will have taken its toll on legs.
Head back to Southampton via East Cowes in the late afternoon to be back in Hitchin about 8pm on Sunday evening.
The route is still being fettled, but here's where we are at the moment.
Grange Farm offers a mix of accommodation from converted barns & cottages, comfortable static caravans, log cabins and camping grounds for tents and camper vans. We've booked their converted barns with a view to adding a Static Caravan if rider numbers demand.
Those Windmillers sharing the converted barns and cottages will pay an equal share of the total accommodation cost. Those who prefer to camp, should make their own arrangements with Grange Farm directly.
The farm is located on the south side of the island, within walking distance of a couple of lovely pubs where we'll eat on Saturday night.
Additional Useful Event Information: Each event is different, so this is a general 'heads-up'.
We've built up a great list of essential equipment through trial, error and experience out on the trails. Click here to visit out Essential Equipment page.