A Different Weekend Challenge: The South Downs Way Epic

This Saturday I'm not racing around a car park, I'm not racing on the road either. I'm hanging up the skinny tyres for the weekend and getting the mountain bike out... to ride the full length of the South Downs Way in one day, from Winchester to Eastbourne.

Here's what to expect:
96 miles (155km) (All Off-road)
12,700 feet of Climbing (3,870 meters)
Approximately 8-9hrs Riding Time
Approximately 5500 Calories Expended

I've walked most of the route before during training for events like the Ten Tors, I've also run sections of it at night during the Charlton Chase events. However, this will be the first time I've ridden a bike along the route, and I'm really looking forward to it. It was one of my "Objectives for 2012" and got carried over to be an "Objective for 2013", time to tick it off!

I'm doing the route with some great guys that I've met through Twitter and the blog, it should be an awesome day out, and I'm sure the fish and chips at Eastbourne will be well earned! Bring it on! 4am ferry and all!
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  1. Enjoy the ride and I hope it stays dry for you. Sounds like a good day out.

  2. Cheers Richard, it isn't anything compared to doing the triple, major respect for that! It'll be the furthest I've done on a mtb for a while though that's for sure. :-)


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