Get kitted out
Sign up to London to Brighton Bike Ride and be in for some real treats:
- Dedicated fundraising and event support from our London to Brighton support team
- Fully supported route including medical support and static and roving mechanical assistance
- The support and buzz from the local communities
- Official rest points along the entire route
- BHF specialised fundraising kit
- A hero's welcome at our post-race party
- Exclusive finisher's medal
Cycling Clothing and Kit
With so many products on the market, it can be hard to tell what you’ll actually need for your cycling challenge. Our checklist will help you select everything you need.
||You’ll need a well-maintained, reliable and safe bike for your challenge. You must ride on a 2 wheeled self propelled bike on the day.
||Helmets are cool - they’re lightweight, comfortable to wear and can be cheap. On the day everyone will be wearing one, you won't be allowed to start without one.
||Get yourself seen, it's illegal to cycle in the UK at night without proper bike lights.
||Why stop with lights when you can get the full look with fluorescents or reflectives. They're important to keep you visible to motorists.
We recommend you wear a close fitting shirt to eliminate drag from the wind. Cycling shirts are made from a technical fabric, which will keep you dry by wicking away the sweat from your body and helping it to evaporate.
We sell branded BHF cycling tops in our online shop.
||The padded seat will help you feel more comfortable on those long rides. These shorts are also made of a technical fabric which will keep you dry by wicking away sweat and helping it to evaporate.
||It’s important to make sure you stay hydrated on the road. Most road bikes will have a holder for two water bottles. We have information about how to keep hydrated in our nutrition section.
||It’s really useful to have a free standing hand pump which allows you to fully inflate your tyres easily. If you’re training or going on relatively long rides, (two hours plus) it’s worth having a lightweight pump with you.
|| Carry spare inner tubes on longer rides in case you get a puncture.
||It’s always useful to wear glasses to protect against wind and debris. Sunglasses, clear glasses or ones with inter-changeable lenses are ideal.
||A quick smear of Vaseline in the right places will help to avoid chafing – essential for long rides.
||Although you won’t need to take this on rides, it’s an essential bit of kit as it helps to keep your chain lubricated to so that your gears transition smoothly.
||These are like eight spanners in one with fold out Allen key type tools which fit nearly every bolt on the bike. Useful if you want to change your riding position.
||Cycling gloves tend to be fingerless with slight padding on the palm area, which help protect your hands from blisters and soreness.
||Most cycling tops are short sleeved and so arm warmers will help keep you warm without changing your wardrobe! Just pull on to each arm to help keep them warm.
||Whilst not essential, these gadgets can tell you all sorts of information about your performance including speed, distance, cadence (pedal revolutions) and calories burned.