Dates for 2017 rally

Friday 28th July - Saturday 5th August
The New Forest Rally will take place from Friday 28th July to Saturday 5th August 2017 at Avon Tyrrell on their rally camping site. The rally is suitable for cycling families as well as couples and individual cyclists.
Please look at tabs on the right of this page for further information, photos and activities.

Newsletter from Geoff Clark (Site organiser):

Hi Everybody,

The 42nd New Forest Cycling Rally will again take place at Avon Tyrrell from Friday 28 July until Saturday 5 August.

Bookings will once again be made through Avon Tyrrell. Bookings will be open from 1st April, via a special direct web link which will be exclusive to the New Forest Cycling Rally where you make your booking for the rally. Alternatively you can make a  telephone booking direct with their bookings team or by post. If telephoning please remember to tell them you are booking for the New Forest Cycling Rally in order for you to take advantage of the special camping fees which they have agreed to give us. We will also have full use of their rally field.

Once again we receive tremendous support and cooperation from staff and management at Avon Tyrrell. Besides attending our rally Avon Tyrrell is a great place to consider for holidays at other times of the year. Come with friends and family they will appreciate your support.

Please note the logo on the Avon Tyrrell web site has changed from showing CTC to 'cyclingUK' which reflects the rebranding which took place in April 2016 and head office have asked us to reflect these change in future information.

Web Contact details for information and bookings

This week Avon Tyrrell will be finalising the web site, so please do not try to make a booking before the 1st April..

Telephone bookings

01425 672347

Electric Hook ups

Should you wish to reserve a hook up you will need to speak direct to the Avon Tyrrell bookings team who will give you a reservation number. Priority will be given to campers staying for the week and then 6 nights then 5 nights etc. so that the hook ups are used effectively.

Please give the bookings team the following information so they can make up the list.


Email address and Telephone number

Dates arriving/departing and total number of nights camping,

Unit type, ie. Large, Medium or Small Caravan, Campervan or Tent.

Any special request, ie camping next to friends?

The number of hook ups have been increased to 24, however, 6 hook ups in the copse area which are more suitable for tents. Two weeks before the rally, Avon Tyrrell will send me an email list of hook up reservation. I will then do my best to allocate pitches to each type and size of unit. I will then email you with your pitch number in advance for when you arrive. 


We have once again  booked the Barn Dance for Sunday evening and plan to include complimentary cheese and wine.

Monday evening will be our AGM. Please bring your CTC/CyclingUK membership card or number to be able to vote. Although we welcome any adult camper to come along.

Swimming on Monday and Wednesday. You will still need to reserve your places, but this year there will be no charge made to campers, this cost will be covered by the rally fund for the swimming.

We will hire the Calshot Velodrome which is to be Tuesday.

Tuesday the children's time trial.

Wednesday Avon Tyrrell activities.

Thursday I.O.W.

Friday evening BBQ.

Other spontaneous activities run by members. 

Helpers during the week

I would like to thank people for their help during the week last year and hope I can count on your support during this years rally to make it another success. Please let us know when you arrive if we can call on your support during the week.

Spring is now on it's way and so I hope you will all be out on your bikes getting fit for the summer!

Look forward to seeing you all at this years rally and please spread the word amongst your friends, work colleagues and family to come and join us.

Kind Regards and safe cycling.

Geoff Clark

New Forest Rally Site Organizer 


Link to the booking page

For the AGM Agenda, Minutes, Accounts and other news please go to the
NEWS page
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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, BBQ and on Wednesday use of the Avon Tyrrell adventure facilities for children using their instructors.

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Founded in 1975 the New Forest Cycling Week is a Member Group of Cycling UK


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