The Ride Outs
This is where you'll find details of the proposed Ride Outs to the Dark Star Brewery and other associated details such as transport and bike parking etc.
There are two to choose from. One off-road for MTBs and cyclocross Bikes. One on-road for road bikes or, we guess, cyclocross bikes too. Both rides will be about 2hrs long so you can save some energy for testing the range of beers. Sorry, we mean the roller racing.
The rides will be a social speed but please check the routes carefully in case you decide to bomb ahead or trundle behind. Also please bring any tools, puncture repair stuff and water etc you may need as there will be no provision for this.
The road ride starts at Brighton's cycling cafe - Velo on The Level at 11am.
The off-road ride starts at Rule 5 Bikes up at Five Ways at 11am
Need us to take some casual clothes up for you?
There will be a van available to take spare kit, shoes, casual clothes etc up to the venue for you so you can relax when you get to the brewery. If you have booked the return transport then there will be space within the coach for you to carry your luggage back with you. If you haven't then it will be your responsibility to carry your clothes back from the brewery after the event.
If you would like us to take your bags for you, the Morvélo van will be at The Level. If you're joining the MTB ride out, and you want us to take stuff, you'll need to drop it with us at The Level and then ride up Ditchling Road to Rule 5 Bikes.
There will be bike parking within the brewery yard. Even though it will be pretty secure all bikes are left at the owners risk. If in doubt bring a lock or pack a lock with your spare clothes.
There are a few choices open to you for getting back. Of course it'll be sunny so you could ride home. Or get the coach back. Or, by prior arrangement, bikes can be left at the venue overnight for collection on May 26th. Bikes are left at owners risk we must add.
Ride back anyone?
With the sun setting at about 9pm it is a a great opportunity for a ride back. Bring some lights and rope in your friends to make it a full day of bikes, beers and BBQs. You'll have Sunday to sleep it off.
The organisers of Spin Up don't encourage drinking and riding. If entrants are drinking, they are urged to take advantage of the coach transfers or seek alternative transport home.