Arundel via Graffam

  • Starts: Wednesday 23 August 2023 9:15 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Terry Willis
  • Category:
  • Route grade: B - Hilly route
At: Rowlands Castle

Address: Rowlands Castle

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Contact us about this event

Send an email to ride leader/event organiser: Terry Willis.


Note: Moved one week due to clash of rides being published at the same time 😀

A repeat of one of my favourite rides over the downs (literally) to Arundel, going this time via Graffam Village shop (Coffee) and then across to Amberley, before going to Arundel (Lunch) and back via the traditional route through Ford to Chichester.

The ride is approximately 100km (Map/GPX above). It is a hilly route, bordering on demanding at times with a 2km stretch of bridleway just east of North Stoke (Wide chalk track, bumpy and uneven but quite rideable with care on a road bike).

As it’s summer 😳 and school holidays, Arundel will be busy, so I’m planning a picnic lunch by the river. Food is available to purchase from local shops and there are many food outlets including the ‘Edible Sandwich’ which we normally use for those who wish alternative dining.

Bookings for this ride/event

Booking is required for this ride. Please let the ride leader know if you want to join. Please do not turn up for the ride unless you've had your booking confirmed or your name appears below.

There are 8 spaces available for the leader and riders. Of these, 2 are left.

Bookings recorded for this ride (Log in to see rider names):

  • A PCTC member
  • A PCTC member
  • A PCTC member
  • A PCTC member
  • A PCTC member

To ask to join this ride, please use the 'Contact us about this ride' link above to send an email to the ride leader.

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  • Consider trying one or two of our other rides classed as A (Demanding) or B (Hilly) first. If you're able to keep up without difficulty that's a good indication you're ready for a faster ride. The chances are you'll be riding with other members familiar with faster rides that can help you with your assessment.
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