London to Brighton Off-Road Bike Ride
Saturday 26 September 2015
We have a
new date for our 2015 ride, places are limited - sign up now!
Join us for the off-road version of our
classic ride as we give London to Brighton a mountain bike
It’s London to Brighton but not as you know
it! Sign up early as this MTB event fills up very quickly.
Registration | Location and
transport | On the
day | Fundraising
| Training | Equipment | Spectators
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Due to unforeseen circumstances the date of our popular bike
ride has had to be changed for 2015. The new date for next year’s
ride will be Saturday 26 September 2015..
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.
Don’t worry if technical riding isn't 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 on Saturday 19
September 2015 and experience London to Brighton in a way you never
expected and be part of Britain's largest off-road charity
This bike ride has been rated a Grade 4. Find
out more about our off-road route
Registration and fees
Note that children must be at least 16 years
old to take part in this event due to it's challenging
Your entry fee covers the cost of running the event; it’s your
sponsorship money that will help save lives.
Take part as a team
Online registration - Each team member can
register and pay individually online using the links above,
making sure to record the Team name and
Team leader's name where requested.
Pay for your whole team - Online
registration is quick and easy, but if you'd like to
register and pay collectively, you can email or call
us for a form email@example.com or 0845 130
Check out our team
registration and fundraising top tips
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What your entry includes
- GPX route download (available on request) and route
Download the PDF map of the route
- Medal for all finishers
- Medical support
- Full route signage
- Mechanical support
- Training guidance
- Fundraising support
- A welcome pack containing your participant number, route map,
sponsorship form, heartnote to wear, and important information
about your event.
- Water available en route and at the start and finish
- Thank you certificate for all fundraisers
The money you raise funds research that saves
lives. In 1961 the number of children born with a heart defect who
survived to their first birthday was around only 20 per cent. Today
that figure is 80 per cent, thanks to procedures such as valve
replacement that help them lead improved lives.
For all our success, there's a lot still to be done. Coronary
heart disease is still the UK's single biggest killer. Surgery
techniques can still be improved. And there are exciting
developments in genetics and stem cell technology.
Your entry fee covers the cost of organising
the event; so join the fight for every heartbeat by raising funds.
Your fundraising will help us continue funding research to ensure
hearts keep beating.
Where your money goes
Visit our fundraising section for some great
Set up your online sponsorship page
Pay in your fundraising money
Location and transport
Start location: Froebel College, University of Roehampton,
Roehampton Lane, London, SW15 5PJ
Finish location: Hove Lawns, BN3 2LS
The finish is a mile from both Brighton and Hove trains
stations. Bikes will be allowed onto trains back from Brighton and
both of these stations are aware of the event. Be
aware that the stations will enforce a queueing system if
it gets busy so please allow extra time to travel
Parking at the start
There will be free 'drop of' 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.
Overflow 'drop off' parking also available at Digby Stuart Campus,
There will be no parking available at
Collection by car at the finish
There will be a dedicated pick up area for cyclists on the
seafront, Kings Road (BN3 2LS). There is a maximum
waiting time of two hours and the driver will need to
display the parking voucher which will be sent out with your
Distance: 73.5 miles (125km)
Profile: 1570m climbing
Terrain: Cycle track, forest single track, south
Start your ride at University of Roehampton
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 the route GPX file
Download the PDF map of the route
On the day
||Saturday 26 September 2015
||Every ten minutes from 7.00am until 11.00am
||Riders start staggered every 10 mins between 7.00am and 11.00am
on a first come first served basis
Toilets will be available at the start, finish
and all water stops.
Refreshments will be available to purchase at
the start, water stops 2, 3 and 4 and hot food will also be
available at the finish.
There will be food available to buy at
the finish and at water stops 2, 3 and 4.
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.
We do recommend bringing your own puncture repair kit. The bike
mechanics will be present at these points but you should be
prepared to deal with a basic puncture yourself on route.
At the finish we will have a masseurs tent,
food stalls, toilets, first aid and water and music.
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
Order in advance and collect on the day. Once you have finished
your ride you just drop it off at the finish.
Find out more at
British Bike Hire.
We strongly recommend that you bring bike lights with you in
case your ride from London to Brighton takes longer than
memento of your big day
Have a lasting memento of your day and buy one of our
unique t-shirts. T-shirts are £12.50 and and are available in S,M,L
and XL. They will be available to purchase at the finish, but
stocks are limited.
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.
tips and advice
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 routes you will need to follow and show
you where the water stops and marshal points are.
Should you find yourself unable to finish there will be sweeper
vehicles along the route who will be able to take you back to the
start, finish or the nearest train station - depending on the
time and your location. You'll just need to call the emergency
support number for assistance.
Friends and family are welcome to support you at any point along
the ride and at the start and finish
Sorry but pets are not allow at this event.
If you'd like to volunteer at this event,
check out the opportunities available and register your
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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