South Downs Way Off-Road - Thank you
Saturday 14 July 2018
Winchester to Eastbourne
We'd like to say a gigantic thank you to each and every one of the amazing Heart Riders who conquered the challenge of the South Downs Way Off-Road Bike Ride.
Crossing the finish line isn't the end of the journey. Try and keep the momentum of your fundraising up now you've completed the event. Spend this week shouting loud and proud about your achievements. Tell people all about the event, the best bits, the hard parts and why you did it. And don't forget to share a link to your JustGiving page. You've completed something amazing and people will want to show their support.
And if you haven't started fundraising yet - it's never too late to set your page up.
If you're collecting money offline - don't forget to pay in your fundraising.
Did you get 'papped'?
Pictures taken by our official photographers are now available to view and download
Join the South Downs Way Off-Road Bike Ride Facebook page to share stories and photos with your other participants - and receive information about next year's event.
Join us next year
Registration for next year's event is now open, with a special early bird discount available.
Make your travel plans
Start for 100 mile route
Chilcomb Sports Ground,
Petersfield Road (A31),
Transport to the start location from the finish will be available for this event. We have arranged a coach transfer to leave Eastbourne at 7.30pm on Friday 14th July, and it will drop you in Winchester at the Holiday Inn. Seats are limited and every passenger must pre book their ticket. We have stopped accepting bookings for 2017, thanks to all those who purchased a seat, we will send your e-ticket to you before the event.
Getting there by car
If you are driving to the start line please download the driving instructions (pdf). The postcode provided above will not take you to the exact start location.
We recommend parking at Chesil Street multi storey car park, Barfield Close, SO23 0HU, as there is no long stay parking at the start. The start line is about 1.5 miles from the car park and signposted.
You can also download cycling directions (pdf).
Start for 35 mile route
All day parking is available next to The Devils Dyke pub and restaurant at the top of the hill for approximately £2.
Finish for all routes
King Edwards Parade,
Inexpensive pay and display on-street parking is available next to the Western Lawns, and in the Wish Tower Car Park. Free on-street parking can be found away from the seafront.
Welcome to the club
New for 2017 is our exclusive 500 club, for those who smash the minimum sponsorship target for an event and go on to raise over £500.
Your fundraising will make a significant difference to the BHF as we continue our fight against heart disease. The BHF currently supports 2,500 healthcare professionals working with people affected by cardiovascular disease, funding over 1,100 research projects to help us reach our ultimate goal – the end of heart disease and to the devastation it causes.
If you have £500 or more (excluding GiftAid) pledged by your supporters on your JustGiving page firstly congratulations you are amazing! You'll now be eligible to join the 500 Club and receive your exclusive BHF jersey
For teams to be eligible there must be at least £500 or more (excluding Gift Aid) pledged per person, along with the names of all eligible entrants showing on the team fundraising page and each individual needs to fill in a separate form in each case to claim the 500 club jersey.
(E.g A team of 4 would need a minimum of £2000 (exc Gift Aid) pledged on their team page)
How do I claim?
Complete our form to request your jersey
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Note: Due to the fit being small, we recommend ordering one size up to your usual size.
Frequently asked questions regarding the 500 club
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