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BHF London to Brighton Cycle

Bike 55mi
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One of the biggest and most epic bike trips in the UK. Start off in the capital and head down on a wonderful 55mile journey to the the beautiful seafront of Brighton. A journey that all levels of riders can and must experience.

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3.9
2 Reviews
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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Sam B
"This is a really great ride and a classic for London based cyclists. Totally..."

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Michael M
"I done this last year and personally I think last year was better final stretch..."
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How to enter the BHF London to Brighton Cycle

  1. London to Brighton Cycle

    Bike 55mi
    £45
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BHF London to Brighton Cycle route

The route covers 55 miles from south London to Madeira Drive on the Brighton seafront.

Once out of London, competitors will 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.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Access to the beach village to celebrate
  • Traffic free and closed road sections
  • Finisher's medal
  • Fully supported route including medical and mechanical support
  • Water Stations
Raceday Logistics

The ride starts at Clapham Common South side. To ensure that everyone has the best experience, riders will set off at a pre-allocated start time from 0630 based on their cycling ability.

All competitors will be told their start time closer to the event.

If you are competing as part of team, team members will all receive the same start time according to the information the team leader provided regarding the team’s cycling ability and expected finish time.

Kit List

It is highly recommended that you ride a recently serviced bike when you take part in the event, and it is compulsory to wear a helmet.

Bring a bag if you want, but bear in mind this can become tiring after lots of riding, so consider using bike panniers instead if you absolutely need to.

Spectators

There is lots on offer for spectators at the beach village so come down and cheer the cyclists in.

Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer, please visit

https://www.bhf.org.uk/how-you-can-help/events/london-to-brighton-bike-ride/how-to-do-it/volunteer

Frequently Asked Questions

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!
Will there be mechanics on route?
Friendly mechanics at the water stops, lunch stop and roaming along the route to help out with any difficulties you have during the ride. Please bring a puncture repair kit with you and any spare parts you think you may need to ensure as smooth a ride as possible.
Are there toilets on route?
There will be portable toilets at the water stops, lunch stop, and at the finish in Brighton.
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BHF London to Brighton Cycle weather forecast

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BHF London to Brighton Cycle reviews (2)

3.9 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Challenging course

  • Did the London to Brighton Cycle in 2019

    I done this last year and personally I think last year was better final stretch this year was dangerous I understand there was another event and protest but didn't seem as organised medal was same as last year but without year bit disappointing for 10 year anniversary
  • Did the London to Brighton Cycle in 2017

    This is a really great ride and a classic for London based cyclists. Totally accessible for anyone but still fun for people who want to bomb it. Definitely an excellent way to spend a weekend