The Freewheel New Forest Spring Sportive, formerly part of the 'Super Series', is one of our most popular events and has become a welcome start-of-season test for many cyclists. Due to its popularity, the event runs on both a Saturday and Sunday – and usually sells out before the day. Take this as a sign that you’ll get your cycling fill from this sportive, which takes in much of the stunning New Forest on the route.
We are delighted to welcome Freewheel as new headline sponsor to the New Forest Spring this year. Freewheel is the UK’s leading network of Independent Cycle Retailers, bringing together the convenience of ordering online but backed and supported by your local independent bicycle shop. It’s your local bike shop online.
As you ride and take in the views in 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 central point Lyndhurst, 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.
Freewheel.co.uk is set to bring a whole host of perks from top cycling brands to this event, including:
Freewheel Dome - a chance to grab those last-minute sportive essentials you’ve forgotten. Freewheel will be retailing a small selection of cycling essentials.
Lazer Helmet Amnesty - bring your old bike helmet along and trade it in to get a massive 20% off a selection of brand new Lazer lids. It doesn’t matter how old your helmet is or which brand it is, just bring it over to the Lazer tent to upgrade to a new Lazer helmet.
Ridgeback Kids Test Track - if the abundance of choice is making buying a new bike for your tiny explorer a bit confusing, Freewheel is bringing a full fleet of demo bikes for young ones to test.
Shimano Free Bike Check - make sure you bike is safe to ride with a free bike check from the Shimano Tech Mechanics.
Finish Line Bike Wash - dust down your bike post-sportive at the Finish Line Bike Wash and Lube Station.
Please remember, no dogs are permitted on the grounds of Somerley Estate
As the event is likely to sell out well in advance of the event, please book early to avoid disappointment.
Freewheel isn’t just another bike website. It’s a union of independent bike shops, bringing together the convenience of online shopping and the expertise of your local store. It’s your local bike shop online.
Freewheel is bringing a host of brands and activities to the sportive expo including Lazer helmets, free Shimano Bike Checks and a super Ridgeback Kids test track. All entries to the sportive also get an exclusive 10% off discount code against their first purchase on Freewheel.co.uk (* terms & conditions apply).
Win £2,000 of cycling goodies!
There’s also a fantastic chance to win £2,000 worth of cycling goodies including a Genesis Equilibrium Disc 10 bike! Enter here.
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.
*Offer applies to SUNDAY ONLY when booking two riders only in one transaction. Excudes U16's and ends midnight 7 April 2019.
*Freewheel 10% Discount - Terms Apply see Freewheel.co.uk for details
*Competition closes midnight 15 April 2019. T&C's see Freewheel.co.uk
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.
SportivePhoto will be taking pictures of all riders at this event. Please visit www.sportivephoto.com once you have taken part in the event to view your photos!
By purchasing an event entry you agree to the UK Cycling Events terms and conditions.
Route distances and elevations are approximate and subject to change. Changes can be due to road closures or for safety reasons. Any changes will be kept to a minimum where possible.
Well organised, great routes and good support leads to excellence bike rides.Posted by Helen Evans on Wednesday, 14 August 2019