London to Brighton Bike Ride

When:

21 June 2015

Where:

London to Brighton

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Celebrate the 40th year of our legendary 54 mile bike ride. Leave the buzz of the city behind you and cycle through country lanes, descending into a triumphant finish by the sea to help fight heart disease.
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When: 21 June 2015

Where: London to Brighton

Ride from capital to coast in our legendary bike ride. Join 28,000 other cyclists and help celebrate the 40th year of this event with us. Use your pedal power to help fund our life saving research. 

 Adult entry    £40 
 Under 18 entry   £35

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Take part in a team

In preparation for registration think about who you will take part with. If you are riding as part of a team only the team leader needs to register and they will receive an email with a unique link so they can invite others to join their team. Team mates have until 16:00 on Friday 15 May to register and pay for their place.

Riders aged 14 – 17 years old

If you are 14 – 17 years old, you will need to have your parent or guardians consent to take part in the bike ride. A consent form will be sent to you following successful registration, or you can download one. You will not be able to ride without your guardian's approval.

Your entry includes

  • a Welcome Pack with a ride guide, sponsorship form and important information about your event
  • extensive training guidance
  • fundraising support
  • water available en route and at the start and finish
  • a medal for all finishers  

Contact us

If you would like more information on the 2015 London to Brighton bike ride, get in touch, Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00:

Email: bikeride@bhf.org.uk
Telephone: 0300 456 8355

Make your travel plans

The start

Clapham Common, London, SW4 9DE

Getting to the start

Our coach and lorry service

We offer a coach and lorry service to take you and your bike to the start line in London or collect you after you've finished. Tickets cost £24 per person, per journey. You can book this when you sign up or by downloading the order form. See below for the locations and times we travel to and from.

Before the bike ride - services to Clapham Common, London leave from:

Madeira Drive: between 4.30am – 6.30am
Haywards Heath: between 5.30am – 6.30am
Crawley: between 5.30am – 6.30am

After the bike ride - services depart from Hove Lawns, Brighton to:

Crawley: coach leaves at 7pm
Couldson: coach leaves at 7pm
Clapham Common: between 12.30pm – 7.30pm

    Train travel on bike ride day

    Southern Railway and First Capital Connect have special restrictions in place over the bike ride weekend. Bike are not allowed on their service on Sunday 21 June 2015. For more information please visit Southern Railways website.

    Parking in Brighton

    Brighton and Hove City council provide convenient parking on Brighton seafront for larger vehicles. For smaller vehicles like minibuses, van and cars, Kings House car park on Hove seafront is ideal. It's approximately a ten minute cycle from the finish line along the cycle lanes and will be staffed too. 

    For more information and to book, call the city council: 01273 292548 

    Park and Ride 

    Brighton Racecourse operates a Park and Ride service between the Racecourse and the finish at Maderia Drive. The car park is open from 7am to 7pm on bike ride day.

    For prices and to book Park and Ride, visit Brighton Racecourse website or call 01273 603580 

    Get ready for your event

    Raise money to power our research

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

    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

    Take a look at our fundraising tips for inspirational ideas to boost your fundraising total.

    Get fit for your challenge

    Plan your training with the expert training information and advice in our training zone.

    Being active is an important part of reducing your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Get more heart health tips.

    Join us on Facebook

    Join our London to Brighton Bike Ride Facebook event for event updates and share your experiences with other cyclists.

    Your rider number and start time

    You'll receive your rider number and start time in May 2015. We'll do our best to give you your requested start time. If your requested start time is full, we'll give you the closest possible time. You can set off later than your allocated start time, but not any earlier.

    Make sure you have the right kit

    Take a look at our recommended kit list on what to wear on the day and what to take with you. A helmet is essential.

    On the day

    At the start

    Arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before your allocated start time. There is no need to register, just 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. If you haven’t received them by event day then come along to the information tent at the start line, which opens at 5:30

    At the start you'll also find, toilets, refreshment stands and a merchandise tent where you can buy our exclusive London to Brighton Bike Ride 2015 t-shirt (£12.50) and hoodie (£20.00).

    The route

    There will be marshals, first aid and mechanical support along the route. There are also 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 is 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 Bike Ride 2015 t-shirt and hoodie.

    London to Brighton Bike Ride 2014

    Thank you to our amazing riders who took part in London to Brighton on Sunday 15 June 2014. Check out our Flickr gallery and the official photos from the day. 

    Feeling inspired?

    Registration is now open for our London to Brighton ride 2015 - get your bikes ready and get involved.

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