South East Coast Off-Road Bike Ride


13 August 2017


Martello Fields, Seaford

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Grab your mountain bike, head to the beautiful South East Coast and take your place on our brand new off-road bike ride this August.  

Experience the thrills of mountain biking as you take in stunning coastal views through this 35 mile adventure. 

Registration is now open for this brand new event

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Event Details

When: 13 August 2017

Where: Martello Fields, Seaford

Following the feedback from our participants, we've given our London to Eastbourne Bike Ride a makeover for 2017 in order to create an exciting new addition to our popular series of Off-Road Bike Rides. 

The South East Coast Off-Road is a 35 mile circular off-road bike ride, with an optional 10 miles of extra technical riding. You’ll take in amazing coastal views, small towns and beautiful countryside scenes on this adventure. 

This ride is a great introduction into mountain bike riding, but is also the perfect event for more experienced riders who want a scenic summer ride. 

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South East Coast Off-Road Bike Ride - Registration fees

   Entry Fee   
 Adult   £20  Sign up 
 16-17 year old  £20  Download entry form

Riders aged 16 and under must be accompanied at all times by an adult.

This event is perfect for people who are new to charity off-road event but also for the more experienced rider, who just wants to enjoy a scenic summer ride. This 35 mile route will take you through spectacular coastal views as you make your way around the South East Coast, and for people who want that extra thrill, there’s an optional 10 miles of more technical riding

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, we're therefore asking all participants to try and raise at least £100.

Registration for this event will close when it reaches capacity. We cannot guarantee that on the day registration will be available, and in the event that it is, entries will be charged at a higher fee. It is therefore strongly recommend that anyone wishing to take part avoids disappointment and signs up as soon as possible.


Your entry includes

  • Fully signed and marshalled route
  • Complimentary water and refreshments
  • Free massage when you finish
  • Downloadable route map (TBC) 
  • Downloadable route GPX file (TBC) 
  • Access to a range of training and fundraising resources to help you reach your goals
  • Medical support
  • Mechanical support
  • Medal for all finishers

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: [email protected]


Martello Fields, Seaford, BN25 1JH


Free parking will be available all day in Martello Fields from 8.00am until the event has finished at 5.30pm. Cars must be cleared from the site by this time. 

By train

Seaford Rail Station is approx. 0.5 miles from the event location, and a 3 minute cycle. 

Regular services run throughout the day, but please be aware that it is a Sunday, so the later you travel the limited the service.  

We strongly advise checking with your planned train operator that bikes are allowed on the service you intend on using before travelling - some services require your bike to be booked on in advance.  

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.

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.


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
 17:30  Cut-off time at finish line

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

The route

More information on the exact route will be available shortly, this will include: 

  • Route map (tbc)
  • Gradient profile (tbc)
  • Terrain information (tbc)
  • GPX file - coming soon
  • Distance: 35/45 miles

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


The route will be fully signed, marshalled and there will be first aid and mechanical support throughout. 

Complimentary water and a small range of snacks will be available at the refreshment points along the route, water will also be available at the beginning and end of the ride. 

There will be food and drink available to purchase at the event site. 

Bring your cheerleaders

Supporters looking to come and join us making noise and supporting you on the day are more than welcome! Wear your best red outfit and get your cheers ready!


Welcome to the club

New for 2017 is our 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?

Fill out this Digital Form to request your jersey.

Size Chart

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Chest Size  34 37 40  43  45 48 

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