South Downs Way Double

Cycle 200 miles, climb 22,000ft and open 200 gates in under 24 hours

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.

Congratulations to Tom Goddard

Congratulations to Tom Goddard

Tom Goddard - 23h 48m 03s on the 25th of June 2022. Tom takes on this epic challange in memory of Joe Pascoe and raises over £3500 for St Barnabas House Hospice. Check out Toms Strava ride In Tom's words I took on this ride in memory of a friend, Joe Pascoe, who...

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Congratulations to Phil Wilks and Will Weynberg

Congratulations to Phil Wilks and Will Weynberg

Phil Wilks and Will Weynberg - 22h 27m 18s on the 17th of June 2022. Hight temperatures did not stop Phil and Will entering the Hall of Fame! Check out Phil and Will's Strava ride In their own words We set off from Winchester as the sun was rising at 4:30am. Will’s...

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Current record holder
Ian Leitch

15 hours 35 minutes

Hall of Fame

All ride times and records for the South Downs Way Double.

The route

Maps, Distances, Timing, GPS data and water sources.

Trying the Double

Advice and tips on your preperation for the double.

THINKING OF TRYING THE DOUBLE

Advice and tips on your preperation for the double.