London to Hastings route

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London to Hastings route

Postby Mr Tom » 12 Jan 2020, 11:26am

Not sure if this it the right page for routes... Anyway, like it says in the title, I'm interested in riding from London to Hastings soon and wondered if there are any recommendations for routes. From Google maps it looks like there are some pretty major hills, I've done London to Brighton a few times so guessing maybe it's similar in that respect. Anything avoiding too much traffic and with the possibility of a few pit stops would be good though :D

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Re: London to Hastings route

Postby gaz » 12 Jan 2020, 11:40am

cycle.travel is a good place to start route planning.
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Re: London to Hastings route

Postby Steve » 12 Jan 2020, 8:34pm

I always start planning routes with OS maps, available on Streetmap.co.uk

Google maps are pretty hopeless for planning cycling, IMHO

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Re: London to Hastings route

Postby Tinpotflowers » 12 Jan 2020, 9:10pm

Mr Tom wrote:Not sure if this it the right page for routes... Anyway, like it says in the title, I'm interested in riding from London to Hastings soon and wondered if there are any recommendations for routes. From Google maps it looks like there are some pretty major hills, I've done London to Brighton a few times so guessing maybe it's similar in that respect. Anything avoiding too much traffic and with the possibility of a few pit stops would be good though :D

Where in LONDON are you starting eg nearest railway station will do

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Re: London to Hastings route

Postby Mr Tom » 12 Jan 2020, 10:28pm

I'm not sure. I'm based in Twickenham, so not sure if I'll head out from there or get a train to the SE edge of London and start there somewhere. Maybe Croydon or Sevenoaks

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Re: London to Hastings route

Postby nez » 12 Jan 2020, 10:40pm

gaz wrote:cycle.travel is a good place to start route planning.
It's great. Thnks for posting that

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Re: London to Hastings route

Postby MikeF » 13 Jan 2020, 7:16pm

Steve wrote:I always start planning routes with OS maps, available on Streetmap.co.uk

And also Bing Maps which allows you an aerial view as well.
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Re: London to Hastings route

Postby MikeF » 13 Jan 2020, 7:30pm

I think London to Hastings is quite a challenge to find a good route. London to Eastbourne might be easier.
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Re: London to Hastings route

Postby Sweep » 13 Jan 2020, 7:43pm

MikeF wrote:I think London to Hastings is quite a challenge to find a good route. London to Eastbourne might be easier.


Well once you start to get near Eastbourne (but not as far as) the route is then essentially flat to Hastings - which is rather welcome for the final run in after the earlier climbs.

Tom, if you pm me with an email address I can email you a gpx I have - it's point to point, just marking turns.

It works as I rode it last summer.

Starts in Peckham, SE London - if you wanted to train it more at the start it passes close to stations at:

Eden Park
West Wickham
not far from Hever station if you really wanted to cheat :)

Nice bike friendly spoons in Eastbourne and Bexhill :)

When I rode it I rode back to Eastbourne (basically flat) as you can often get cheap and pretty fast trains back from Eastbourne to London if you book ahead.

Let me know if you want the gpx or have more questions.
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Re: London to Hastings route

Postby MikeF » 18 Jan 2020, 9:22am

Sweep wrote:
MikeF wrote:I think London to Hastings is quite a challenge to find a good route. London to Eastbourne might be easier.


Well once you start to get near Eastbourne (but not as far as) the route is then essentially flat to Hastings - which is rather welcome for the final run in after the earlier climbs.

Tom, if you pm me with an email address I can email you a gpx I have - it's point to point, just marking turns.

It works as I rode it last summer.

Starts in Peckham, SE London - if you wanted to train it more at the start it passes close to stations at:

Eden Park
West Wickham
not far from Hever station if you really wanted to cheat :)

Nice bike friendly spoons in Eastbourne and Bexhill :)

When I rode it I rode back to Eastbourne (basically flat) as you can often get cheap and pretty fast trains back from Eastbourne to London if you book ahead.

Let me know if you want the gpx or have more questions.


Yes. That's an alternative. I'd like to see the gpx out of interest
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Re: London to Hastings route

Postby Sweep » 18 Jan 2020, 10:25am

Just pm me your degreased email mick and i will fire it over
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