The new location of the New Forest Cycle Tour
AN ANNUAL celebration of cycling is back with a new location for its 50-mile ride to benefit a children’s charity.
Garmin Ride Out will take place on Saturday August 20 at the new venue of Moyles Court School, Ringwood, where riders will be accompanied by some of the best professional cyclists in the world.
Riders will cycle through the New Forest to raise money for Action Medical Research, a charity which focuses on funding research to prevent disease and disability in children.
With a new location comes a new road to explore. Cyclists will ride a 50-mile road route winding through the heart of the New Forest National Park. At the end, all runners will receive a medal to commemorate the race.
Attendees will also be able to rub shoulders with Garmin-sponsored pro riders and special guests including Olympic gold medalist Dani Rowe, pro-triathlete Beth Potter and mountain bike star Martyn Ashton. After the race, participants will enjoy a well-deserved meal and drink on their return to the race village.
Garmin’s Jack Fairbrother said: “We are extremely excited to bring Ride Out back to the New Forest as we know it is a must-attend event for the local and national cycling community.
“With our UK headquarters located in the National Park, our cyclists use these routes on a daily basis, so hosting an event here gives us immense pride. We are also extremely proud to support such an incredible charity in Action Medical Research, who work in close collaboration with the cycling community.
Felicity Louden, Head of Events for Action Medical Research, said: “For more than a decade, Garmin and Action have worked together to host Ride Out, with all funds raised funding research to help protect current and future generations from harm. ‘children. We are so grateful to Garmin for their support and allowing us to continue our life-saving work.
Last year’s Ride Out event took place in October at St Giles House in Wimborne. A ‘Ride In’ option has also been offered for people to ride virtually amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Registration for 2022 is now open and potential riders are encouraged to visit action.org.uk/events/cycling/garmin-ride for more information.