Use the public car park next to the pub.
For this ride Roger is going to lead a ride suitable for those new to mountain biking or not sure of their fitness for a normal ride. There will be a cafe stop part way round and the plan is to return to the car park at the same time as the other groups for a drink or two.
Good ride to bring partners and children. Last time we had a great time. There will be the usual fast and medium groups out.
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Roger's info on the ride
Sunday 1st March 2020 - the Happy Cheese, Ashurst. This ride has been selected by the committee as being suitable for newcomers and beginners. As before, and as is our usual arrangment, we will have groups of cyclists comprising riders of matching ability so that each group is neither too fast nor too slow for those making up the group. Amongst these several groups, there will be one group being lead by me (Roger Shephard) that will aim to welcome riders new to New Force and riders who may be taking their first steps to cycling off-road. What this means in reality is that we have chosen an easily accessible tarmac car park on the edge of the forest at Ashurst. The ride starts adjacent to the pub and from here we can go through Woodlands, on along to Lyndhurst, Boltons Bench, Denny Lodge area and back by a circular route taking us through Deerleap or we might go on an elliptical route to Brockenhurst and back. Whichever route we choose on the day, it is planned to be a more relaxed outing with an opportunity to stop in Lyndhurst or Brockenhurst or somewhere else not yet selected where we can have a cuppa and a slice of cake to fortify us at approximately the half way stage, and the distance travelled overall will be manageable for people not used to extended riding sessions. Whichever way we choose, at the end of it all there will still be an opportunity to visit to The Happy Cheese pub so we can all swap stories about how much we enjoyed it.
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