2B Beginners / Improvers MTB Ride

With the forecast looking wet & windy 10 of us set out from The White Lion in Seaford, following our usual route upto Bo-peep, picking up the Southdowns Way and heading over to Southease and back to Seaford via Newhaven. Some of the group hadn’t ridden this route before and, given the first half is mostly climbing, they all rode well with only a few stops to re-group. Once up on the Downs the rain eased & the mist lifted, allowing views inland towards Glynde & Lewes. After dropping down Itford Hill to the bridge crossing over A26 we headed for the YHA café for a very welcome hot drink and cake. We couldn’t have timed it better, 5 minutes after we arrived the Intermediate group turned up and joined us for a drink and chat. Feeling refreshed we headed back out into the rain and homeward bound via Egrets Way, Piddinghoe riverbank and Newhaven to Seaford. Although we were wet, muddy & tired, there were smiles on our faces after a great mornings ride.
Cheers Paul Sandles

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