Bike it Brighton cycling challenge is back – here's how to sign up

After a year off, a cycling event which raises money for a Brighton homeless charity is back.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 8:45 am
Updated Thursday, 15th April 2021, 8:46 am
Cyclists at the starting line of the last BHT bike ride in 2019

Bike it Brighton, the flagship fundraising event for BHT Sussex, which is a a housing association and a homeless charity, will be held on Sunday, July 11.

The event is made up of three unique cycling routes, a 60 and 30-mile cycling challenge across the South Downs and a family-friendly ride at Preston Park Velodrome.

Food and entertainment will also be on offer throughout the day at the velodrome.

A happy father and son after completing the BHT bike ride in 2019

Juliet Hinton-Smith, community fundraising officer at BHT Sussex, said: “We are so excited to be back with this event for 2021. The money raised at Bike It Brighton will go to First Base, our day centre for rough sleepers in Brighton and Hove. Here, vulnerable people can access support and advice to help them move away from the streets and into a place they can call home. Every penny raised really will make a difference.”

To sign up and book a place at Bike it Brighton, visit www.bht.org.uk/bikeBHT Sussex is also inviting local charities to take part in the event and raise money for their causes. And, if cycling is not your thing, there are volunteering opportunities to help with promotion in the run up to the event or on the day at Preston Park. Get in touch with the BHT Sussex fundraising team for more information at [email protected].

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