Wednesday 29th December 2021 9:50am

Starting from - We will start at The Red Lion Inn opposite the Tollbridge (the wooden bridge).

The Red Lion is at 200 Old Shoreham Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5TE.

Get there in good time as we will start riding after a short briefing, promptly at 10:00.
, BN43 5TE

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

  • 17.3 miles
  • Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres)
  • 3 hr
  • Steady
  • Adur
  • Adults 16+ only

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West Sussex
BN43 5NG

Breeze along the Downs link, a long-distance route for walkers, horse riders and cyclists. We follow the disused railway lines, to the Old Railway at Henfield!

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

This steady paced ride is just less than 18 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.

The route is mainly off-road, with a few farm tracks and quiet roads to negotiate. Sections of the original railway line were sold off or developed when it was closed, so the cycle route has been diverted across farmland and through some quiet residential areas.

As we cross the South Downs there are some hilly sections with loose gravel.
We will stop in Henfield at the 'Old Railway' (formerly the 'Cat and Canary' pub) for refreshments and a rest before turning around and heading back to Shoreham.

This is a fantastic ride with some challenging terrain but superb views to enjoy as we ride. It is only suitable for mountain bikes or hybrids with knobbly tyres.

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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