Cycle Touring England Saturday 12th March. Bognor Regis to Southborough. 70 miles.

Looking along the south coast towards Rottingdean
My lunchtime stop looking back towards Rottingdean.

Once again I decided to come away for the weekend with the intention of camping but once again failed and ended up hotel camping instead! My original plan was to head east towards Hastings as I knew that there were a few campsites there and some of them might even be open. (it’s still a bit early in the season) All was going well and I was enjoying my ride along the coast in the lovely spring sunshine, but as I started to approach Newhaven I remembered that there were one or two rather steep hills ahead especially the one at the Seven Sisters country park which is always a struggle! Balls to that I thought and decided to head north instead and up towards Crowborough and Tunbridge Wells, that wasn’t too good either it felt as though I was going uphill all the way from Lewis to Crowborough a distance of about 17 miles! Turns out I think I may have been as Crowborough is the second highest place in Sussex, 2nd after Ditchling Beacon! By the time I’d reached Tunbridge Wells it was starting to get dark and I’d had enough, so I decided to call it a day and found a hotel, I did look to see if there were any campsites around but couldn’t find any!

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