London to Brighton Bike Ride
Sun 16 Jun 2024 London, UK Entries close soon

London to Brighton Bike Ride

Europe's oldest charity bike ride is back and you can be part of it! Ride from capital to coast covering 54 miles through rolling countryside to a spectacular finish on Brighton Beach.

Get charity place
Smile Train
Sign up for £35 Fundraise £350

Smile Train

Join Team EMPOWER and turn your miles into smiles! Help provide free cleft treatment to people born with cleft around the world.

Child Bereavement UK
Sign up for £35 Fundraise £350

Child Bereavement UK

20% OFF! Ride in the yellow jersey in 2024! Join Child Bereavement UK and help rebuild lives when a child grieves or when a child dies.

  • Sun 16 Jun 2024
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Clapham Common, London > Brighton seafront, Brighton

London to Brighton Bike Ride

09:00

£28-£55

Age 14 & over

  • 54 miles road cycling

Overview

Whether you're new to cycling or a regular on the road, you'll love this iconic cycling event!

Leave the bright lights of the city and cycle off in search of the coast on Europe's oldest charity bike ride as a solo rider or as part of a team. From the iconic sights of London, following 54 miles of well-signed route, before making a grand arrival at the glorious coastal city of Brighton and crossing the finish line on the beautiful beachfront.

Highlights

  • Pedal to the pier at your own pace

    Conquer one of the most famous UK cycle routes at leisure.

  • Quiet roads and Sussex countryside

    Rolling cycling terrain with a few punchy hill climbs to get the thighs burning.

  • Beginner cyclists to regular weekend riders

    A fantastic finish on the seafront to the rapturous cheers of friends, family and supporters.

  • Professional event management

    Featuring a new beach village with more refreshments and food places than ever before.

  • Pedal with passion

    Get sponsored and support one of these charities.

Event video

  • Event village
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Teams

Who it's for

The ride is open for all - from those who are new to cycling, to the regular weekend rider! All aged 14 and over are welcome to sign up and take part.

Training support

Put in the miles of training with the support of cycling experts, helping you to hit the start line feeling ready!

  • Coast
  • Rural
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Brighton seafront
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 1PN
UK

Destination Brighton

Celebrate your fantastic achievement in Britain's 'hippest' city, taking time to explore the picture-perfect beach front views, or delve deeper into the city to retrace the grandeur of its Victorian heritage. A wealth of bars and eateries await as you toast your success.

Soak up the seaside vibes at Brighton beach, pier and seafront.

 

The impressive Royal Pavilion in Brighton is well worth a visit.

  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Hilly
  • Marshals
  • Partly closed roads
  • Point to point
  • Return transport
  • Sweeper
  • Toilets
  • Undulating
  • Water stations
  • Wave start
  • Way markers

Put your stamina to the test as you tackle renowned climbs, like the thigh-burning Turner's Hill in West Sussex.

This is the ultimate ride for those who are new to cycling, as the training advice and partially closed road route prepares riders for the road and cycling with others. However, it’s also a great day out for experienced riders who just love to see the sights, take in the rest stops and gain that well earned medal!

Waves and Groups

Riders will set off at allocated start times depending on ability. If you sign up as a group you will be able to start together.

Cut off time

Riders need to have finished the event by 19:00.

Closed roads

Many sections of the route, including parts of London, will be closed to traffic! Cyclists' bliss.

Logistics

Return transport and bike transfer are offered on a first come first served basis, so remember to book this when you sign up.

Sustainability

  • Public transport links

  • Cake
  • Medal
  • Technical t-shirt
  • Training plan

You will receive support for both your training and your fundraising, making sure that you have the best possible cycling experience. Your charity place entry includes:

Included

  • Professional event organisation
  • Rider welcome pack
  • A training plan to help you prepare
  • Technical cycling jersey
  • Fundraising materials and support
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical assistance
  • Refreshment stations along the route
  • Finishers' medal
  • Celebrations in the beach village

  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support

This classic ride is organised by the British Heart Foundation but supports a wide range of charities. Charities buy places in the event, then give them to riders who agree to raise money for the charity - these are called 'charity places'. 

Here are some of the many perks of riding for charity

  • Join a social team

    Riding for charity connects you with like-minded people both in the build-up and on the day of the event itself.

  • Get training support

    Put in the miles of training with the support of experts, helping you to hit the start line feeling ready.

  • Ride in style

    You'll be given a technical cycling jersey, kitted out in the branding of your chosen charity, to wear as you ride.

  • Support a great cause

    Whichever charity you ride with, you'll be helped to reach your fundraising target.

Cycling challenges and charity fundraising go hand-in-hand - which charity will you ride for?

Charity places

These charities have places in the event. To secure your place, select a charity, complete the form and follow the instructions.

Smile Train
Featured Children 20% off

Smile Train

Join Team EMPOWER and turn your miles into smiles! Help provide free cleft treatment to people born with cleft around the world.

