Oct - Feb
Closed for Winter
Explore our website and discover how we can help you enjoy your time in the New Forest:
There are some great events all year round in the New Forest, some for cycling enthusiasts and most for everyone who just loves being outdoors.
Here's a brief selection (by the way, we aren't involved with these events, we're just letting you know they are there!):
Lymington Triathlon 2014 - Sun 7th September - swim from 6:45am!! then cycle, then run!
New Forest Charity Bike Ride - Sun 14th September - raise money for Greenpeace, Coppa Feel or a charity of your choice.
New Forest 100 - 11-12th October - from 44 miles to 102 - race round the forest!
Less energetic events...
Speed Record Book Signing at Beaulieu - Saturday 20th July - with Donald Cambell's wife & daughter @ Beaulieu (why not Bike to Beaulieu?)
Netley Marsh Steam & Craft Show - 25-27th July - fun for all the family.
The New Forest Show - 29th-31st July - Brockenhurst - Horses, dogs, crafts, tractors... a huge county fair with something for everyone
Burley Show - Sat 2nd August - Burley Park - with Fun Dog Show and Evening Barn Dance!
Supercar Showdown! - Bank Holiday Monday 25th August - Beaulieu National Motor Museum - (you can Bike to Beaulieu).
Bestival - 5-8th September - the infamous music festival on the Isle of Wight.
Isle of Wight Events - there's always something going on! (try our One Day Sailaway - bike to the Isle of Wight).
'Last summer we did two Country Lanes cycling trips - a 6 day tour of the Cotswolds and then 3 days in the Lake Country. This note is to let you know how much we enjoyed both trips and how very much we appreciated the fine people who work for you….'
Mary Ann & Jim McClain
The healthiest and most enjoyable Team building experience ever ! The trail was a fair trial and it made us all try harder !!
Lancashire County Council
I thought I'd say on behalf of Bethan and myself that we really enjoyed our cycling in the New Forest.
I appreciate the service, it speaks well of Country Lanes. Hope to see you during the season.
"We thought the organisation of the whole break was excellent and your choice of hotel couldn't have been better, the staff were extremely helpful and pleasant and the food was terrific."
Graham & Ruth Wheatley
“I started to think that there must be other ways of getting people to these historical attractions in the countryside that didn’t involve cars. Since moving to Britain from Canada in 1982 I had spent much of my free time visiting such places on my bicycle. I thought there had to be a successful business proposition in that idea. And that was really the turning point for me in terms of changing my life.”
‘Leaving Life in the Fast Lane’ — Country Living Magazine
“I just wanted to let you know that my family and I had a great time on our family bike trip. Everything you arranged was perfect… it was the best vacation that we have had in a long time. I hope that we will be able to come back next year and ride a different area of England.”
Debbie Dodak & Family — USA
“The concept of hiring a bicycle at a station is well-established in Holland and Switzerland.
“In Britain the idea has finally caught on. Country Lanes hires out bikes at stations including Moreton-in-Marsh (for the four-and-a-half mile journey to the Trust's Chastleton House), Brockenhurst for trips around the New Forest, and Windermere for day, weekend or six-day tours of the Lake District.”
National Trust Magazine
“After returning safely home I would like to thank you and your team for making a perfect job. The hotel you picked was excellent and we enjoyed the comfortable rooms and the food very much. Brockenhurst appears to be an ideal centre for such tours… I will certainly recommend you when the issue of cycling in Britain is raised.”
Gerhardt Donht, Germany
“Just a quick note to say thank you for such a great service. Everyone in the party was impressed with the quality of the bikes and we didn't put a foot wrong following the route map supplied. We had a fantastic day out!”
Natalie Mellor , London UK
“The ride was everything your brochure reported it to be, and more. The bicycles were the perfect size and well-maintained; the route slip was flawless and the countryside amazing.”
Steve & Moira Harris, California USA
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Robert Zarywacz, Business Magazine Online
“From the first e-mail contact with Country Lanes I have been very impressed. I look forward to our next trip and the certainty that we will look to Country Lanes for creating holiday magic.”
Suzanne Whittmore, New Hampshire, USA
“What a trip! Just wanted to say a quick thanks for providing such a fabulous weekend — all four of us had an absolutely superb time, nothing could have been better…will certainly highly recommend you to anybody and everybody…”
Jeremy Weinberg, London UK
Every item of Country Lanes equipment has been carefully selected for comfort, reliability and ease of use. This year our fleet of top quality bicycles is built by Giant and Cube, two of the world’s leading bicycle brands.
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