Fareham to Gosport ( ferry pier )

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Fareham to Gosport ( ferry pier )

Postby TerryField » 8 Jan 2018, 10:10am

Anyone used this route? It looks as if there is a cycle path most of the way. Is that the case?

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Re: Fareham to Gosport ferry

Postby Jon Lucas » 8 Jan 2018, 11:25am

There isn't any ferry between Fareham and Gosport. I assume you mean the Portsmouth to Gosport ferry?

Cyclepath to where? It would be helpful to be more specific. I haven't used the ferry for some years but believe Portsmouth council have developed some paths to lead to the ferry, but have no knowledge of them. On the Gosport side you are just on the normal roads, which aren't that busy.

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Re: Fareham to Gosport ( ferry pier )

Postby Graham » 8 Jan 2018, 11:34am

I have changed the title to avoid ambiguity.

I am also interested in how much of the distance between Fareham & Gosport is on a dedicated Cycle Path.
( The old main road I used to cycle along was bad 50 years ago and must be hell now. )

Streetview would suggest that there is a distinct route along the old railway line.
Was it not supposed to be over-run by a dedicated bus route or something ?

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Re: Fareham to Gosport ( ferry pier )

Postby TerryField » 8 Jan 2018, 1:41pm

Thanks Graham,

The plan is to leave central Fareham and cycle to Gosport pier and then take foot/cycle ferry across to Portsmouth.

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Re: Fareham to Gosport ( ferry pier )

Postby Graham » 8 Jan 2018, 1:48pm

Fallback plan, use . . . . .
http://cycle.travel/map

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Re: Fareham to Gosport ( ferry pier )

Postby TerryField » 8 Jan 2018, 1:58pm

Thanks again Graham,

that is a very useful link, and shows the route I was thinking of taking. It looks pretty straightforward, as long as avoids the main road which, as you said, gets pretty busy

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Re: Fareham to Gosport ( ferry pier )

Postby mjr » 8 Jan 2018, 2:16pm

Graham wrote:Streetview would suggest that there is a distinct route along the old railway line.
Was it not supposed to be over-run by a dedicated bus route or something ?

Streetview suggests that it is no-motor-vehicles except authorised buses. There are "no pedestrian" signs but it looks like cycling is allowed. It may be a slightly scary experience being passed if the bus drivers are as reckless as ones on other busways though :(
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Re: Fareham to Gosport ( ferry pier )

Postby flat tyre » 8 Jan 2018, 2:25pm

There is about 2 miles of very good cycle path between Tichborne Way and Redlands Lane. It is open to buses and cycles only. See https://www.gosport.gov.uk/EasysiteWeb/getresource.axd?AssetID=3516&type=full&servicetype=Attachment

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Re: Fareham to Gosport ( ferry pier )

Postby Cunobelin » 8 Jan 2018, 6:14pm

The quietest route is a little convoluted

Leave Fareham on West Street then turn into teh ALDI car park and follow a cycle track across the Gillies

As you join Redlands Lane, turn left and proceed along the road until you join the Bus Rapid Transit Scheme. This will take you on a quiet route share with the odd bus to where it stops at the Hutfield Link.

Carry straight on alongtheu old railway track and you are traffic free into Gosport at Spring Garden Lane. Carry on straight across to Mumby road and a short on road ride to the Ferry

So in summary Fareham to the Gillies - Average town centre road
Gillies to Redlands Lane - mixed use traffic free

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Redlands lane to BRT - minor urban road


Redlands Land to Hutfield link - superbly surfaced road only shared with the occasional bus, who give you stacks of room. You will only meet 2 or 3 in teh entire length

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Hutfield Link to Spring Garden Lane - mixed use traffic free with occasional road crossing

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Spring Garden Lane - Ferry - average town centre road


This link download the cycle map

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Re: Fareham to Gosport ( ferry pier )

Postby Cunobelin » 8 Jan 2018, 6:25pm

From Redlands Lane to Hutfield




Just after Hutfield (Holbrook) - you would join from the right at 0:55


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Re: Fareham to Gosport ( ferry pier )

Postby TerryField » 9 Jan 2018, 8:51am

Brilliant advice - thanks everyone

Cheers

Terry

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Re: Fareham to Gosport ( ferry pier )

Postby francovendee » 9 Jan 2018, 9:04am

Cunobelin,

I know the area a little but I've not cycled there for 25 years or more so your video was very interesting. I certainly remember it as quiet if you managed to keep off the main roads.

Out of curiosity what camera did you take the video with and what was the software showing speed and elevation?

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Re: Fareham to Gosport ( ferry pier )

Postby squeaker » 9 Jan 2018, 11:34am

Graham wrote:The old main road I used to cycle along was bad 50 years ago...
Nah, as a lad (AKA young eejit) I distinctly recall drafting the old Provincial buses, which seemed to have a top speed of circa 20mph :roll: Probably not feasible with current buses, and Cunobelin's route looks far safer :lol:
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Re: Fareham to Gosport ( ferry pier )

Postby Cunobelin » 9 Jan 2018, 4:43pm

francovendee wrote:Cunobelin,

I know the area a little but I've not cycled there for 25 years or more so your video was very interesting. I certainly remember it as quiet if you managed to keep off the main roads.

Out of curiosity what camera did you take the video with and what was the software showing speed and elevation?



Sorry - neither is mine, they we're simply links offf YouTube

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Re: Fareham to Gosport ( ferry pier )

Postby manybikes » 9 Jan 2018, 4:58pm

+1, Cunobelin beat me to it. Really easy and stress free. You will see all sorts of cyclists on it.