- Stanmer park – cycling through on a road bike
it depends on your road group’s willingness to embrace a bit of dirt and gravel and how precious they are about their bikes 🙂 but it’s currently dry enough to ride a road bike through Stanmer Park, in fact i did it in a group just the other weekend
the other alternative is the tarmac road through the village and up to Upper LodgesPosted 11 months agowwaswasSubscriber
Not quite sure where you mean but if you’re looking at the climb from the village past the barns and up to the pylon it’s a fairly rough track with lots of loose flints.
As Jo says, the actual fireroads are currently as good as they get – you have to accept a bit of grass or a field crossing to reach most of them from the bottom of the valley though.Posted 11 months agoavdave2Member
There is a tarmaced road out to the car park at the bottom of Ditchling road. The only gravel really is in the car park at the top of the road. Ride through the village, past the cafe and toilets and there is then a gate on the left at the top. Go through that and follow that road up the hill till you come to the car park. You are now at the lower end of the road leading down from the beacon.The road is actually far better than many in the area!Posted 11 months agolardmanMember
singletracksurfer – Member
It was the track from Upper Lodges (Ditchling road) which goes past the north of the Nurseries/gardens and then bears right (south) past the tea rooms, to Stanmer house I was thinking of.
That would be fine on a road bike. It’s all tarmac, with maybe a little stone here and there. The upper lodges car park is the only place thats actually gravel/dirt and its about 5 meters across, so you’ll make it.Posted 10 months ago
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