London to Brighton Off-Road Bike Ride

Saturday 21 September 2013

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Outstanding event - really well organised and great camaraderie amongst the participants!

Join us for the off-road version of our classic ride as we give London to Brighton a mountain bike make over.

It’s London to Brighton but not as you know it! Sign up early as this MBR event fills up very quickly.

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London to Brighton off- road event information

This version of our massively popular road ride is 75 miles almost entirely off-road. It’s a challenging and testing route that mixes cycle path, single track cycling with forest paths. It’s London to Brighton but we take it off road!

But don’t worry if technical riding is not your thing, the challenge is more about endurance than anything else. One of participant who did the route explained it as “endurance riding with one killer hill and some tricky, fun down hills”.

Join us in September 2013 and experience London to Brighton in a way you never expected.

Registration and fees

Online, phone, postal and on-the-day registration is available for this event. Online registration for adult participants will be open until 17 September 2013  For a postal registration form, please email us or phone 0845 130 8663.  

Entry fees Adult
Advance Registration £35 - Register online

Due to the testing nature of this event you must be 16 years and over to take part. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Teams
Teams are very welcome to take part. In fact why don't you get your friends or work colleagues together to form your own team. Please contact us for a postal registration form so that your team can sign up.

Your entry fee covers the cost of running the event; it’s your sponsorship money that will help save lives.

Supported by Santander

Your London to Brighton off-road entry includes

  • GPX route download and route map
    Download a PDF map of the route
    Download the route GPX file
  • A medal for all finishers
  • Medical support
  • Full route signage
  • Mechanical support
  • Massage
  • Extensive training guidance
  • Fundraising support
  • A welcome pack containingyour participant number, route map, sponsorship form, love note to wear, and important information about your event.
  • Water available en route and at the start and finish [
  • Thank you certificate

Location and transport

Start is located at Frobel College, Roehampton University, Roehampton Lane, London, SW15 5PJ
Finish is located at Hove Lawns, BN3 2LS about 300m west of the Peace Statue

Parking

There will be free “drop off” parking at Queen Mary’s Hospital car park (SW15 5PN) between 6.30am and 10am. If you need to leave your car throughout the event you will need to pay for an all day ticket or find alternative parking.

At the finish there will be a dedicated pick up area for cyclists on Kings Road (BN3 2FR). There will be a maximum waiting time of one hour and you will need to display the parking voucher which will be sent out with your welcome pack.

The finish is about a mile from both Brighton and Hove trains stations, who are aware of the event but will not be putting on any extra trains for the event so normal rules apply.

The route

Distance: 73.5m (125km)
Profile: 1570m climbing
Terrain: cycle track, forest single track, south downs link

Start your ride at Roehampton University then head towards Brighton via Weybridge, Shere, Southwater Country Park and Steyning before taking on the largest incline in the final leg before heading down to the finish in Brighton.

Download a PDF map of the route
Download the route GPX file

Event times

Event date Saturday 21 September 2013
Registration open  6.45am– 9.00am
Safety briefing Every ten minutes from 7.25am
Event starts Riders start staggered every 10 mins between 7.30am and 9am on a first come first served basis
Event finishes 19.30

Fundraising

Heart disease touches us all. Every year, thousands die prematurely, and those who survive can find life difficult and frightening. The British Heart Foundation is dedicated to research aimed at ending the suffering caused by heart disease.

We urgently need your help to fund this vital research. We need to raise £300,000 from holding this event, which could fund a PhD student’s pay and experimental costs for 3 years (£100k). We are funding some really exciting projects at the moment, such as a device to help babies born with a heart defect.

 Please aim to get your sponsorship to us by 21 December 2013 Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event; it's your fundraising that will help in the fight to beat heart disease.

Set up your online sponsorship page

 

Equipment and what to wear

Please make sure you wear appropriate cycling gear including padded shorts as you will be in the saddle for a number of hours!

Training

A good level of fitness and riding ability is required for this event. The ride is not too technical but is a big test of cycling endurance and is predominantly off road, a CX tyre (30+mm) would be fine. The ride is not suitable for narrow wheeled bikes.

For expert tips, training schedules and advice, visit the training zone. Remember the golden rules of exercise: start gently, build up gradually and do it regularly. Make sure you set achievable goals, which help you to monitor your fitness and boost your confidence when you achieve them. Always wear appropriate gear, and if you have any medical condition or health concerns that may affect you on the day, speak to your doctor about it prior to the event.

 

Facilities

Toilets will be available at the start and finish

Hot drinks will be able to purchase at the start and you will be able to find plenty of lunch stops in pubs along the way. There will be a food stall at the finish

You will find water stops/water taps throughout the route and available to all riders at the finish

Mobile Cycle Repair will be provided. They plan to be at the start and visit each of the water stops

At the finish we will have a Masseurs Tent, with suggested donation, food stalls (including a freshly made paella stall), toilets, first aid and water and music.

Keeping you safe

The route will be fully signed throughout with marshals and water stops along the route.
The event will be fully supported by First Aid throughout the route. You will be given emergency numbers on the day in case you need to get hold of us to report any injuries or accidents.

Every rider will be given a map of the route, this will show all the basic details you will need to follow the routes, show you where the check points are and the marshal points.

Spectators, pets and volunteers

Spectators
Friends and family are welcome to support you at any point along the ride and at the start and finish

Pets
Sorry but pets are not allow at this event.

Volunteers
If you would like to volunteer at London to Brighton Off-Road we would love to hear from you. For more information about how you could help please contact the event organiser Adam Brocket on  07734 072960 or email  brocketta@bhf.org.uk

Contact us

For general event enquiries, please check the frequently asked questions section. If you have any further questions, please call the events team Mon – Fri, 9am - 5pm on 0845 130 8663 or email events@bhf.org.uk.

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