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Today Liz, Dylan and I set off on a bike trip that was rather flatter than my usual. One that took in most of Hayling Island’s south beach and most of Southsea beach as well. Family bike rides may be lacking in the speed and exhilaration of fast road riding or sweeping singletrack but that doesn’t mean they have to be dull.
This ride had day long sea views, countless opportunities for ice cream and snack breaks, a brief spell of riding along a 15th century fortification, us crossing the path of the worlds longest running commercial hovercraft and even some clambering around a kiddies pirate ship. But the highlight for me was taking the bikes on the Hayling Ferry over to Eastney. There is something great about combining these two modes of transport – in this case not least because the total time to Southsea was less than it would have been to drive, but also – well it just looks cool having your bike on a ferry!
Next time – perhaps we’ll go a stage further and take the next ferry over to Gosport as well!