Looking at the weather forecast going to make an early call this week and go for another off-road ride. Hopefully we can all dust off the road bikes for the Christmas ride next week.
Plan will be to meet at Beechern Wood car park in Brockenhurst as we have last couple of weeks at 0850 for an 0900 depart.
Through the woods and out at Brock Hill , across the A35 and then back on the trails uo to the Canadian War Memorial. This will be a second meeting point for anybody wanting a shorter ride. I suspect we’ll be here about 0945.
From there back off road to Ocknell’s Plain.
We’ll then tackle Hampton Ridge which will give those on MTB’s an advantage.
Roads section through Hyde, Ogdens and onto Linwood.
Then back on the trails back to the Canadian War Memorial. Down towards the Portuguese Oven and onto Lyndhurst. Coffee stop[ at Tee Total in Lyndhurst. Last leg through the woods back to Standing Hat in Brock and Balmer Lawn. Route will be around 71Km.
Route suitable for cross bikes and MTB’s. Pace will be managed to suit those on MTB’s (promise). As ever with trail rides, always a chance of change with forest operations / map errors.
Route at: https://www.strava.com/routes/11384219
Hope to see another turnout like last week.