Cycletta New Forest – October 13

Cycletta New ForestCycletta is the UK’s leading series of women-only bike rides, supported by Olympic Gold Medallist Victoria Pendleton, designed for women of all ages and abilities. The Cycletta New Forest, organised by Human Race, launched spectacularly in 2012 and is back again this year to offer a choice of distances – 20, 42 and 82km – all starting at 9am from the glorious grounds of Beaulieu Palace (map here). Minimum age for participation is 12, with all under 16s needing to be accompanied by an adult.


The Cycletta New Forest offers full mechanical and medical assistance,  ‘treat stops’, on-hand ‘Cycletta ride rescue crew’ and advice from Victoria Pendleton and other experts, along with the all-important post-race finishers’ goody bag. On-site entertainment for spectators and children make this a particularly family-friendly affair and those with kids with have energy to burn can enter the ‘Scootathlon @ Cycletta New Forest’, a mini scoot-bike-run fun triathlon for children between the ages of four and eight (£5 entry including a £3 donation to Macmillan, details here).


Cycletta New Forest entry fees are: Novice 20km £28, Classic 42km £38 and Challenge 82km £42 – full details and online entry at




Cycletta, a new initiative to encourage more women to take to the saddle, has been launched by Olympic Gold medallist Victoria Pendleton. The scheme, supported by Sky and British Cycling, kicks off with two mass participation events in 2011: Cycletta North, June 26 (Tatton Park, Cheshire) and Cycletta South, September 11 (Whipsnade, Bedfordshire) both serving up 40km traffic-free courses designed to appeal to both experienced riders and those looking to up their game and improve confidence. Individual event entry is £45 with a £10 discount for participation in both events (go on, you know you want to); registration includes hints and tips on training, preparation and event strategies with the emphasis firmly on cooperation and teamwork.


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