Lockdown Cycling. Despite Coronavirus and lockdown it was still possible (and encouraged) to cycle locally for exercise. Later, restrictions were lifted and cycle rides further afield were permitted. My 1000 mile total (to date) was made up of rides around the Meon Valley, along the Meon Valley Trail, frequent rides around Gosport and Lee on the Solent, trips to the shops and what has become an annual ride around the Isle of Wight.
Even the government (and local authorities) have been pushing the cycling theme “Thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, cycle training for everyone and bikes available on prescription will be rolled out under new plans to overhaul cycling and walking in England launched by Prime Minister Boris Johnson today (Tuesday 28 July).”
Sadly some of the local pop up schemes have been dropped (one such scheme after a local councillor had a ‘discussion’ with the Highways Authority.
Please click on any thumbnail to view my lockdown cycling photos in a carousel.
March Meon Valley ride. Sheep Pond Lane near Droxford
Stop for the view before the drop down into Freshwater, Isle of Wight
Crossing from Gosport to Portsmouth to catch the first ferry to Ryde on the Isle of Wight
Total recorded mileage to date, 1003 miles and still time to add more!
A short ride around Solent Airport to clock 1000 miles to date
Autumn along the Meon Valley Trail
Late afternoon ride
Mayles Lane on the way to Wickham, part of NCN224
Ranvilles Lane, Stubbington. Shame that the ‘Stubbington bypass’ will cross this traffic free route
A damp ride today (it had to happen sometime) but good to have made it up Harvesting Lane without stopping!
Not looking good weather
Almost within reach of 1000 miles. This was the reward for a climb up Portchester Lane
Mid summer (hot) stop for refreshments
One of the advantages of being within easy cycling distance of Solent Airport. Boultbee Spitfire SM520 G-ILDA approaching Solent Airport Daedalus
Family cycling Marine Parade East, Lee on the Solent
New cycling infrastructure. A sign and a post.
Salterns field promenade