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Eastbourne To Lewes Off Road Cycle Route

England > East Sussex > Eastbourne
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameEastbourne To Lewes Off Road
Distance : miles (km)22.18  (35.70)
Posted ByJonathan
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Cycle Route Location
County/RegionEast Sussex
Start LocationEastbourne
End LocationLewes
Cycle Steps
Starting off from Eastbourne with a long climb to the south downs way, takng a left from the car park towards Jevington. Through jevington past the church and a steep muddy climb through the forest opens up on to the top of the Downs. The descent is a bit of a bones shaker . Easily descend in to Alfriston taking, plenty of places to eat or buy supplies here. Then its back up the south downs way, steep climb again although its more of a chalk and flint dridal path, not a mudy as Jevington. Then follow the the path along the top of this ridge till the down hill that curves round to the A26 (the south downs continue to brighton and this would be god for a fitter rider than my self.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
The long man - a chalk drawing/scraping on the hill just past jevington

Near By Cycle Shops
Lewes Cycle Shack
Your comments?
posted by:Jean-Francois PhillipsRating : difficult :
I live in Eastbourne and tend to do this route the other way round. I take the train to Lewes and cycle back. With predominantly westerly winds, this means you are riding with the wind making it slightly easier.
Good ride though, with 3 great hills and beautiful countryside views.

posted by:PhilRating : difficult :
I''m thinking of doing this route from Lewes. Do I need off road tyres or would hybrid road tyres be ok?

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