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.
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
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...
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...