All you need is a bike and a map!
If you can't get organised to join an event, ride it yourself. The SDW with its 10,000ft of climbing is always there, on our doorstep. All you need is a bike, this map (£12.99 at Quest Adventure), and a bit of determination. Go for it!
Not far enough? Why not ride there and back?
Take a look at the Southdowns Double website for inspiration. Ian Leitch is supported by Quest Adventure
Some local rides
We will update this as and when we have rides. Click on the ride name for a Garmin downloadable map.
Whiteways has some great singletrack but it is a fair distance away. This route is designed to get you there and back as quickly as possible. Please note that in the winter some of this can be a bit muddy. Avoid Patching Wood and the descent through Screens Wood to the Trout Farm / Gate House on the Arundel roundabout when wet.
The South Downs National Park
On March 31st Hilary Benn, the secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs announced that after 60 years of campaigning the South Downs is to become a National Park. The National Park is created using the same legislation used to create National Trails and the South Downs Way welcomes the inclusion of the great landscape through which the Trail runs into the National Park family.
The South Downs Way running for over 100 miles between Winchester and Eastbourne will become the access backbone of this new National Park. This is great news as at last the fantastic landscape, wildlife and culture of this area will have a secure future to ensure that the landscape of the Trail can be enjoyed for generations to come.
Form more information including the detailed boundary map and a timetable for the creation of the new Park visit the DEFRA website .