During the current Lockdown, we are posting some weekly suggestions for you to get out on your bikes and enjoy. So here are Week 2’s suggested rides.
Remember the revised guidance permits you to exercise outdoors or visit an outdoor public place – with the people you live with, with your support bubble or, when on your own, with one person from another household. So, if you’re on your own pick up the phone to one of your regular group members, or just post on the CSH Facebook group, we’re pretty sure you will find a ride buddy. Don’t forget to share any pictures you take during your ride 😊.
Week 2 Beginners Ride OVET (Bunny Run) and Road to Nowhere 6 miles A grade (Terrain)
Click on this link to get a route suggested by Jamie Simmons, it is an ideal ride for those that have inexperienced, nervous or young riders in your group. This route is flat, has safe crossing at any road junctions, and most importantly no road sections.
Week 2 Road Ride Muddles Green Community Shop 28 Miles 0o 14 miles B Grade (Terrain).
Click on the link above to view a ride that is an easy going route with no major hills. This ride has been suggested by Clive Aberdour and is another favourite of the Tourers. This is a 28 mile route starting and finishing at Exceat with a possible café stop at Muddles Green. However, this is open for a takeaway coffee and snack, with seating adjacent, availability of the shop’s toilet is unknown.
There is an option is to do a shorter route by starting and finishing at the lay-by on Station Rd opposite Arlington Reservoir
The pink line on the map shows the outward leg of the route and the brown, the return leg.
Week 2 MTB Ride Firle Beacon Coach Road and Alfriston C Grade (Terrain)
Click on the link above to view a superb 20 mile with 1500 ft of ascent ride from Team Winser. The gradients are all sensible, the route takes in the South Downs Way, Old Coach Road, Alfriston Lullington Heath and Friston Forest and The Sheep Field.
Usual hazards, tree roots and green chalk can be slippery if it’s wet. Short stretch along the A259, but footpath available to take your bike for a walk if it’s “carmageddon” at Exceat Bridge. Toilets and Refreshments at Seaford Prom and Alfristion.