South Downs Way

Mark who lives in Southwick, near Brighton, sent us this image of a part of the South Downs Way he was riding....He is one of our boys and the biking beast in the family, clocking up shed loads of miles on and off road, week in and week out. Of course we made him the t-shirt...! Watch out for his trail info and t shirt images from the Surrey Hills.

The South Downs Way (SDW) is a 100 mile/160 km long-distance off road National Trail which runs the entire length of the South Downs National Park. It can be ridden on a mountain bike along its entire length running between Winchester, the Saxon capital of England, and the white cliffs of Eastbourne.

With a total of 3,800 metres, or 12,600ft of ascent, it normally takes 2–4 days to ride, but can be done in a day if you are extremely fit and enjoy a challenge. Alternatively it can be enjoyed as short excursions with the whole family.