All Hallows Harvest
Celebrating the season’s end in Hampshire with one last camp before winter sets in, for crisp autumn mornings, steaming coffees, storytelling, fires and a harvest feast
Why Hallows Harvest?
As the seasons change and the trees turn to gold we celebrate the autumn equinox and the summer’s harvest with our final trip of the year; a weekend cycling in the South Downs National Park. It’s deliberately timed to make the most of those longer rides before the days draw in, the leaves fall and the autumnal morning ‘crispness’ turns to cold.
All topped off with our harvest feast on Saturday night! So bring something ghoulish to wear and a pumpkin to share.
|Ticket Type||Availability||Total Price||Price per Person|
|2 Person Tent||10||£450||£225|
|3 Person Tent||2||£675||£225|
|6 Person Tent||3||£1,095||£183|
|Mini Yurt (2 People)||1||£540||£270|
|Large Yurt (4 People)||2||£1,080||£270|
*You can secure a booking with only a 25% deposit.
We set up camp, or unpack our yurts, at The Sustainability Centre in Hampshire, a beautiful 55-acre site high up on the edge of the South Downs National Park. Known for its environmental activities, workshops and eco-projects, the site hosts beekeeping, permaculture, forest gardening and sustainable building programmes.
We’ve reserved the whole campsite with ample space for forty of us nestled amongst beech trees and in between fire pits for a full weekend of food, friends and good’ol bike riding. Plain and simple.
Bring your own tent or book a yurt. It’s up to you.
The Sustainability Centre lies at the heart of the South Downs National Park, an idyllic setting. The Sustainability Centre aims to educate, enable and inspire people from all walks of life to make positive changes to the way they live and work and is spread across 55 acres of woodland and natural chalk downland. The sheer beauty of the surroundings is an enduring reminder of the importance of our work and goals. The Centre practices and promotes sustainability as a process of making decisions which balance economic, social and environmental factors for positive benefit, and nurtures people and ideas.
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Meet your guides!
Since joining her first Brake the Cycle trip, Shalyn has been hooked on adventuring by bike. Having now converted countless friends and family (and sometimes even strangers) to the joys of biking, Shalyn joins us to lead rides and share her infectious enthusiasm for exploring by bike, opportunistic yoga, sharing good food and camping under the stars. It's also quite possible that Shalyn holds the record for the most puncture-repairs in a calendar year - so we're glad to be in experienced hands.
James's first Brake the Cycle trip was back in 2015 when he cycled LEJOG. Since then he's crewed on many trips, across 5 different countries. James loves languages and can speak French, Spanish and Italian as well as his native English. When not cycling James works as a civil servant on UK government climate change policy.
I couldn't recommend these guys highly enough, 5 stars is just not enough stars. If you love your biking, your food, your yoga and care about the planet, these guys are unbeatable!
If you're looking for an adventure, a chance to meet a bunch of amazing and inspiring people, an opportunity to face a challenge and to be surprised by how awesome you are then sign up!
Brake the Cycle is a game-changer. Join a tour and you're basically signing up for an unforgettable adventure in your own back garden for loads less money than another boring holiday. Plus you get fit as a fiddle and make a whole gang of friends for life!
What kind of places do we stay?
We’ve booked out the entire campsite at the Sustainability Centre. There is plenty of space to keep socially distanced, and for those wanting a bit more of a glamping experience, we have yurts available to book too.
What kind of food will I be eating?
We will provide healthy, nutritious and delicious meals. All food will be lovingly prepared by Jade and Nathan of The Beech Cafe at the Sustainability Centre. All food will be vegetarian or vegan. We’ll collect further information about your dietary needs when booking.
You'll need a little extra cash for any stops in cafes (or pubs) throughout the ride.
Do I need to train? Will I be fit enough?
Although we'll be tackling some rather large hills on this trip as it’s located in the South Downs, we’re creating a variety of rides to suit all riding levels. We’d categorise this trip as 2/5 to 4/5 on our cycling grades. We’ll share the routes before the trip and you can decide which you’ll fancy partaking in on the weekend.
How about getting there and back again?
You'll need to arrive at the Sustainability Centre ideally by 18:00 on the 29th Oct. There is plenty of parking on site for those driving.
Otherwise, we’d recommend taking the train from London to Petersfield. We’ll share a route to ride from the station to the Sustainability Centre. We’ll be finished up on Sunday by 15:00 to give you all time to get back to your respective homes in decent time.
What’s the weather up to?
This is our last trip of the season. We’re an optimistic bunch though so we’re pretty sure it’ll be cold, crisp clear days with blue skies and a clear, low-hanging orange sun. Of course, there’s a small chance it may be wet and misty (this is England after all) in which case make sure you’ve got something warm for the evening and a waterproof for the ride.
Do I need travel insurance?
What will the terrain be like?
The routes will take us along mainly quiet lanes. All roads will be well surfaced although lumpy of course.
What cycling grade is this ride?
Due to offering different day rides from our base at the Sustainability Centre into the South Downs, we’re grading this ride 2 out of 5 and 4 out of 5. One ride each day will be gentler than the other.
Can I hire a bike from you?
Unfortunately not during Covid.
Can I hire a tent from you?
Unfortunately not during Covid.