New Forest

Sunday 19 Jun 2016Brockenhurst Sixth Form College, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZE15 mile (family-friendly), 30 miles (short), 45 miles (medium), 60 miles (long) - mileages approximate

This ride has now passed.

Well done all riders who took part in Sunday's New Forest ride!
The link to view/purchase the photos will be available here once they are ready to view:

Rider photos

If you need to contact Bike Events staff at the start/finish site this Sunday 19th June you can call us on 07936 271615. This number will only be active between 08.00 and 17:30 this Sunday. We will give out Medical Emergency and Mechanics/Pick-up phone numbers at the Start line.

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

"My 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 I recognized and pubs I'd been to. Thank you for making most of the last 10 miles downhill! This really helped our tiring legs!" Adrian Barker

Map - click for larger version

Ride Details


Brockenhurst Sixth Form College, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZE


Brockenhurst Sixth Form College, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZE


15 mile (family-friendly), 30 miles (short), 45 miles (medium), 60 miles (long) - mileages approximate

Challenge rating

Long 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.

Start times

60, 45 and 30 mile cyclists: 8:00am - 10:00am at a time to suit you! (15 mile family route: anytime between 9.30am - 10.15am)


Adult Entry (15 mile) (£9.50)
Adult Entry Pack (30, 45, 60 miles) (£18.50)
Children's Entry (16 & under) (£5.00)
Student Entry (£12.50)
Team Entry (Enter total no. required. Price per person) (£18.00)
Kid's Entry (15 mile) (£3.50)

Other info

Minimum 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 and wear a helmet.

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

It is recommended that all riders 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.

All cyclists taking part in the New Forest bike ride must follow the New Forest Cycling Code

For answers to common queries about our rides, please see our ONLINE FAQs

Ride Gradings

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).

Getting here by car

The college is located on the A337 in Brockenhurst - the route in will be signed. Car parking is £2.00 all day.

Getting here by train

Brockenhurst 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

Sorry, no photographer on this ride

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 47,000 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 600 men are diagnosed with the much rarer penile cancer
Behind each statistic is a man; a father, son, brother, grandfather or friend.

Paul, pictured below, 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!
0203 745 7315

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
Registered in England with the Charity Commission No 1080540. Company Registered in England No. 3963360