A rural cycle adventure riding south from Sanderstead, South Croydon “as far as you like”.
Following close to the East Grinstead line, and later, with enough puff, the Uckfield Line, as far as your legs will carry you, then home on the train to Croydon.
This route also allows you to oversleep and leave later, catching us up on the train, Jason Bourne spy film style.
Some waypoints and landmarks en route:
Riddlesdown – where the train goes into a tunnel and we ride over the downs with great views.
Warlingham and Chelsham – then along the bike lane on side of the Limpsfield Road
Botley Hill – super Surrey Hills views – almost as high as Leith Hill
Clackett Lane, with a lovely view of the M25 Motorway Services
Limpsfield Chart, planned rest break on the green. Then idyllic paved bridleway and quiet lanes along Oast House Kent/Surrey borders
Lingfield by the Race Track
Hartfield, suitable pub stop, to get ready to conquer Ashdown Forest
Maresfield. and we are nearly there
(I think that is enough, but you could ride on to Seaford for the full 60 miles)
Meet at Sanderstead Station at 0930, on the ticket office side. I am offering pre-ride bike maintenance services, to check tyres/brakes/gears/ and adjust as needed.
Bring plenty of drinks and some picnic eats. If the forecast is to be believed, also bring sun cream.