I'd probably better justify my purchase of a tripster atr with a nice big ride, and feel that the Brighton-london-brighton route would be PERFECT for all our new gravel/CX bikes!
Is a great route - about 60 miles on road following the BHF route (but in reverse - from coast to city), then taking the off road route back.
All in its about 135 miles. A nice worthwhile day out by anyone's book!
Plenty of food and drink opportunities on the way, so no need to be loaded to the gills.
The plan would be to meet at brighton pier nice and early - something like 0730, and head I from there.
Ride time would (clearly) depend on the group's fitness and luck. When I did it, I was on a much slower bike than the tripster/CX bike could be, and stopped for coffee and snacks etc, and it took about 11 1/2 hours IIRC.
It would be a great day out, and would finish with food in brighton too (pizza is great post ride grub!).
I'm looking at the 12th of July for this big day out..I know it's only a few weeks away, but hopefully well have some takers.
For those who would find getting to brighton that early a struggle (if you live away etc) then message me - my house is humble, but sure I could try to find some floor space/tent space somewhere!
It feels like it's been ages since I organised a ride on here, so anyone interested??