The Best of Sussex

Our Sussex Downs Classic Sportive on September 7th is a stunning event that takes in some of the finest less travelled West Sussex countryside which weaves its way through picturesque villages and pretty little lanes. With three choices of route, there is something for every rider. Choose from the very shortest 50km route, an intermediate 125km route and the epic 160km course which even includes the well known Kidd's Hill climb, which features prizes for the KOM and QOM on the day!

Cyclist Wearing The Team Orro Kit Whilst Desending Down A Hill On His Orro Bike

Short route - After climbs and descents of the High Wealds, you’ll enjoy cycling through the quaint towns and villages of Copsale, Maplehurst, Partridge Green and Shermanbury. As you hit the back roads, look out for the various wildlife including huge Kites, deer and smaller creatures of the countryside.

Buy tickets for the short route here

Standard route - On top of the short route, you’ll have the climbs into the South Downs National Park around Ditching and Plumpton before hitting the High Wealds, to charge up and down the beautiful Ardingly Reservoir. Views from here can let you see over the south coast towns to the coast and even more of the South Downs National Park.

Buy tickets for the standard route here

Epic route - Enjoy all the standard route has to offer as well as an extra loop of fun descents and long, but rewarding climbs in the heart of the High Wealds. The views from this area are amazing as you cycling around the High Wealds and enjoy the beauty of Hindleap Warren Forest.

Buy tickets for the epic route here

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Would you like to help us out at an event? We value our volunteers and welcome anyone to join our crew. Not only will you get a reward for your effort but you will also get a chance to participate in an event for free. Please visit the Volunteer at a Cycling Event page for more information and application. 

Important data:

*Excludes New Forest 100, U16's, merchandise and gift cards. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Ends 31 August 2019.

*Under 16 admin fee – this is to encourage young riders to participate. All under 16 riders must be accompanied by a paying adult.


  • Mates rates / Group buy - 20% discount will be applied automatically at checkout when you enter 4 (four) or more riders into a single event.

  • Online pre-entry - Online pre-entry is the easiest way of entering and saves £8.00 per person vs. entering on the day.


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