Event Venue: Somerley House,
Hampshire, BH24 3PS
The New Forest 100 cycling event is hugely popular and rated highly by previous riders who continue to come back year after year. Starting from the stunning Somerley Estate, riders will weave through the New Forest with the first blushes of autumn colour present in the National Parks foliage - transforming the forest into a southern English wonderland.
Much like our spring New Forest event, which runs earlier in the year, the New Forest 100 Sportive also takes pride in being a ‘must-do’ on many cyclists’ tick lists and this one gives you the option of conquering a 100-miles. The combination of the mollifying scenery and the relatively low climbing elevation on the 100-mile route has resulted in this ride selling out long before the day on each of the years it has run. For those who choose it, the 100-mile route could potentially be one of the easiest century rides you’ll do.
New Forest Cycling
You’ll start your ride by crossing the River Avon and soon head into the pretty New Forest village of Ringwood. Threading through country lanes on the outskirts of the Park, you’ll soon head into the Forest itself and through the small villages of Bransgore and Burley. You’ll almost certainly come across free-roaming New Forest ponies, and maybe cattle or donkeys – slow down and give them a wide berth when they are on or beside the road.
Once at the village of Furzley, epic rote riders will head off for a long loop along the sheltered back lanes east of Salisbury, taking in attractive scenery in such areas as Kent’s Oak, Dunsbridge (home of the stately home Mottisfont) and West Tithersley. Once the extra miles have been added, it’s time to rejoin the main route as you ride back to the other side of the River Avon and head through Cranborne, Verwood and Three Legged Cross on the way back to the finish line. The short and punchy climbs will suit the budding puncheurs on the sportive circuit.
Post-ride we will be celebrating all your achievements, big or small, with music, entertainment and great food. This event has a festival feel so bring your friends and family along for a great day in the New Forest.
- Route: Epic
- Distance: 100 Miles
- Route: Standard
- Distance: 60 Miles
- Route: Short
- Distance: 30 Miles
We ask all riders to read and observe the New Forest Cycling Code: http://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/things-to-do/cycling/cycling-code/
Please take the time to watch our video containing some simple guidelines about cycling through the New Forest.
Please note that no dogs are allowed at the event venue.
What else is included?
What else is included?
- Facilities and parking
- Mechanical support
- Medical support
- Full route marking
- 3rd Party Rider public liability insurance
- Feed Stops
- Energy food and drink
- Electronic chip timing
- Online results
- Online certificates
- Bespoke Finisher medal
- Finisher gifts
- Pick-up wagons
What else is available?
- Recovery zone
- Massage from Six Physio
- Event village
- Food and Drink
- Live music
- Kids activities
- Photos by SportivePhoto
- MORE INFO ABOUT OUR EVENTS
*Under 16 admin fee
*Under 16 admin fee
We want to encourage young riders to enjoy the pleasure of cycling. That's why all riders under 16 years old only have to pay a small fee to cover the entry process. All under 16 riders must be accompanied by a paying adult. Valid ID will be requested on the day.
Times and Awards
Times and Awards
Although all our rides are non competitive events (i.e. not races), most people still like to know how well they've done. With this in mind we will time each participants ride. When you complete your ride your time will be calculated and these timings, along with the timing award you achieved, will be displayed on our results page. Each rider will receive a timing award of either; bronze, silver or gold, depending on their average speed. Of course, some riders aren't bothered about all these awards and just cycle for the experience and stunning scenery.
What our customers say about us
I would just like to say a big thank you to all the marshals and support mechanics on the Wattbike Falkirk Ride on Sunday; the guys were absolutely amazing. We had several issues en route including punctures, cramps, a crash and ever-decreasing morale, but these guys supported us right to the bitter end and got us through the epic course. I have never attended such a well-organised event; even the signage was spot on. So well done and thank you!
well organised event. The new forest route was stunning with beautiful wild life on the way
Just completed the Eye up in Rippon the Standard absolutely brilliant well organised and good signage. Have done a few e events this year. 2020 I will be in my 80th year so looking forward to taking part in UK Cycling Events.
A great day out with great staff and well planned.
Brilliantly organised event! I'm very new to cycling and did this event on my own but still chatted to lots of people and had a great day! Would definitely recommend UKCE to everyone! To top it off it was a lovely warm day in the beautiful New Forest! Excellent
I completed the Ay Up Yorkshire this weekend. The EPIC course was my first 100mile ride, and I really enjoyed the challenge. The big climbs are close enough to home to give them another go!
Really well-organised, excellent course signs, and great to see medical support available out one the course.😀👍
Superb organisation and in ride support. The New Forest event was the best-organised event I completed in 2019
Had one amazing experience. My first 100 miles on the bike in amazing route, friendly staff. Really recommend UK cycling events. Can not wait for the next one.
Did the Watt Bike 40 mile Sportive today, had a lovely time. Great route on quiet roads with challenging hills, all well signposted and a lovely atmosphere. The marshalls & staff deserve a special thank you for standing out for hours in truly gruesome weather. The feed station was well stocked with all needs catered for, the bike wash stocked up with Muc-off products and the soup at the end were the icing on the cake. Southwell racecourse had brilliant facilities. Shame about the weather being freezing cold & sooo wet but totally worth it, had a lot of fun. Thank you to all involved.
I went on the Box Hill sportive. It was a very well organized event, with marshals at the busiest junctions and signage at every junction, plus feed stations. There was a proper start/finish line with chip timing. The route was downloadable in advance as a .gpx file. Very nice scenery in the surrey hills area of outstanding natural beauty.