Saddle up for the London to Brighton bike ride

Take part in the 54-mile race from Clapham Common to Brighton beach and raise cash to fight heart disease.

Monday, 29th January 2018, 2:14 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 6:42 am
At the finish line on Brighton beach

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is running its 43rd London to Brighton Bike ride, which draws in around 15,000 cyclists, all helping to fund life-saving research.

The charity is calling on cyclists of all abilities in Brighton and Hove to take part in the event on June 17.

Elizabeth Tack, event lead for the BHF’s London to Brighton Bike Ride, said: “We urgently need the people of Brighton and Hove to help us stop heart disease in its tracks and support us in our search for more lifesaving breakthroughs.

"Around 22,700 are currently living with heart and circulatory disease in Brighton and Hove and it is responsible for over 21,000 deaths in the South East each year. By taking on this exciting challenge, every mile you cycle will help bring us closer to beating heart disease for good.

“The London to Brighton Bike Ride is not a race but it is a fantastic way to support the nation’s heart charity and help transform millions of lives across the UK. In the South East alone, we currently fund £95,450,000 into pioneering research projects, but there is still so much more to be done.”

The London to Brighton Bike Ride is Europe’s oldest charity cycling event, and over the years has seen hundreds of thousands of cyclists pedalling over 41 million miles, helping to raise nearly £70 million for the fight against heart disease. This year it’s hoped the event will raise around £3 million for BHF.

Registration for teams and individuals is now open for the London to Brighton Bike Ride.

For more information and to sign up visit: bhf.org.uk/l2bbr