The North and South Downs Escapade
From the start in Canterbury the route takes you South West from the city on a mixture of off-road trails and quiet back roads before reaching Charing and turning North West past Maidstone and towards Medway. Then it is West towards Surrey and CP1 at Box Hill before passing Guildford and getting close to Farnham on the North Downs Way. From here it’s South, passing Liphook and joining the South Downs Way just after Midhurst before riding across the beautiful South Downs towards Eastbourne. A combination of tracks and quiet roads gets you back to Charing where the outbound and inbound routes cross and you rejoin the North Downs Way back into Canterbury and the finish.
APRIL 2021 EDITION IS POSTPONED DUE TO CONTINUED COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS – NEW DATES FOR 2021 ARE AS FOLLOWS
PLACES ARE AVAILABLE TO BOOK AT SI ENTRIES NOW
JUNE 2021 – The event starts at 17:00hrs on Thursday 17th June 2021 and the finish will close at 19:00hrs on Sunday 20th June 2021. This replaces the postponed April Edition and takes place over the Summer Solstice weekend providing maximum daylight and (hopefully) minimal mud! This will revert back to April in 2022 so make the most of this opportunity this year!
SEPTEMBER 2021 -The event starts at 17:00hrs on Thursday 16th September 2021 and the finish will close at 19:00hrs on Sunday 19th September 2021. This will be a repeat of the first running of the event and will remain on the calendar as the Autumn edition and last hoorah of the season.
The route is 475km with 8000m of climbing. The full GPX files of the route will be shared with all riders two weeks prior to the start.
The cost of the event will be £60.00 per rider. This includes – A bloody great long weekend of cycling, Map my Tracks Tracking, a GPX file of the route, an embroidered event patch and vinyl bike frame sticker, an enamel branded camping mug, a Brevet Card and a contribution to our beneficiary charities – we are putting the finishing touches to these right now but we will be working with and supporting cycling, outdoor and environmental organisations.