Monarch’s Way ride

Planned routes for the 100 mile Monarch’s Way ride in aid of Findon St John the Baptist school PTA with donations going towards new playground markings in particular.

Total ride length will be around 160miles and 13,000 ft to be climbed primarily because much of the actual route taken by Charles II was on what are now footpaths so we will have to use bridle paths and roads approximating to his route.

Day 1 – Wincanton to Salisbury which will be about 40miles and require climbing a total of around 2,800ft..

Day 2 – Salisbury to Winchester – 30 miles & 2,100ft

Day 3 Winchester to Rowlands Castle – 34 miles & 2,600ft


Day 4 Rowlands Castle to Findon – 37 miles & 3,700ft

Day 5 – Findon to Shoreham via Brighton – 23 miles & 2,100ft


The full Monarch’s Way route following the battle of Worcester was as below:


Monarch’s Way ride in aid of Findon St John the Baptist PTA appeal for funds for playground markings.

Please donate to this worthy cause – Findon St John the Baptist school PTA Just-giving page



…and for a bit of fun you might like to see the Horrible Histories song about Charles II – the Bling King – Horrible Histories – Charles II


And finally what the Findon Gentlemen’s Cycling Club is all about –   If you would like to join us please contact us via