Hello Oakley Pedalers
THIS SATURDAY + New route added
Dig out your OP kit as this Saturday the 20th April is the first of our annual away day rides. This year’s first event is the ever popular New Forest trip, a ride that was unfortunately washed out last year by inclement weather. Fingers crossed that the weather Gods are happy and suntan cream will be the order of the day, there’s nothing better than riding through the Forest with your fellow OP’ers, let’s make this one a good one!
Travelling time from Oakley to the meeting point is about an hour, if desired you can meet at the Oakley Lay-by at 07:30 to travel together or make your own way. Everybody should aim to be at the Burley Cricket Green by 08:30 so that the groups can be assembled for a roll out at 09:00. The post code for the meet point is BH24 4AP, the parking is free. Please ensure that you have your desired route on your navigation device.
Click the following link to view Burley Cricket Car Park on Google Maps
Those who wish to stop mid ride for coffee and cake can make a short deviation from the route when approaching Brockenhurst, there appears to be several cafe’s along the main street that will be able to slate thirsts, Beaulieu also has some cafe’s but on some routes this maybe a tad early..
At the end of the ride, it has been usual for riders to head for the Old Farmhouse Restaurant and Tea Rooms as you enter Burley on the right, a decent brew and food can be found here.
Routes for the New Forest away day
Please make sure that you download the routes before heading off. If you are not sure on how to do this the just speak to one of the committee or ask someone, so they can point you in the right direction.
We have just added an aditional route for anyone who would like to do a century. Check out the “New Forest (Route 4)” below
|Route name||Route Address||Distance||Elevation||Wahoo Route||Garmin Route|
|New Forest (Route 1)||Burley Village Green, BH24||40 miles||1,457ft|
|New Forest (Route 2)||Burley Village Green, BH24||52 miles||1654ft|
|New Forest (Route 3)||Burley Village Green, BH24||67 miles||2096ft|
|New Forest (Route 4)||Burley Village Green, BH24||100 miles||4,164ft|