New Forest National Park Authority warned it could not legally cap sportives to 1,000 riders

Following a proposed charter to limit the number of attendees in any event to 1,000 people, legal advice suggests otherwise

The New Forest National Park Authority (NFNPA) has been warned that it could not legally force sportive organisers to cap rider numbers at 1,000.

The NFNPA proposed in June its Cycling Charter that all said sportives that go through the National Park should not exceed more than 1,000 riders and all participants should wear rear ID numbers.

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