Cycling in Hampshire – watering and feeding stops
We’re lucky in that we live in spitting distance of the New Forest – which is superb for either road or off road cycling. It is easy to get to as well – either on the train, the Hythe ferry, or by hitching the bikes up to the tow-bar and driving to one of a multitude of free Forestry Commission car parks. There’s also the Isle of Wight which can be reached easily either on the car ferry from Southampton or from Lymington. In the other direction is the South Downs Way which is more hilly than the New Forest so totally different riding and less of the ‘forest’. So often we forget quite what a good location it is for a day out if there isn’t the opportunity to head away for the weekend. There are some really busy A roads through both areas, but plenty of other track and minor road options that have always done us well.