21st to 24th May 2020
Why the south Downs and whats on offer ?
“The South Downs are the UK’s latest National Park. At its core it is a range of chalk hills which stretch from Winchester in the west to Beachy Head and Eastbourne in the east – about 100 miles. To the north the area is called the Weald and has its own character based upon a geography of sands, clays and sandstone ridges with a range of small market towns such as Peterfield, Midhurst, Petworth, Billinghurst forming the gateways for roads crossing the Downs. To the south the chalk hills slope down to the South Coast to cities such as Brighton, and Worthing, and to the west to flat plains with Chichester and Portsmouth and Southampton.”
Using Petersfield in the west of the region as a single base there are four rides scheduled over a Friday to Monday as a ‘Long Weekend’ so hopefully making it attractive for our still working members…and you’re free to book your own accommodation and to join whichever rides match your availability.
The cycling will be of distance and ascent roughly similar to that of the Cotswolds tour – 45 to 60 miles a day and 700 to 1,100 metres of climbing –and each day there will be a choice of a long or short route, so should be do’able for a wide range of members.
Contact Alan Jelley for additional details
This tour is not yet open for booking – you will be informed via the Weekly Bulletin when places are available