With 400 riders on the road last year, the DItchling Devil is one of the best supported events in the AUK calendar, with a classic route of country lanes and fine views all London riders will enjoy.
The event controls are supported by local voluntary groups and cycling clubs who support the controls at Highbrook Village Hall (nr Ardingley), Upper Beeding (nr Steyning) and Chiddingfold (nr Haslemere) , providing the home-made 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! Event veterans will know what to expect!
We used to finish in Richmond Park but nowadays we finish at the Rose of York on the Petersham Road, near Richmond Gate. Chilling on the terrace with a pint of Sam Smiths makes a great end to the day. Kick off is from outside the Windmill Tearooms on Wimbledon Common as usual.
This is a rare chance to ride up to a major event from home, so leave the car behind and make a day of it. It's always a blast to ride down to the coast and back... it feels like you've been somewhere!
For entry details see ditchlingdevil.paudax or just google, 'ditchlingdevil'