black cats Bike treasure hunt

For a fun filled cycling event why not combine your cycle hire with a treasure hunt! The treasure hunt route is an exhilarating cycle ride along Brighton and Hove`s famous seafront and then on past the Marina to finish in Rottingdean. At this beautiful village you will dismount to complete the final 5-10 mins on foot to finish at the Rudyard Kipling Gardens.

 

This is a flat route so is suitable for all standards and is excellent for a relaxed half day outing. The hunt can be done in teams with points allocated to all questions and fun challenges to add a bit of competition on route.

 

You can download the Treasure Hunt at www.blackcattreasurehunts.co.uk or pick up your copy at Cycle Brighton. The cost of the treasure hunt is £4 per pack.

Route: Hove Station – Brighton Marina – Rottingdean Village – Saltdean Lido
Distance: 6.7 miles (10.8 Km) one way – 13.5 miles return
Gradient: Flat with a couple of gentle hills
Terrain: Mainly tarmac & with some gravel cycle paths
Cycling time: 1.5 – 2 hours

Dominated by the famous pebble beach and the architectural beauty of Regency squares and crescents, Hove seafront is a relaxed, friendly and diverse place to eat, shop and play.

Hove Lawns is like a large sea front garden. The lawns attract visitors all year round to enjoy the beautiful views and relative peace and quiet compared to the beach.

Visit Brighton’s famous Victorian pier with fairground attractions, Palace of Fun arcade and various food and drink outlets.

Brighton Marina is full of things to do. Enjoy exploring the waterfront with its wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants. Places to visit include the 8 –screen cinema, bowling alley and casino.

Rottingdean is a picturesque seaside village that became fashionable in the nineteenth century among artists, writers and politicians. Rottingdean is an ideal place to spend an afternoon browsing the shops and galleries, relaxing in Rudyard Kipling’s gardens or taking tea in a traditional English tearoom.

Saltdean Lido is an Art Deco Lido and is listed by English Heritage for its architectural and historical importance. The lido was built in 1937-38 and was hailed as the most innovative design of its type in Britain. The Lido is currently being renovated and it is planned to re-open in 2015.