On this iconic London to Brighton Cycle Ride, leave the buzz of the city behind and join thousands of your fellow cyclists as you face the challenge of a 55-mile.  Journey on two wheels from the heart of London to the buzzing Brighton seafront whilst raising money for an amazing charity, Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Over 4,000 riders will make their way through the idyllic English countryside putting their pedals to the test on Ditchling Beacon before gliding down to Brighton to cross the finish line and celebrate their success. On your way, stop at the picturesque village of Turners Hill for lunch, stay hydrated at water stops along the route of this challenging cycle ride and take advantage of our stationary and roaming mechanical support to keep you on course to the finish line.

No need to be looking at your map – our route is fully sign-posted so that you can keep your eyes on the road and enjoy the beautiful surrounding countryside! It is the perfect challenge for solo riders looking to get in some extra miles, beginner cyclists taking on their first big challenge or corporate groups looking for a team cycle!

London to Brighton, England
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About the charity

Great Ormond Street Hospital Childrens Charity Events details

Conquer this 55 mile challenge from the buzzing city to the charming seafront for Great Ormond Street Hospital

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When and Where?

This year’s London to Brighton Cycle Ride will take place on 15th September 2019. We start in south London between 06:30 and 09:00 and we finish on Madeira Drive on the wonderful Brighton seafront.

How fit do I need to be?

The London to Brighton cycle ride is challenging but achievable. In order to maximize your enjoyment, you do need to train and get out on your bike before the ride! You can download our sample training plan here.

Which role do GOSH play in the event?

Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity is the headline partner for London to Brighton 2019

How much do I have to raise?

GOSH will ask you to raise £150. This is easily achievable and both the events team and your chosen charity will be able to give you lots of help and fundraising ideas.

How much will it cost me?

We simply ask you to pay £55 on registration which covers everything including the fully signed route, your race number, amazing buffet lunch, mechanical support two water stops and a shiny London to Brighton medal to prove you have taken part!

What kit do I need to bring?

We recommend you have a well-serviced bike – it doesn’t need to be carbon–framed or anything special but it should be comfortable and well maintained. As well as your bike it is essential you have a helmet. It’s up to you whether you carry a bag with you but we recommend this is fixed to your bike (search for ‘bike panniers’ online) rather than worn on your back which can become very tiring.

Is there an age restriction?

You will need to be 16 or over but there is no upper age limit. However, all participants of whatever age should ensure they are fit enough to take part in the event. If you are in any doubt please check with your doctor.

Is transport provided back to London at the end of the ride?

Bike and coach transport will be available back from Brighton to south London at an extra cost of £30 which can be booked upon registering or prior to the event. Your bicycle will be securely transported back to the start point in south London where it will be returned to you upon arrival. Local train services in Brighton will only permit a limited amount of bikes so we strongly advise you arrange to be picked up from Brighton or book our bike and coach transport (subject to availability). To book a place on the transport back head here

How do I book my place?

Places are filling up fast and we do limit the number of cyclists who can take part. Therefore simply click BOOK NOW to book online today!

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