From Chichester station we cycle through the outskirts of the town to join a bridleway taking us between lakes and heading for North Mundham. Following the road through the village we move seamlessly onto bridleways leading to Pagham Harbour. We then have a choice. Either explore the new pedestrian/cycle paths in the Nature Reserve/s and return north via the Saltern Way, or, alternatively, make our way via mostly quiet roads towards the Saltern Way going south-west and catch the West Itchenor ferry taking us eventually to Bosham. Here we would have an optional stop for tea. From there on road and pavement cycle path back to Chichester via another well-surfaced pedestrian/cycle way. The ferry costs £3.50 with a bicycle and is cash only.
Bring a picnic if the weather is suitable, if not we will divert, probably to the Anchor north of Sidlesham.
This outline is a little vague as we are still to complete our final recce.
The terrain is largely off-road, the roads are mostly quiet with brief forays along busy roads to join these up.
A gentle flat ride. Approximately 20-25 miles depending on the final choice of route.
Trains: Brighton 10 am arriving in Chichester at 10.58 when we will begin the ride.
Return: Chichester 0.22 and 0.52
Sikka and Tessa