London to Shoreham - 16th October 2020 *
* date subject to change
Ride Leader: Adam
Starting at midnight from under Waterloo Bridge on the Southbank in front of the British Film Institute, we will exit London, taking in the delights of the Clapham and Tooting nightlife, before emerging, blinking in the darkness, on quiet roads as we descend the North Downs. Our half way stop is the Scout Hut in Burstow.
Suitably refreshed, and with dawn on the horizon, we’ll continue through sleepy hamlets and a cunning gap in the South Downs where you’ll be able to spot Lancing College, before we get clearance for our final descent to the stunning art deco destination of Shoreham Airport, and a magnificent buffet breakfast. Breakfast will be a flat fee of £10 per head.
Afterwards, it’s only a mile to the station, where you can get trains to London (2 per hour direct plus 2 per hour changing at Brighton), both of which take around 1 hour 15 mins overall. Trains westbound towards Portsmouth run twice an hour. Southern Rail don’t have any issues carrying bikes, and there aren’t any scheduled disruptions.
There are no really, really long steep hills on this ride, more rolling ups and downs with most of the climbing immediately before and after the halfway stop. And it’s downhill right at the end.
A ride of 60 or so miles.
Registration for this ride will open nearer the time. In the meantime, you can read the 2019 ride report.