Why not drive to Shoreham, Southwick or Portslade? In fact Portslade is great for spectators as they can wander down to the seafront and watch the race...plus make their way to the finish if they want.
For those looking for accommodation, you might be lucky with the Black Lion at Patcham otherwise, try along the coast towards Worthing. Or Lewes.
Don't what ever you do buy a NCP car park spot in North Street/Church rd, the road closes at 6am and you won't be able to access it. This happened to quite a few last year.
Hello..it is a number of years since I have posted here...forgiven me father
Anyway, I am currently helping a couple of local charities in a coaching capacity and one of them, Whoopsie daisy has one place left, you just need to feel happy raising £500. http://www.whoopsadaisy.org/ Drop me a PM if you are interested.
Good luck all of you and I'll look forward to seeing you all galloping around the St Peters Church area on race day.