We have a full weekend of sport for you to experience. Get in a good training weekend before the triathlon season!
Saturday 28th May: Cycle Sportive
The New Forest Rattler is the original New Forest Sportive, in the stunning New Forest National Park. Set up in 2012 by a passionate cyclist, this family run event puts the rider in the heart of everything it does. The event evolved in 2019 when Triathlete Kelly got involved and decided it was too much of a great opportunity not to spend the weekend swimming, cycling, running and camping with friends! The Cycle gives you three route options to choose; 47 miles, 82 miles or the Epic 100 miles. Each route takes in the very best of the New Forest where you will encounter the famous free roaming wildlife. Horses, donkeys, pigs, deer and cows all roam free in the New Forest so don't be surprised if there are a few donkeys chilling out in the middle of the road. The ride is fully supported with a mechanic, medics, feed stations and well sign posted route. You will be rewarded at the end with a fantastic medal.
Sunday 29th May is swim and run day!
Swim in the beautiful Ellingham Lake, just up the road from Moyles Court School. Swim starts from 0600.
Epic - 3.8km
Std - 2.5km
Half - 1.4km
Why not then include a run from 11am. There are choices of 5k, 10K, Half marathon or full marathon distance. The course is a mixture of quiet country roads and off road trail. Aid stations and fab medal for all finishers.
Run Waves are as follows:
Marathon start: 10:00am
Half Marathon start: 11:00am
10K start: 11:30
5K start: 12noon
These waves have been set due to ensuring we follow all Forestry England guidance. If you have entered the swim we will give you the late start so you can get changed and recover.
You can enter one event or if you are up for it enter the ride, swim and run! Lots of options to choose from making it perfect for a training weekend with mates. Free t-shirt to those that enter all 3 events. We are still unsure whether camping will return for this event.
Under 16s get to ride for free with their responsible adult in the sportive and can take part with their adult in the 5K.
This event will also be supporting Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. HIOWAA is an independent Charity that brings an advanced Critical Care Team to the most seriously ill and injured patients in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, giving them the best chance of survival and recovery, when the worst happens. It currently costs £15,000 a day to maintain their life saving service. You can find out more information on what they do HERE
If you would like to help support this amazing charity outside of our event fundraising, you can donate using this Just Giving page: Donate
There are always questions that you might have, the common ones are answered below.
Whats the minimum age for the Cycle Sportive?
You will need to be over 16 years old to cycle by yourself. Under 16s can enter the event but must be accompanied by an adult at all times
Can I ride with a friend?
Yes you can ride with a friend! If you would like to be in the same starting block as a friend, you can let us know via our portal. Log in, click through to your Rattler entry and then click the "Start with Someone" button (it's in the "I would like to" section). Give the code that you see to your friend (or enter the code you have been given) and we will link you together and do our best to put you in the same starting block. Any issues please let us know!
Is there a medal for each event?
Absolutely! You've just cycled, swam or run a long way!
Is there a cut off time for the sportive?
You can start riding from 7:30am. The finish line will close at 17:00 so all participants will need to be back by this time.
I can not see my start time or race number?
Head to your my.challenging.events account. You must completed you COVID screening and then your competitor responsibility statement. You start time and number will then appear. You will automatically get a my.challenging.events account (my.challenging.events is the website you need to go to) You login with either your email or booking reference. Any problems, email email@example.com
I havent received my bib number or start time?
Head to your my.challenging.events account. You must completed you COVID screening and then your competitor responsibility statement. You start time and number will then appear. You will automatically get a my.challenging.events account (my.challenging.events is the website you need to go to) You login with either your email or booking reference. Make sure you read the event briefing document and watch the event briefing video, it will tell you where to pick up your number from Any problems, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Moyles Court School, Moyles Court, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 3NF, UK, BH24 3NF
We are one of the leading organisers of mutisports events on the South Coast. We host 10 events from Swanage in the West, Hythe in the East and Thruxton to the North. We have triathlons, aquathlons, duathlons and aquabike events for you to "tri"
We host 3 sportives each year (and hopefully a 4th in 2021). With distances between 47 and 102-miles, our sportives offer something for everyone.
We host 6 running events each year, from closed road, to beach and trail runs we offer 5K, 5-mile, 10K, half Marathon and full Marathon distances.
We host at least 3 swimming events each year with two sea swims, at least one lake swim and possibly a river swim too.