London to Brighton Night Ride

When:

11 - 12 July 2015

Where:

From London to Brighton

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Our fight against heart disease never sleeps - join us and take on our London to Brighton Bike Ride by night. Leave the buzz of the city nightlife behind you and cycle through the sleepy country lanes, descending into a triumphant sunrise by the sea.

 

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Join our team for the London to Brighton Night Ride

When: 11 - 12 July 2015

Where: From London to Brighton

Adult entry  £40 

You must be 18 years or over by July 2015 to participate.

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Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event. It's the money you raise that powers our life saving research.

Take part as a team

Cycling with your family, friends or colleagues? Start a team when you sign up and invite everyone to join you. Each member will need to enter the team name and the team leader’s name when registering online. 

We offer a bus travel service that takes you and your bike from Brighton to London either before the Night Ride or after you have finished for £24 per person. Book you transport when registering online. 

Your entry includes 

  • Training guidance
  • Fundraising support
  • Medical support
  • Full route signage and marshalling 
  • A medal for all finishers
  • Rest stops on the way to Brighton

Contact us

If you would like more information on any of our events, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Tel: 0845 130 8663
Email: events@bhf.org.uk

Make your travel plans

If you have ordered travel tickets they will be sent to you before the Night Ride. If you don’t receive them, please contact the team.

On the night, one of our marshals will give you an OS folded map of route, showing mile markers and rest stop locations.

The start

Clapham Common, London, SW4 9DE

The Finish

Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1PS

BHF transfer service

We offer a no-fuss travel service for £24 per person, per journey. This will get you and your bike to the start line in Clapham and from the finish line in Brighton.

Spaces are limited for this service, and deadline for booking is Friday 5 June. See below for locations of pick-up and drop-off.

If you didn't sign up for this service when you registered, you can download our merchandise form - fill it in and send it back to us ti the address provided on the form.

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Evening travel service (to the start line):

If you've booked a place on the evening transfer service from Brighton to Clapham Common, please arrive at Duke's Mound on Madeira Drive in plenty of time. Dependent on your allocated start time, please take the following bus:

 Start time  Bus load time    Bus departure time
 23:00  20:00  20:30 
 23:30  20:30  21:00 
 12:00  21:00  21:30
 12:30  21:30  22:00

Morning transfer service (after the ride): 

If you've booked a place on the morning transfer service from Brighton to London, you will be directed to Duke's Mound. The service will drop you back to Clapham Common with departure times from 04:00 until 09:00. Buses will depart only when full.

To book onto this service, add either the Saturday evening (pre-ride) or Sunday morning (post-ride) service when registering online.

Please note bus journeys are expected to take approximately two hours.

Travelling by train

No bikes can be carried on Southern Railway and First Capital Connect services between Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July 2015. For more information please visit Southern Railways or call 0845 127 2920, or First Capital Connecton 0845 026 4700. Please check with your local train operator for any other restrictions.

Get ready for your ride

Raise money

Your fundraising helps our researchers 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 guide for more inspirational ideas to boost your fundraising.

Get fit for your challenge

These are challenging runs and you'll need to have a good level of fitness to take part. Plan your training with expert tips 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.

Make sure you have the right kit

Take a look at our recommended kit list for what to wear on the day and what to bring with you.

All riders must wear a helmet. 

You'll receive your participant number in the post just before the event. If you don’t receive your rider pack before the event, please report to the information tent at the start line on the night.

If you have purchased merchandise it will be sent to you before the ride. Alternatively you'll be able to collect or buy merchandise at the finish line.

British Heart Foundation Cycling Clothing, including our branded Cycling Jacket, Jerseys and Shorts, can be purchased from our Online Shop.

Sign up for British Cycling membership

British Cycling membership includes insurance and they’ll donate £4 for every Ride Membership Package our riders sign up for. Find out about membership benefits.

Get your family and friends involved

Your family and friends could be part of the action as well. Why not ask them to take part with you, or they could come and help on the day. Volunteers are vital in making our events a success.

Ask them to look the part and ramp up the red

We will endeavour to allocate your preferred start time, which will be sent in your rider pack. If you aren’t allocated your preferred time, we’ll give you the next available slot. All teams will be given the same start time.

Our night time adventure will start from Clapham Common. There will be an information point open from 20:00 on the night. If you need any information on the night including:

  • a replacement rider number
  • travel tickets
  • purchase tickets for our coach travel service (first come first served)

You don't need to check in, so if you have everything you need, we recommend arriving no earlier than 30 minutes before your allocated start time, which has been sent to you in your rider pack. Make sure you attach your rider number to your front so you can start the ride.

At the start you'll find:

  • Toilets
  • Refreshment
  • Mechanic stand
  • Information point (for any last minute problems)

The route

The ride is 60 miles on road. The route will be clearly signposted and marshalled all the way.

We’ll have three rest stops where there'll be water, toilets and the opportunity to purchase a range of drinks and snacks. 

The rest stop locations and opening times are on the Route Guide which will be posted to you with your rider number.

Every rider will be emailed a link to view the route map on Google as well as a link to download the GPX file a week before the ride. You will also be given an OS map of the route on the night, which includes all the basic details you need to follow the routes including rest stop locations and timings.

Stay safe

The roads you’ll ride on will be open to traffic, so please be sensible. Help keep everyone safe by reading the Rules of the Road leaflet, which will be posted to you with your rider number.

Remember:

  • Wear your helmet
  • Use a bike light on the front and back of your bike - this is the law and you will not be able to take part without them
  • Wear Hi-Vis reflective clothing
  • Never overtake recklessly or try not to pass on the inside
  • Obey the police, marshals and ride officials
  • If your bike breaks down, get off the road as soon as possible
  • Ensure you have our emergency number with you during the ride in case you need to call for help.

At the finish

At the finish you'll find:

  • Well deserved cheer and medal
  • Free water
  • Catering outlets to buy something warming to eat
  • Merchandise tent where you can buy our unique t-shirts and hoodies 

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