5 Things you need to know about Cycling London to Brighton!

Our iconic London to Brighton Cycle Ride takes place every September with over 4,000 cyclists pedaling their way from Clapham Common through to the finish line on the Brighton seafront! With over 100 different charities represented on the day and every cyclist with their own story to tell, whether it may be the cause they are fundraising for or their training journey,  it all adds to the extraordinary energy and atmosphere!

If you are already signed up to this 54 mile challenge (AMAZING!) or if you are thinking about joining us and would like to know a little more, then take a look at our guide of 5 things you need know about cycling London to Brighton.

  1. Anyone can do it!

Cyclists of all abilities can take on this challenge so don’t worry if you haven’t been on your bike in the last few months (or years!) We have a real mix, from keen club cyclists to complete beginners, and everyone takes the route at their own pace, making fond memories along the way! For this event, we do recommend training and we will provide you with a training plan to make sure you are all ready to go by the time the cycle comes around!

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2. You can do it alone or in a team…

If none of your pals are up for taking on this challenge – don’t let that stop you! You will definitely make friends along the way and with our highly popular Facebook event page, you can post updates of your training to your fellow cyclists as well as buddying up with others who may be in or around your area for some training. It really is a fabulous opportunity to meet new people!


Equally, teams are more than welcome to join us on this adventure as the cycle is perfectly placed to offer small or larger groups a great experience. If you are looking for a team building event then this challenge can do just that, as you will all go away with lasting memories and a real sense of achievement!

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3. FREE lunch

At 29 miles you have pushed yourself, stayed focused and encountered a few undulations along the way, hence making this the perfect point to jump off the saddle and take a breather at our lunch stop. You can eat as much as you like from this free buffet such as our delicious pasta dishes and our large selection of yummy cakes. After refueling you will be all set to take on the last leg of your journey.


4. Full mechanical support

We have four stationary mechanic points to help you which are situated at the start, at the morning and afternoon water points and at lunch. If you are cycling along and realise you have a puncture and are unsure sure what to do, then don’t fear as we also have roaming mechanics too and you can give them a call to come to your rescue!

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5. You will catch the Cycling Bug!

We will be honest with you…once you complete London to Brighton you will want to do it all over again, or you will be looking for your next challenge! The good thing is that you will be able to sign up for our 2018 cycle straight after the event and if you are looking for a step up, we have our very popular London to Paris Cycle which will take you on an incredible adventure finishing right underneath the Eiffel Tower!

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Just look at one of our cyclists Hans who has done London to Brighton  4 times and London to Paris 3 times! You can read about Han’s experience on our blog and find out why he loves to cycle.


So now you know everything about cycling London to Brighton, has it tempted you?! 🙂 We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday 17th September! Good luck with all of your training/fundraising  and don’t forget to let us know how you are getting on in the Facebook Event Page!

Visit our London to Brighton website here – http://www.londonbrightoncycle.co.uk/

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