Century Ride With “The Tourers” Wednesday 9th August

For those of you who have wanted to ride 100 miles in a day, you now have the ideal opportunity on what must be the easiest and safest route from Seaford.

Meticulous Panning using Old School Map my Ride V1 ….

When  Wednesday 9th August 07:30 – 19:30

Where Start and Finish at The Martello Tower Seaford, in addition to the starting point in Seaford there will be two further meeting places: 8.30am in Telscombe Cliffs: by the Texaco Garage at the junction of Telscombe Cliffs Way and the A259. 9.00am in Hove: by the Peace Statue and Meeting Place Café on the seafront.

DISTANCE It’s a 100 mile ride, for those starting in Seaford, and will include several refreshment stops during the ride.

ROUTE The route basically follows National Cycle Route 2 along the coast between Seaford and Shoreham and then the Downs Link to a point about 10 miles north of Horsham. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23127161

TERRAIN Most of the route is reasonably flat and will involve cycling along promenades and cycle paths.Therefore, a bell is highly desirable. There are some hills such as those between Newhaven and Saltdean.

REFRESHMENT STOPS Possible stops are shown on the plotted route. These are: Carat’s Café at Southwick; Stan’s Bike Shack at Partridge Green and  The Richard Onslow pub at Cranleigh. There may be others.

Notes

The ride leaders, Clive and Dave, have not cycled on the Downs Link so you will need to come on this ride with a spirit of adventure. Wider tyres (at least 28mm) may be of use on the track sections. If the surface becomes unsuitable for road bikes then we will turn back,  but this is not expected to be the case. There is one short stony/rocky bit north of Bramber where we might have to walk.

***Please check the Rides Calendar on Thursday after 6.30 am. If the ride is cancelled then there will be a message to that effect. This may happen due to bad weather or if a strong wind is blowing***

2 comments to Century Ride With “The Tourers” Wednesday 9th August

  • Andy Lock

    Downs Link is used for the London to Brighton off-road route, and is a mix of crushed stone, tarmac, compacted clay/sand. It’s pretty flat, being comprised of two disused railway lines, and goes past some lovely scenery. You may encounter small puddles, depending on the weather, and occasional loose ground covered in small stones or sand.
    it’s slightly tougher to ride on than a tarmac road, so you may find you go a few mph slower than usual.

    What an amazing idea for a ride. Fingers crossed for decent weather.

    https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/media/2203/downs_link_6_stage_route_2010.pdf

  • Dave Sutton

    Cheers Gus, hopefully be ok for us roadies.