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London to Brighton: the Moloko way

99 km | 61.5 mi. from Richmond Park feat. Box Hill, Devil's Dyke & Hove.

London to Brighton is a classic ride in England, however we find the usual route that takes you up Ditchling Beacon is busy and doesn't have the nicest roads for cyclists. In true Moloko fashion, we decided to make our own way down to the coast!

Rating > Difficult

Terrain > Rolling hills and country lanes

Elevation Gain > 970m | 3,182ft

The Moloko way is less direct, making it a little longer, but more time in the saddle is the price you pay to get away from London traffic sooner. Starting from Richmond Park you head straight for the quiet lanes of the Surrey Hills.

Another reason to ride through Surrey is for Tanhouse Farm Shop. A great place to have coffee and cake at the halfway point.


After your coffee stop you ride through the High Weald AONB before entering the South Downs National Park to climb Devil’s Dyke. At the top you can catch your breath whilst enjoying views of the coast. It’s probably our favourite part of the ride because nothing beats climbing for a view!

All you have to from here is head down towards Hove & Brighton to indulge.

A big portion of chips with loads of ketchup please!

We like to get our chips from Captain’s, which is right by the pier. They have a nice terrace you can sit on, the perfect way to enjoy the end of your ride.

We let you make the decision of hopping on the train or cycling back. We haven't made this trip a round loop yet, so you'll have to follow your own route home if you choose to ride.

Enjoy the ride!

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MOLOKO London to Brighton via Devil's Dyke
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Getting there:

By car: Roehampton Gate Car park, SW15 5JY

By train: Barnes Train Station


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All routes are illustrative only and users take full responsibility for their own safety when following any routes suggested on the Moloko Cycling website or app.

Only follow route if safe and legal to so, local traffic laws always take priority.

Take care to ride safely and respect other road users.


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