South Downs Beast
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This sportive set along the coast of the South Downs will be nothing short of memorable. With breathtaking skyline views and iconic climbs like the Ditchling Beacon and Firle Bostal, this is a cycling experience you’ll be sharing for a lifetime.
Medium Route, and Long Route
Sun, 10 Jul 2022
Lewes, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Based on location
20 to 50m elevation gain per km
Where and when
Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Lewes BN7 3AE, UK
Sun, 10 Jul 2022
Long Route :8:00am |
Both the long and medium routes start from Liphook and will be fully marked. The route will start on easy terrain before tackling some challenging climbs throughout. The medium route will turn off at Butser Hill and will continue to include lots of rewarding climbs with spectacular views.
The long route will take you all the way onto the South Down ridge with more than a 12% gradient in some places. Both routes will get your heart pumping as you will be climbing for most of the ride.
It is suggested that you bring a bike GPS loaded with the GPX route file before the ride.
- Finisher's Medal
- Aid stations
- First Aid
- Chip-timed results
- Fully-marked course
- Race Village
- Free Parking
How to get there
Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Lewes BN7 3AE, UKGet full directions
There will be free parking available on-site.
The closest train station is located in Liphook, which is accessible on the Southwestern Railway service for Portsmouth & Southsea.
Event day logistics
08:00 - 10:00 Medium and Long routes start
12:00 Long route cut-off (50k)
17:30 Race village closes
Riders will start in groups of 6, you will be emailed a start time list where you can select a start time between 08:00 and 10:00. If you have signed up with a friend, make sure to request to start together.
Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
All long route riders must be through 50k point by 12pm in order to continue on with the race.
The aid stations are located every 30 to 40k and will be fully packed with fruit, cakes, water, and sports gels.
At the race village, there will be coffee, cake, and lots of food trucks to try.
You will be provided with the route GPX file closer to the date.
What to bring
- Two water bottles
- Basic repair kit
- GPS with GPX file on it (not mandatory)
When does the South Downs Beast start?
The south downs beast starts at 8:30am, please arrive in plenty of time to register and set up your bike. You will also be emailed by the organiser to confirm your start time with them as you will be setting off in groups of 6.
Will there be parking at the South Downs Beast?
Yes, there will be plenty of free parking on offer.
What kit do I need for the South Downs Beast?
Please bring the following kit: Two water bottles, basic repair kit (inner tubes, pump etc.), a helmet and a GPS with GPX file on it (not mandatory), and of course your bike.
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