Escape to the hills

Upcoming Rides

Overview

To help you chose what suits you best we have organised our schedule of rides by the type of ride. Click on the tab above for the type of ride you are interested in to see a list of what’s coming up

Night rides

These are on a Friday evening in the darker months (starting at 7:00pm). These are normally in Houghton Forest, starting from and finishing at Amberley. When there is a full moon we switch to a night ride from Shoreham-by-sea to enjoy the open Downs under the stars. Fish & chips at the end.

Weekend rides

A mix of Saturday rides (starting at noon) and early morning Sunday rides (starting at 9:00). These are normally between 2 ½ hours to 3 ½ hours and are fairly challenging, suitable for riders with a reasonable level of endurance who want to further build up their fitness. Cakes, coffee and tea provided at the end. Depending on the location we may also be able to hose down your bike at the end

Mid-week rides

Wednesday morning rides (starting at 10:30). These are normally a little longer than the weekend rides, around 3 to 5 hours and that little bit more challenging both in terms of the distance and climbs. These are ideal for riders looking to enjoy more of the Downs and test themselves over bigger climbs. Snacks on route and cakes, coffee and tea provided at the end. Depending on the location we may also be able to hose down your bike at the end

Introductory sessions

Normally once a month we have basic skills session on a Sunday morning (09:00 start). These are un-rushed and in a small group with the focus being on learning basic mountain biking skills, together with the chance to ride on one of the nearby beauty spots. We also have easier rides that are ideal for those starting out such as the Tea Shop Stop. We provide energy snacks on route and a celebratory brunch at the end.

Tours & Breaks

Cover the 100 miles of the South Downs Way over 4 days while staying in luxurious, comfortable hotels with all your needs catered for. Other tours and weekend breaks are available including a full weekend of riding, staying in a lovely 4 star local hotel with an evening meal and cooked breakfast. Keep a look out for more tours and breaks coming soon.

Night rides

Coming soon when the nights get darker

Weekend rides

Sep 8 10:30 - 12:30 ZigZag Special
Shoreham-by-sea
- Intermediate

Terrific mix of open Downs and hidden valleys with some steep climbs, long descents and great views...more info

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Sep 9 09:00 - 12:30 Big Dipper
Shoreham-by-sea
- Intermediate

Big rollercoaster hills to work those quads and build super-fitness plus enjoy stunning views...more info

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Sep 15 10:30 - 13:00 Short Mudbath
Shoreham-by-sea
- Intermediate

Lovely but deceptively challenging ride with great hills and a short mud bath thrown in for fun...more info

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Sep 16 09:00 - 12:00 Castle Views
Arundel Lido
- Intermediate

Start from the historic town of Arundel, extended views of the castle to enjoying the Downs...more info

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Midweek rides

Sep 5 10:30 - 15:30 Frank’s Figure of Eight
Shoreham-by-sea
- Intermediate

Lovely long varied route, in and out of forest and open Downs with great climbs and stunning views...more info

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Sep 12 10:30 - 13:30 The Bear in the Woods
Shoreham-by-sea
- Intermediate

If you down in the woods today you sure of a big surprise...more info

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Sep 19 10:30 - 13:30 Magnificent Seven Hills Ride
Shoreham-by-sea
- Intermediate

In honour of the Seven Samurai, do battle with seven ancient warrior hills...more info

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Sep 26 10:30 - 15:30 Frank’s Figure of Eight
Shoreham-by-sea
- Intermediate

Lovely long varied route, in and out of forest and open Downs with great climbs and stunning views...more info

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Introductory rides

Sep 1 10:30 - 13:30 Tea Shop Ride
Shoreham-by-sea
- Beginners

A leisurely ride for those starting out, with the emphasis on leisurely and tea stops …...more info

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Sep 2 09:00 - 12:00 Skills Session
Shoreham-by-sea
- Beginners

Patient and friendly small group tuition to get you confident and in control for the off-road...more info

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Sep 29 10:30 - 13:30 Tea Shop Ride
Shoreham-by-sea
- Beginners

A leisurely ride for those starting out, with the emphasis on leisurely and tea stops …...more info

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Sep 30 09:00 - 12:00 Skills Session
Shoreham-by-sea
- Beginners

Patient and friendly small group tuition to get you confident and in control for the off-road...more info

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Tours & Breaks

Sep 22 10:30 - 16:30 Weekend Special
Ashington
- Intermediate

A terrific weekend break exploring the best of the South Downs and enjoying a lovely stay in comfort...more info

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