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  • Offline Superjeap

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    Some advice for South England (small tour)
    on: Mar 08, 2019, 10.43 am
    Mar 08, 2019, 10.43 am
    Hi, I'm planning a trip in september with a group of friends and would like to have some tips/advice to fill the days.
    Planning this far:
    Thursday: departure and take the train from Calais to Folkestone. And drive about to Hastings for the first night.
    Friday: Drive towards Bournmouth and see the Seven sisters?
    Saturday: Drive somewere around Exmouth?
    Sunday: a route driving us back to the Kent area
    Monday: Ride back home

    From experience I know 300km / 190miles a day will be our max. It's a group of 9 with one old bloke on a 400cc motorscooter, although he is not the one that is slowing us down  :008:.
    Can you guys help me with some advice on the route and perhaps hotels?
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    Re: Some advice for South England (small tour)
    Reply #1 on: Mar 08, 2019, 03.49 pm
    Mar 08, 2019, 03.49 pm
    Happy to help with some routes and advise, my first advise would not to stay at Hastings unless you have secure bike parking and aloow a bit longer than an hour, not much more but if you take the coastal road you might want to stop on the way, Dungeness, or Lydd Airport  or Rye


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    Re: Some advice for South England (small tour)
    Reply #2 on: Mar 08, 2019, 05.23 pm
    Mar 08, 2019, 05.23 pm
    Hi Superjeap

    Interesting trip as I used to live and work in that area do the coast road it changes a lot in a short distance, climbing up and then down into Hastings. Hasting Old Town is worth a visit with it's small fishing area and loads of pubs, its touristy. Like any town lock it up, too many think they can help themselves.
    Bexhill & Eastbourne coastal road gives interesting riding and a short tour in to town of Battle 1066 country from Hasting and drop back down towards Pevensey Bay (were the Norman's landed in 1066 went to Battle and won).
    Eastbourne up over Beachy Head (don't go too near the edge) https://providerfiles.thedms.co.uk/eandapics/ES/3403114_6_2.jpg and Severn Sisters Park https://www.visiteastbourne.com/Eastbourne-Seven-Sisters-Country-Park/details/?dms=3&feature=2&venue=3403114can get busy and slow with cars, but views are good if prepared for a bit of a walk to see these places.

    Brighton well that's an interesting place what ever you fancy. :087:

    You have Portsmouth Navy historical shipyard and DDay museum, New Forest (watch out for ponies) and Bournemouth (airshow ends 1st. Sept).

    Look at this website for routes for suggestions https://www.bestbikingroads.com/

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    Re: Some advice for South England (small tour)
    Reply #3 on: Mar 08, 2019, 08.01 pm
    Mar 08, 2019, 08.01 pm
    Hi Superjeap,
    I live near Exmouth (world heritage coast line) and it's Jurassic coast. How long will you be in Devon ?
    I'll have a think and post up some ideas.
    Looks like a great trip.
    Rob.
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    Re: Some advice for South England (small tour)
    Reply #4 on: Mar 08, 2019, 09.16 pm
    Mar 08, 2019, 09.16 pm
    I live in central Kent and agree with everything Maverick says. There are several places to stop for food but I cannot recommend Hotels as it is too close to home.
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    Re: Some advice for South England (small tour)
    Reply #5 on: Mar 09, 2019, 07.05 am
    Mar 09, 2019, 07.05 am
    This might be of some help for bike friendly places to stay, www.bike-stay.net/
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    Re: Some advice for South England (small tour)
    Reply #6 on: Mar 09, 2019, 08.12 am
    Mar 09, 2019, 08.12 am
    Thanks guys!  :152:
    So Hastings and Brighton  are a skip  :001:

    Both websites look promising!

    Looking at my own schedule, I think at Sat. we will arrive in Devon area will leave the next day.

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    Re: Some advice for South England (small tour)
    Reply #7 on: Mar 09, 2019, 05.24 pm
    Mar 09, 2019, 05.24 pm
    This place is on the way in Dorset. Worth a look.....

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durdle_Door

    Lyme Regis,  the home of the Jurassic coast (Unesco world heritage site) and fossils,  Inc. a cool museum.

    http://www.lymeregis.org

    From there, along the coast you have Branscombe, Sidmouth and Seaton. All great coastal towns.

    As for accommodation,  not sure, I never need to stay local, as others have said.

    I hope the sun shines for you.  :305:
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