Ian Leitch sets new record!

Ian Leitch sets new record!

Ian Leitch - 15h 35m on the 26th of May 2016. Ian smashes the outright record with a stunning time that will surely stand for a while, amazing! Strava:...

Matthew Jones a Winter double

Matthew Jones a Winter double

Matthew Jones - 22h 10m 50s February 2016. Just to make thing even harder Matt went for a Winter double. Read more about this epic ride...

Congratulations to Julian Paphitis

Congratulations to Julian Paphitis

Julian Paphitis - 23h 2m on the 1st August 2015. Perfect weather for Julian and by sheer coincidence Frazer was also attempting the Double! In Julians words: Julian's ride on Strava The decision to go for the double was fairly last minute, after an unsuccessful race...

Congratulations to Amanda Brooks

Congratulations to Amanda Brooks

Amanda Brooks - 21h 44m 30s on the 4th of August 2014. Amanda rode her way into the SDD record books with the fastest female time ever. Riding unsupported, conditions were good until the very end where the rain came down hard in...

Congratulations to Mark Goldie

Congratulations to Mark Goldie

Mark Goldie - 19h 47m 39s singlespeed on the 17th July 2014. This is the 2nd fastest singlespeed time, and particularly impressive to witness when he realised he could get under 20 hours by picking up the pace late in the...

Richard Sterry first South Downs Triple

Richard Sterry first South Downs Triple

Richard Sterry - a previous SDD rider - has really pushed the boat out now with the first ever South Down Triple! That's riding the entire South Downs Way three times in a row, or doing a 'conventional' Double and following up with riding the whole of the SDW. Read...

Josh Ibbett sets new record

Josh Ibbett sets new record

Josh Ibbett - 17h 47m 30s 23rd September 2011. We've just heard from Rory (of Upgrade bikes) that Josh Ibbett has set a new record for the Double; from reports the last 50 miles or so didn't come easy. Lydia Gould and John from USE were on hand at the finish line....

Congratulations to Kevin Izzard

Congratulations to Kevin Izzard

Kevin Izzard – 23h 19m 39s on the 19th August 2011. After years of dreaming and planning, Kevin was all ready to go for it in 2010 - until he was hit by a car. The injuries he received forced him to postpone for a year, but come June 2011 he was ready and set off to...

Ben Amesbury, so close

Ben Amesbury, so close

Ben Amesbury – 25h 55m on the 30th July 2011. Despite laying long-term plans for the ride, Ben was unlucky enough to have no fewer than 7 punctures in the first 70 miles. Many riders would have abandoned at that point, but Ben kept going and finally completed the ride...

Congratulations to Paul Gibbons

Congratulations to Paul Gibbons

Paul Gibbons - 23h 36m on the 15th July 2011. Paul from Lewes Wanderers CC originally planned to ride with a partner, but ended up going it alone. Starting off after midnight in a gale and suffering 3 punctures, Paul reportedly found time for a "rather tasty ice cold...

Congratulations to Darren Slade

Congratulations to Darren Slade

Darren Slade - 23h 36m on the 12th May 2011. Completing the first Double of 2011, Darren Slade battled rain and a strong headwind to complete the ride in 23:38:21. According to this report from Tim Young, opening gates became almost impossible as he had no strength...

Congratulations to Alan Velecky

Congratulations to Alan Velecky

Alan Velecky - 23h 31m 53s on the 23rd October 2010. A keen runner and well-known orienteer, Alan decided to test his legs against the SDD. With more than a year of planning behind his ride, Alan overcame a damaged tubeless tyre and cold night fog to complete the ride...

Rob Dean smashes the single speed record!

Rob Dean smashes the single speed record!

Rob Dean - 18h 41m 59s on the 14th July 2010. Rob Dean decided to have another go at the Double, but this time he fancied making it harder by using a singlespeed! And guess what? Not only did he smash the old singlespeed record, he actually went almost an hour and...