15g Cecil Pashley Way
Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5FF
Meet at Ditchling Village Hall at 8.30 a.m. – all welcome. Groups to be decided on the day. Total mileage today will be at least about 40 miles but as much as 60 miles if riding the longer options.
Pease note – the start time from Ditchling will be 8.30 a.m.. This is for the following reason:-
This Sunday, July 15th, in support of efforts to save the Sussex Pad A27 (airport/coombes) crossing, riders from the region are being asked to gather at the toll bridge at 10am. The press are likely to be in attendance and it is hoped that there will be TV coverage Wording from organisers “Urgent – last chance to save the Sussex Pad crossing! We need lots of people to attend a short rally to highlight the public concern at the threat to this crossing of the A27. It is well used by cyclists and walkers but is due to be lost with the New Monks Farm / Ikea development and is the best flat, high-capacity (quiet) road crossing of the A27 for miles around. No suitable replacement has been proposed – only a 2m wide path which will not be wide enough to be used safely by all cyclists, walkers and equestrians. We are calling for an improved crossing to be retained at the existing site.
The event is being jointly organised with Brighton Excelsior CC, Shoreham-By-Cycle, Bricycles and other groups”. We hope to be able to support this event.
For a return route via Small Dole (18 miles – 704 ft. elevation ) see here.
For an alternative return route via Hove (21 miles – 665 ft. elevation ) see here.
It is recognised that the venue can get very busy, especially during the summer months. As before, riders can decide to utilise other local cafes on the day if necessary.