Big Park Opening – Ride Report

On Saturday  7th March Cycle Seahaven hosted a Cross Country 15 mile loop around Castle Hill Nature Reserve. There were 8 riders who started out from Peacehaven’s amazing new Big Park, and we headed North West on roads and bridleways to the Northern edge of Woodingdean. We then went East to pick up the South Downs Way, with its wonderful sunny views over Falmer and the villages in the Lower Ouse valley. The picture below was taken at Cold Coombes ridge on the South Downs Way. You can see the white arcs of the AMEX stadium under Neil’s arm.

At Cold Coombs ridge on the SDW

At Cold Coombs ridge on the South Downs Way

At South Farm we left the South Downs Way to head south to Telscombe Village via Cricketing Bottom, then back to The Big Park. We crossed the Meridian Line four times during the ride. Here’s a picture of me straddling the Eastern and Western hemispheres on the South Downs Way at Mill Hill.

Gus straddling the Eastern and Western Hemispheres

Gus straddling the Eastern and Western Hemispheres

 

The Big Park have written a report of the hugely successful opening day, which you can read here: http://bigparksproject.org.uk/the-sun-shone-on-the-big-park/