London to Brighton Bike Ride
Sun 15 Jun 2025

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.

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  • Sun 15 Jun 2025

London to Brighton Bike Ride



Age 14 & over


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.


  • 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 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
East Sussex

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.


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


  • 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:


  • 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.

Mental health


The mental health charity.

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

Sign up



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

Sign up


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

Charity places are available from £28 + fundraising pledge.

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 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