June-2021 bicycle-ride video episode-2 the New Forest to Langton Matravers. After Garry’s first night of camping in 18-months, he’s feeling refreshed and ready for another day of cycling. On leaving the New Forest, he bumps into some of the local inhabitants that roam the forest.
The roads seem very busy today, or maybe it’s just that Garry’s not used to traffic anymore! But it’s not long before he’s away from the traffic and bimbling around Mudeford Quay. He was thinking of getting the ferry from Mudeford to Mudeford Beach, Hengistbury Head and onto Southbourne. But after seeing the queue of people, Garry decided to give it a miss and cycle around instead!
Cycling around to Southbourne isn’t a problem. And it’s a pleasant ride through picturesque Christchurch and along the River Stour.
Once in Southbourne, Garry’s got seven miles of traffic-free cycling along the sandy prom. It’s a lovely ride with the wide-open beach, with its golden sand on one side. And cliffs and beach huts lining the other. Not that you’ll see much as this stretch of the ride has been speeded up. You can see a slower version here.
After whizzing along Bournemouth seafront, Garry arrives in Poole and Sandbanks, where he catches the Sandbanks ferry across to the Isle of Purbeck. It’s there. The hills and the hard part of the ride begin! The ride up to now has been relatively flat. Garry makes it over the Purbeck Hills and camps at Tom’s Field, in Langton Matravers, just outside Swanage.
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