South Downs Way  - 3 days

The South Downs Way was the first bridleway National Trail in England. It is also the only National Trail to lie entirely within a National Park.

Stretching from the ancient cathedral city of Winchester in the west, first capital of England, through to the white chalky cliffs of the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head at Eastbourne in the east, almost all of its stunning 160 kilometre length is blissfully off-road.

Come and enjoy riding The South Downs Way over three bite size days and tick it off your bucket list. Self guided & supported at the same time. This means that for those who want to:
ride at their own pace,

  • want to ride as a group and meet new people,

  • want to ride solo,

  • ride with friends & family,

  • unsure if they can do the distance and would like support...

CAN complete the SDW knowing with the peace of mind that there is still the support if they need it, with:
1. a British Cycling level 2 leader
2. a first aider
3. a back up van on hand if needed
4. van carrying any additional items you may need but don't want to carry
5. as well as luggage transferred to your next hotel
6. snacks & drinks along the way

All of this means only one thing: you only need to turn up and concentrate on riding. A guaranteed beautiful, challenging and rewarding 3 days of riding.

 

2021 dates:
Sat 1st -3rd May - 3 days
Sat 29th -31st May - 3 days - Full
Sat 19th - 21st June - 3 days (Summer solstice)

DAY 1 Winchester to Cocking – approx 36 miles
Meet at the start in Winchester for 9.30am
Nights stay at Cocking/Midhurst/Haslemere

DAY 2 Cocking to Lewes – approx 44 miles
Nights stay around Lewes

DAY 3 Lewes to Eastbourne – approx 23 miles
Celebration in Eastbourne of riding the South Downs Way!!!
Option to stay over at Eastbourne (not included)
or head home
or return to Haslemere (The Old Cook's House Package)

Optional extras (please get in touch)
1. Nights accommodation before in Winchester
2. Nights accommodation after in Eastbourne
3. The Old Cooks House Package

Price

based on 2 sharing starts from £475p/p* (single supplement starts from £150)*
*subject to change due to seasonal price increases in accommodation
2 nights Bed & Breakfast
Drinks & Snacks along the way
Qualified British Cycling leader and outdoor first aider on hand if needed
Backup Vehicle support- carrying any additional supplies
Luggage transfer
Emergency bike for any major mechanical failures if unable to get your bike fixed

Not included
Lunches and Dinners
bike insurance
personal insurance
transfers to Winchester
transfers home from Eastbourne

The Old Cooks House Package
If you are a group of 4 to 6 people wanting to book then a great option would be to base yourselves with me at my own Self Contained B&B - The Old Cooks House - the night before and after the tour (transfers to the start and return back to Haslemere).

It offers a double room & a twin room with a sofa bed in the large open plan kitchen dining & lounge area and a shared bathroom. Perfect for groups of 4 to 6 (or 2 groups of 2 if you are happy to share bathroom and the open plan kitchen/lounge/dining areas).

The Old Cook's House Package includes:
- 4 nights accommodation
- Secure car parking whilst on tour - if driving
- Pick up from Haslemere station (50mins from London Waterloo)- if arriving by train
- Transferred to the start in Winchester
- Transfer back to The Old Cook house on day 3 from Eastbourne where you left your car.
- Bike cleaning
- Drinks & Snacks along the way
- Qualified British Cycling leader and outdoor first aider on hand if needed
- Backup Vehicle support- carrying any additional supplies
- Luggage transfer
- Emergency bike for any major mechanical failures if unable to get your bike fixed (sta)

Price £590p/person based on 4 sharing

Contact us for further details
Enquiries, to read our Term & Conditions or to book.
Please do not hesitate to contact us through Facebook or email jgrinsted@hotmail.com

***Deposit & Balance Payment Details***
All packages require a non refundable deposit of £150.
Balance payment is due 60 days before the first day of the trip
This is payable via BACS
Receipt of payment means you have read and understand our standard Terms and Conditions.
In order to comply with EU Travel Regulations 1992 your deposit & final payment will be held in a separate account until your holiday is completed. This is to ensure the financial security of your holiday.
If the holiday or weekend is not filled then we hold the right to cancel or postpone.