Sportive Breaks: The South Down Beast




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A challenging late season ride that packs in plenty of ups and downs as we ride through the South Downs National Park.

Whilst the featured climbs over the South Downs via Butser Hill, Harting Down and Duncton Down may be the more obvious route highlights, the challenging nature of this ride comes from the fact that it’s rarely flat, with the bigger hills linked by sections of shorter, punchier ups and downs the whole way round.

Away from the climbs, there are plenty of stunning views from the top of the South Downs ridge and some grin-inducing downhills along the way.

This is a terrific route, made even better with the chance to ride it with mechanical support, timing chips, feed stops and a finish-line village. To find out more and to book your place on the October 9th ride, click here.


Authored By Will Pearson
Will represents one half of the fifth generation of the Pearson dynasty. He boasts a riding career of almost 50 years, having beaten his siblings to staying upright on a two-wheeler at the age of two and a half. Coaxed out of bed on Sunday mornings to ride cyclo-cross most of his younger life, his interest in cycling is also focussed in road and gravel adventure riding. Chiefly responsible for Pearson bike geometry, design and specification.
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