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LONDON TO BRIGHTON AT NIGHT
An epic 75 mile offroad night riding adventure setting off from London as the sun goes down and arriving in Brighton at dawn.
When? Saturday 13th June
Suitable for? Experienced riders; there are some technical trails, and long distance with limited visability
Description: Starting by Richmond park, as the sun starts to fade, the route travels out of London through parkland, riversides and along canal paths, until it crosses the M25 and hits the proper dirt trails. With steeper gradients, roots and singletrack it's an exciting crossing as you pass through the North Downs in the dead of night, before joining the Downs Link for a welcome respite. After one last big climb up onto the South Downs, glorious views over Brighton in the early dawn light await you, before flying down the hill to the coast and along the seafront to Brighton, and a well deserved breakfast.
THE RIDGEWAY CHALLENGE
A 2 day 80 mile adventure following an ancient drovers pathway between Ivinghoe and Avebury
When? 25th & 26th July 2020
Suitable for? Intermediate to experienced riders; the route has some technical sections with two long days in the saddle.
Description: Starting at Ivinghoe Beacon, day 1 involves the more technical riding of the route, through woods and following some twisty singletrack trails. The day finishes in the pretty market town of Wallingford where riders will camp and unwind for the night close to the river Thames. Day 2 involves riding along less technical and more exposed double track trails with far reaching views before finishing at Avebury's mystical stone circle.
LONDON TO PARIS GRAVEL
A 3 day, 300km epic off-road gravel ride from London to Paris
When? 25th July 2020 - date TBC
Suitable for: Intermediate to experienced riders. Not a very technical ride, but 3 long days in the saddle.
Day 1: 100km London to Brighton - we leave London alongside the river Thames, before joining the Wye canal, for a lovely picturesque ride which eventaually joins the Downs link, which leads us towards the coast. However, first we have to pass over the top of The South Downs, providing great views of the coast and Brighton below, which we then plummet down to, to finish at the coast. It's then aboard a ferry to cross the Channel before settling down for a good nights sleep in Dieppe.
Day 2: 120km Dieppe to Gisors - starting off on the flat, well surfaced traffic-free Avenue Verte cycle path which warms up those tired legs from yesterday, we then join a nice mix of off road trails, including forest and farm tracks which lead us through the quiet French contryside.
Day 3: 120km Gisors to Paris - today also start with an easy introduction along a traffic free stretch to teh River Seine, before we join a mixture of forest and farm tracks that lead us to the outskirts of Paris. We're able to largely avoid the roads still howver, once again following the River Seine into the heart of the city, to finish triumphant at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.