Gridiron 100km

12 October 2014
Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)
Sportive/Challenge Ride

The route is a circuit of the New Forest, as far as possible along minor forest roads, which of necessity crosses many cattle grids - hence the ‘Gridiron’. New Forest ‘Commoners’ have the right to graze their animals on the forest and they roam free. The cattle grids are there to keep them in the forest but not off the roads. If their cattle, ponies, donkeys or pigs decide to cross the road, they will! They have ‘right of way’ so be careful. Ride slowly past animals, give them a wide berth and let horse riders know you are approaching and about to pass. The route twists and turns in places and goes straight across open heath in others. You will get an idea of how large and varied the New Forest is while enjoying the lovely autumn colours and a glimpse of the sea and the Isle of Wight towards the end.

Please note, all entrants need to ensure that they

  • are capable of cycling 63 miles and coping with potential bad weather.
  • ride roadworthy bikes and are capable of coping with any breakdown - we do NOT have a breakdown service
  • are able to navigate from the Route Sheet. We do not sign the route as signs can get removed or changed. Study your map to supplement the written description - carry out a little homework beforehand and you'll not get lost.

Cattle Grids should be crossed steadily & square on - if you are unsure, get off & walk.

Ride safely with consideration for other road users & within the law. Don't give us a bad name. PLEASE!

Headquarters are based at Lymington Community Centre, Cannon Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9BQ.

Rides and activities

Gridiron 100km
Date and time: 
12 October 2014 - 9:00am
Road ride
100 km
Tourist Competition category: 
Category "a" - 25-79 miles (40-127 km)


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Route card: 

Map and Address

Location address and information: 
Lymington Community Centre, SO41 9BQ


Contact name: 
John Jackson
Contact phone number: 
01590 683815
Alternative website address: 
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