London to Brighton Cycle Ride 2018

Leave the buzz of the city behind you and join fellow cyclists as you face the challenge of a 54-mile journey on two wheels on theL2BC Photo 1 London to Brighton Cycle!

Thousands of people are expected to take part raising funds for all different charities. This is your opportunity to be part of this amazing experience and help raise money for Brake.

Brake are proud to be a Charity of the Year for this iconic event, taking place on Sunday 16 September 2018

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What’s it all about?

The cycle ride brings an array of different people from all walks of life and of all abilities as they unite to take on this 54 mile ride for a cause close to their heart.   Brake have 100 places available and are one of the 2018 charity of the years of this excellent cycling event.

 You will start the challenge from Clapham Common, travelling through idyllic country lanes as you ride through Mitcham, picturesque Carshalton, Chipstead, Banstead, Hayward’s Heath and finally finish on the colourful and bustling Brighton sea-front.   Check out the route here.

No previous experience is required: L2BC Photo 2
With a bit of training, completing the event should easily be within your capabilities! Plus, with our training and fitness advice, we expect you will be saddle-ready in no time.

All you need to do is pledge to raise £100 for Brake and then you simply reserve your place by clicking on the Register Now link.

How fit do I need to be?
Hundreds of thousands of people take part in charity cycle rides every year – many of them for the first time. It’s therefore perfectly achievable for the ‘average’ person to take part in this event – but in order to maximise your enjoyment you DO need to train – and that means more than just a cycle ride around your local park! However, help is at hand - just ask and we can send you a basic cycling training guide to support you.

What kit do I need?
Having a good bike, gloves and a helmet is essential.

L2BC Photo 4How can I raise the sponsorship money?
We ask that you raise a minimum of £100 to take part in this event. We can help you by providing a charity fundraising pack, containing sponsorship forms, charity information, balloons, a collection box etc. We can also provide a charity t-shirt to help raise awareness about Brake as you’re cycling. The fundraising pack also contains clever ideas of how to raise money; and of course, our community fundraisers, Lisa and Joe, are just at the end of the phone to chat through ideas and offer advice and support.

What will it cost me?
There is a £50 registration fee to sign up for the event, and in addition to this, we ask that you raise £100+ in sponsorship.

And look at what’s included:

Free buffet lunch: This takes place at 29 miles in the picturesque village of Turners Hill. You can eat as much as you like from the L2BC Photo 3delicious pastas to the famous carrot cake!

Free water stops: These take place at 21 miles in the morning and 46 miles at the top of Ditchling Beacon – a well-deserved rest and refresh.

Full mechanical support: We have four stationary mechanic points (at the start, at the morning and afternoon water points, and at lunch) but if you’re unlucky enough to experience difficulties in between those points we also have roaming mechanics too – you can just give us a call!

Fully signed route: No need to be looking at a map – our route is fully sign-posted so you can keep your eyes on the road and enjoy the wonderful surrounding countryside.

Hugely popular Facebook group: You can meet fellow cyclists ahead of the trip and if you’re on your own you can find other solo cyclists to cycle with!  The dedicated Facebook page is also a great place to gets lots of tips and advice on the ride from more experienced cyclists.

And finally!  You will be rewarded with an official souvenir of your achievement, the coveted "Do it for Charity London to Brighton Cycle Ride" Medal for you to treasure and remember your wonderful day by!

What should I do next?

Return to London with your bike:
   There is also the facility to take you and your bike back to London after the event.   This needs to be booked prior to the event and there is a small charge payable to the organiser.