New Forest On and Offshore
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.
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