3Down London - New Forest


300km cycling event starting from Chalfont St Peter, SL9 9QX. Controls at Pangbourne, Longstock, Fordingbridge, Alresford, Winnersh and Chalfont St Peter., plus 2 information controls.

Ride from Chalfont St Peter, NW of London, down to the New Forest and back. The price includes food at start and end, breakfast and elevenses at the first two controls.

The outward scenery is varied and attractive – the Chilterns to Pangbourne where you will get a cooked breakfast. Next, through the Kennet Valley, the Hampshire Downs, the Test Valley with its string of pretty villages and ponds to Longstock. It's a garden centre on a farm set up by the John Lewis the man. You will be offered hot drink, cake and a banana to take away. Then across the New Forest to Fordingbridge. There is a change this year that you take a loop north and go through Fordingbridge. This gives a wider range of places to get food and better shelter from the west wind. Sparsholt Info is where you can wonder at the bus shelter with a mosaic. Alresford is a small country town, terminus of the Watercress Line, with a range of eating options. One last control at Winnersh and a run back through Maidenhead to the end with long stretches lit.
Highlights of the ride include the alpaca farm just before Pangbourne, the view from the top of White Hill after Kingsclere and the Grade 1 Listed Hale Hall before Fordingbridge.

Route is subject to minor change. Routesheet and GPXs will be emailed around two weeks ahead of the event.

Event Date and Location

300 km (300 km) in 20h00
06:00 to finish by 02:00
Starting from:
Chalfont St Peter, SL9 9QX

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PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age. This can be declared by the parent/guardian making an online entry on behalf of the under 18 rider. Otherwise, although an entry can be made online, the parent/guardian should complete and sign the parental consent form available here. More information about event entry terms related to under 18 year olds is here.

Event Information

15-30 km/h
Willesden CC
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Organiser Information

Ian Oliver

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Food and/or drink may be available en route
Food and/or drink may be available en route
GPS files available from organiser
GPS files available from organiser
Secur(ish) luggage storage at start
Secur(ish) luggage storage at start
Parking at start
Parking at start
Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start &/or finish
Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start &/or finish
Toilets at Start
Toilets at Start
Youth Hostel at or near start
Youth Hostel at or near start

Start Location

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Route Map

3Down London - New Forest

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