We're celebrating summer early this year to mark the opening of registration for our iconic London to Brighton Bike Ride, supported by Tesco and Jaffa.
With longer days now in sight, we looked set for a British summer holiday as we took to the streets of London on unusual bikes including charming Penny Farthings, vintage bicycles and retro tandems.
History of the ride
Now in its 41st year, we are encouraging everyone to use their pedal power in the fight against heart disease on Sunday 19 June. Attracting around 25,000 people each year, Europe’s largest and oldest charity cycle ride has so far seen around 750,000 riders cross the finish line, pedalling more than 40 million miles between them and raising over £57 million for our life saving research.
Elizabeth Tack, Events Lead for our London to Brighton Bike Ride said: “The legendary London to Brighton Bike Ride is the perfect way to start summer. There’s always a great atmosphere; a wave of individuals sharing their experiences with heart disease through cycling.
“With a sensible amount of training, the ride is suitable for anyone over the age of 14. We want to see women, men, families and friends come together to help us put an end to the UK’s single biggest killer.”
Join the Fight
We receive no Government funding and rely entirely on the generosity of our supporters. All money raised from the London to Brighton Bike Ride will power our medical research on preventing heart disease and revolutionising treatments for people living with debilitating heart conditions.
Starting from Clapham Common cyclists will travel 54 miles from city to sea, through the beautiful countryside before finishing at Brighton’s famous promenade, Madeira Drive. The bike ride is part of our London to Brighton Bike Ride Series, which includes an Off-Road version of the famous route on 24 September.