The New Forest Rattler

The New Forest offers some great cycling and some spectacular scenery. There are sections with long open straights that are truly exhilarating, some punchy hills, and also some longer gradual climbs. The maximum gradient is at Blissford hill near the end of each route where you will encounter a 25% climb. This is a short sharp climb that looks like a wall as you approach it.

The routes have been designed to encounter as little traffic as possible, and there are minimal miles on bigger roads. In places the routes narrow to single lanes and extra care will need to be taken on these sections. Riders will also need to be extremely careful when passing any of the livestock that reside in this wonderful part of the country. Horses in particular tend to get easily spooked by passing cyclists, so please take care while enjoying what has become a favourite fixture in many people's cycling calendar.

The 102 mile epic route offers the more experienced sportive rider a fantastic challenge, and completely showcases the fantastic New Forest National Park. Be warned though - the last 20 miles of the epic route are the hilliest!

When?
Sunday 20 August 2017

Where?
Address: Moyles Court School Ringwood Hampshire BH24 3NF Click here for a location map

What time?
Registration will open at 7.00am on the day. The first riders will depart at 8.30am.

How long?
The 2016 Rattler will consist of three routes of 102, 82 and 47 miles.

How much?
30 - 82 and 102 mile routes (earlybird rate of 27 available until 25 December) 27 - 47 mile epic route (earlybird rate of 25 available until 25 December)

What do I get for my money?
Breakfast, tea and coffee before setting out. Fully stocked feed stations. A quality burger upon completion of your ride. Full SAG Wagon support. Mechanical support. Free parking. Showers.

What is the maximum number of riders?
1000

Can under 18s enter
Riders under 18 can enter for free. For insurance purposes each must be accompanied by a paying adult for the duration of the event. 1 adult per child.

.GPX files of the route?

Event photography
The awesome George Burgess and his team are on hand to take shots of each rider en route. Photos are available to purchase after the event and will be displayed on our website.

I'm travelling from far away and need accommodation
If you're not local and looking for accommodation. There are some lovely hotels and B&B's in the area. We recommend that you visit New Forest Tourism for further information.

Can I register on the day?
Entries on the day will be subject to availability. Please contact us nearer the time if you wish to enter on the day.

Camping
You can camp at the event HQ at a rate of 20 per pitch (pitches can accommodate 4 people). Places are limited so book quickly. Full details are available when you register for the event.

Bring the family along too!
Moyles Court School is based in a very picturesque part of the New Forest National Park, so if riders would like to bring family and friends along then we whole heartedly encourage this.

I'm travelling from far away and need accommodation
If you're not local and looking for accommodation. There are some lovely hotels and B&B's in the area. We recommend that you visit www.iknow-hampshire.co.uk/ for further information.

The New Forest is a great place for cycling. Cyclofanatic are keen to ensure that this wonderful landscape is looked after and your enjoyment on a bike is not spoilt. Please have a quick read of the New Forest Cycling Code