CX Century: The South Downs Way

6:00am Sat 6th Jul 2019
22 Colebrook St, Winchester SO23 9LH, UK
Bike 100km

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The South Downs Way; it has long been a right of passage in mountain biking circles. And now this hundred mile ribbon of imposing chalk downland is about to become an icon of the CX/gravel scene. The huge climbs and sweeping descents wouldnt be out of place among the Tuscan Strade Bianchi, while the expansive coastal views are quintessential British beauty.

Distances in this event

  1. 100 Miles or 100km

    Bike 100km
    6:00am Sat 6th Jul 2019
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What’s Included
The Kilometre Century: 100km option
South Downs Century includes a kilometre century option; 100km and almost 7,500ft of climbing in a single day, 90% off road on classic South Downs chalk tracks, the South Downs Century kilometre century is a physical test and a genuine epic, and the perfect preparation for taking on the full 100 mile South Downs Century in a future year!

Starting alongside the 100 mile event in Winchester, the 100km route finishes on top of Truleigh Hill above Shoreham; ideal for an easy pick up off the A27, or downhill all the way to the station to begin your journey home!
You will need to arrange transport to and from the event. Due to the numbers of riders and the broad timescale and distances the event will cover, we cannot offer transport solutions as part of the event. you will need to make your own way to the start, and arrange either a pick up or transport solution from the finish. Prior to the event, we will provide you with as much information as you need to help you make all of your arrangements in good time, including pick up locations, connecting train services and local taxi contacts. For the second half of the route, the South Downs Way runs close to the south coast mainline, so you are never too far away from a station (and downhill all the way!)


A good number of riders will arrange for friends or family to support them along the route from their own vehicles, and to collect them at the end of the day. We welcome friends and family support vehicles on the event, however, we will need them to to observe our guidelines to help the event to run smoothly. We will provide details of recommended rendezvous points on the course, with suitable access and parking. There will also be certain roads on the course where we will ask vehicles not to attempt to access the course, due to road width or parking limitations. This information will be provided to you well in advance to allow you to plan.

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Reviews (10)

4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Did the 100 Miles or 100km in 2017

    Longest off-road distance I've done in a day- so I was really unsure whether I was going to get through it, especially such an iconic route. I was really proud to get to the end and see my family and friends waiting on the finish line - what a truly rewarding experience, from start to finish - thanks Martin a team for creating the opportunity to have a crack at it!
  • Did the 100 Miles or 100km in 2017

    Great ride only let down by no after ride water and post ride food at the finish
  • Did the 100 Miles or 100km in 2017

    Doing the South Downs Way in one day was a massive test for me. I doubt I would have completed it without the support stations along the way. Signposting was reassuring, feed stations well stocked, would recommend for anyone fancying attempting this challenge
  • Did the 100 Miles or 100km in 2017

    Trail Break events attract a friendly group of like-minded riders who are out for a day of quality riding in relaxed atmosphere.
  • Did the 100 Miles or 100km in 2017

    Fab day. Hot weather. Food stations great.Don't underestimate the battering you and the bike will take.
  • Did the 100 Miles or 100km in 2017

    Brutal but can't wait to try it again, might get new shorts for next year though!
  • Did the 100 Miles or 100km in 2017

    Excellent course and well marked out on Winchester to QECP sectionwhere I'm likely to get lost!
  • Did the 100 Miles or 100km in 2017

    much tougher than expected but that was due to not riding the downs before so i had no idea on terrain. i got 4 punctures which put a downer on the day so wish i had run tubeless.
  • Did the 100 Miles or 100km in 2017

    A very tough but rewarding event needing strong fitness and very strong legs! Event was well run and had the right stops in the right places. The finish was a bit shoddy though with poor final directions and no recovery food or drinks giving a bit of an anticlimax
  • Did the 100 Miles or 100km in 2017

    Enjoyed, left some distance for next time - as had to get train back to Winchester - full distance next time

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