London to Brighton cycle

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Event Type: Cycle
Date: 15 September 2019
Location: London to Brighton
Registration Fee: £50
Fundraising Target: £150
Level: Moderate

What?

The Do it for Charity London to Brighton Cycle Ride is a mass-participation cycle ride covering the 54 miles from Clapham Common in London to Madeira Drive on Brighton sea front, with over 4,000 riders expected to take part.

Where?

Once we are out of London we predominantly cycle along quiet country lanes passing through Mitcham, Carshalton, Chipstead, Banstead and Haywards Heath before taking on the challenge that is Ditchling Beacon – a mile long climb to the top of the South Downs where you will be rewarded with amazing views and a water break! From here we cycle downhill the last few miles onto Brighton sea front.

When?

Join us on 15 September for the classic London to Brighton challenge!

Once out of London, the route is predominantly along quiet country lanes passing through Mitcham, Carshalton, Chipstead, Banstead and Haywards Heath before taking on the challenge that is Ditchling Beacon – a mile long climb to the top of the South Downs where you will be rewarded with amazing views and a water break! From here you will cycle downhill for the last few miles onto Brighton sea front.

For more inspiration, check out the video below!

When you fundraise for us, you’ll receive:

  • Welcome pack with fundraising help and materials
  • Free cycling top to represent us on the day if you reach your fundraising target
  • Detailed training guides for each distance and personalised support from our experts 
  • Access to a Facebook group where you can chat to other challengers
  • Support from our dedicated events team to help you smash your fundraising target

Event organisers will also provide:

  • Free buffet lunch-This takes place at 29 miles in the picturesque village of Turners Hill.
  • Free water stops-These take place at 21 miles in the morning and 45 miles at the top of Ditchling Beacon
  • Full mechanical support-Their will be four stationary mechanic points (at the start, at the morning and afternoon water points, and at lunch) but if you’re unlucky enough to experience difficulties in between those points, DIFC will also have roaming mechanics– just give them a call!
  • Fully signed route- the route is fully sign-posted so that you can keep your eyes on the road and enjoy the wonderful surrounding countryside!
  • Bike and coach transport will be available back from Brighton to Clapham Common at an extra cost of £25 which can be booked upon registering or prior to the event. Your bicycle will be securely transported back to the start point in Clapham Common where it will be returned to you upon arrival
  • And finally-You will be rewarded with an official, beautiful souvenir of your acheivement, the coveted: "Do it for Charity London to Brighton Cycle Ride" Medal!

How fit do I need to be?

The London to Brighton cycle ride is challenging but achievable. In order to maximise your enjoyment you do need to train and get out on your bike before the ride!

What kit do I need to bring?

We recommend you have a well-serviced bike – it doesn't need to be carbon–framed or anything special but it should be comfortable and well maintained. As well as your bike it is essential you have a helmet. It's up to you whether you carry a bag with you but we recommend this is fixed to your bike (search for 'bike panniers' online) rather than worn on your back which can become very tiring.

Is there an age restriction?

You will need to be 16 or over but there is no upper age limit. However all participants of whatever age should ensure they are fit enough to take part in the event. If you are in any doubt please check with your doctor.

Is transport provided back to London at the end of the ride?

Bike and coach transport will be available back from Brighton to Clapham Common at an extra cost of £25 which can be booked upon registering or prior to the event.

Your bicycle will be securely transported back to the start point in Clapham Common where it will be returned to you upon arrival.

Local train services in Brighton will only permit a limited amount of bikes so we strongly advise you arrange to be picked up from Brighton or book  bike and coach transport (subject to availability).