A month of motoring in July! Posted June 27, 2014

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July is a great time to come and stay at Moortown Lodge. Not only does the British Pedal Car Grand Prix take place on 13th July, making it the perfect month for motorsport fans to visit, but there are a range of events at Beaulieu for motor car enthusiasts and motorcyclists too, as well as summertime activities that anyone can enjoy. (Please note that our availability for Grand Prix weekend is fast running out).

British Pedal Car Grand Prix 2014

The Ringwood Brewery British Pedal Car Grand Prix 2014 on Sunday 13th July is a time of furious racing round the streets of Ringwood. It’s an amazing event with wacky races held on closed roads in the town centre. To lead the race on the parade lap, will be a Formula 5000 driven by Barry Le Prevost and sponsored by the Lamb Inn in Ringwood. The Ringwood Brewery British Pedal Car GP will run in an anti-clockwise direction round the 0.56 mile long course.

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A biker’s paradise

The New Forest has been voted by keepbritainbiking.com as one of “Britain’s Top 10 Biking Spots”.Moortown Lodge is a biker-friendly accommodation, providing secure lock-up for two bikes and secure private parking. Biker’s have long been attracted to the long open roads of the New Forest, wind in face, motoring through miles of open heath land and quaint English villages. With the atmospheric copses of trees and deeper forested areas flowing past and free roaming New Forest ponies following their own path, the New Forest offers an idyllic landscape for bikers to observe on their journey.

A stop for coffee or an unhurried lunch in a picturesque English pub all come together to encompass the spirit of the perfect English summer’s day motorcycling. What’s more, just outside of New Milton and featuring the finest collection of fully restored motorcycles in Europe, you’ll find the Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum. On display are three of Sammy’s new arrivals – the 1954 BMW Renn Sport, the 1975 Konig and the 1969 Jawa. On Sunday 20th the museum is holding a classic parade of Italian racing bikes with club stands and catering including a barbeque.

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On Sunday 13th July Beaulieu is offering a great day out for motorcycle enthusiasts who will be able to enjoy a ride through the New Forest and join the popular Motorcycle Ride-In event. The show will feature hundreds of motorbikes on display and an opportunity to ride in, park up and join the display. There will also be a stunt show, ‘People’s Choice Award’ and various trade stands selling bikes, accessories and clothing.

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Motor car enthusiasts

Over the weekend of 5th and 6th July, visitors to Beaulieu will be able to enjoy a display of stationary engines within the complex. The engines on display are selected by invitation only so expect to see a fantastic range on show.

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The annual National Austin Seven Rally returns to Beaulieu on Sunday 6th July 2014, for what will be its 52nd gathering displaying a wide selection of this historic marque. Organised by the 750 Motor Club, the National Austin Seven Rally will attract Austin 7s of all types from all over the UK and Europe to join a weekend of activities culminating in a wonderful display in the historic grounds of the Beaulieu estate.

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The 12th International Simca Matra Talbot Rally takes place at Beaulieu from 11th -13th July and is planned to be the largest gathering of Simca Matra Talbots in the UK. Over the 3 days enthusiasts will travel from all over Europe and beyond to gather in the grounds of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu for their biennial meeting.

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On 20th July all German marques are welcome to attend the German Show at Beaulieu, a day of purely Teutonic motors, old, new, standard, modified and everything in between. The show will feature a huge variety of German cars, including BMW, Audi, VW, Porsche and Mercedes.

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Summer fun for everyone

There are a range of events and activities happening in and around Ringwood throughout July. From guided walks and picnics to festivals and markets, there’s something for all the family. Go Ape in Moors Valley is a firm favourite when it comes to family fun – a tree top adventure featuring a new zip wire and some 1000 metres of high ropes crossings,  just a 15 minute drive away from Moortown Lodge.

Find out more about nearby activities during July here.

Find further details about Go Ape here.