  • Cycling jersey
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Supporter cheer packs
  • Training plan
  • Training guide
  • Online training zone
  • Dedicated contact
  • Exclusive social group
  • Certificate
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

20% off with discount code

Sign up
£35 £28

Fundraise
£350

Child Bereavement UK
Featured Children 20% off

Child Bereavement UK

20% OFF! Ride in the yellow jersey in 2024! Join Child Bereavement UK and help rebuild lives when a child grieves or when a child dies.

  • Cycling jersey
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact
  • Exclusive social group

20% off with discount code

Sign up
£35 £28

Fundraise
£350

Cancer 20% off

The Loss Foundation

The only charity providing free cancer bereavement support across the UK.

  • Cycling jersey
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Training plan
  • Training guide
  • Dedicated contact
  • Exclusive social group

20% off with discount code

Sign up
£35 £28

Fundraise
£350

Health and Medical 20% off

Cure Parkinson's

Here for the cure; working with urgency to find new treatments to slow, stop and reverse Parkinson’s.

  • Cycling jersey
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

20% off with discount code

Sign up
£35 £28

Fundraise
£400

Dementia 20% off

Alzheimer's Research UK

Funding world-class scientific research to make breakthroughs possible.

  • Cycling jersey
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact
  • Cheer squad on the day
  • Post-race reception
  • Refreshments

20% off with discount code

Sign up
£35 £28

Fundraise
£350

Mental health 20% off

Samaritans

Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year providing a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them.

  • Cycling jersey
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Supporter cheer packs
  • Dedicated contact
  • Exclusive social group

20% off with discount code

Sign up
£35 £28

Fundraise
£350

Cancer 20% off

Blood Cancer UK

The blood cancer research charity.

  • Cycling jersey
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Training plan
  • Training guide
  • Dedicated contact

20% off with discount code

Sign up
£35 £28

Fundraise
£350

Children 20% off

Rockinghorse Children's Charity

Funding vital medical equipment and support to improve life for sick children in Sussex.

  • Technical t-shirt
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Supporter cheer packs
  • Dedicated contact
  • Cheer squad on the day

20% off with discount code

Sign up
£35 £28

Fundraise
£350

Health and Medical 20% off

Diabetes UK

Know Diabetes. Fight Diabetes.

  • Cycling jersey
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Supporter cheer packs
  • Training plan
  • Dedicated contact
  • Exclusive social group
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event
  • Pre-event training sessions

20% off with discount code

Sign up
£35 £28

Fundraise
£350

Heart 20% off

Cardiomyopathy UK

Providing information and support to sufferers of this incurable disease which could affect anyone of any age.

  • Cycling jersey
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

20% off with discount code

Sign up
£35 £28

Fundraise
£350

Social welfare 20% off

The Salvation Army

Transforming lives in every community.

  • Cycling jersey
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Training plan

20% off with discount code

Sign up
£35 £28

Fundraise
£350

Children 20% off

Sands

Saving babies lives, and supporting bereaved families.

  • Cycling jersey
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Training plan
  • Training guide
  • Online training zone
  • Dedicated contact
  • Certificate

20% off with discount code

Sign up
£35 £28

Fundraise
£350

Environment 20% off

WWF

Global conservation work to ensure people and nature both thrive.

  • Cycling jersey
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact
  • Cheer squad on the day
  • Post-race reception
  • Exclusive social group
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

20% off with discount code

Sign up
£35 £28

Fundraise
£350

Social welfare 20% off

Alcohol Change UK

Working to end serious alcohol harm in the UK.

  • Cycling jersey
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Cheer squad on the day
  • Post-race reception

20% off with discount code

Sign up
£35 £28

Fundraise
£350

Heart 20% off

British Heart Foundation

Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer but the BHF is leading the fight against it.

  • Cycling jersey
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

20% off with discount code

Sign up
£35 £28

Fundraise
£350

Health and Medical 20% off

Stroke Association

Rebuilding lives after stroke.

  • Cycling jersey
  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising incentives
  • Dedicated contact

20% off with discount code

Sign up
£35 £28

Fundraise
£350

  • Age 14 & over
  • 15000 places
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries open
  • Ballot
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Fundraising required
  • Race pack by post

Charity places are available from £28 + fundraising pledge.

Entry fees

Entry fee

£28.00

Entry fee

£55.00

This was my first ever bike ride event and I couldn’t have picked a better one; everyone was so friendly and supportive on the day and the beach village really was the icing on the cake…a place to celebrate the epic challenge I just took on! I can’t wait to take part in the event again! Lee, L2B Cyclist

My team - what a superb and supportive bunch they are. Answering every question I had, using their experience and knowledge to get me up to scratch as a cyclist. When I signed up to the event, I had nothing...no bike, no cycling gear, not even a helmet. And the advice they offered, as well as the advice from the fundraising pack, really set me in great stead to take on this event. Lee, Team BHF 2018 captain