Situated a few miles to the west of Brighton is Shoreham. The Beach Bakery near the seafront has a good range of refreshments and is a regular stopping off point.
As with any long ride there are many ways to get there and back with loops ranging from 90 to 100 miles. Shoreham is sometimes preferred to Brighton as an early season long ride due to the ‘Shoreham Gap’, a break in the hills that means the coast can be reached without the significant climb of Ditching Beacon. However, most routes will still include climbing around 5000 ft / 1500 metres.
This is a 90 mile route with approximately 1400 metres / 4800 ft elevation
Hillier scenic route
This 97 mile route has 1700 metres / 5700 ft elevation. There is a long steady climb out of Shoreham with spectacular views across the countryside. The route also passes by Strawberry Fields, Rusper Village store and Tanhouse should further refreshment stop be required.
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