Forest 450

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Jerry Tatton

Take on the Forest 450 cycling challenge

Looking for your next cycling challenge? Take on the Forest 450 

We have superb bike trails across the nation’s forest and to celebrate we’re challenging you to bike the equivalent distance from Kielder Forest in Northumberland to Cardinham Woods in Cornwall. 450 miles, one golden rule - forest trails only.

Your challenge, your way 

Simply log a total of 450 miles however you want, or use the tracker we've created, by the end of October 2024. If it's in the nation's forests it all counts, any kind of mountain biking or cycling. 

Build up a couple of off-road miles every day or get to the ultimate milestone with longer rides. Cover the distance in the same forest on the same trail, on multiple trails or discover a new trail destination. Take on a solo mission or bring friends and family along for the rides.

When you're done, celebrate your incredible achievement by ordering an exclusive Forest 450 finisher’s medal. Enter our competition and be in with a chance to win an amazing prize too.

cyclist in blue top on a forest mountain bike trail

Log those miles 

Use the PDF tracker in the Forest 450 challenger resources or use your own preferred app to keep a tally of your miles – whatever works for you. 

Join our group on Strava to keep count and link with fellow Forest 450 riders, plus get exclusive content to keep you motivated.  

Be loud and proud 

Get your hands on Forest 450 resources

Our resources include a PDF tracker, materials for you to use in social media posts and a finisher’s certificate to help you show your commitment and shout about your progress.  

Share your updates and cycling snaps using #Forest450 to inspire others to give forest cycling a go too. 

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wooden medal

Celebrate your success 

Once you’ve completed your challenge, commemorate your amazing achievement and support our work to protect and care for the nation’s forests with a beautiful Forest 450 challenge finisher medal for £11.99  – you definitely deserve one.

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