South London to Brighton via Ashdown Forest

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Road Cycling
Sep 07
2019

9 people attending

3 places left

Your price
£12.50
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52 mile, 1153 m asc OR 42 mile, 850m asc

Fancy escaping the smog of the city and riding to the seaside? Then join us for this 50 mile / 80 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 Ashdown Forest 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.

Alternative Shorter Route

For those who may find the distance or climbing too much of a challenge, David will be leading a shorter 42 mile route with 850m of climbing in parallel to the 52 mile ride. Whilst still challenging, this route runs closer 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 at a more relaxed pace. Both routes are included in the Location Details below.

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Brighton Cyclists
Old Brighton Pier sunset
Ashdown Forest Cyclists
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Brighton Pier
Brighton Cyclists
Old Brighton Pier sunset
Ashdown Forest Cyclists
High Chart
Brighton Pier

Location

51.3107331, -0.1438332