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Ride Stats Distance - 104km Elevation - 2,025m Ride Time - 4h55 (5h54 total elapsed time) Difficulty - ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5   English forests are notoriously misleading entities when it comes to their names. The best example of this curious phenomenon is the New Forest. At the time of writing, it has been operating under this title for 943 years and was probably trucking along unrecorded and quite happily since shortly after Noah ran aground. In addition, it bears very little resemblance to the unbroken sea of firs we associate with Sweden or Canada, boasting instead broad sweeping vistas of scrub and heath and the odd stand of pines. This peculiar lack of trees (as well as an abundance of untroubled oatmeal-nosed ponies) is something this haunt of the Normans shares with Exmoor Forest, though the forest that spans the border between Somerset and Devon takes this blasé approach to naming to extremes, famously boasting only one tree within its entire boundary. The gnarly and grizzled Hoar Oak, high upon The Chains could never pass itself off as somewhere Hansel and Gretel were likely to get lost. Of course, this is all because,  originally, these places were royal hunting forests or “chases,” where the nobles would jolly off to kill deer,

Multi Day Rides Epic off road adventures. A mix of camping weekenders and point to point rides with hotel stays. The world of multi day gravel rides allows you to properly escape, meet new people and ride the wild.   1. Isle of Wight Weekender 24th to 26th June ⭐⭐⭐ difficulty 2.5 stages of glorious off road riding on the Isle of Wight with two nights under the stars. Two main rides are 100km per day taking in the best gravel on the Isle of Wight. Ferry & camping all included on this  mid summer adventure. MORE INFO   2. King Alfred's Way 27th to 29th August ⭐⭐⭐⭐ difficulty The classic off road loop in the South of England. Three stages, 115km per day through the South Downs, Salisbury Plain, Ridgeway & past the Thames. Optional hotel accommodation & meals. Luggage transfer included. MORE INFO   The North From Cannock Chase to Northumberland, the North is packed with wild landscapes, warm welcomes, great music and amazing off road riding.   3. Sherwood Pines Gravel X 16th April ⭐⭐ difficulty A beautiful 80km gravel ride in the East Midlands. Most of the route is on fast & flat(ish) forest tracks in the glorious Sherwood Pines. Suitable for experienced off roaders or riders new to the gravel and an ideal early season

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