Saturday 11th December 2021 9:50am

Starting from - Starting from - We will meet at Cafe Artisan which is located at 2 Tarmount Lane, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 6DA. Get there in good time if you would like a coffee before we set off as we will start riding after a short briefing, promptly at 10:00. BN43 6DA, BN43 6DA

This Brighton Breeze rides for Women ride is open for anyone to join

  • 19.2 miles
  • Hybrid (off road tyres)
  • 3 hr
  • Steady
  • Adur
  • Adults 16+ only

Starting point




West Sussex
BN43 6DA

Do note that there are some steep ascents and descents on this route.

This is a Blazing Blues level ride - Intermediate riders 15 - 20 miles, 9 - 10 mph with moderate hills.

The route is both on (80%) and off road (20%), with roads, and off road sections to negotiate. This steady paced ride is just less than 20 miles and is NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS, however, we will always ride at the pace of the slowest rider, and no-one will be left behind.

As we cross the South Downs there are some hilly sections with loose gravel. Our return leg is on tarmac roads where traffic will be present and so being comfortable riding in a group on the road is essential.

This route takes in part of Route 2 (a long-distance cycle route which, when complete, will link Dover in Kent with St. Austell in Cornwall via our amazing south coast of England). It also includes sections of Regional Route 82 which starts at the seafront and runs up The Drive, through Hove and West Blatching, leaving the urban area and joining the South Downs Way.

After our refreshment stop, we will be returning by tarmac via Poynings, Fulking, Edburton, Upper Beeding and we then join route 223, the Downs Link off-road route alongside the River Adur, back to Shoreham. Our ride terminates at the Old Toll Bridge (the wooden one), in Shoreham by Sea.

We will stop for a quick break at the Devil's Dyke pub & restaurant which offers an ideal spot to rest after our climb up. If the weather is kind, we will be able to see the Devil's Dyke Valley, from which it got its name. According to local folklore the valley is an unfinished trench which was dug by the Devil in an attempt to flood the churches of the Weald. The valley now plays host to The Dyke Golf Club and Dyke Golf Course and hang-gliders too!

This is a fantastic ride with some challenging terrain but superb views to enjoy as we ride. It is only suitable for hybrid, adventure or cross bikes which are as happy on the road as off.

Please give your bike a check over before you leave home. Check that the tyres are pumped up. Are the gears and brakes working properly? Always carry a spare inner tube that fits your tyres, a puncture repair kit and a pump, just in case. Bring a drink for the ride and some snacks to keep you going.

Please come prepared for the weather forecast on the day, wearing a helmet is strongly advised. Bring money for the refreshment stop and layers of clothes to deal with changing conditions and getting cold when we stop.

We never leave anyone behind!

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The route is both on (80%) and off road (20%), with roads, and off rioad sections to negotiate. This steady paced ride is just less than 20 miles and is NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS, however, we will always ride at the pace of the slowest rider and no-one will be left behind. As we cross the South Downs there are some hilly sections with loose gravel. Our return leg is on tarmac roads where traffic will be present and so being comfortable riding in a group on the road is essential.

This route takes in part of Route 2 (a long-distance cycle route which, when complete, will link Dover in Kent with St. Austell in Cornwall via our amazing south coast of England). It also includes sections of Regional Route 82 whcih starts at the seafront and runs up The Drive, through Hove and West Blatching, leaving the urban area and joining the South Downs Way. After our refreshment stop, we will be returning by tarmac via Poynings, Fulking, Edburton, Upper Beeding and we then join route 223, the Downs Link off-road route alongside the River Adur, back to Shoreham. Our ride terminates at the Old Toll Bridge (the wooden one), in Shoreham by Sea.

We will stop for a quick break at the Devil's Dyke pub & restaurant whcih offers an ideal spot to rest after our climb up. If the weather is kind, we will be able to see the Devil's Dyke Valley, from which it got its name. According to local folklore the valley is an unfinished trench which was dug by the Devil in an attempt to flood the churches of the Weald. The valley now plays host to The Dyke Golf Club and Dyke Golf Course and hang-gliders too!

This is a fantastic ride with some challenging terrain but superb views to enjoy as we ride. It is only suitable for hybrid, adventure or cross bikes which are as happy on the road as off. Please give your bike a check over before you leave home. Check that the tyres are pumped up. Are the gears and brakes working properly? Always carry a spare inner tube that fits your tyres, a puncture repair kit and a pump, just in case. Bring a drink for the ride and some snacks to keep you going. Please come prepared for the weather forecast on the day, wearing a helmet is strongly advised. Bring money for the refreshment stop and layers of clothes to deal with changing conditions and getting cold when we stop.

We never leave anyone behind

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