Sunday ride on the South Downs

Today’s ride was along a section of the South Downs Way between Washington and the River Adur, it’s about 6miles excluding any detours. The photos were taken near the Chanctonbury Ring, I stopped a few times on the way up. Chanctonbury is the second highest point around here, the highest is Leith Hill on the North Downs. It’s a pretty hard and long climb up to Chanctonbury ring, usually it’s best not to start the ride off with that climb, it’s well worth it on the way back down though. Next time I do this ride I think I’ll take the Trance X for added fun on the decent and an actual granny gear. I’m told today was probably the last good day before the weather takes a dive tomorrow afternoon. For some reason I don’t see that many mountain bikers on the South Downs but they’re everywhere on the North Downs, perhaps there’s more space to spread out???

When did that airstrip arrive???

South Downs Way…

Chanctonbury Ring…

3 comments:

Dan Gerous said...

Those pictures look like they came out of a romantic movie involving two bikes... Very nice.

Paul Petch said...

I remember living in the UK and when the weather is this dreamy- it makes the wait worth it (nearly!)

Great images.

LordOnOne said...

HAHAHA!!!
I thought it looked a little Lord Of The Rings-ish in that last photo...

Started raining spot on time today, finally got my journey home under 25minutes cos it was so heavy, and the trains turned up on time for a change.