UK Cycling Events have added a Sunday date to their ever popular New Forest Classic Sportive.

With places for the Saturday event now sold out, riders will have a second chance to explore the New Forest in springtime with a choice of four picturesque routes.

This year's New Forest Classic will take place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 April 2023.

The New Forest Classic Sportive will now take place over two days in April.
The New Forest Classic Sportive will now take place over two days in April.

"Our New Forest Classic event has sold out on Saturday 15th April so we have now added a Sunday date," say organisers UK Cycling Events.

"The same four routes will be available both days so if you missed out on signing up for the Saturday or you fancy a whole weekend of cycling then sign up to the Sunday date now."

Ride HQ is at Gang Warily Recreation Ground, around 35 minutes drive from Southampton. Four courses are on offer: Long: 127 km / 79 miles, Middle: 92 km / 57 miles, Short: 53 km / 33 miles and Rook: 17 km / 11 miles.

Entries range from £10 - £40 and kids under 12 ride free when accompanied by a paying adult. The short, Middle and Long routes all weave through the New Forest National Park, taking in the beautiful scenery and woodlands along the way. Among the highlights are the chance to cross paths with some of the roaming livestock on your way round, including New Forest Ponies and Highland Cattle. 

At the finish line riders will receive a finishers medal and other goodies from the event partners at Jimmy's Iced Coffee, OTE Sports and Days.

For more details and to enter, visit the event website at