NFCC D-Day Tour of the Airfields 2022

11th June 2022

Back for the second year by popular demand, the NFCC D-Day Tour of the Airfield returns with a few improvements over the inaugural ride last year.

The plan for this year is to split the ride into two stages, both starting and finishing in Brock with checkpoints for riders to join/exit as they feel suitable.

This year’s route will stick to the WWII airfields and locations within the forest boundary and avoid the sections on the busy roads from last year to get to Hurn Airport. Also excluded this year is the Marshalling Yard at Marchwood, again with safety in mind due to the roads around the location.

Everyone will be pleased to hear Chief Soigneur Julie Wootton will be handling supplies with mid and end-of-ride coffee stops planned at Chez Wootton in Brockenhurst, and it would be great if we can get an indication of numbers by responding to this event.

Timings
0750Meeting time0km
0800Departure Time0km
0945Moyles Court Departure Time43km
1200Stage 2 start87km

Meeting Place / Ride Start

Please meet at Brookley Road Carpark (the usual ClubRide start) no later than 0750 for a 0800 departure.

For those wanting a shorter ride we will not depart from Moyles Court any earlier than 0945 so please feel free to join there (or anywhere else on route). Also, there is no compulsion to complete the route, but if you do leave can you please let others know so we don’t go back looking for you.

Feed Stops

Julie will be baking for the coffee stops in Brockenhurst. She is currently doing a fundraising ride for various charities (Teenage Cancer Trust, Childline, Nordoff Robbins and Save the Children who’ve all been hit hard by the pandemic and have continued to do their work through it all. Save the Children are helping children in Ukraine at this time too). She’s challenging herself to ride 175 miles in 12 days as part of the Heavy Metal Truants ride. If you feel generous enough to sponsor her in lieu of the money you might have spent on coffee stops (this is not compulsory) click below:

Planned Route

TimeWhereRoleKm
0800Main car park in Brookley Road (usual club ride depart point) Please be at start at 0750 for a 0800 depart.Get into groups: We will keep group sizes small especially for the early part of the ride where we will be on roads busier than usual due to the A35 Holmsley roadworks0
SwayEmergency Landing Ground9
Holmsley SouthAirfield & Memorial Site21
Public toilets in Bransgore if required
WinktonAdvanced Landing Ground27
BisterneAdvanced Landing Ground35
 WhereRoleKm
0945Will wait for any riders wanting to join at Moyles CourtWill also stop for 5 mins for riders to grab an energy bar or refuel
0945IbsleyAirfield43
Stoney CrossAirfield52
1115-1200Coffee stopJulie will have home-made savouries, cakes and drinks ready in the garden87
 WhereRoleKm
1115-1200Coffee stopJulie will have home-made savouries, cakes and drinks ready in the garden87
Balmer Lawn HotelPlanning HQ90
”BeaulieuAirfield97
LymingtonAdvanced Landing Ground104
Needs Oare PointAdvanced Landing Ground112
LepeShip’s departure point128
StanswoodMarshalling Ground / Camp129
CalshotAirboat maintenance and repair centre134
Public toilets available at Calshot if required
1500BrockenhurstCoffee / cake / End of ride159