Thursday, 28 May 2009

Brighton Road Ride Preview

We've just been out getting the road course ready for Sunday. Riding in the sun makes a nice change after the rain at the King of the Downs. The forecast for Sunday is to get even hotter in case you're wondering.

From Plumpton College the route heads north towards Burgess Hill to give you a chance to warm up before heading back south and the climb up Ditchling Beacon. Anyone who has done London - Brighton will be familiar with Ditchling Beacon but for those that haven't had the pleasure it's a nice big hill up over the south downs, never too steep but fairly long :-)

The route then heads towards Brighton and along the cycle path towards Lewes. After Lewes the short loop riders head back but everyone else continues to Laughton where the long ride splits and heads off before rejoining back at the same point.

From Laughton it's north(ish) towards Uckfield(ish) before heading back to the finish.

Bring plenty of water/water bottles/sun cream, if the forecast is right it's gonna be a scorcher


Anonymous said...

Dean, couple of typos in the blog:

Burgees Hill should be Burgess Hill
Brigton should be Brighton
soth downs should be South Downs


Mark said...

That's my fault Ben, must have been too much sun affecting my typing :-)