South East Coast Off-Road Bike Ride


29 July 2018


Centenary Park, Peacehaven, East Sussex

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Grab your mountain bike and take your place on a fun-filled off-road bike ride along one of the UK's most beautiful stretch of coast this summer.  

With a range of routes on offer this ride is suitable for mountain bikers of all abilities, so pick your challenge and join the fight against heart disease today.

Back for 2018 & entry now open - sign up today for an early bird discount

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Event Details

When: 29 July 2018

Where: Centenary Park, Peacehaven, East Sussex

Stunning coastal scenes, beautiful forest trails and epic cliffs to climb – this is the perfect summer event for mountain bikers of all abilities. Visually stunning and showcasing the best of East Sussex, this ride is not to be missed.

Choose from a beginner friendly 20 mile route, 35 miles or a 45 mile challenge that includes a technical 10 mile loop through Friston Forest that will put even the most experienced mountain bikers to the test.  

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South East Coast Off-Road Bike Ride - Registration fees

Sign up today and take advantage of our exclusive early bird discount!

Early bird  Standard entry fee On the day
Adult £15 £20 £30
16-17 year old £15 - Download entry form £20 £30


For more information about the event, check out our South East Coast Off-Road FAQs.  

Riders must be over the age of 16 in order to participate.

Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer. By funding cutting edge research, we are determined to put a stop to the damage heart disease causes. But we can't do so without your support. Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event but it's the money you raise that powers our life saving research. 


Your entry includes

  • Fully signed and marshalled route
  • Complimentary water and refreshments
  • Free massage when you finish
  • Downloadable route map - coming soon
  • Downloadable GPX file - coming soon
  • Access to a range of training and fundraising resources to help you reach your goals
  • Medical support
  • Mechanical support
  • Medal for all finishers
  • Party by the sea at the finish line

Contact us

If you would like more information on any of our events, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00:
Tel: 0300 330 3322

Email: [email protected]



Centenary Park, Piddinghoe Avenue, Peacehaven, BN10 8RJ


Use your pedal power to save lives

Completely planned, organised and managed by the British Heart Foundation, this event exists in order to raise funds for our life saving research. Research that will, one day, put a stop to the devastation caused by heart disease. This year we are asking you all to try and raise at least £100 to make a difference. 

Creating an online fundraising page is the easiest way to raise money. It takes a few minutes to set up and a link can then be easily shared with your friends and family on social media and by email. Remember, you're taking part in an amazing challenge - people will want to support you.  

Create your online fundraising page 

Take a look at our fundraising guide for other ideas, tips and support to help you smash your target.

Be prepared for the challenge

If you’re new to off-road cycling we want to make sure you are prepared for the day and our Off-Road Bike Ride preparation zone is here to help!

Here you'll find lots of information about training, nutrition and what to expect - so you can turn up on the big day fully trained, fuelled and with the right kit, equipment, bike and tyres.


Get kitted up

Want to show the world that you've joined the fight against heart disease? We have a full range of kit in our online cycling shop. Whether you're after something to wear on your training rides, an accessory you need or a gift for a loved one - start browsing and find something for you today. And with all proceeds going towards our life saving heart research, it gives the term guilt free shopping a whole new meaning! 

You're a Heart Rider - spread the word

When you sign up for this challenge you become one of us – a Heart Rider. We want you to tell all your friends and family just what you're doing and why. To help you spread the word we've created a range of social media profile pictures for you to use. Choose your favourite, upload it and start telling everyone what it means to be a Heart Rider. Don't forget to include a link to your JustGiving page.  

Get your family and friends involved

Our events cannot happen without the help of our fantastic volunteers. If you would like to help out in the lead up to this event or on event day then please get in touch with us and we will send you more information. 


On the day


 08:00  Registration is open
 08:30-10:30   Start - waves of riders set off every 10 minutes
 10:15  Registration closes
 13:30  Cut off time at Firle Beacon Car Park rest Stop
 14:30  Cut off time at Itford Farm rest stop
 15:30  Cut off time at Drove Avenue Car Park rest stop
 17:00  Cut-off time at finish line

If you fall behind the cut off times our helpful team of marshals will advise you of your options

You can start the ride at any time between 8:30 and 10:30. There will be a short safety briefing before you depart. 


Toilets will be available at the start, some rest stops and at the finish. 
Mobile cycle repair will also be available along the route and will be stationed at water stops. 
There will also be hot drinks and food purchasable from the start, finish and at some rest stops. 

Rest Stops - What to expect

Rest stop 1 - Water, complimentary snacks
Rest stop 2 - Free water & food available to purchase from Itford farm cafe (including jacket potatoes and sandwiches)
Rest stop 3 - Water, complimentary snacks

On top of this, we're delighted to have the White Cliffs Cafe supporting the event. You will pass the cafe just after rest stop 3, and they will be offering all participants an exclusive meal deal. For just £5 you'll be able to choose from a range of Hot Sandwiches - or get involved with their BBQ Sunday event. 

The Route 

*Route update. We will have a full route map and more detailed description available soon.  

This event is the perfect summer time adventure, with exclusive access to closed private paths you’ll experience a ride and views that members of the public won’t. The terrain of the 20 mile route is ideal for beginners - not too technical and the climbs are fairly gently. The 35 mile route steps up the climbing, with a number of calf burning inclines that will put even the toughest to the test. And for experienced mountain bikers, this route has an optional, technical 10 mile additional loop, that will take you through Friston Forest's adrenaline pumping off-road trails. 

The finish site will have lots of things to do if you have any family and friends who aren’t keen on cycling but want to come down and have a fun day out anyway! 

This route is being designed exclusively for the British Heart Foundation by Rough Ride Guide.

More information about the route will be added soon including maps, GPX files and terrain profiles, in the meantime we are uploading a series of preview video clips that will give you an idea of the terrain, views and some things to expect on the big day. 


For more information about the event, check out our South East Coast Off-Road FAQs

Make sure you have the right kit

If you're not sure what to wear on the day and what you need to bring with you, take a look at our recommended cycling kit list. You'll receive your participant number in the post just before the event. 

Bring your cheerleaders

Don’t fancy a ride? There will be plenty of things to do at the event site and we want as many people as possible to come down and cheer our participants through the finish line! Wear your best red outfit and get your cheers ready!

What to expect

Check out last year's Facebook Event Page in order to get a feel for what to expect on the day.

Welcome to the club

Welcome to the exclusive 500 club, for those who smash the minimum sponsorship target for an event and go on to raise over £500.

Your fundraising will make a significant difference to the BHF as we continue our fight against heart disease. The BHF currently supports 2,500 healthcare professionals working with people affected by cardiovascular disease, funding over 1,100 research projects to help us reach our ultimate goal – the end of heart disease and to the devastation it causes.  

If you have £500 or more (excluding GiftAid) pledged by your supporters on your JustGiving page firstly congratulations you are amazing! You'll now be eligible to join the 500 Club and receive your exclusive BHF jersey

For teams to be eligible there must be at least £500 or more (excluding Gift Aid) pledged per person, along with the names of all eligible entrants showing on the team fundraising page and each individual needs to fill in a separate form in each case to claim the 500 club jersey.

(E.g A team of 4 would need a minimum of £2000 (exc Gift Aid) pledged on their team page)

How do I claim?

Complete our form to request your jersey

Size Chart

Size XS  XL  XXL 
Chest Size (In)  33-35 35-37 37-39 39-41


Chest Size (Cm)  84-89  89-94  94-99  99-104  104-109  109-114 

Note: Due to the fit being small, we recommend ordering one size up to your usual size.

Frequently asked questions regarding the 500 club

Terms and Conditions

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