Day 1 – Thur 12TH – Crystal Palace To Newhaven

Summary: It’s approximately 58 miles to the ferry, very scenic and quite lumpy. We will be riding past the memorial stone for our late friend Paul Skelly should you wish to pause there.

Luggage: Van will be at Crystal Palace Park for you to drop your luggage off (but see below!). Bike and luggage tags will be provided, please ensure these are fitted before loading/riding. Your luggage will be going straight to the hotel – you cannot access it again until then which means…

KEEP YOUR PASSPORT WITH YOU! Also ensure you have something warm to wear on the ferry/other side and have lights for your bike.

Start: Luggage drop-off from 7am and riders recommended to leave from 8am (absolute latest, 9am). You should determine your own start time by your expected average speed given the weather conditions and assessment of the route.

Support: There will be water stops/support vehicles at approximately 20 miles and 40 miles.

Ferry:  Riders MUST be at the Ferry Port by 4pm LATEST in order to get through passport control/security. We will be sailing on the 5.30pm ferry. You need to ride onto ferry and off the ferry WITH LIGHTS AND SOMETHING BRIGHT/HIGH VIZ.

Dinner: Eat on ferry.

Route:

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Note that the route is subject to change so check back here just before the event.

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