New Forest On and Offshore


206km cycling event starting from Lymington, Wightlink Ferry Terminal. Controls at Bembridge Harbour View Cafe and Lymington., plus 4 information controls.

Scenic lap of the Isle of Wight followed by a loop of the New Forest and coastline. IMPORTANT SEE FERRY BOOKING INFO BELOW.
NOTE: Finish close 2134 hrs. Not as shown on this page.

EVENT MOVED EARLIER THIS YEAR FOR MORE FREQUENT FERRIES. Mandatory Route. There may be one or more 'secret' controls. Community Hall finish in Lymington with hot food and all the trimmings included in the entry fee. Brevet Cards are given out before you board the 07:10 ferry in Lymington. Ride time starts from scheduled dismbarkation at Yarmouth IoW. (07:50) PLEASE BOOK A DAY RETURN BEFORE ENTERING AND ENTRY IS GUARANTEED. (COST AT TIME OF WRITING £20.80) Lymington to Yarmouth and back on the 07:10 sailing. Check for Seniors discounts and offers which sometimes include Tesco Clubcard etc. Book here: For your return sailing consider how long a hilly 102km ride with stops will take. Relevant return sailings are currently at 1205, not recommended, why rush? 1305, 1405, 1505. There is a cafe control and approximately 15 minutes to allow for the Cowes chain ferry. Foot passengers with bikes will always be allowed on to a different Wightlink return sailing if you are early or late. A further, much easier and faster 104 kms remain after your 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. cafe control in Bembridge near the eastern point. A return through the sailing capital of Cowes (small chain ferry, £1) 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 beaches and saltmarsh nature reserves and finish at Lymington Community Centre about 1.5 kms from the ferry terminal start location. Finish time on this page is automatically generated. I can't amend it but the actual close is 2134 hrs due to the unusual start arrangements

Event Date and Location

200 km (206 km) in 13h44
07:00 to finish by 20:44
Starting from:
Lymington, Wightlink Ferry Terminal

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Event Information

15-30 km/h
Cycling New Forest
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Organiser Information

David Smethurst

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Camping near start
Camping near start
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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

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