On Saturday, one half of GOAT (Me) will be once again undertake a 113 mile challenge involving a bike, two days, lots of hills and very little preparation.
Fresh (almost three years later) from completing the South Downs Way in two days, Chris and I will be undertaking the little known Shoreham to Buster Hill to Alton to Guilford to Shoreham route, again in two days, this time in aid of Rockinghorse, who incase you didn’t know are the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Brighton, Sussex.
Having spent far less training time in the saddle than the previous challenge, we have seen fit to try and cycle even further…
The route is as follows:
Day 1 – 58 miles
South Downs Way from River Adur (just outside Shoreham) to Butser Hill – about 40 miles
Then from Butser Hill to Alton, Hampshire – about 18 miles
Overnight at the Crown Inn, Alton
Day 2 – 55 miles
Alton to Guildford along the Pilgrims’ Way – about 20 miles
Then from Guildford back to Shoreham on the Downs Link – about 35 miles
Here’s a rough map (the South Downs Way route is a bit off)
Rocking Horse Sussex are an amazing local charity so if you can spare a few pounds that will help motivate us when our legs inevitably fail us (about 2 hours in).