Dates for 2015 rally
12.00 pm Friday 24th
July - 10.00 am Saturday 1st August
Please do not arrive on the campsite before noon (12:00pm)
Reports for AGM meeting are on the news page if you wish to read them before the meeting
Dear Fellow Cyclist MARCH 2015
Once again we are making preparations for our 2015 rally which will take place from 12.00 noon on Friday 24th July until Saturday morning the 1st August at 10.00am. Come along for the week or just a few days. As usual the venue will be Avon Tyrrell Youth Activity Centre, nr Bransgore, Hampshire BH23 8EE.
We will have the use of both the East and West Lake camping area. The north part of the camping site, just below the swimming pool will be allocated for cycle campers and light weight campers with small tents. To preserve the tranquillity of the lightweight camping area this will be designated an area with no cars. Small tent users as well as cycle campers will be welcome to use this area, but cars will need to be parked on the official Avon Tyrrell car parks.
The ethos of the week is to be a relaxing cycling week exploring the many tracks and paths in the New Forest, either with a group or individual friends. Various on site activities during the evening will take place. On the Sunday evening there will be a Barn Dance in the large marquee for all the family which we hope will be a lot of fun. Other evenings will include the children’s time trial, swimming, activities on the Wednesday for both adults and children and a Bar-B-Q on the Friday. There will also be a day at the Velodrome.
Once again the daily camping fee for Adults will remain at £8.50, for children between 5 –17 at £3.50 and under 5’s will be free. Adult campers travelling by cycle and carrying their own camping gear will be charged £7.00
This year the team at Avon Tyrrell will be handling our bookings. They can be made online, by phone or email, or as before, by post.
The online booking process is not quite as user-friendly as we had hoped. Camping, swimming, activities, and velodrome are all described as courses.
Hint: If booking online for more than 1 night, when you get to “guest details”, check the box which says “These guests are doing all courses” in order to autocomplete details for every night.
If you find this process too time consuming to complete, the team at Avon Tyrrell will be more than happy to take phone or email bookings.
Wednesday Activity Day
Again all the information is included on the Avon Tyrrell website. This year there is a timetable of activities so please book the sessions as soon as possible to ensure the places required as each session has a maximum of 8 people.
Sessions have been booked for early evening 6 – 7.30pm on Monday and Wednesday. They are for both Adults and children.
We have booked an exclusive two hour session at Calshot. To take part there is a lower age limit of 12. Each person will need to hire and pay for track bike and shoe rental which this year should be done at the time of booking.
Click this link to make your booking.
Avon Tyrrell booking page
Additional informations and a guide to the activities are at this link
Booking and activities guide
Looking forward to a great rally
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The New Forest Cycling Week was founded in 1975 and for 35
years was based at the Forestry Commission Roundhill campsite near
Brockenhurst. In 2010 the New Forest Cycling Week moved to the UK Youth
Activity Centre at Avon Tyrrell Manor near Burley.
The Rally attracts approximately 200 attendees each year. It
is an informal rally for cycle campers, free from pressure and
over-organisation, yet offering activity for all those who wish to join in.
It's a rally for cycling families, small groups and individuals whether new to
camping or, indeed, more experienced and age is immaterial! There is plenty to
see or explore in this unique area. The many minor roads and tracks make
enjoyable and safe riding for families and younger riders and there is normally
something taking place every day. Various on site activities take place during
the evening. Other
activities during the week include children’s time trial, swimming, Bar-B-Q and
on Wednesday use of the Avon Tyrrell adventure facilities for children using
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Founded in 1975 the New Forest Cycling Week is a Member Group of the CTC