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.
Conquer one of the most famous UK cycle routes at leisure.
Rolling cycling terrain with a few punchy hill climbs to get the thighs burning.
A fantastic finish on the seafront to the rapturous cheers of friends, family and supporters.
Featuring a new beach village with more refreshments and food places than ever before.
Get sponsored and support one of these charities.
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.
Put in the miles of training with the support of cycling experts, helping you to hit the start line feeling ready!
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.
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!
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.
Riders need to have finished the event by 19:00.
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.
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:
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'. Signing up for a charity place is now the only way to secure a place in this event.
Here are some of the many perks of riding for charity
Riding for charity connects you with like-minded people both in the build-up and on the day of the event itself.
Put in the miles of training with the support of experts, helping you to hit the start line feeling ready.
You'll be given a technical cycling jersey, kitted out in the branding of your chosen charity, to wear as you ride.
Whichever charity you ride with, you'll be helped to reach your fundraising target.
14-17 year olds need to be accompanied by an adult at all times.
The ballot for this iconic ride has closed so your only chance of joining in is grabbing a charity place while they're still available.
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