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NB: new Meon Valley route adds 2.2 miles to distances

As I said on my 'home' page, I am mid-50's so I tend to ride at a steady pace, average 8 mph, or 10 if better surface etc, whereas a few years ago 10 to 12 mph. Also, I find that I am more cautious, (or is it clipless pedals ?). On the BHF rides and on Trailbreaks website, times are generally similar, though several take a few hours off.  I have read of a pro. rider doing Winchester to Eastbourne and back in 24 hours. Trailbreak do supported rides and even a night ride !

The following site has some very useful distance tables, eg along the way, roads for rendezvous, distances to taps   http://www.southdownsdouble.net/routeinfo.html

Also, simple arithmetic, at 8mph, an extra 1 mph average reduces time by ONE hour !

Aug 2010: I have updated distances to include new Meon route via Exton March 2009:

Place km miles
cumulative   cumulative
parts all   parts all
Winchester  
QEP (A3) 38.3 38.3 24.0 24.0
Harting 9.2 47.5 5.8 29.7
Cocking 11.0 58.5 58.5 6.9 36.6 36.6
Bignor 11.6 70.1 7.3 43.8
Amberley 7.2 18.8 77.3 4.5 11.8 48.3
A24 (Washington) 9.9 87.2 6.2 54.5
A283 R.Adur 10.4 97.6 6.5 61.0
Truleigh Hill 3.6 23.9 101.2 2.3 14.9 63.3
Devils Dyke 3.5 104.7 2.2 65.5
Pyecombe 4.0 7.5 108.7 2.5 4.7 68.0
Southease 23.1 131.8 14.4 82.4
Alfriston 12.0 143.8 7.5 89.9
Eastbourne 13.0 48.1 156.8 8.1 30.1 98.0
 
156.8 156.8   98.0 98.0