South downs way logistics; transport, camping/B&B's …. and err vineyards?!
There’s the English WIne Center near the Eastbourne end. You can also get an excellent dinner at Bistro 27 in Steyning (5 mins descent from SDW, about 60 miles from Winchester) – also great singletrack there.
have funPosted 4 years ago
planning a bit of a trip with some of my girlfriends who ride, we are dotted all over the country but are thinking of doing the southdowns way.
Inspired by the vineyard pic in Wheeliegoods thread i wondered if we could combine our ride with a couple of visits to places en route. We may end up going on one of the girls birthday weekends so it would be a good excuse for a glass or two
Anyone have any recommendations?Posted 4 years ago
Many many more breweries en route , some even staffed by bikers.
If you are from all over the country then why not make a long weekend of it.
You could do Winch – QECP , ride around QECP for abit then off into Petersfeild for B&B and dinner.
QECP – Whiteways for some more milage and ST in the woods, stay overnight at Amberly = 1/2 way.
Amberly – Brighton , another 25 miles completed and some choice ST in Stanmer Park to play on.
Brighton – Eastbourne last day . Friston Forest has some ST and more downhill oriented trails.
Train home.Posted 4 years ago
DrP – Member
In fact – I’ll cycle out to Winch, meet you there, and carry your bags back to, ooh, erm, Itford Hill. But no further.
googled it and found this
it doesn’t look that bad – you’ll never make sherpa tensing status if you can’t get a few bags up there DrP 🙂Posted 4 years agobelugabobMember
it doesn’t look that bad – you’ll never make sherpa tensing status if you can’t get a few bags up there DrP
Wait until you’ve got 80-odd miles of the SDW in your legs before you pass judgement 😉
Seriously though, I’ve ridden most of the route from QECP to Eastbourne (in short bits) and am planning to do a 2/3 day trip with some friends later this year, so would be interested to hear how you get on.Posted 4 years ago
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