The Seaside Ride

June 12, 2021

Long Route

Distance : 178km

Elevation : 2,354m

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June 12, 2021 : £39

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12th Jun 2021
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Ride Introduction

What better way to spend one of the longest Saturday of the year than a 100 mile ride to Brighton & back? The Seaside Ride starts on the edge of the Surrey Hills with a couple of punchy climbs, then takes in the quiet lanes of Sussex before the mighty Ditchling Beacons. After a feed stop in Brighton, the ride heads back over the South Downs and finishes with Leith Hill & White Down. The perfect summer ride out 👊👊👊.

Ride Highlights

Ride Highlights

  • Classic Surrey Hills climbs: The start & finish of the route is packed with punchy climbs in the Surrey Hills including White Down, Staples & Leith Hill

  • Visit the seaside: We reach Brighton at 80km. Grab some chips, a stick of rock and then get ready for the ride home.

  • Ride the classic Ditchling Beacon: Just before getting to the coast, you have to get over the main climb of the day - 1.5km at 9.5%

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Long Route 178km 2,354m 3/5

What's Included

Private Feed Stop

Feed stops every 40km

Mechanic

Support at start and on route

Sign-Posted Route

Signed route & GPX file

Timing Chips

Timing chips and Strava segments

Ride Marshalls

Supporting you on the route

After Party

Food & drink at the finish

Finishers Medal

A Medal after finishing the ride

A punchy start & finish in the Surrey Hills
Reach the coast at half way in Brighton
Quiet lanes in the North & South Downs

The Seaside Ride

What better way to spend one of the longest Saturday of the year than a 100 mile ride to Brighton & back? The Seaside Ride starts on the edge of the Surrey Hills with a couple of punchy climbs, then takes in the quiet lanes of Sussex before the mighty Ditchling Beacons. After a feed stop in Brighton, the ride heads back over the South Downs and finishes with Leith Hill & White Down. The perfect summer ride out 👊👊👊.

Ride Details

Start Time : From 7.30am

Finish time : Cut off 6pm

Location : Cobham

What’s Included

  • GPX Files & Sign Posted Route
  • Regular Feed Stops and Mechanical Support
  • Ride marshalls on the route to support you
  • Food & drink available at finish
  • Finishers medal

Route Notes

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Starting on the edge of the M25, the ride starts on quiet Surrey lanes before turning onto Staples Lane with views over London. After a quick descent we head through Shere and over Houndhouse Hill before heading south into Sussex for 45km of relatively quick rolling terrain. At 71km we hit Ditchling Beacon - 1.5km at almost 10% before descending into Brighton for our second feed stop by the sea. From the coast we have a 10km false flat / gentle climb and a lumpy 40km to get back to the Surrey Hills where two last climbs await - Leith Hill, the highest point of the route & we save the steepest climb for last, the wicked White Down. Once you have got up this double digit gradient, all that separates you from a celebratory beer & chips at the end is 10 quick kilometres. With over 2,000m on this London - Brighton - London route, it is punchier than most routes to the coast but takes in some of the best riding in the South of England.

Key Climbs

Distance Elevation Avg Gradient Segment
Staples Lane 2.5km 99m 3.8%
Houndhouse Hill 2.9km 121m 4.1%
Ditchling Beacon 1.5km 143m 9.4%
Leith Hill 1.4km 116m 8%
White Down 0.8km 96m 11.9%

Feed Stops

Location Facilities
1 Horsham (44km) Mechanic, OTE bars & gels, fruit, cakes, waffles, water, hydration.
2 Brighton (82km) Mechanic, OTE bars & gels, fruit, cakes, waffles, water, hydration.
3 Horsham (116km) Mechanic, OTE bars & gels, fruit, cakes, waffles, water, hydration.

Ride Rules

Riders should have water bottles, the route downloaded, suitable clothing & a bike in good condition. Helmets at all times are mandatory. We will email you Covid protocols  before the ride depending on the laws and guidelines at the time.

We are lucky enough to ride in beautiful places. We have a zero tolerance litter policy – there will be bins at each feed stop so please leave the area as you found it. Please be respectful of local drivers, riders, walkers etc. This is their home, we are just there to ride our bikes. On the ride, look after other cyclists. On narrow lanes & busy sections, don’t ride two a breast. No half wheeling. Take extra caution on the descents – the nature of these rides are that they will be full of tough climbs and technical descents. We will run through the major hazards before the ride but it is your responsibility to ride to your level. By signing up for this ride, you need to be in suitable physical shape for the ride.

What's Included

GPX Files & Sign Posted Route

Regular Feed Stops and Mechanical Support

Ride marshalls on the route to support you

Food & drink available at finish

Finishers medal

  • Introduction
  • Ride Details
  • Route Notes
  • Key Climbs
  • Feed Stops
  • Ride Rules