Distances in this event
- Bike 55mi
London to Brighton Cycle route
The Do it for Charity London to Brighton Cycle Ride covers 55 miles from south London to Madeira Drive on the Brighton seafront.
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 you will cycle downhill the last few miles onto Brighton seafront.WHERE DOES THE ROUTE FINISH?
The route will finish at the Brighton Seafront on Madeira Drive, close to the Marina.
FULLY SIGNED ROUTE
No need to be looking at a map – our route is fully sign-posted so that you can keep your eyes on the road and enjoy the wonderful surrounding countryside!
FREE WATER STOPS
There will be water stops located frequently along the route, at mile 10, mile 17, at the lunch point at mile 30 and the top of the infamous Ditchling Beacon at mile 45.
If you are confident you’ll make the distance but you’re not so sure about your bike don’t worry we’ve got you covered! Our highly experienced mechanics will be based at all rest stops along the route and you’ll also be given the phone number of our mobile mechanics should you need them.
London to Brighton CycleStart Time: 6:30am
- Finisher’s medal
- 4000 participants
From the organizer
Leave the buzz of the city behind you as you face the challenge of a 54 mile journey on two wheels on the iconic London to Brighton Cycle. You will start from Clapham Common, travelling through idyllic country lanes as you ride through Mitcham, picturesque Carshalton, Chipstead, Banstead, Haywards Heath and finally finish on the colourful and bustling Brighton seafront. The spirit of the event is 'taking part' not 'winning' so you can go as fast or as slow as you like.
This fantastic challenge is perfect for solo cyclists, groups and all levels of riders the event is complete with free buffet lunch, plenty of water stops, roaming mechanical support en route and an incredible atmosphere of positivity and challenge.
The London to Brighton Cycle Ride is organised by Skyline Events. For the last 26 years, Skyline has become one of the UKs largest organisers of charity fundraising events, working with over 3000 charities and raising in excess of 100m.
Frequently Asked Questions
London to Brighton Cycle weather forecast
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
London to Brighton Cycle reviews
3.7 out of 5 stars