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Heads Up Londoners, it's almost time for the 8th edition of The London Ditchling Devil, a 200km Audax from Wimbledon in South London visiting Ditchling Beacon and The Devils Dyke along the South Coast before coming home to Richmond Park.
We kick off from outside the Windmill Tearooms on Wimbledon common and thread our way out of London down to the first control point at Highbrook Village hall near Ardingly (50km). From there its quiet country roads towards the coast where we bounce off Brighton via Ditchling Beacon and the Devils Dyke before heading on to a lunch stop at Upper Beeding near Steyning (105km). Then it's an easy hop over to Chiddingfold (146km) for some afternoon tea and cake - can you spot a pattern here? - and then a gradual climb towards the Surrey Hills and a final dash for home to Richmond Park (205km).
How hilly is it? The landmark climbs will stretch your legs but with a total ascent of 2400m it's well short of being officially hilly, at least according to the Audax Altitude Award where it scores Nul Points (fixers will be fine on a ~70" gear)!
The Ditchling Devil is supported by voluntary groups at Highbrook Village Hall and Chiddingfold, and Brighton Excelsior Cycling Club in Upper Beeding, providing the control points and refreshments included in the entry fee, and as this is an Audax we are talking real food: bacon rolls, pasta and lashings of tea and cake!
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just showing some love for a famous ride
good luck to all involved
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4 June 2017
@ 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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