London to Brighton Bike Ride


19 June 2016


London to Brighton

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Be part of our legendary bike ride from London to Brighton. Leave the buzz of the city behind you and cycle through country lanes, descending into a triumphant finish by the sea. 

Join us on this 54 mile challenge and help power our life-saving research. 

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Take part

When: 19 June 2016

Where: London to Brighton

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Take on the London to Brighton Bike Ride for the ride of your life. Whether you take part in a team or decide to go solo, you're in for an unforgettable day out.

Your adventure starts on Clapham Common. With your fellow Heart Riders you'll ride through the streets of London to the beautiful country lanes and villages of Surrey and Sussex, before taking on the infamous Ditchling Beacon.

Once you've taken in the breath-taking views at the top of the Beacon you'll make the final descent into Brighton, where you can expect a hero's welcome!

We've teamed up with local communities along the route to bring you a rider experience packed with energy and atmosphere to help power you across that finish line.

You can also expect some surprises from our corporate partners, Tesco and Jaffa.

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Your entry includes

  • Dedicated fundraising and event support from our Heart Rider support team.
  • Regular event updates, including a welcome pack, crammed with event information and fundraising support.
  • Training advice from our partners at British Cycling.
  • Traffic free and closed road sections on the route.
  • Fully supported route including medical support and static and roving mechanical assistance.
  • Exclusive finishers medal.

Take part in a team

Riding with friends, family and colleagues is a fantastic way to experience this amazing day out so take on the ride as a team.

Simply register as a team leader and we'll send you an email with everything you need to know about getting your team together.

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Start times

So you can have the most enjoyable experience, you'll set off at your pre-allocated start time based on your cycling ability. If you're riding with a team, don't worry, we'll make sure you're allocated the same start time as your team mates.

This year we've also limited the number of riders on the route to reduce congestion so you really can coast to the coast.

Riders aged 14 – 17 years old

The bike ride is a family event so we welcome riders aged 14 and above. You'll need to have consent from your parent or guardian to take part in the ride, which is part of the registration process. 

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Contact us

If you would like more information on the London to Brighton Bike Ride, get in touch, Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0300 456 8355

Make your travel plans

The start

Clapham Common, London, SW4 9DE

Getting to the start

Train travel

On the day of the bike ride, Southern Railway and First Capital Connect will not be accepting bikes. Make sure you think ahead and plan your travel arrangements well in advance.

Our travel service

We'll be offering a travel service so you can choose to be dropped at the start or picked up from the finish line. Tickets will cost £27 each and you can choose from the following journey options:

Before the ride

Brighton to London between 04:30 and 06.30

After the ride

Brighton to London between 12.00 and 19.30

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Get ready for your event

We ask all riders to pledge a minimum of £200 sponsorship for this event. Your fundraising helps our researchers to make more discoveries.

Create an online fundraising page

It's the easiest way to get sponsored. Share your page on Facebook, Twitter and by email so your family and friends can sponsor you.

Create your fundraising page

We will send you a fundraising guide in your welcome pack, but in the mean time take a look at our fundraising tips for inspirational ideas.

Get fit for your challenge

We're here to help you conquer your bike ride. Check out our training information for all you need to know about the infamous Ditchling Beacon and how to get in shape for the big day.


Join the official London to Brighton Facebook page, stay up to date with the latest bike ride news and share training and fundraising tips with your fellow Heart Riders.

Your rider number and start time

We will send you your rider number and start time closer to the event. We'll allocate start times depending on your experience and expected finish time. You cannot amend your start time. 

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On the day

At the start

Arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before your allocated start time. Please make sure your rider number is clearly visible, as you won’t be able to start the ride without it.

Your rider number and start time will be sent to you closer to the time of the event. 

At the start you'll also find, toilets, refreshment stands and a merchandise tent where you can buy our exclusive London to Brighton 2016 merchandise:

  • T-shirt  - £15.00
  • Hoodie - £20.00

The route

There will be marshals, first aid and mechanical support along the route. There will also be rest stops with toilets and refreshments.

You'll be given a route card on the day, which highlights the route you will be riding. The 54 mile route is on a road and quite hilly.

At the finish

There will be entertainment to welcome you to the finish line. Toilets will be available and there will be food and drink on sale. You will also be able to purchase the London to Brighton 2016 merchandise.

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