Unfortunately, we have had to postpone this event. More information as to why and what you need to do can be found below.
EVENT POSTPONED: UPDATED 17/03/2020
It is with great sadness that we have today made the difficult but responsible decision to postpone this event, due to the ongoing situation regarding the Coronavirus.
We have been monitoring all government recommendations and therefore based on the latest information and in the interest of staff and rider safety and putting the greater needs of the wider community at the forefront, it’s the most responsible thing to do. We ask for your patience while we evaluate the next steps in this ever-changing situation. We will aim to be in touch with you again via email within the next 72 hours regarding the ride credit, transfer or refund options available.
If you would still like to earn a medal for the New Forest Spring, you can enter our Virtual Challenge where you need to cycle 100-miles (Epic route distance) indoors or out and send us proof of completion. More information can be found here: New Forest Spring 100-mile virtual challenge
Discover the beauty of spring in the New Forest. Starting from the grounds of the splendid Somerley House estate, The New Forest Spring Sportive offers three stunning Hampshire routes, catering for all abilities of cyclist. Whilst the short route is perfect for those new to cycling sportives, the epic and standard routes offer the more experienced rider a great early season challenge.
Now in its 11th year, the New Forest Spring Sportive is one of our most popular events and has become a welcome start-of-season test for many cyclists. Offering more than just the ride, you and your family can enjoy fun activities, great food, beer and music.
As you ride and take in the views of the rolling scenery, there will be a number of hills to challenge your legs – plus a test to come near the end – with short and sharp climbs popping up every now and again to keep you on your toes. Beautiful New Forest villages of Sway, Beaulieu and Lepe are passed through before you head north and back into the centre of the district.
Quickly in and out of Lyndhurst at the halfway point, you’ll soon take on the events major climb of the day, just outside Nomansland. It’s steep, but fairly short, so you should be able to dispose of this quickly and continue on your way. From here, it’s downhill all the way – with one spiky hill exception around Stuckton and the final feed stop – as you roll back around the edges of the Forest, towards Ringwood, and claim your medal at the finish line.
The New Forest Spring runs on both a Saturday and Sunday, due to its popularity, and offers far more than just a ride. When you return from your scenic journey through Hampshire’s finest forest, you can choose from a selection of options in our food village, grab a post-ride pint from the beer tent and chill in the sunshine listening to great tunes from the band.
This event caters for everyone and is the perfect place to bring the whole family, so why not make a weekend of it?
This is a very popular event and has sold out quickly in previous years. Tickets are limited.
You are currently viewing the Saturday event. If you wish to enter the Sunday event, please visit here: New Forest Spring Sunday
We ask all riders to read and observe the New Forest Cycling Code: www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/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.