Hayling Island is set up perfectly for cycling. A quiet cycle route swept us through a tunnel of trees from Havant train station to Langstone Bridge - the crossing point to Hayling. The Hayling Billy track then follows the old railway line that used to carry my dad to his boyhood summer holidays on the island. The train stopped running in 1963, and now the route takes cyclists away from the traffic clogged road, along the west coast past a nature reserve, mudflats and rapeseed fields.
|Rapeseed field near Newton|
|Lunch at the Sunset Cafe|
|Shingle banks facing Portsmouth|
|Beach huts and esplanade terracing|
|Hayling Light Railway sits next to the fun fair|
|looking over to Wittering|
|Sand dunes by the sailing club|