Cycle Gosport Cycle Gosport is a brand new local community group which aims to promote and protect the amazing cycle routes we already have and work to improve the network to make it easier for everyone to get about by bike.
I Ride in Gosport A new Facebook page for those that want to improve the cycling infrastructure and facilities in Gosport (and the surrounding area)
Tell us about the kind of cycle facilities you’d like to see and highlight places and people we could learn from.
Fed up with the daily slog along the A32? Its quicker to cycle from Gosport Ferry to Fareham railway station by bike, costs less and will help improve your fitness. Here is a screen shot of the journey by car and bike
Explore Gosport and the attractions on your doorstep without having to find or pay for a parking space!
The Meon Valley Trail. Within 40 minutes of cycling from Gosport is the start of an off road trail from Wickham to West Meon. Just imagine exploring the Meon Valley in a traffic free enviroment, stopping when and where you like and enjoying the countryside!
The 1km Eclipse busway extension to the existing route will be from the Tichborne Way / Hutfield Link south to form a new junction with Rowner Road, maintaining the existing shared use footway / cycleway from Hutfield Link to Rowner Road.
While this sounds good news, the downside is that the excellent existing shared pedestrain and cycle path (also designated a safe route to school) from the Hutfield Link to Rowner road will be squeezed in with the bus route.
The bridge at the new junction will be demolished with the loss of the underpass and the perfect seperation arrangement of pedestrains and cyclists from traffic on the B3334
Pedestrains and cyclists (whom the Govement is championing under the guise of Active Travel) will be will be pushed down the pecking order, at odds with The Manual for Streets
According to the Active Travel briefingThe Manual for Streets changed the government’s approach to the design and provision of residential and other streets.
This includes a hierarchy of provision that puts walking and cycling at the top, and following its principles can help design places that encourage active travel.
Weather watcher, A selection of weather watcher photographs that I have uploaded to the BBC over the past couple of months. Some have been used on the BBC main website and by the regional TV program South Today
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A ‘by chance’ capture of crepuscular rays (sun rays through clouds)
A collection of sea shells, seaweed, crustaceans, fossils, stones and sand from the shore line between Lee-on-the-Solent and Hill Head
Mammatus clouds over Stubbington, Fareham
Storm clouds approaching
Pastel colours before sunrise taken from the Meon Shore, Hill Head
Crisp / frosty start to the day along Ranvilles Lane Stubbington
The River Meon at Droxford in the Meon Valley. A cold and dull start to the day.
End of year, 2017, sunset over the Isle of Wight
Pre dawn sky near Droxford in the Meon Valley, Hampshire
The Spinnaker Tower as viewed from an upstairs window!
You can find out about the BBC weather watchers and how to become one from this article
Static aircraft, stalls and side shows on display at Solent Airport to celebrate 100 years of flying at Daedalus. The airfield opened in 1917 during the first World War and played a major part in the Second World War, particularly the D-Day operations.
Though not as exciting as the displays when it was a Naval Airfield (under the guise of health and safety) it was great to see the vintage aircraft and the ex Royal Navy Sea King, Wessex and Wasp helicopters along with the NAVYWINGS Gazelle and Wasp helicopters
Sea King XV647 winched to safety 26 crew members of the MSC Napoli a container ship that got into trouble off the Devon coast and had to be beached
Past displays included this Virgin Atlantic B747!
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Boeing-Stearman Solent Airport 100 Years Event
Waco Classic Aircraft YMF-F5C at Solent Airport Daedalus to celebrate 100 years of flying at the airfield.
Yakovlev Yak 52 G-RNAC at Solent Airport Daedalus 100 years event
Staggerwing Beech N16S The Red Rockette at Solent Airport Daedalus 100 years event
Solent Airport Daedalus 100 years event – Yakovlev Yak 52 G-RNAC. The Yakovlev Yak-52 is a Soviet primary trainer aircraft which first flew in 1976. It is still being produced in Romania by Aerostar
Aeroprakt A.22 Foxbat G-FJTH at Solent Airport Daedalus to celebrate 100 years of flying at the airfield.
Sea King XV647 at Solent Airport Daedalus 100 years event
Early morning mist and fog giving a stunning view over the Meon Valley in Hampshire.
One or two may be in with a chance to be featured in a future Meon Views calendar by Studio 6!
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Panoramic view of the Meon Valley
The view looking west on Beacon Hill nature reserve with the moon setting in complete contrast to the mist fog and sunrise in the opposite direction!
A photograph that could be in a future Meon Views calendar by Studio 6? Mist and fog in the Meon Valley. Amazing colours in this photograph taken just before sunrise looking towards Old Winchester Hill
The sun yet to appear over a mist and fog shrouded Meon Valley
Fast disapearing mist
The sun just showing over the mist and fog in the Meon Valley, Hampshire giving stunning Meon Views
Fast disappearing mist revealing the farm land of the Meon Valley
Meon Views. Another shot of the rising sun over a mist and fog shrouded Meon Valley from Beacon Hill Hampshire
The Meon Valley features many walks and trails including the old railway line from Wickham to West Meon.
The area is popular with walkers using the South Downs Way and the many other footpaths that cross the area
The quiet roads are also popular with cyclists with its challenging hill climbs and descents!
CarFest Laverstoke Park Farm near Overton in Hampshire. A fantastic day watching the cars and walking around the show grounds with music later in the day. Best of the displays has to be the ARENACROSS freestyle and Panatical steel band on the main stage
CarFest BBC Children in Need Laverstoke Park Farm near Overton in Hampshire. These Arenacross riders were awesome!
Panatical steel band, Car_Fest South
Olly Murs Car_Fest South
First time at the BBC Children in Need Car Fest and already planning our second trip.
If there was a downside then it was the Bank Holiday traffic on the M27 / M3 from Southampton to Winchester and the queue on the A303 to the day ticket car parks.
The queue to get in wasn’t top of the best things about the day as well!
Once in there was more than enough to do, see, listen, eat or just relax.