- Roll call, London to Brighton off road, next sat. Any of you doing it?
Is that the BHF thingo? I’ve ridden a similar route a couple of times, it’s a long ride but naught technical or rough about it, though the climb over the Downs is hard work at the end! Would go with semi-slicks myself, something with puncture protection would be a bonus. The 50 miles along the Downs link is 2-3hrs of tediousness along flat metalled old railway tracks, anything to make that bit go quicker would be a boon (you could easily average 25km/hr + along this bit…) Have fun, it’s a nice ride through the countryside, hope you get decent weather! 🙂Posted 6 years ago
Its a good ride mate nothing really challenging about it. 1 tough climb at the end but its fairly short. I made a big mistake of not eating enough through the ride so make sure you take enough food put some snakesize bits in ypur rear jersey pocket and just keep eating little and often. I learnt my lesson the hard way.Posted 6 years agopickleMember
afraid not, i did the road route so nowhere near as tough but it was hard at times on the hills with no gears.
Good luck to all you guys doing it off road, I found the road ride hard going at about half way but after a quick lunch break it was all go! great feeling coming into brighton seafront 🙂Posted 6 years ago
I’ll be there again. As others have said not technically challenging, but a nice ride all the same.
Highlight is the Mini Death Bowl – hilarious fun. Does anyone know the exact location of this so I can add a waypoint to my Garmin? Don’t want to miss it – was loads of giggles on it last yearPosted 6 years ago
it’s on the left hand bend (on the right hand side) just at the top before you drop down into Shere (Checkpoint 2). Grid ref: TQ 071/494Posted 6 years ago
There should be a marshal stood around that point.ti_pin_manMember
Rode the published route during the summer and people are right. Semi slicks would be fine and a CX bike would be perfect. I enjoyed the day even though it isn’t technical and there is a toughie hill at the end. Eat drink and enjoy the company, I did it solo and didn’t eat drink enough. It’s a long ole ride!Posted 6 years ago
Sounds like I’ll hedge my bets and stick a Ralph on the front as well as the rear. Good advice on eating and drinking plenty – I often forget about this. Have an awesome collection of zip vit bars, gels and gums so should be good. I may take a Cornish performance pasty though as well!Posted 6 years agocardoSubscriber
yep doing it again this year, there should be about 16 of us this time too…. keep an eye out for MTB Berkhamsted on our shirts…
Same advice as above really flat, with towpaths along the Thames, some bridleways and woods and a few minor roads until the North downs which becomes more interesting and hilly… Long flat out railway track until the South Downs then a beast of a climb,… eat drink and enjoy it.
Then on the beer in Brighton (all for a good cause, of course) 😀Posted 6 years ago
the Brunswick pub is near the finish as is mentioned as the place to meet (start at least anyway) here (near the bottom): http://www.roughrideguide.co.uk/mtbike/2010/09/london-to-south-coast-off-road-bike-ride-2011/#comment-236Posted 6 years ago
The nice people at the BHF have sent me a gpx file of the route. Email me at Daniel-power@hotmaildotcodotuk if you need it:)
Have a furious Fred on order for the rear wheel as it’s looking dry for the weekend. Am generally feeling rather nervous about the distance now :/Posted 6 years ago
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