Over 28,000 cyclists took part in the 39th London to Brighton Bike Ride yesterday.
Our flagship fundraising event, supported by Santander, saw thousands of cyclists pedal the 54 mile route to raise funds for our vital work, including Team GB’s Olympic Rowing Champions Mark Hunter and Tom James, TV presenter Aggie Mackenzie and Masterchef’s John Torode, who set the ride off at 6am.
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Tristam Jones, our Head of Events said: “I’d like to say a massive thank you to all the cyclists and their sponsors for their support. Every penny you raise helps us fund pioneering research that supports heart patients and their families in their fight for every heartbeat.
Over 120 volunteers also came out in force to support our riders.
Tristam added: “We would also like to thank everyone who came to help at both the start in Clapham and the finish in Brighton. Our cyclists rely on the hundreds of volunteers who give their time to make the Bike Ride possible.”
Unfortunately we are saddened to hear that two cyclists were injured while taking part in the event. Surrey Police are currently appealing for information on the two separate collisions that occurred. Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting incident reference P14172787.
Register your interest for next year
In 2015, the London to Brighton Bike Ride will celebrate its 40th year. If you’re interested in taking part in this milestone year you can register your interest now.