The Round the Harbours Ride is a BHF charity ride that I've done for the last three years, and raised a bit of money for a good cause.
It is a nice 32 mile route covering Fareham, Gosport, Southsea, Havant and a trip over Portsdown Hill.
You have to get the Gosport ferry, which is quite special, but can effect your time if you just miss one.
You can get the Hayling ferry over to Hayling Island and go up the Hayling Billy, which is an old railway track, but not suitable for road tyres. The alternative route is up the Eastern Road
I'm not able to do it again this year as it clashes with a camping trip.
In 2010 I did a bit of training and got round in 3 hours 30.
In 2011, with less training I struggled round in 3 hours 48.
Last year I did it with Joe in 3 hours 13. My target had been 3:12 but I had to get my bike fixed half way round.
This year one of my goals was to get round in under 3 hours.
Today I went round in 2 hours 48!