SUSSEX, UK

Trip date:
June 2020 TBC 

Price from £200
No. of riders: 8

No. of ride days: 2
Total KM’s: 160

Accommodation style
Bivvy/Camping (tent rental available)

SUSSEX, UK

Trip date:
June 2020 TBC

 

Price from £200 
No. of riders: 8

No. of ride days: 2
Total KM’s: 160

Accommodation style
Bivvy/Camping (tent rental available)

SUSSEX DIRTY WEEKENDER

Join us on a challenging two-day multi-terrain mega ramble around East and West Sussex. This ride is featured in Offroad Cyclist magazine #2 and will show you that there is a superb off-road adventure to be had in this busy part of the UK. This is our home turf and we created this slightly trimmed down version of the magazine featured route together with local expert Cal Nicklin from MASON Cycles. We will proudly show you our local trails, plenty of chalky hills, offer some local history and introduce you to the finest local food and drink suppliers in our fine land. 

We will meet early on Saturday** at our local Woodland campsite, Blackberry Woods. You will leave your overnight kit at the camp and we will ride off for a delicious breakfast and coffee at Velusso in Ditchling. From there, we will explore Cal’s West Sussex side of the route, heading through ancient woodlands, along lesser-known trails that carry a dark history of Highwaymen and robbery. We will finish the day by heading back to base via the openness of South downs above Brighton for some delicious local food cooked over the campfire, local beers, cider, and fruit juice.

Sunday will kick off with a campfire breakfast and plenty of coffee as we break camp and prepare for day 2 of this Sussex Adventure. Today we will head East and cross into the historic town of Lewes and then over an old Iron age fort at Mount Caburn before heading into the Sussex Weald through thick woodland, along disused railway lines, down narrow country lanes and back to basecamp via a local pub for a tasty end of the ride Pint. 

Our friends at Blackberry woods have a great woodland campsite in the perfect location under the South Downs. We will enjoy a secluded spot and riders can freshen up with hot showers and toilets. Parking is available here. The campsite is a short ride from Plumpton, Haywards Heath or Hassocks mainline train stations. 

Tent rental available from £20 for the weekend

*We want to get back for dinner don’t we!

**Friday and Sunday night camping can easily be organised for you in advance. 

ITINERARY

RIDE STYLE: Adventure Bike – leave your overnight kit at basecamp

 RIDE DIFFICULTY: 4/5

 DATES : June 2020 TBC

 RIDE DAYS : 2

Day 1 :  Saturday Date TBC . MEET AT BASECAMP NEAR DITCHLING : ride a challenging 80KM

Day 2 : Sunday date TBC . Ride a challenging 80Km : DEPART DITCHLING Basecamp 

 TOTAL KILOMETRES: 160

We personally speak to all our clients to discuss their suitability for the trip. We specialise in small group cycling trips to achieve a high-quality rider experience. We aim to ride all of our trips as 1 group and our experienced ride leaders can mix up the pace, split the group for a while and bring things back together when we need too. On some trips, we split down to two groups for the afternoon allowing those that want to really stretch their legs to do so. Our ride leaders will always be able to suggest a route back to base if at any time you prefer some time to take in the scenery and ride at your own pace.

All riders are required to bring their own bike and will recieve a full itinerary with GPX files 6 weeks prior to the ride. Sometimes we change the route depending on weather conditions / route closures. 

Please contact us if you wish to camp on either the Friday Night, Sunday night or both.

KIT REQUIRED

Adventure Bike / Mountain Bike with a minimum of 40mm off road tyres

Spares specialist to your bike e.g rear mech hanger, your size inner tube 

Sleeping Bag, Sleeping mat and Overnight clothing

Bivvy bag or Tent*

Wet weather clothing and spare dry kit ( A full recommended kit list will be included with your full itinerary.)

Headtorch, Portable power bank and cables for your devices

*TENT rental available from Rpm90 for £20 for the weekend

KIT NOT REQUIRED

Cooking Equipment

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 1 Nights Accommodation at our local campsite 
  • 1 nights campfire dinner, Sussex beer, soft drinks
  • 1 Breakfast at Velusso cafe
  • 1 Sussex cooked breakfast
  • 2  MASONxRpm90 Ride leaders
  • Deposit required = 25% of the total amount payable

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel to/from your town or country of origin
  • Ride snacks and lunches
  • Rider Personal Insurance
  • Cost of a transfer to a bike shop in the case of complete bike failure or your choice to withdraw from the Trip. Cost of onward transfer to an airport or return home if you chose to leave the Trip

Interested in this trip?

Who is RPM90?

Rpm90 Cycling Adventures specialise in Road Cycling Tours, Bikepacking Adventures, Gravelbiking trips, Bespoke Cycling Tours, Corporate Cycling events and Cycling Event Consultancy. We work with MASON Cycles. HUNT Wheels, Morvelo clothing and RAWVELO nutrition. We offer Apidura Bag Rental. We are a pioneering cycling Travel company based in the UK.

 
Contact

Old Granary
Bridgers Mill
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 1TF

+44 (0)1444 413512

info@rpm90.com

 
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