10 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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  • February 12, 2018 at 3:59 pm
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    Hi.
    Thank you so much for this.
    My daughter and I are going to cycle rom London to Paris later this year, probabaly August time and intend to do it unsupported. Could you use this route on a road bike. I have one but we haven’t purchased my daughters bike yet but are looking at road bikes. If so what tyres would you recommend for the woodland sections.
    Regards
    Nick

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    • March 23, 2018 at 3:39 am
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      Hi, I’ve only ever done it on a road bike, using Continental GP4000 25mm tyres, without any issues. In August that should be fine.

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  • February 23, 2018 at 9:49 am
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    Thanks in advance of our trip. This site is fantastic. What a lot of hard work you’ve put in,
    And I don’t just mean pedaling! Thanks for the advice about using the gpx files, it does seem to make things much easier. (PS.I think it’s “travel log Lewes”, not Lewis but otherwise the attention to detail is great!)

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  • April 22, 2018 at 9:57 am
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    Hi Kev Awesome Article loved it. Me and sme of my friend are doing L2P bike ride next month and we were thinking of using our phone for map but i thinking to use you map as a back up just in case our phone gave up on us. I tried to down load it but it is not opening. Can you give us the simple format of your route all way to the PAris which we can use. Thanks

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    • April 22, 2018 at 10:16 am
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      Hi Sharan, what are you trying to download? A GPX file? Have you read the How to Navigate page? Have you downloaded maps.me?

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