Into the Forest - Strong Plus
Friday 29th March at 9.00am 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.
|Cycling time||Ride distance||Suitable for||Distance from me||Ride level|
|170 Mins||37 Miles||11+ (children 11-15 with adult) Not all rides are suitable for everyone. This will tell you if the ride is suitable for you and/or your friends and family.||? Miles||
Challenging You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to be fairly fit to take part in Challenging ride. As well as covering a good distance, there may well be a few hills along the way! If you fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you.
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- Starting Point & Postcode
- Hengistbury Head Car Park Broadway BH6 4EN
- 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.
- 3 hours 30 mins (2 hours 50 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.
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You don’t have to be the next Bradley Wiggins, but you’ll need to know your way around a bike and be fairly fit to take part in our Challenging rides. If you’re comfortable riding with other people and fancy a fresh challenge, these rides are perfect for you. They start at around twenty miles long, and are paced at between 11 and 12 miles an hour.
Spring Series 2014
As part of our Spring Series 2014 we have scheduled a number of guided rides near you which are all about getting the best out of the bike at this time of year. This route is perfect for getting out on the bike and warming up on a crisp Spring morning! Everybody who books on and attends the ride will receive a FREE Great Britain Cycling Team water bottle.
If the steady rides have now become a breeze, then come and join us for a 37 mile loop around the New Forest. Starting out at the Hiker Café at Hengistbury Head, we first make our way over to Burley. From there we do a loop out towards Brockenhurst and back to Burley, via the beautiful scenery of Rhinefield Drive, which is lined with a mixture of large rhododendrons, azaleas and some very tall giant redwoods and firs. Back in Burley we stop off at the Old Farmhouse tea rooms for some refreshments, before we head back again to Hengistbury Head.
This is a challenging ride which is nearly 40 miles in length but, if the sun comes out, you will be rewarded by a very enjoyable morning out in the New Forest.
*After the recent weather conditions some sections of this route have become badly potholed. We have advertised this route as being accessible to all types of bikes but we recommend that road/drop handlebar bikes be ridden with caution on these sections.*
Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
Please make sure your bike is in good working order and 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 Hengitsbury Head Car Park, changes apply
- Nearest Train Station
- Christchurch Train Station, 1.8 miles
- Toilet Facilities Available?
- Yes, at At the Cafe
Meet the Ride Leaders
- Graeme Morse
- Matt Matthews
Rider Comments on the Route
Fantastic ride with great friendly company and great friendly helpful and caring ride leaders
This was supposed to be a strong plus ride. We were told during the briefing that it was an average speed of 11 mph [not strong]. I did not complete the ride and base my rating on the route being one I do on a regular basis.