Mountain Biking to the Coast

Date

Sun Aug 19th

Organiser

Brian

Cost

Free to members and prospective members, £6 supplement for attendees from Meetup

Activity

We are cycling the South Downs National Trail (Bridleway) from Hassocks to Eastbourne. The trail is roughly 20 miles and involves several climbs and fast descents. We will stop at Ditchling Beacon, Firle Beacon and the Long Man of Wilmington. Route will pass through the villages of Rodmell (home of Virginia Woolf), Alfriston and Jevington. Stunning views from highest point at the Beacons. The South Downs Bridleway takes in an alternative end section to the Seven Sisters footpath option. We finish at Eastbourne where we can have fish and chips by the beach and visit the famous pier. Off road bikes required.

Refreshments

Café at start. Picnic at Ditchling Beacon, tea shop at Alfriston, pubs and cafes at end point.

Travel

Buy return ticket to Eastbourne. Train from Victoria to Hassocks, return Eastbourne to London. We are taking 9:54 service from Shepherds Bush to Hassocks via Clapham Junction. Meet at Shepherds Bush Overground station at 9:45 if wishing to get group discount ticket. See train line website for all services.

Start

11:20am prompt at Hassocks station, postcode BN6 8EY

Finish

Around 5:00pm at Eastbourne station, postcode BN21 3QR

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