What's the big deal with the Winter Solstice? Basically it's the shortest day of the year when the earth's poles are at their maximum tilt from the sun. For some it marks the symbolic death and rebirth of the sun when daylight hours (well... seconds) start to grow again - in other words - it's downhill all the way from ere!
So what better way to celebrate - than a chilled social ride on some of the South Downs' most spectacular routes. Who needs an excuse to ride in beautiful places anyway?
WHEN: Sunday 17 December 2023
WHERE: start 7 finish: Mason barn, Applesham Farm, Lancing BN150RP
Come along for a celebratory ride with the legends at Mason Cycles.
Stick around at the iconic barn for post-ride delicious hot 'n spicy savouries, mulled wine, Christmassy bakes and chilled @komoot @stohk brews.
Meet at Mason Cycles 9:30 for a chilled ride-out at 10:00.
We've a rather special route designed to delight. Taking in some of the South Downs National Park's most sublime trails. We'll throw in a couple of few spicy climbs to make sure you don't get too chilled.
Ramping up to the South Downs and on to the iconic Chanctonbury Ring with its sublime views - we then roll on and spin past another gorgeous high highlight at Cissbury Ring.
And after all that - swing back to the Mason Barn for some heart-soul- body-warming savoury spicy pies, mulled wine, Christmassy home-bakes and Komoot Stohk brews.
Distance: c. 50km (route to be provided nearer the time)
Difficulty: Intermediate/ social
Max group size: 25
Ticket: £15 (covers cost of delicious wholesome refreshments)
Masons Solstice Social - part of stohk's short day out
We're working up another season of magic for 2024. If you can't make it - or even if you do - check out our other Wild Adventures in beautiful places.