Easy ride Henfield to Stretham Bridge - Downs Link Cycle Route

Friday 8th November at 10.00am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Downs Link car park adjacent to Cat & Canary, Upper Station Road, Henfield, West Sussex The nearest accessible toilets/public conveniences are either the Leisure Centre, Kinsgfield, or by the main bus stop/shelter on the High Street next to the Post office. Car park postcode is   BN5 9PJ
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
1 hours 0 mins  (40 mins cycling)
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This is one of two introductory Henfield Breeze rides this November; both almost entirely traffic free, along the Downs Link dismantled railway line.

“The Downs Link follows 2 disused railway lines and crosses the Surrey Hills, the Low Weald, the South Downs and the Coastal Plain. Since the trains departed in the 1960's the embankments and cuttings have become a green corridor for wildlife and people. The route connects a variety of habitats, passing banks of wildflowers, trees, hedges, woodlands, rivers, ponds and streams. This provides food and shelter to many species of wildlife, some scarce or uncommon”

This leisurely, confidence building route starts with a short downhill “on-road” to pick up the Downs Link path heading south towards Steyning.  We will stop at the Stretham Bridge over the River Adur for a rest before retracing the route back to the beginning. There is not a café along this stretch, but it is very pretty, with lovely views of the South Downs. Although the cycle path is bumpy and you should expect a few muddy puddles after heavy rain, our route is flat. Please bring your own drink and snack.

This route can be gradually extended along the old railway line, through the South Downs and beyond to the lovely cafes in Steyning (or even Shoreham) that are within reach on two wheels. 

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Please come prepared for the weather forecast on the day - a few layers, a lightweight jacket to keep you warm and dry, gloves and good grip on your shoes (plus any medication you may require).

Wearing a helmet is advisable; if you don’t have one please do not to worry you can still take part. If you enjoy the bike ride and would like to come again perhaps you could look to buy one then.

This ride is only suitable for mountain bikes or hybrids with knobbly tyres. Please give your bike a check over before you leave home, are the tyres pumped up? Are the gears and brakes working properly? Always carry a spare inner tube, puncture repair kit and a pump, just in case.

This easy ride is just under 4 miles and ideal if you want to get back into cycling on a lovely, safe off road route. We will always ride at the pace of the slowest rider and no-one will be left behind.

If you have any questions please text : 07931 703953 or email : henfieldbreeze@gmail.com

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Don’t forget…. Breeze are on a mission to spread the word about their rides, and  need your help. If you introduce one friend who goes  on to take part in a Breeze ride, you’ll receive a Breeze water bottle,  introduce a second  friend, you’ll be the proud owner of one of their swish Breeze  Buffs, and introduce a  third friend and Breeze will send you £15 of Love2Shop vouchers.  Read the article on the homepage for more information.   For more information visit website below

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Starting Point
Downs Link car park adjacent to Cat & Canary, Upper Station Road, Henfield, West Sussex The nearest accessible toilets/public conveniences are either the Leisure Centre, Kinsgfield, or by the main bus stop/shelter on the High Street next to the Post office. Car park postcode is  
Starting Postcode
BN5 9PJ

Meet the Champions

  • Louisa Hargrave
    Louisa Hargrave I only started cycling regularly a few years ago after being advised by a GP that cycling would be more gentle on my knees than jogging.

    I discovered Breeze and was delighted to find out how much fun you can have cycling with other like minded ladies.

    Please text me if you have any questions

    Mobile : 07931 703953

    Email : henfieldbreeze@gmail.com


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