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Landrace South Downs Way

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Date: Sunday 21st June 

Ride Level: Red - Challenging  

Gravel/CX | Guided and supported | Natural, Gravel and Single Track | 162 km/100 miles | All day 

The South Downs Way doesn't need an introduction, it's legendary in the off-road cycling world, riding the full 100 miles and climbing over 12,000ft in the process is a legendary challenge.

and we're going to do it, on the longest day, riding from sunrise to sunset, to become legends ourselves! 

Riding the SDW is tough, don't underestimate it! however together with Cyclefit and Landrace bikes, we'll support you the entire way. 

The route is almost entirely off-road and covers the complete length of the beautiful South Downs National Park. The route itself is generally well-maintained and includes some challenging techy climbs, broad swooping descents with fabulous views across the Weald and the South Coast, it's justly renowned as some of the best off-road riding you'll find in Southern England.  

Drop your bike off with Cyclefit during the week, on Thursday evening catch a train to Winchester, we're staying in a local hotel, ready for an early sunrise start the following day.

We'll ride in 2 groups during the day, Jules guiding one group, and myself the other. aiming for an average ride speed of 13-15km (8-10mph) with prearranged regrouping cafe stops en route. Our van and mechanic will be shadowing, ready to rescue/help fix.

A well-deserved hot shower will be waiting for you in a hotel in Eastbourne, along with a warm comfy bed after our celebratory dinner! 

How does it work

w/c 17th June - drop your bike off in Cyclefit's Store St Shop by Tuesday 18th June (note there are restrictions for bikes on trains during rush hours) 

Thursday 20th June, late afternoon,  catch a train to Winchester 

Friday 21st - we'll aim to be riding by 6 am, riding throughout the day with 6 preplanned regroup stops. I expect we'll arrive in Eastbourne between 8- 9 pm. 

Saturday 22nd - catch a train back to London - if required, we'll bring your bike back to the Cyclefit Store. 

Ride Details 
  • Distance: 162 km | 101 miles
  • Climb: 3600 m | 12,000 ft 
  • Percentage off-road: 85%
  • Trail surface: Natural | Gravel | Cycle Paths | Single Track
  • Technical Grade: Red - Challenging 
  • Group size 12 riders
What's included in the price?
  • Hotels in Winchester and Eastbourne - sharing a room
  • Guide throughout the ride 
  • Mechanical and broom wagon support 
  • Bike transfer to and from London 
  • Baggage transfer from Winchester to Eastbourne 

Travel to Winchester and from Eastbourne and all meals and cafe stops are NOT included in the cost. 

Is this ride for me? 

Riders need off-road experience and good levels of fitness.

Is my bike OK for this ride? 

The route can be ridden on gravel/CX bike or MTB 

Bike Hire 

Hire a Landrace gravel bike for this adventure from Cyclefit bike hire 

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