4 thoughts on “Day 1 – London to Newhaven

  • January 28, 2017 at 2:46 am
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    I am planning the same trip for the middle of May 2017. We will be catching the train with our bikes and fully loaded panniers from the South west into London so will not have time on the first day to get all the way to Newhaven. Is the route from London easy to follow and where would be a good place to end our first day, we plan to do about 20 miles that day. Thanks for any advice you can provide.

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    • January 29, 2017 at 4:34 pm
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      Hi, I guess it depends on how late you’ll be getting into London. If you left London by 2pm you’d have way enough time to reach Newhaven, it’s 60 miles, so even at 10mph it’ll take 6 hours riding. The route is easy if you go for the same sort of navigation we did, alternatively you’ll possibly get lost and cover more miles if you’re anything like the many others I’ve come across who tried it with a book or paper map. You might be best to cycle to outside the M25 and stop if you have to, Bletchingly has places I think, to be honest I didn’t look for places on this stretch. Feel free to ask anymore questions especially as I did the trip again in 2016.

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  • March 21, 2017 at 4:20 pm
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    Hello,

    Myself and a friend are doing this cycle in August and we’re hoping to do a scenic/ pretty route. Was this part of the route pretty/ quiet roads or was it all mainly very busy roads? Also did you use your phone as a route guide?

    Thanks

    Harri

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