Tag Archives: South Downs

Lewes return please!

    Yeterday’s downpour had left the paths slightly slippery, and in some places near the start at Pycombe, horse riders had been out early and had churned up the path to make it un-ride-able. But nevertheless and great ride – not techinical … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Spring is coming!

I woke up early on Saturday morning and made straight for the Downs with my MTB on the car roof. It is nice now the days are getting longer, the sun appears more frequently and the wind is less vicious. What … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling, Keeping Fit, MTB | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Catching the sushine

Yesterday the strong winds and rain were back, but Saturday was lovely.  It meant that for the first time in over a month I found myself back on my MTB saddle on the South Downs.  To be honest I wasn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling, MTB, South Downs Way | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Cycle safety or One year and one day after I almost killed myself (accidently)

Several things this week have made me think about cycle helmets and cycle safety. And I hope you don’t mind me sharing them with you. i) 4 times in the last week cars have cut me up while cycling to … Continue reading

Posted in cycle helmets, Cycling, South Downs, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Today sun came out again so I headed for the South Downs.   This time I started at the Jack and Jill car park and explored the tracks between Ditchling Beacon and the Chattri. Many people had the same idea … Continue reading

Posted on by backonthetracks | Leave a comment

Muddy cycling

It was 4 weeks ago I last got out on my off-road bike. Things and the horrid weather just seem to get in the way. So I was quite chuffed this morning when I saw the sun shining and the … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling, MTB, South Downs, Sussex | Tagged , | Leave a comment

What Am I Thinking?

I am the one standing – we are on the snow covered South Downs near Chanctonbury Ring – I guess I was dreaming of my MTB and one day living at the foot of the Downs.

Posted in Friends, MTB, South Downs | Tagged , | 1 Comment

After a few days being a holidaymaker I thought I would practice some more off-road MTB climbing. I settled for the Pycombe area, starting with the SDW climb up Newtimber Hill, before descending into Saddlescombe, then up to the Dyke … Continue reading

Posted on by backonthetracks | Leave a comment