Brock Deer Spotting

Saturday 12th January 2013 at 10.00am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Parking Area - Tillery Road Balmer Lawn, Left turn Off Balmer Lawn Rd (B3055) SO42 7QJ
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
1 hours 55 mins  (1 hours 15 mins cycling)
Bike Type You probably don’t want to drag your road bike across bumpy trails. Maybe you want to make the most of the suspension on your mountain bike. This helps you match your ride to your bike.
Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres) 
Suitable for Child Trailers
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


Sky Ride Local in Bournemouth

If you're fairly confident on your bike on dirt and gravel surfaces and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Off-Road Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, there is barely a metre of tarmac in sight on these rides so come and enjoy the scrunch of gravel and the squelch of mud under your tyres with us! Rides are between 6 and 15 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.

Enjoy a wonderful time cycling through the New Forest National Park on this ride of just over 7 miles. If you're lucky you'll catch a glimpse of deer, ponies and donkeys along your way. This ride is definitely one for the lover of the great outdoors and will leave you wanting'll be back!

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
The minimum age for these rides is 8, there must be no child trailers or child seats, children must be capable of riding within the demands of the off-road specification.
Please bring equipment with you to repair punctures, Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait.

Car Parking
Yes, at Tillery Road (parking area just as you turn onto Tillery Road approximately 250m up from the junction with Balmer lawn road). Please note that The Standing Hat car park is closed until 30th March.
Nearest Train Station
Brockenhurst Station, 2 miles 

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Graeme Morse
    Graeme Morse I am married to Andrea, we live on the edge of the New Forest. We both cycle. I am a teacher and part time Mountain Bike guide/instructor. I have been cycling since a child and so far haven't got bored! I really enjoying sharing my passion for cycling with others. It is great to introduce new people to the sport at any level! Go Ride!
  • norman lynch
    norman lynch I retired at the end of 2012, which meant that I could then enjoy cycling 7 days a week. I have been a leader both at Moors Valley, Ferndown and Kingston Lacy for several years and became a leader with Sky 3 years ago.

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