Seven South Downs climbs you have to ride

The South Downs of Sussex offer up some enthralling landscapes, but to see the best, you'll need to climb

Every time I ride to Brighton, I kick myself for ever leaving - sailing between the heathy grassland either side of Ditchling Road (aided, in part, by a massive tailwind), every yard ridden feels like one yard closer to home.

Even if your experiences within the South Downs National Park and High Weald Area of Outstanding Beauty aren't rose tinted with memories of university life and late-teen freedom, it's hard to deny the appeal of this band of chalky riding terrain which spans the neck of Sussex.

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