Category Archives: South Downs National Park

Should the South Downs National Park charge for mountain biking?

I think that we ought not ask that question but should look at the attitude of users, and in this article, some mountain biker’s attitudes to their rights on the trails. When I started mountain biking there were some bikes … Continue reading

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Whyte T-130 SX – Pink bike -review by Grace Henderson

I got to ride the pink bike again at the weekend. That’s the Whyte T-130 SX full-suspension, hot pink, extra small mountain bike sitting in the window at Quest Adventure for anyone who might have noticed it when passing on … Continue reading

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Free coffee and West Sussex Weekends campaign

Cycling is more than just riding a bike. Of course, millions ride here and there and never give a thought to being a “cyclist”, but they are. And then there are those who try too hard by making sure that … Continue reading

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Enjoying the summer and the South Down’s National park

Average speed and a blurred bit of chalky trail is my usual view of the South Downs. The view gets somewhat better when I repeat Chris’s mantra: look further ahead, look further ahead…. This is how to corner faster. Look … Continue reading

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West Sussex County Council will use cycling to rejuvinate the countys image

Last night I attended a meeting hosted by WSCC in partnership with the South Downs  National Park Authority to launch their campaign to bring high spending visitors from London to the county. They have identified cycling as the key element … Continue reading

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The sun brings out the crowds… and mud.

I have warned countless times over the last 10 years not to ride on melted trails…… Yesterday I did. I could not start until late. So, still wanting to take it easy and enjoying my renewed passion for mountain biking, … Continue reading

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Are mass rides good for cycling?

Mass cycling can be a good thing or it can raise problems. I love that fact that when a sportive goes off the mass of riders can actually “claim back” their space that is usually denied them when riding alone … Continue reading

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