Pedal For The Planet Big Green Bike Ride


Posted Thursday 19th December 2013 –


Friends of the Earth announced today details of its third annual Big Green Bike Ride. Cyclists will pedal from the bustle of London to the tranquillity of the New Forest on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 May 2014. The weekend cycle challenge will cover 120 miles in two days. The bespoke route will wind through Surrey and Hampshire taking in lush countryside and picturesque villages before reaching the ancient woodlands of the New Forest National Park.

Throughout the weekend riders will be treated to locally-sourced food along the route, before resting their heads in a ready-made campsite amongst the ancient woodlands of the New Forest.

On Saturday evening riders will be wined and dined with a vegetarian barbecue accompanied with a glass or two of locally brewed real ale. They’ll also enjoy entertainment including a zip wire and performance by a local band.

Participants will be raising money for the environment charity Friends of the Earth to continue campaigning for a healthy planet for us all.

Friends of the Earth Director of Fundraising Joe Jenkins said:

“This is no ordinary cycle ride, with added food, evening entertainment and a zip wire thrown in for good measure, we’re going to have plenty of fun and raise money for Friends of the Earth too.

“I really hope people get involved – I’d urge you to get on your bike and sign up as soon as possible to guarantee a place on the cycle ride.”

Day 1: London to the New Forest, 85 miles

Experience the pretty lanes of Surrey and Hampshire leading to the New Forest.

Day 2: Explore the New Forest, 35 miles

Explore the heather-covered heath and ancient woodland of this unique corner of the British countryside.

Those interested in taking part can sign up for both days or choose one day on the website: