South Downs April 24, 2021

Date : April 24, 2021

Distance : 74km

Difficulty :

Mixed terrain 75km loop from Lewes

Ride sections of the South Downs Way

Post ride pint included at the finish pub

April 24, 2021 : £39

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Glorious Gravel: South Downs

Sign here to take on the scenic South Downs inlculding some sections of the famous South Downs Way. We climb straight away from Lewes Castle but how else will you see the sea?  
A mix of forest, field, track and road this route is a real all-rounder which sections to suit each type of bike setup. The village stores in Ripe will quench our caffeine craving before the back loaded climbs on the South Downs Way will test your choice of gearing! 
Ride the South Downs Way
Glorious mixed terrain route
Start & finish in Lewes


Rent a Pearson Off Grid bike for the day £49)

Routes suitable for new & experienced gravel riders

Ride marshalls on the route to support you

Pre ride briefing to go through any technical sections

Packing List emailed when you book

Route Notes

Event Director's Notes:

This ride takes us from Lewis on a 75km loop. The terrain is a real mix including forest, field & track. We climb straight out of Lewes to Blackcap and then descend quickly before a beautiful 40km flat section. The climbing is backloaded on this ride but there is a pint waiting for you at the finish to make it all worthwhile. As with all gravel rides, we check the routes constantly as things can change much more than on a road ride. The final route is subject to change and will be emailed to you one week before the ride with a full ride brief.

Ride Details

Start Time : From 7.45am

Finish time : Between 12pm and 2pm

Location :

What’s Included

  • GPX Files
  • Pre ride briefing
  • Two feed stops
  • Free coffee & beer at the finish pub
  • Ride marshals supporting you on the route

What's Included

GPX Files

Pre ride briefing

Two feed stops

Free coffee & beer at the finish pub

Ride marshals supporting you on the route



Ride Rules

Preparing for the Ride

Our events are open to all off-road bikes. While it is aimed primarily at Gravel & Adventure bikes, which are essentially fat tyred drop bar bikes, you are also most welcome on a mountain bike or cyclocross bike. We recommend a tyre width of 33+mm for most for our rides. 

What to bring : You will be further from van support or facilities you would find in most towns than with our road trips so it is advisable to take a little more with you. 

GPS device with route loaded , Spare tube or Tubeless plug , Pump and/or CO2 , Mini tool , Jacket and/or additional layers 

We will email you the GPX route & a full breakdown of the route one week before the ride. Our route director will then be at the start to give you last minute advice and tips. You will be asked to select a start window which we will then confirm one week before the ride to ensure you roll out in group sizes based on current restrictions.

More Reading

Preparing for the Glorious Gravel

The Glorious Gravel Series takes us on a tour of some of the UK’s finest gravel riding regions. For those more used to the road than the rough stuff, gravel riding is all about enjoying the surrounding and exploring new roads off the beaten track – obviously coffee and cake still feature heavily.  Our Gravel ... Read more

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24th Apr 2021
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  • Introduction
  • Route Notes
  • Ride Details
  • Preparing for the Ride
  • More Reading
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