Arboretum Drive to Burley

Sunday 3rd 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
Barrow Moor car park, Bolderwood Arboretum Ornamental Drive Off A35 Lyndhurst Road (please note the closest postcode is 5k away) BH21 4ED
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.

Join us on this beautiful 8.7 mile route on New Forest tracks followed by a short ride into the pretty village of Burley where we will stop for coffee & cake! Once suitably refreshed, we will head back to enjoy the beauty on our doorsteps that is the marvellous New Forest.

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
The minimum age for these rides is 11, there must be no child trailers or child seats, the child 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 start point, Barrow Moor car park
Nearest Train Station
Brockenhurst Station, 5 miles 
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at In Burley  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Colin Long
    Colin Long Hi I'm Colin retired Engineer and project manager, love cycling, cycle leader with East Dorset CC and National Trust. Could be classed as borne again cyclist since retiring, have many rides planed. In my forth year of involvement with Sky rides, Great team to be with.
  • Rob Doyle
    Rob Doyle This is my second year as a Sky Ride Leader. I also deliver the National Standard Cycle Training (Bikeability) all across the local area. I have recently set up a social cycling group based at Ferndown Leisure Centre - mainly off road rides on the local trails. I have discovered a real passion for cycling, especially in the last 5 years or so and I am keen to encourage more people, young and old, to get on their bikes.

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