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South Downs Dirt Sportive
24 April 2021£39
Escape the city and head to the South Coast for a lumpy 72km off road circuit taking in parts of the South Downs Way & quiet lanes around Lewes & Brighton. With a fully marked route, support marshalls helping along the way & a social race village at the end, this is gravel riding at it’s best and the perfect season starter.
- DISTANCE: 72KM | ELEVATION: 1584M
- RIDE DIFFICULTY 4/5
- TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY 3/5
- PERCENTAGE OF ROUTE OFF ROAD 83%
Bike & Tire Choice: With 83% off road and a mix of hard-packed gravel and grass tracks, a gravel bike with 36mm plus tires is recommended but a mountain bike will also work. This route is not suitable for road bikes,
- Ride parts of the South Downs Way
- Six punchy climbs including Plumpton Bostall & Itford Hill
- Glorious quiet lanes by the coast
- Social drink at the finish village
Plumpton: 72km, 1584m
The South Downs way has long been a storied ride for the off road trip. Riding here offers some incredible views and some of the best gravel roads in the UK. Our route is almost all off road on gravel tracks & includes some some tough climbs throughout the route – but they are totally worth it for the panoramic scenery atop the downs.
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