New Forest On and Offshore

Description

206km cycling event starting from Lymington, Wightlink Ferry Terminal. Controls at Lymington., plus 5 information controls.

This event has a mandatory route - you should follow the route instructions as closely as possible.

The return of a classic scenic ride starting with a loop of the Isle of Wight then a loop in the New Forest and Avon Valley.
IMPORTANT! PLEASE BOOK A FERRY TICKET (SEE BELOW) PRIOR TO ENTRY, AND ENTRY IS GUARANTEED.

EDIT: SINCE PUBLICATION PROBLEMS AFFECTING HOSPITALITY IN LYMINGTON AND EVERYWHERE ELSE MEAN THAT THE PROMISED PUB GARDEN FINISH ISN'T POSSIBLE. WE WILL BE FINISHING IN A CONSERVATORY/GAZEBO. a SIMPLE HOT DISH AND DRINKS WILL BE PROVIDED INCLUDED IN ENTRY FEE. Brevet Cards are given out before you board the 07:25 ferry in Lymington. Ride time starts from scheduled dismbarkation at Yarmouth IoW. (08:05) Please book a day return with Wightlink, Lymington to Yarmouth and back on the 0725 sailing. Cost £18.40. Book here: https://www.wightlink.co.uk/book. For your return sailing consider how long a rolling 102km ride with stops will take. Relevant return sailings are at 05 minutes past the hour from 1205 to 1605. As foot passengers with bikes it is unheard of not to be allowed on to a different sailing, particularly in the middle of the day. A further 104 kms remain after return to Lymington.

The ride takes in the spectacular Needles and south west cliffs of the Island cutting inland through the lanes reaching the easternmost point at Bembridge. A return through the sailing capital of Cowes and the Solent shore leads to a return ferry from Yarmouth to Lymington and a jaunt among the forest ponies. Pass the majestic trees of the Ornamental Drives to the Avon Valley and the quiet lanes skirting Cranborne Chase. Then a fast run back to the coast passing saltmarsh nature reserves and finally a pub garden finish control.

Event Date and Location

Distance:
200 km (206 km) in 13h44
Time:
07:25 to finish by 21:09
Starting from:
Lymington, Wightlink Ferry Terminal
Fee:
£6.00

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Please Note:
This is an updated event - these details have changed in some significant way, relative to previously published information

PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age. We are currently unable to accept online entries for non-member riders under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please complete a postal entry. Parents should note the information on the entry form and be aware that this is an individual ride without leaders.

Event Information

Speed:
15-30 km/h
Climb:
0m
AAA:
0
Category:
BR
Body:
Cycling New Forest
Audax Points:
2
Event No:
21-489

Organiser Information

Organiser:
David Smethurst
Email:
smethbike@gmail.com
Phone:
n/a
Website:

The following extra information has been provided by the event organiser

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Routesheet:
No Route sheet uploaded
GPS:
No Route GPS file uploaded

Facilities

Camping near start
Camping near start
GPS files available from organiser
GPS files available from organiser
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
'shoestring' event, few or no facilities or AUK controllers
'shoestring' event, few or no facilities or AUK controllers

Start Location

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Route Map

no route map supplied

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