Category Archives: South Downs Way

Strange happenings in Friston Forest

At just before 9 on Saturday morning I met up with Retro and Paul. The sun was burning the clouds away and for once I was following, being shown some of the delightful singletrack paths Friston Forest has to offer. … Continue reading

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Riding again

After a few weeks where getting out and off-road on my bike has had to take a back seat to “life”  I have been out 3 times in 4 days – twice on the South Downs and once, with Patrick, up into … Continue reading

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Back on the South Downs

For the last few weeks I have had a spell of Singletrackmindedness – repeatedly exploring the myriad of paths in the Surrey Hills, sometimes as a guide (Al, Mart and Patrick at different times) and sometimes solo and tagging along. … Continue reading

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3.5 miles to Eastbourne

I was glad to see the sign post at the top of the climb out of Jevington.  3.5 miles and I could stop.  Just 2.5 miles more of side wind buffeting, a steep down hill and then on to the gradually sloping … Continue reading

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Dog please my leg is not your lunch! and MTB etiquette

After a few busy weeks I decided to take the day off and rest on Friday.  Much as I felt it a day wasted it also felt like the right thing to do.  So come Saturday I was semi-refreshed and up for … Continue reading

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Oh chilly wind

The previous weekend it was a strong wind up from the SouthWest, by Saturday it had turned round and was blowing stong and cold from the NorthEast – arrghhhh – it felt more like January than March. Being buoyed up by last … Continue reading

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Travels with Henry …or brrrrrrrr

Well Steinbeck travelled with Charley (a poodle) so I thought I would travel with my pet Henry today. Really the route I took today combined a number of fairly familiar paths to give  some gentle climbing off-road exercise, and keep Henry … Continue reading

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