3Down London - New Forest


312km cycling event starting from Beaconsfield Services. Controls at Pangbourne, Longstock, Fordingbridge, Alresford, Winnersh and Beaconsfield Services., plus 3 information controls.

The event is closed, completely. Entrants have been sent full details by email of the event on Saturday 18/03. If you have not seen the detail please let Ian, the organiser, know right away.

The outward scenery is varied and attractive – the Chilterns to Pangbourne with a shop and Costa. 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 John Lewis of shop fame. You will be offered hot drinks, cake and a banana to take away. Last year's cakes were described by some riders as the best ever.
Then the northern and western fringes of the New Forest via an info control to Fordingbridge. Linwood is an info next to a good pub.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 big 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. For the slower riders the view of Basingstoke after dark can be spectacular (honest).

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 (312 km) in 20h00
06:00 to finish by 02:00
Starting from:
Beaconsfield Services

This event is now closed

NON-MEMBERS are welcome but need to register first. This is free - we ask you to do this so we can verify your contact details. You only need to register once and can then enter multiple events or in future convert to paid membership.

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
Sleeping facilities en route
Sleeping facilities en route

Start Location

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Route Map

3Down London - New Forest

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