The friendly and knowledgeable cycle hire operators will be able to provide you with bikes to meet your needs and advise on the best places to explore on two wheels.
Some are able to offer delivery to your accommodation and those located at Brockenhurst rail station provide you with a great excuse to leave the car at home.
Cycle Experience, Brookley Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7RR; 01590 624808 www.newforestcyclehire.co.uk
Country Lanes, The Railway Station, Brockenhurst, SO42 7TW; 01590 622627 https://www.cyclex.co.uk/
Forest Leisure Cycling, Village Centre, Burley, BH24 4AB; 01425 403584 www.forestleisurecycling.co.uk
AA Bike Hire, Fernglen, Gosport Lane, Lyndhurst, SO43 7BL; (023) 8028 3349 www.aabikehirenewforest.co.uk
You are welcome to cycle on public roads, byways open to all traffic, public bridleways, restricted bridleways, and dedicated cycle routes. You are not permitted to ride over the Open Forest, or on Forestry Commission tracks which are not dedicated cycle routes. Cycling on public footpaths is also not permitted.
The safety of your cycle is very important. Check out this article on cycle locks and their features.
Take a look at the New Forest cycle code for further guidance.