THIS weekend is The Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive event, one of the most popular sportive events of the year.

It has become a welcome start-of-season test for many cyclists and due to its popularity, the event runs on both a Saturday and Sunday – and usually sells out before the day.

Cyclists will take in the views in the rolling scenery, including beautiful New Forest villages of Sway, Beaulieu and Lepe are passed through before you head north and back into the centre of the district.

The event will start at Somerley House, Ringwood, and as an added bonus, riders of the Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive and supporters will have the chance to view some of the State rooms within the House and access to the Gardens on the event day.

Scroll through the gallery above for photos from Saturday's ride.