What better way to spend one of the longest Saturday of the year than a 100 mile ride to Brighton & back? The Seaside Ride starts on the edge of the Surrey Hills with a couple of punchy climbs, then takes in the quiet lanes of Sussex before the mighty Ditchling Beacons. After a feed stop in Brighton, the ride heads back over the South Downs and finishes with Leith Hill & White Down. The perfect summer ride out 👊👊👊.
Distance: 178km | Elevation: 2354m
Ride Difficulty 3/5
Staples Lane – 2.5km, 3.8% average gradient
Houndhouse Hill – 2.9km, 4.1%
Ditchling Beacon – 1.5km, 9.4%
Leith Hill – 1.4km, 8%
White Down – 0.8km, 11.9%
Countdown to June 12th
Classic Surrey Hills climbs: The start & finish of the route is packed with punchy climbs in the Surrey Hills including White Down, Staples & Leith Hill
Visit the seaside: We reach Brighton at 80km. Grab some chips, a stick of rock and then get ready for the ride home.
Ride the classic Ditchling Beacon: Just before getting to the coast, you have to get over the main climb of the day – 1.5km at 9.5%
Chobham: 178km, 2354m
The ride starts on quiet Surrey lanes before turning onto Staples Lane with views over London. After a quick descent we head south into Sussex for 45km of relatively quick rolling terrain. At 71km we hit Ditchling Beacon – 1.5km at almost 10% before descending into Brighton for our second feed stop by the sea.
From the coast we have a 10km false flat / gentle climb and a lumpy 40km to get back to the Surrey Hills where two last climbs await – Leith Hill, the highest point of the route & we save the steepest climb for last, the wicked White Down just 10km from the finish. Over 2,000m on this London – Brighton – London route with some of the best riding in Southern England.
Ride Difficulty: 3/5
Is the route marked?
Yes, the route is fully marked. We also suggest bringing a bike GPS to follow as well, we will send you a GPX file with the route one week before the ride.
How do I find out my start time?
Riders start in groups of maximum 6 at a time. We will send you an email after you have booked to choose your start time between 8am and 10am, if you are riding with a friend you can choose to start with them.
Where is the start / finish?
The ride starts and finishes at Chobham. There is free parking onsite as well as toilets & refreshments.
What happens if I have a mechanical / accident?
We have first aiders & mechanics at all the feed stops and ride captains along the route to support.
What shall I pack with me for the ride?
You need to have a water bottle, basic kit to repair punctures, inner tubes & riding with a helmet is compulsory. Our feed stops have water, coke, cake, fruit & bars / gels.
Do I get a medal at the finish?
Yes, when you finish the ride you will go through the finish line and get your hard earned UK’s Hardest Hundred medal.