New Forest On and Offshore

Description

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

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.

Mandatory Route. There may be one or more 'secret' controls. This year there will be a proper 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. Lymington to Yarmouth and back on the 0710 sailing. Cost £19.40. Check for Seniors discounts and offers which sometimes include Tesco Clubcard etc. Book here: https://www.wightlink.co.uk/book. For your return sailing consider how long a hilly 102km ride with stops will take. Relevant return sailings are at 05 minutes past the hour. As foot passengers with bikes you will always be allowed on to a different return sailing if you are early or late. 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. We will be using a cafe control in Bembridge again. 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 finish at Lymington Community Centre about 1.5 kms from the ferry terminal start location.

Event Date and Location

Distance:
200 km (206 km) in 13h44
Time:
06:55 to finish by 20:39
Starting from:
Lymington, Wightlink Ferry Terminal
Fee:
£10.00
Closing Date:
Sun 11 Sep 2022
Please Note:
This is an updated event - these details have changed in some significant way, relative to previously published information

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

Speed:
15-30 km/h
Climb:
0m
AAA:
0
Category:
BR
Body:
Cycling New Forest
Audax Points:
2
Event No:
22-489

Organiser Information

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

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Routesheet:
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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

Start Location

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Route Map

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