London to Brighton Off-Road Bike Ride


Saturday 24 September 2016


London to Brighton

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Our legendary London to Brighton challenge gets a mountain bike makeover; a testing 75 miles almost entirely off-road.

The ride mixes cycle, single track and forest paths to get you to Brighton. Sign up today be part of the UK's largest charity off-road ride.

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Sign up to the London to Brighton Off-Road Bike Ride

When: Saturday 24 September 2016

Where: London to Brighton

 Adult entry   £35.00
 Under 18  £35.00 download under 18 entry form

You need to be at least 16 years old to take part in this challenging event, and if under 18 years, accompanied by an adult.

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

If you are taking part as a team, each team member can register and pay individually online. Make sure you fill in the Team name and Team leader's name when signing up. 

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Your entry includes

  • GPX route download (available on request)
  • PDF route map
  • Mechanical support
  • Massage
  • Extensive training guidance
  • Water available at the start and finish, and en route

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

The start

Car Parking

There will be free 'drop off' parking at Queen Mary’s Hospital car park (SW15 5PN) and Digby Stuart college campus (SW15 5PU) between 06:00 and 11:00. If you need to leave your car throughout the event you will need to pay for an all-day ticket at Queen Marys hospital, or find alternative parking.

Frobel College, University of Roehampton, Roehampton Lane, London, SW15 5PJ

The finish

Hove Lawns, Brighton, BN3 2LS

At the finish there will be a dedicated pick up area for cyclists on Kings Road (BN3 2FR). There is 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 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.

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 (#l2boffroad) and by email so your family and friends can sponsor you.

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Take a look at our fundraising guide for more inspirational ideas to boost your fundraising.

Get fit for your challenge

This is a very challenging ride and you'll need to have a good level of fitness and riding ability to take part. Plan your training with expert tips and advice in our cycling 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 cycling kit list for what to wear on the day and what to bring with you. Padded shorts and a helmet are a must, and we strongly recommend bringing your lights with you in case the ride takes longer than you expect.

As the ride is predominantly off-road, we recommend at least a CX (30+mm) tyre - the ride is not suitable for narrow wheeled bikes slicks or on road tyres.

We also have special T-shirts available to buy for this event. These can be ordered when you register or there will be a limited number that you can buy on the day.

You'll receive your participant number in the post just before the event. 

We strongly recommend riders come with bike lights in case of bad weather and fading light during the evening sections of the ride.

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 the great 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.

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At the start

 06:15 - 10:45  Registration is open
 07:00 - 11:00 - every 10 minutes
 Safety briefing
 07:00 - 11:00 - staggered start every 10 minutes - first-come first-served basis 
 Ride starts
 20:00  Ride finishes

The route

The ride starts at the University of Roehampton, you'll then head towards Brighton via Weybridge, Shere, Southwater Country Park and Steyning, taking on the largest incline in the final leg, before heading down to the finish in Brighton.

This ride is a Grade 4 - see our off-road route gradings guide for details. 

  • Distance: 73.5m (125km)
  • Profile: 1570m climbing
  • Terrain: cycle track, forest single track & South Downs link



Toilets will be available at the start, every water stop and at the finish. Official water stops will be located at 15, 31, 52, 63 miles. 

Hot drinks and snacks will be available to buy at the start.  There will be food stalls at water stop two (Shere recreation ground) provided by local caterers. Other food and drink can be purchased along the route.

Mobile cycle repair will be at the start and at each water point.

At the finish

At the finish you will be able to have a well deserved massage. There will also be food stalls, toilets, first aid and water and music. This is a great place for your supporters to wait and welcome you in following a fantastic ride.

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Thank you and well done to our amazing Heart Riders who took part in our 2015 London to Brighton Off-Road Bike Ride


Now's a great time to give your JustGiving page another push. Let everyone know how you got on and ask them to sponsor you.  

If you haven't started fundraising yet, there’s still time to set up your online fundraising page and collect sponsorship – it’s the easiest way to raise money to help power research.

Don't forget once you have collected all your sponsorship - pay in your fundraising.

Share it

Share photos and experiences from the event on our London to Brighton Off-Road Bike Ride Facebook page.

Join us next year

Registration for our London to Brighton Off-Road Bike Ride 2016 l will be open soon. Please check back regularly.

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