the Ride with No Name may be the biggest 30km ride youll take on this year! The ultimate Friday evening ride, starting and finishing at one of Hampshires finest pub, it features a massive 1,000m of climbing and descending in a relentless but little known pocket of hills called the Hangers. Lets put that in perspective for a moment. 1,000m of climbing in 30km is 50% more climb per km than the South Downs Way (which sits a few miles to the south).
This is a short ride with a big punch! The ancient, wooded hills of the Hangers feature a host of great riding, from insanely steep climbs to barrelling single track descents, gnarly little drop-ins and perilous rain-rut runs. All in one of the most beautiful hidden corners of the countryside that youve (probably) never heard of! As if that wasnt enough, the ride is based from (and named for) the local legend that is The Pub with No Name, one of the very best country pubs youll find. A charming 17th Century hostelry, it serves a wide selection of excellent beers, and delicious home cooked food. The perfect place to finish your ride and enjoy a pint and bite to eat! And if you want more than the one pint, theres camping on site too, in the pubs very own camping field! Stay on for the evening, climb into your tent and leave at your leisure on Saturday morning!
How to enter the The Ride with No Name
- Bike 30km
- Bike 15km
The Ride with No Name routes
Topping out at around 260m, the Hangers reach almost the same altitude as the neighbouring South Downs, and pack an impressive choice of riding into their many folds. There is an impenetrable feel to the terrain; building development and even broadband struggle to get a foothold here, and major roads are forced to go around the long way, leaving just tiny, winding and undulating lanes to navigate the contours. And as soon as you leave the roads, the trails all seem to lurch up to impossible heights on relentless gradients, before shooting you down vertiginous singletracks at a brake-burning velocity. There’s a more rugged nature to the ground under those gnarly old yews too, which will give your technical muscles and reflexes a bit of a workout too. In short, it’s a brilliant and breath-taking place to ride!
The Ride with No Name weather forecast
Light rain in the morning and afternoon.
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