South London to Brighton - All Ability Ride

Road Cycling
Sep 26
2021

7 people attending

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Your price
£12.50
Event booking closes on Sep 26 at 09:00:00
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42 mile, 1000m ascent

Fancy escaping the smog of the city and riding to the seaside? Then join us for this 43 mile / 69 km road ride from South London to Brighton, taking a quieter route than the official London to Brighton ride where possible and skipping the more urban bits of London, allowing us to enjoy the beauty of the High Weald AONB and the Sussex countryside while having a good workout.

This ride is still relatively challenging with 1000 m of climbing and still including the legendary/dreaded Ditching Beacon climb on the approach to Brighton, so you should be reasonably fit to join this ride. We're aiming to have fun rather than fly around the route though, and are more than happy to wait for people at the top of climbs so we can catch our breath & replenish our sugar levels before continuing. The route runs close to the London to Brighton railway line and so has regular escape points until we approach Ditchling Beacon and is good for those wishing to give the ride a go but concerned about the distance.

Please remember to bring a packed lunch with you to give us flexibility as to where we stop for lunch along the way.

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  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
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Location

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