Wednesday, 4 September 2013

cycling in the New forest

Whilst in the new Forest wehired bikes. It is the ideal place to cycle as there are many off route places to cycle. We couldn't take our own bikes as mine is broken and I can't carry them on the new car due to the spoiler. I need to look into a way of transporting our bikes on the new car.
We hired the bikes from a company which delivered and collected the bikes direct to our campsite. It cost £14 per day for an adult bike, £7 for a children's bike. As we are not a  cycling family I decided to hire a taga long bike for Stephanie as I was unsure how well she would manage a day cycling.
I was a little wobbly at first, and took a little getting used to so we rode around the campsite before heading off into the forest.

The forest was beautiful.

We soon got the hang of the tag a long.

We stopped regularly along the way for drinks and to relieve our bottoms! LOL I know understand why some serious cyclers have padded shorts!

Stephanie was very pleased as her wobbly tooth fell out before we left. We cycled all day. I think we clocked up around 30 miles in total. We ended up cycling to Lyndhurst as Stephanie had seen a New Forest museum she wanted to visit. We went in the museum which was fantastic. It is a small museum but tells the history of the forest from the time of William the Conqueror right up until the present day.  The museum had very friendly staff who chatted with me and the children, there were lots of interactive activities around the museum to interest the children.

All for the bargain price of £4 in total! I would definitely recommend a visit if you are in the area.
We had lunch from a  little sandwich bar, called Marina's sandwich bar. Lovely food for supermarket lunch prices, except you choose exactly what you want and watch the sandwich made for you. In total for this day we spent £35 bike hire, £4 museum entrance, £8.00 lunches= £47.00. Not our most frugal day but so much fun.
Oh and it is also one of the items off of my bucket list :-)


  1. A wonderful day and you are so fit!

    I love the photo of Stephanie stroking the pony. We stayed in Brockenhurst with parents many years ago and loved it.

    Sft x

    1. I didn't feel fit cycling around! LOL I did get off on the hills and push the bike, especially towards the end of the day.
      We have had such a lovely holiday there, the campsite was lovely, the area gorgeous. I can't wait to go back :-)