Hi there, me and a mate are cycling from Bristol to Battle in a few weeks and just trying to sort a route. Just wondering if anyone has done sections of this and has routes that they would recommend?
I've had a little look and thought about following NCN 24 and then NCN 2 but not ridden on either of them so not sure what they are like. We are hoping to do it over two days!
Any help would be much appreciated!
I can't speak for NCN24, but I wouldn't bother with NCN 2. It would be flat, but also take you on a lot of circuitous routes through seside towns, which aren't always the nicest to ride through. I've ridden bits of it and unless you're dead set on riding along Brighton seafront I wouldn't bother.
From Winchester (roughly where my knowledge ends) you could do West Meon > Petersfield, South Harting > Cocking > Bury> Amberley > slightly shit roads through Washington to Steyning > Fulking, DItchling, Plumpton, Lewes > Glynde >Laughton/Ripe>Hailsham (ish) > Windmill Hill, smash A271 to Battle.
You could ride further north, but it's harder to make a direct route and it would be hillier. What kind of bikes will you be riding?
Oh cool, I’ll check out that route you’ve suggested. Might be able to do the ncn24 to Eastleigh, get up to Winchester then go from there. Any idea how long that route is from Winchester?
We are riding road bikes, I’ve got 35mm tyres but my mate will be riding 25s. Do you reckon the roads will be suitable for those?
Thanks for the suggestions!
Not sure, but if you plug all those locations into google maps you'll get a good approximation. I'd guess it's about 110 miles or so.
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