Cycle Ride via Lepe (32 Miles)

Approx 32 mile route starting from Boltons Bench car park in Lyndhurst.

Lunch at the Lepe Café and stops for (or tea/coffee) break in Beaulieu if required. Mainly minor roads, very little off road no swamps so you can leave the flippers at home.

Usual thing - mountain bike (or hybrid) needed, helmet compulsory NO HELMET NO RIDE, bring spare inner tube(s) / puncture repair kit and lights if in case of late return to car park etc

For people who like to know these things, the approx route can be viewed here

Meet at 10.15 am to set off at 10.30 am.

For anyone running late, or who has to cancel last minute, my mobile no is[masked] 53291.

To cover the costs of running the group (Meetup fees are £90 / year ) Louise does ask for a £5 / yr voluntary contribution once you've done 3 or more rides - payment link is on NFA home page down LHS.

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  • Karla

    hi all you guys who know about these things - I've been looking at Decathlon and other cycle websites, and now found a PINK ! bike on Amazon and wondered if anyone could comment pls? I realise it doesn't have the lockout on the front suspension that many have recommended, but it's light, has quick release wheels (I think) and IT's PINK did I mention...? and it's got the right kind of gears and simple brakes which I wanted...........

    any opinions please? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lombardo-Alverstone-Ladies-Lightweight-Performance/dp/B004XBC4XS/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t

    thanks
    PS - Jenny, you could borrow it any time I can't get out, to match your top too :)

    1 · December 9, 2013

    • Fiona

      Thanks ladies, I feel like an old bore now - but hope you understand as I get over 100 emails every day !!

      2 · December 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Iv facilitated the email swaps. Fiona gets 100 emails a day, mainly offering blue pills or offers of looking after cash for nigerian people.

      2 · December 12, 2013

  • Fiona

    What a beautiful ride and such great weather..... Nice mix off on and off road and a couple of water dips !!.....I did start to break out in a cold sweat as we got very close to the infamous swamp!!!....thanks to the 2 Steve's for organising and leading

    2 · December 8, 2013

    • Laura

      Evolving into Yoda no, but he has the potential to become a jedi, just need to control the force a bit more! ;-)

      1 · December 9, 2013

    • Steve

      And the staying upright bit

      1 · December 10, 2013

  • Michael H.

    I knew I would miss something, so gutted I didn't witness Steve's fall it would have been worth the admission fee...lol

    Glad everyone enjoyed themselves and missing you loads guys.

    December 8, 2013

    • Nikki A.

      I missed you fall. But just remember be is something like a fall, that probably bruised a little - both !! Remember you make a lot of people in the group happy with your infectious funny antics, personality and smile....

      1 · December 9, 2013

    • Nikki A.

      Both meaning pride and body btw...!!

      December 9, 2013

  • Laura

    Thank you to the Steves to be sensible and not dragging Karla and myself in the marshy bogs. I promise new bike soon! Actually if anybody has recommendations on women off-road bike, please send me a message. Stuart: must have more than one gear! :)))

    1 · December 9, 2013

  • Steve

    Fun ride. Highlight - Steve taking himself out. Sympathy - none

    3 · December 8, 2013

    • Fiona

      Shower cap with flashing light on top next time !!

      2 · December 8, 2013

    • Laura

      All surving... barely. Too funny Steve falling from basically standing still. ;-) What a great day out! Thank you guys! X

      2 · December 8, 2013

  • Karla

    Great day out again with a great group of people, and the Forest looking fabulous. Good to see you all, and thanks as ever to the two Steves for leadership and support and all the laughs. Hope not too long till I catch up with you all again, as working varied shifts thru Dec.

    2 · December 8, 2013

  • Norman A.

    I'm having to pull out not to well

    December 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Okay Norman. Thanks for the heads up. Steve

      December 8, 2013

    • Jenny P.

      Hope you feel better soon

      December 8, 2013

  • Michael H.

    Hey guys I'm having to pull out. My shoulder is still not right since that fall, I must have done more to it than I figured. It's very frustrating to miss joining you all. Have fun and I hope I'll be back soon.

    December 7, 2013

    • Steve

      Do you want one of us to knock Steve off for you?

      1 · December 7, 2013

    • Karla

      Really sorry to hear it Mike - I've been looking out for you and wanting to know how you're doing. Must be frustrating not to be able to do your usual activities. Did you get the GP to give an opinion/xray?

      December 7, 2013

  • Michael H.

    I was looking forward to meeting you too Fiona the Iron Lady. Try to stay ahead of Steve as much as you can...LOL No offence Steve!

    December 7, 2013

    • Laura

      "Iron Lady"!!!?! Oh boy... I think I'm in trouble. :-(

      December 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Fiona isn't that bad. At least she can stay upright on her bike

      December 7, 2013

  • Steve

    I'll be riding over from Ashurst tomorrow if anyone wants to join me

    December 7, 2013

    • Steve

      Cool. About 10.00?

      December 7, 2013

    • Tina C.

      Ok see you at 10

      December 7, 2013

  • Steve

    Anyone driving on Sunday morning, be aware that the police are doing speed checks in the forest at the moment. If you get stopped, they'll also ask you to do a breathalyser test

    December 4, 2013

    • Laura

      I'll have to be careful then as company Christmas do is the night before. Thank you Steve! I might bike there or test my bike rack assembling skills. :)

      December 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Im passing your way if you need a lift

      1 · December 5, 2013

  • Graham

    Sorry, can't make it now

    December 5, 2013

  • Pam G.

    Hi Louise, can't make Sunday now as have a video guy coming to film - couldn't say no! Will catch up with you the following week at Deerleap. Have fun and wrap up warm! Pam x
    PS did you get the links?

    December 2, 2013

  • Laura

    Can't wait! :-)

    1 · December 2, 2013

  • Nikki A.

    maybe

    November 16, 2013

  • Andy

    Sorry, cant make this one as I am taking part in the Wiggle New Forest Epic event.

    November 9, 2013

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