- South Downs experts advice needed
Sutton, near Bignor..?
Pyecombe to there is about 23 miles, and easily doable on a SS…
On a reasonable day, at a reasonable pace, it would take about 2-3 hours. The SDW isn’t ‘hard’ as such – if you’re determined you can blat out the miles..
Your biggest challenge will be coming up from Steyning, and the climb from Amberley. But easily doable…
DrPPosted 4 years agowwaswasSubscriber
re: SS – it’s all ok, pretty much.
Although starting at Pyecombe and heading west you immediately hit about the only hill locally that I only seem to be able to get up about 2 in 5 times on a SS without running out of legs, it’s got a wierd ‘gets really steep to a false crest then carries on for another 500m’ thing going on that does my head in.Posted 4 years ago
Travelling from Cambridge to Sutton(West Sussex) next week then on to Poole taking my bike but not decided on which one yet . Would like to do some of the SDW and planning on getting on at Pyecombe and travelling West until Sutton only looked at it on a road atlas how long will it take me reasonable fitness and is it doable on SS and what sort of distance is involved.
Might be able to keep going after Sutton the next day towards Winchester how long would it take me and distance please
Getting dropped off by car
RichPosted 4 years ago
Even worse I headed towards Brighton when I first got on @ Pyecombe
Stopped At the the school and a young lady put me right it was a muddy mess down there to!Posted 4 years ago
Still in Sutton doing a ride late on this afternoon!
Saturday I will be riding around theSwanage area 🙂
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