Another stunning downland ride with fabulous views and wonderful turf going on top of the downs. The ride starts from the spacious venue of Plumpton Racecourse, with around 7km of bridleways and quiet lanes for a warm-up, followed by a climb onto the South Downs. The longer ride has some nice canters before returning along the South Downs Way, while the shorter ride has a good canter opportunity near the end of the South Downs Way, just before starting the descent down via bridleways back to the racecourse.
Scrumptious light refreshments are a feature of this ride – homemade treats with tea/coffee – donations for EGB SE requested. There are ‘proper’ loos and even showers! We hope to have a photographer in attendance on the Downs.
Venue: Plumpton Racecourse, Plumpton, East Sussex BN7 3AL
The postcode for Plumpton Racecourse is BN7 3AL. Please do not use the main entrance, but enter/exit using the North Gate (near the level crossing). Please then follow the tarmac track until the end of the white rails, then turn left across the grass towards the buildings in the centre of the racecourse.
Ride Organiser: Jenny Newman
Telephone: If you have any questions about the ride please phone Jenny on 07711 015773 or email
Entries to: Jenny Newman, 3 Windmill Drive, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 8JW
Ride information: If you send a SAE, it can be posted out, or you can request that it is emailed to you. Alternatively, it is available for download below.
Plumpton Ride Details
South Downs Donation: The South Downs National Park Authority has asked Endurance GB South East group for a donation of £1 per rider towards maintenance and upkeep. Please pop a £1 coin in the pot on the secretary's desk when you collect your number bib.
Class 1: 20km Weald Trophy Qualifier
Class 2: 26km Weald Trophy Qualifier
Early Bird entry forms must be received by Saturday 7th July 2018, any entries received after this date must pay the normal entry fee.
Supporters must pay the temporary day membership to cover insurance and paramedic cover for the ride
Pleasure Ride Entry Form
Please post your entry form with a cheque made out to: “Endurance GB SE”
26 km riders - please arrive in time to start between 9.30am and 10.30am
20km riders - please arrive in time to start between 10.00 am and 11.30am
No riders to start after 11.30 am.
Riders will set off at approx. 2 minute intervals. You may ride alone, as a pair or as a group. Please take care riding the route as some of the tracks may be slippery, rutted or there may be rabbit holes. Please walk past pedestrians and show due courtesy to other riders and users of the route - full details in the ride information.
The parent or legal guardian of any under 18 year old entering an event or ride with Endurance GB or any of its Groups must complete a Parental Permission Form.
All Junior Riders must be accompanied by a nominated mounted adult (18 years old or over) until they have reached their 13th birthday (i.e. their actual birthday and not the year in which they become 13 years old). All adults accompanying junior riders must sign the entry form consenting to the acceptance of the responsibility.
Parental consent form