Spring Series 2014 - The 'Ancient' New Forest Circular

Sunday 23rd March 2014 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
Green Park car park Wimpson Lane, Redbridge SO16 4QF
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 20 mins  (2 hours 20 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.
Hybrid (road tyres), Road 
Suitable for Child Trailers
Accessible Route Accessible routes have been British Cycling assessed, with guidance from disability charities - meaning they are suitable for the majority of adaptive bikes. The route will have no or low levels of traffic, there will be plenty of space and will have a good surface throughout
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in Southampton

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.

This circular route takes you into the New Forest National Park which is believed to have the highest concentration of ancient trees in Western Europe. The route then heads onto Eling village where you can paddle in Beaulieu river before heading across the wide open expanse to Lyndhurst. Return via the greenery of Minstead and Woodlands villages.

Additional Information

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 Green Park car park
Nearest Train Station
Redbridge train station, 0.5 miles  
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Green Park car park  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Stuart Simpson
    Stuart Simpson ** Unavailable due to broken arm . shoulder injury ***** Communicated to Sky ride local team **
  • Carly Halford
    Carly Halford
  • Martin Warren
    Martin Warren
  • Peter French
    Peter French

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Suzanne Baker Monday 8th August great route, v good ride leaders, good welcoming atmosphere
  • Susan Davies Sunday 7th August
  • Alan Davis Thursday 4th August
  • maggie chalmers Thursday 4th August This is a really lovely route, especially the section from Minstead back to Southampton.

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