For thousands of years, people have been crossing the South Downs using nothing but the power of their own two legs and in all that time, every traveller has been looking for the easiest route: what’s the quickest way over the next hill – around it, over it, or across its flanks? Eventually, out of all those small, individual decisions a trail emerged, worn into the chalk over countless journeys.
The end result of all those collective decisions and knowledge is the South Downs Way.
Of course, of all those people over all those years, someone’s got to have made the quickest journey, there-and-back. Nowadays, that’s going to be someone riding a bike.
200 miles (there and back). 24 hours to do it in. It’s that simple.
Ollie Beresford - 16h 45m 12s on the 29th of July 2023. Ollie hailing from Winchester thought it would be rude not to have a crack at the Double, and smashed out a great time! Check out Ollies Strava ride In Ollies words I’ve decided to keep this one short and sweet....
Connor Murphy and Luke Kennard - 23h 4m 11s on the 24th of June 2023. Long term ambition for Connor and Luke finally comes to fruition! Check out Connor and Luke's Strava ride In their own words Short summary for those not wanting to read on. The South Downs Way (SDW)...
Ben Connor - 23h 45m 24s on the 17th of July 2022. Ben decided to take on the double during record temperatures! In Ben's words