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Mountain Biking on the South Downs Cycling guide - Cicerone

A guide to mountain biking (MTB) routes on the South Downs of Hampshire and Sussex, between Winchester, Brighton and Eastbourne. The 26 routes described in the book take in roller coaster rides, dedicated woodland singletrack and great downhills. Rides are graded for all abilities with information on local facilities and MTB gear and preparation.

EAN13 : 9781852846459

  • Publisher/Serie : Cicerone/Cycling
  • Destination : England
  • Activity : MTB
  • Publication date : feb-2018
  • Language : english
  • Pages : 240
  • specifications/quality : paperback
  • Dimension : 11.6cm x 17.2cm x 1.7cm


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The South Downs are a mountain biker's paradise. The routes in this guidebook take cyclists over roller coaster ridges with superb views of the English Channel; weave around dedicated woodland singletrack; give the buzz of fantastic downhills and offer varying degrees of challenge across a beautiful and diverse landscape.

The 26 routes in this book are graded (blue, red and black) for a range of abilities, and grouped into 6 sections: The South Downs Way National Trail (the whole route described in 3 stages) and routes around Winchester, Chichester and Petersfield, Arundel and Worthing, Brighton and Lewes and Eastbourne. They range from 14km to 57km in length and up to 95% off road, providing plenty of challenge for any mountain biker. 

With each route graded according to length and difficulty, it is easy to find specific challenges for varying abilities.

All routes are clearly illustrated on OS maps with numbered stages linking the route descriptions to maps. Extensive information is provided on facilities in the area including bike shops and mechanics, cafés, pubs and shops - plus useful information on accommodation and transport.


excellent all year round, with each season bringing its own experiences but prolonged rainy periods can turn the chalky soil into highly-adhesive mud
Eastbourne, Alfriston, Seaford, Lewes, Newhaven, Brighton, Worthing, Arundel, Amberley, Chichester, Petersfield, Cocking, East Meon, East Dean, New Alresford, Winchester
routes primarily aimed at experienced mountain bikers with a good level of fitness; most manageable for the less experienced/fit with extra time; graded by length: short, half-day and day; as well as strenuousness: medium, hard and very hard
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endless chalk bridleways along Downland ridges with great views in every direction; challenging hills and exhilarating descents; great dedicated singletrack at Friston Forest, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Wild Park and Stanmer Park; excellent pubs and cafés for re-fuelling


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