Getting out of Southampton!

General cycling advice ( NOT technical ! )
Nareloc
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Getting out of Southampton!

Postby Nareloc » 14 Oct 2018, 3:20pm

Does anyone know if there is a safe way of cycling from the Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferry terminal to Cadnam? I have driven it years ago and seem to remember it being a very busy road, dual carriageway in most parts.

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Re: Getting out of Southampton!

Postby mrtrip » 14 Oct 2018, 3:33pm

There’s a cycle route from Southampton to Totton centre and then go up Salisbury Road to Calmore, through Tatchbury, Winsor, And then you’re virtually in Cadnam
Or follow the A35 to Ashurst then through Woodlands and Bartley to Cadnam

Pretty sure both options have a cycle path on all dual carriageway sections so there won’t be many miles on busy roads.


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Re: Getting out of Southampton!

Postby peetee » 14 Oct 2018, 8:59pm

As mentioned there is a cycle route but it is difficult to follow and rather disjointed as it meanders around the A35 leaving the sh, sorry, city. Alternatively you could get the adjacent foot ferry to Hythe and cycle across the forest via Dibden, Marchwood, Long Down, Ashurst, Woodlands and Bartley.
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Re: Getting out of Southampton!

Postby Cunobelin » 14 Oct 2018, 9:54pm

Cycle streets give some fairly good instructions

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Re: Getting out of Southampton!

Postby pedalsheep » 14 Oct 2018, 10:10pm

+1 for the ferry to Hythe and then across the forest, far more pleasant.
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Nareloc
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Re: Getting out of Southampton!

Postby Nareloc » 15 Oct 2018, 8:39am

Thanks for all the advice. I think the Hythe route sounds like the winner for me! I can then cut across to Lyndhurst. Day one of my Isle of Wight to Isle of Lewis solo ride.

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Re: Getting out of Southampton!

Postby BeardyWeirdy » 15 Oct 2018, 9:46am

If you are coming from the IOW then the Lymington is a much nicer landing spot - just a thought.

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Re: Getting out of Southampton!

Postby Nareloc » 15 Oct 2018, 9:49am

Agree about the Lymington route. But, for logistical reasons, (arranging accommodation etc) it has got to be Southampton this time.