Deerleap Delight

Saturday 16th March 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
Entrance to Ashurst Campsite on A35 Lyndhurst Road Near to Ashurst (New Forest) Train Station SO40 7AR
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 45 mins  (1 hours 5 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


What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in Southampton

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.

Explore the wonderful woodland tracks of Deerleap on this 6.5 mile ride. As we cycle through the paths, make sure to keep an eye out for the local residents - the deer! A fabulous ride for those new or returning to off-road riding, with just a few hills to navigate, through the beautiful surroundings of the New Forest.

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 near Happy Cheese pub and Ashurst Station
Nearest Train Station
Ashurst (New Forest) Station, 0.2 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!
  • Anthony Owen
    Anthony Owen Hi, my name is Tony I am lucky to live in between the boundaries of the magnificent New Forest and Bournemouth with its beuatiful coastline so I have some big varied playgrounds on my doorstep! I ride both mountain and road bikes depending on the mood and am as equally happy on either. My ethos is that everyone on a ride, no matter what their experience or ability has the opportunity to fully enagage in whatever event they choose to do. Navigating these areas is a brilliant and relaxed way to start, or indeed progress your cycling journey. Looking forward to seeing you on the next Sky Ride!

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Richard Wilkerson Saturday 8th October Another highly enjoyable ride, in good company. This time through some of the New Forest

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