Downs link new sections.

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hemo
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Downs link new sections.

Postby hemo » 3 Jul 2020, 9:42pm

Rode the Downs Link today joining at the Northerly point South of Shalford to Copsale.
A new section is open now cutting out the road section around Christ's Hospital, the new section allows you to continue straight on under the road bridge instead of hanging a left to go up and over. The Christ's Station like W.G is still in place but when it ends takes you on to local housing estate roads to link up again by the railway way line.
Also the building site as you approach S.W is part complete and the detoured rutty field section is no more, again a brand new section cutting straight through the middle of the new housing estate.

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Re: Downs link new sections.

Postby MikeF » 4 Jul 2020, 1:48pm

I haven't been to Downs Link for years. I presume the things you mention are good news. What's the rest of it like?
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Re: Downs link new sections.

Postby hemo » 5 Jul 2020, 11:45am

In places the surface is very good, the Northern part is pretty much good to very good to Copsale and my 37/42c's cope well. The exception still being the very loose /course short South wood hilly section after Baynards. At W.G they are regrading the surface back towards Copsale but when the heavy rains come may be the fine compacted layer might wash out or ruts might appear. Other wise it is a mixed bag of fine graded and course surface with some very loose sections esp on the Southern most parts, the worst part is still the section before and transiting the Wickham Fm/Steyning section. The Shoreham section is very good and from the A283 is good.

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Re: Downs link new sections.

Postby MikeF » 5 Jul 2020, 9:23pm

Thanks. Sounds as though it's OK in parts. At the moment it's rather far from me to try, now that public transport is difficult to use.
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