Congratulations to Nick Dwyer

Congratulations to Nick Dwyer

ick Dwyer - 22h 32m 36s on the 24th July 2020. Nick took on the challenge with friend Rob Pelham. A Ditchling Beacon start was chosen for their adventure. Nick is on the right! In Nicks words: It started like something like this after a conversation with Rob Pelham...

Congratulations to Rob Pelham

Congratulations to Rob Pelham

Rob Pelham - 22h 32m 28s on the 24th July 2020. Rob took on the challenge with friend Nick Dwyer. A Ditchling Beacon start was chosen for their adventure. Rob is on the right! Robs write up: https://www.propelbikes.co.uk/news/south-downs-way---double/

Perseverance from Neil pays off

Perseverance from Neil pays off

Perseverance from Neil pays off Neil Kemp – 26h 54m on the 11th July 2020. Sometimes we focus on the fastest riders, but each persons Double is an equal challenge of grit and determination. This was Neil's 3rd attempt and although he did not go under 24hours, it is a...

Epic ride by Archie

Epic ride by Archie

Archie McKellar – 29h 58m 49s on the 26th June 2020. A valiant effort by Archie in far from ideal conditions. In Archie's words: Pre-ride Summary Riding the SDW had been a commonly talked about topic for months before this event with the like minded cyclists from my...

Congratulations to Toby Leyland

Congratulations to Toby Leyland

Toby Leyland - 23h 20m 1s on the 24th June 2020. If doing the Double isn't hard enough in itself, Toby tested himself even more on a circa year 2000 26" wheel MTB!😃. In toby's words: Weather: High 31degrees. Wind E / NE 15- 20kmh “You are going too fast, you are going...

Congratulations to Craig Bunyan

Congratulations to Craig Bunyan

Craig Bunyan - 23h 27m 46s on the 20th June 2020. Craig is our first entry to the club, completing a sub 24 hour double on a cross/gravel bike. Did that help or hinder? Write up to follow, but either way that's a tremendous achievement😃.   Check out Craig's Strava...

Congratulations to Angus Buchanan

Congratulations to Angus Buchanan

Angus Buchanan - 22h 23m 24s on the 24th May 2020. Angus thought he would treat himself after just turning 50, with 22 hours of pain😃.   Check out Angus's Strava ride Some hints a tips from Angus: Time of year: I live in Winchester and spend stupid amounts of my time...

Unbelievable ride by Bill and he is just 15 years old!!

Unbelievable ride by Bill and he is just 15 years old!!

Bill Balding – 17h 45m 11s on the 14th September 2019. What can I say, the second fastest time to date and Bill is just 15 years old. What potential this young lad has, a future outright record holder perhaps? Check out Bills Strava ride In Bills words: So the reason...

Epic ride by Justin and Tim for a good cause

Epic ride by Justin and Tim for a good cause

Justin Carrick and Tim Jones – 30h 1m on the 13th July 2019. A personal challenge for Justin and Tim makes for an adventure of a lifetime. In Justin's words: What an adventure that was! Am elated to have completed this challenge, and amazed I did! At around this time...

Congratulations to Ultan Coyle

Congratulations to Ultan Coyle

Ultan Coyle - 16h 51m 13s on the 27th June 2019. Ultan is getting a taste for the double! The second fasted person to date and another attempt coming next year, watch this space😊 Check out Ultan's Strava ride

Congratulations to Ultan Coyle

Congratulations to Ultan Coyle

Ultan Coyle - 17h 51m 54s on the 24th September 2018. Ultan puts in a cracking effort with the 3rd fastest time to date! Strava Link: https://www.strava.com/activities/1863702652

Congratulations to George Cordal

Congratulations to George Cordal

George Cordal - 23h 20m 19s on the 6th May 2017. George is the first person to complete a sub 24 hour double on drop bars. Not content with a 23h 23m ride 3 weeks earlier George decided on another attempt. In George's words Photo's by Rory Hitchens It may just be a...

Ian Leitch sets new record!

Ian Leitch sets new record!

Ian Leitch - 15h 35m on the 26th of May 2016. Ian smashes the outright record with a stunning time that will surely stand for a while, amazing! Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/589179665

Matthew Jones a Winter double

Matthew Jones a Winter double

Matthew Jones - 22h 10m 50s February 2016. Just to make thing even harder Matt went for a Winter double. Read more about this epic ride here

Congratulations to Julian Paphitis

Congratulations to Julian Paphitis

Julian Paphitis - 23h 2m on the 1st August 2015. Perfect weather for Julian and by sheer coincidence Frazer was also attempting the Double! In Julians words: Julian's ride on Strava The decision to go for the double was fairly last minute, after an unsuccessful race...

