- Location: South Downs, north east of Brighton
- Distance: 0.9 miles / 1.45 km
- Height gain: 143m
- Average gradient: 9%
- Max gradient: 16%
- KOM – Michael Kwiatowski 4.05 – 13.8mph (2014 Tour of Britain)
- Course record in hill climb – S.Dangerfield, 3.45 (1995) (not sure which version of course)
- 100 climbs – #22
- Everesting attempt? – 62 times (1 lap = 2.9 km) Approx total = 180 km
Ditchling Beacon is a popular road hill climb. It is tackled by many amateurs on the annual London to Brighton bike ride. It averages 9%, but gets up to a maximum of 16%, with quite a few false flats.
National Hill climb Championship 1995
In 1995, the National Hill Climb Championships were held on Ditchling Beacon. It was won by Stuart Dangerfield in a time of 3.45.
1994 Tour de France
In 1994, the Tour de France went up Ditchling Beacon on its way to Brighton
Ditchling Beacon has also featured in races such as the 2014 Tour of Britain. It proved a decisive moment in splitting the field before the finish in Brighton.