I have done the South Downs Way in 1 day and… I am not going to do it again 🙂 I am not a professional cyclist, I am good commuter from to work 🙂 One day I decided to ride through the whole South Downs Way in one go. Because I have never, ever done anything similar, few weeks before the final ride I decided to do a small bit from Cocking to Washington and then I back. It was roughly 2 x 20 miles ride with a lot of small and big hills and climbs. It took a bit over 4 hours for me so I knew that I can try to do the whole SDW in one go.
My trial ride: