Bolney Vineyard cafe from The Red Barn

A delightful destination, the cafe has an outside terrace overlooking the vineyard, fabulous in summer! This route goes via Horne and Copthorne to Turner’s Hill, we recommend single file on the main road stretches. It’s a great blast from Turner’s Hill to Handcross, then down the enchanting Coos Lane and Slaugham Lane to Warninglid. Left then right into Colwood, be careful on the descent, left at the end, the vineyard comes up suddenly, easy to whizz past. The route back is via Bolney Village, Broxmead, Slough Green, a slog up Brantridge to the water tower, then retrace via Turners.

Matfield and Hadlow

The route is just under 60 miles, heading West into Kent. The first half has a few gentle climbs, heading out through Groombridge, via Frant to Matfield. Other than a short stretch of the A275, the route takes in quiet roads through lots of woodland.  From Matfield, the roads get flatter and faster, past orchards and oast houses to remind you that you are deep into Kent. There are a couple of possible cafe stops in Hadlow, at Weathered & Worn or the agricultural college, before heading back through Shipbourne and Hildenborough.

Fletching & Newick

The route is just under 60 miles, taking in parts of the Ashdown Forest before heading South to Fletching and some lovely quiet Sussex lanes. There are possible cafe stops at Fletching, Dennekers Farm and Newick before heading back North. The route can be shortened by around 10 miles by taking a right turn at the end of Fletching High St onto Mill Lane, which rejoins the route at the end of the road.

The super-tough King of the Downs 114 miles

Here is the famous Evans King of the Downs route, 114 miles and 8500 feet of climbing (183km, 2596m)
Some of the toughest hills in the South East, one after another!