Congratulations to Rob Carter and Ed Gurney

Congratulations to Rob Carter and Ed Gurney

Rob Carter and Ed Gurney – 23h 28m on the 10th July 2015. Rob and Ed are regulars on the European circuit and being Winchester lads decided it would be rude not to have a crack at the Double. Check out Rob's and Ed's Strava ride In their own words: The South Downs Way...

Congratulations to Amanda Brooks

Congratulations to Amanda Brooks

Amanda Brooks - 21h 44m 30s on the 4th of August 2014. Amanda rode her way into the SDD record books with the fastest female time ever. Riding unsupported, conditions were good until the very end where the rain came down hard in Winchester.

Congratulations to Mark Goldie

Congratulations to Mark Goldie

Mark Goldie - 19h 47m 39s singlespeed on the 17th July 2014. This is the 2nd fastest singlespeed time, and particularly impressive to witness when he realised he could get under 20 hours by picking up the pace late in the ride.

Congratulations to Nick Herlihy

Congratulations to Nick Herlihy

Nick Herlihy – 22h 13m 33s on the 18th May 2014. Near perfect weather for Nick on his double ride. A brief few words from Nick: I set off a couple of hours before sunset because I wasn't confident at all I could do it under 24 hours and didn't want to be finishing in...

Congratulations to Jon Ellis

Congratulations to Jon Ellis

Jon Ellis - 22h 23m on the 29th June 2013.At 51 years old Jon shows that age is no barrier to completing the double. Read all about his exploits here

Richard Sterry first South Downs Triple

Richard Sterry first South Downs Triple

Richard Sterry - a previous SDD rider - has really pushed the boat out now with the first ever South Down Triple! That's riding the entire South Downs Way three times in a row, or doing a 'conventional' Double and following up with riding the whole of the SDW. Read...

Josh Ibbett sets new record

Josh Ibbett sets new record

Josh Ibbett - 17h 47m 30s 23rd September 2011. We've just heard from Rory (of Upgrade bikes) that Josh Ibbett has set a new record for the Double; from reports the last 50 miles or so didn't come easy. Lydia Gould and John from USE were on hand at the finish line....

Congratulations to Kevin Izzard

Congratulations to Kevin Izzard

Kevin Izzard – 23h 19m 39s on the 19th August 2011. After years of dreaming and planning, Kevin was all ready to go for it in 2010 - until he was hit by a car. The injuries he received forced him to postpone for a year, but come June 2011 he was ready and set off to...

Ben Amesbury, so close

Ben Amesbury, so close

Ben Amesbury – 25h 55m on the 30th July 2011. Despite laying long-term plans for the ride, Ben was unlucky enough to have no fewer than 7 punctures in the first 70 miles. Many riders would have abandoned at that point, but Ben kept going and finally completed the ride...

Congratulations to Paul Gibbons

Congratulations to Paul Gibbons

Paul Gibbons - 23h 36m on the 15th July 2011. Paul from Lewes Wanderers CC originally planned to ride with a partner, but ended up going it alone. Starting off after midnight in a gale and suffering 3 punctures, Paul reportedly found time for a "rather tasty ice cold...

Congratulations to Darren Slade

Congratulations to Darren Slade

Darren Slade - 23h 36m on the 12th May 2011. Completing the first Double of 2011, Darren Slade battled rain and a strong headwind to complete the ride in 23:38:21. According to this report from Tim Young, opening gates became almost impossible as he had no strength...

Congratulations to Alan Velecky

Congratulations to Alan Velecky

Alan Velecky - 23h 31m 53s on the 23rd October 2010. A keen runner and well-known orienteer, Alan decided to test his legs against the SDD. With more than a year of planning behind his ride, Alan overcame a damaged tubeless tyre and cold night fog to complete the ride...

Rob Dean smashes the single speed record!

Rob Dean smashes the single speed record!

Rob Dean - 18h 41m 59s on the 14th July 2010. Rob Dean decided to have another go at the Double, but this time he fancied making it harder by using a singlespeed! And guess what? Not only did he smash the old singlespeed record, he actually went almost an hour and...