South Downs Way bikepacking, 14/15 Aug

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South Downs Way bikepacking, 14/15 Aug

Post by davidbirkin » Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:10 pm

Posted in the Facebook group.
Posted here also for information
Robert Ware and Isobell Cook have first dibs on the first two spaces.

Suggest the weekend of 14/15 Aug


Would there be any interest in bikepacking the South Downs Way over two days / one night?
Be a fairly leisurely ride.

A maximum of four.

How about….
We get the first train on a Saturday from Southampton central to Eastbourne.
About £18
Then cycle back.

Cycles can be taken on southern with no advance booking.
If we can’t all get on the first train we split the group and meet at Eastbourne.

I’m fairly flexible on date; how about an August weekend?

The SDW is not technical.
Can be ridden on a gravel bike, though easier on a mountain bike.
Some of the hills, whilst short, are steep.

We’d wild camp on the Saturday night, so need to carry all camping gear.
There aren’t many shops on the route; however, there are several taps for drinking water.

I’m happy to organise further bikepacking events if there is interest.

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