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Suitable for anyone who enjoys a reasonably active life. The pace is gentle and the terrain flat to undulating. Distances no more than 30 miles (50km).


Suitable for those with slightly more cycling experience. the terrain can be a little hillier than grade 1.5 and distances up to 45 miles (70km).


For the regular and reasonably fit cyclist. The terrain may include some challenging hills and distances up to 75 miles (110km).


These routes require a good level of fitness and stamina and feature challenging inclines and/or a longer time in the saddle. Distances can be up to 100 miles (160km).

THIS IS A SPONSORED CHARITY RIDE. Your entry fee only covers the costs of running the ride so please ask family and friends to sponsor you generously to make a real difference. THANK YOU.
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New Forest

Sunday 13 Sep 2015

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This ride has now passed.

Congratulations to all who took part in the New Forest 15, 35, 45 & 60 25 mile bike rides on Sunday. Pictures taken by the photographer are now available to view and purchase via the link below!

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A beautiful ride through the New Forest, helping to raise vital funds for Orchid Cancer Care - the testicular cancer charity.

There's a choice of four routes, all starting and finishing in Brockenhurst. The three longer routes cross a landscape of open vistas and autumnal woodlands while quiet roads and gentle hills make the shorter rides ideal for families.

Family-friendly Route - 15 miles - following forest tracks so nearly all traffic-free. NOT suitable for racing bikes!

"My first ever cycling event and absolutely loved it. It was tough up some of those hills, but well worth it!!!" T.W

"Just wanted to say thanks to whoever designed the route for the Orchid New Forest ride yesterday - amazing!" D.R

"I just wanted you to know that a friend and I completed the 47 mile circuit this Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed the ride. It was really well organised and clearly marked and well marshalled. All the riders were friendly and the route was so pretty. I know the New Forest well and passed lots of places that I had done walks or pubs I had been to. We also would like to thank you for making most of the last 10 miles downhill!!! This really helped our rapidly tiring legs!" A. B.

Ride Details
StartBrockenhurst Sixth Form College, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZE
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FinishBrockenhurst Sixth Form College, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZE
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Distance15 mile (family-friendly), 30 miles (short), 45 miles (medium), 60 miles (long) - mileages approximate
Challenge RatingLong route Medium route Short route Family-friendly route ELEVATION INFO (TOTAL CLIMB): 60 mile route 2340ft. / 45 mile route 1540ft. / 30 mile route 990ft. / 15 mile route 700ft.
Getting There: CarThe college is located on the A337. Car parking is £2.00 all day.
Getting There: TrainBrockenhurst train station is close by - follow our signs to the start. Please check with operator regarding carriage of bikes.
National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484 950
www.nationalrail.co.uk
Start Times07:30am-08:45am 60 mile route only ;Thereafter anytime between 08:45 and 10:15am at a time to suit you!
Local Infowww.thenewforest.co.uk
www.hampshirecyclingbandb.co.uk
http://inewforest.co.uk
http://www.our-land.co.uk/
Other InfoMinimum age is 14 years on 45 and 60 mile routes, 10 years on 30 mile route & 7 years on 15 mile route.
Riders under 16 must be accompanied by an adult over 18..

Road bike / hybrid / mountain bike suitable on medium / long routes
Hybrid / mountain bike suitable only on short route.

All riders are required to wear a helmet. A selection of helmets will be available for purchase on the day.

All riders are required to wear a helmet. A selection of helmets will be available for purchase on the day.

** We recommend that all riders have both bike and personal liability insurances as we cannot be held responsible for damage, loss or theft of your bike or personal items or personal liability.**

GPX routes are available after you have signed up.

For answers to common queries about our rides, please see our ONLINE FAQs
PricingAdult Entry (15 mile) (£9.50)
Kid's Entry (15 mile) (£3.50)
Student Entry (£12.50)
Adult Entry Pack (30, 45, 60 miles) (£18.50)
Children's Entry (16 & under) (£5.00)
Team Entry (Enter total no. required. Price per person) (£18.00)

SUPPORT SERVICESRULES OF THE RIDERIDE PREPARATION

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Orchid is the only registered charity in the UK dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of men affected by male cancer and their families.

* Over 41,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and sadly 10,000
do not survive. This equates to one man dying every hour
* Over 2,200 men every year are affected by testicular cancer. This
means that every day, 6 men are diagnosed and nearly 50% of those are aged under 35
* A further 500 men are diagnosed with the much rarer penile cancer
Behind each statistic is a man; a father, son, brother, grandfather or friend.

Paul was diagnosed in April 2014 when his son was just 7 months old. The next day he was in hospital having an Orchidectomy to remove the tumour. 2 weeks later he received the incredible news that the Cancer was non aggressive and had been caught at a stage where he did not require any chemotherapy. Paul and his family had never been so relieved.

Join us now and help tackle male cancer!

www.orchid-cancer.org.uk
0203 745 7315

THIS IS A SPONSORED CHARITY RIDE. Your entry fee only covers the costs of running the ride so please ask family and friends to sponsor you generously to make a real difference. THANK YOU
It makes a huge difference to Orchid's work. So please get as many sponsors as you can, £20 could fund 200 public awareness leaflets which is vital to help save lives. You can set up an online fundraising page at www.justgiving.com
Registered in England with the Charity Commission No 1080540. Company Registered in England No. 3963360

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