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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:34 am 
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Location: Lurking in the bushes at the bottom of your mums garden....
Right then, anybody up for an epic?!

I am thinking doing it over two days, staying overnight in amberley (the halfway point). Probably midweek to avoid crowds, and to make it easier to find accomadation. Also that allows the start point to be changed (either Winchester or Eastboune) depending on the wind direction.

So, who is up for a PROPER ride/adventure? 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:44 am 
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Could be up for this, what sort of time of year did you have in mind ?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:46 am 
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Could be interested - depends on when.

How long is the ride? Can't be worse than the Isle Of Man End2End :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:47 am 
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Carge wrote:
Could be interested - depends on when.

How long is the ride? Can't be worse than the Isle Of Man End2End :wink:


Its 100 miles in total, Amberley is pretty much dead-centre.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:51 am 
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100miles - cool.

May I suggest that if we are looking for accom in Amberley - we get fresh clothes/supplies left there rather than carry it on the ride.

Might have to start planning the Bristol or Bath to Reading on the Kennet&Avon as a warm up :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:12 am 
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I have two interested (myself being one of them), we arranged this a few weeks ago for next year. The other attendee lives in Holland so getting a fix on dates is a bit of challenge due to him having to travel.

We hadn't planned dates as yet, but will see what goes with this as it sounds good. Will dig out my GPS logs for it at some point as well.

2 lines of thought are as follows (from guide books):

> Wind is often westerly, so Winchester to Eastbourne

> Sun rises in the east, so going Eastbourne - Winchester means you aren't getting a face full of sun all day.

Book accomodation early and fingers crossed for the weather!


(edited a few times for sake of clarity)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:09 pm 
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I always think Winchester to Eastbourne is the way to do it, you should only have the sun in your face for half a day ish


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:53 pm 
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sun > wind

winchester to eastbourne it is!

I may also be tempted into this...tempt away ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:32 pm 
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Sun on your face all day :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:54 pm 
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I added this to the GPS routes thread.

This is an edited version of the South Downs Way. I have removed most of the little 'excursions' where we got a little lost or where we went off route to stay somewhere etc. We also missed approx 2-4 miles of the route due to foul weather or just because we wanted to go elsewhere. Therefore, its not perfect!

Enjoy but use with caution!

http://ridewithgps.com/trips/435716


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